2020-12-18

【Exclusive Interview】Excelitas Comprehensive Photon Emission and Detection Solutions advance to Satisfy Growing LiDAR Markets

Excelitas Technologies Corp. is a global technology leader delivering innovative and customized photonic solutions. For decades, the company has been actively engaged in the development of pulsed lasers and fast detectors for Industrial LiDAR applications. LEDinside / TrendForce had the honor to have an interview with Dr. Jürgen Schilz, Vice President Detection / Managing Director of Excelitas, to share his extensive industry experience in photonics, and gain valuable insight into the LiDAR market and Excelitas’ current progress in LiDAR Laser tech...
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2020-12-17

New Discovery from Wuhan University: PSSA can Increase Flip-chip LED Efficiency

According to report, recently the researchers at Wuhan University have found a way to reduce the misfit in the coalescence boundary of GaN grown on the sidewall regions and c-plane region of the substrate by adopting a patterned sapphire with silica array (PSSA) substrate. They mentioned that this substrate can increase the efficiency of InGaN/GaN flip-chip visible LEDs. PSSA is a patterned sapphire substrate with silica array. At the beginning of 2020, according to Shengjun Zhou, a professor at Wuhan University who directed the research, PSSA substrate ...
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2020-12-17

Chinese Panel Manufacturers Actively Poach Korean OLED Engineers with Higher Salaries to Seize Market Opportunities

After the robust growth of LCD, in order to expand panel industry, China has focused on OLED. In addition, to accelerate the development speed, Chinese panel manufacturers have actively poached Korean panel engineers with higher salaries. (Image Source: LG) According to Business Korea, China is actively working on the cultivation project of OLED. In the display industry around the world, China is developing quickly. In the LCD market, thanks to the subsidies and supports from Chinese government, Chinese panel manufacturers such as BOE and CSOT co...
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2020-12-17

EpiWorld qualifies AIXTRON G5 WW C system for SiC production ramp-up

AIXTRON's new SiC platform meets stringent production qualification specifications / EpiWorld build up epitaxial structures for SiC power devices Herzogenrath/Germany, December 16, 2020 – Epiworld International Co., Ltd. has qualified AIXTRON’s new SiC platform AIX G5 WW C system for high volume manufacturing of SiC Epitaxy products at its new production side in Xiamen. The Vapor Phase Epitaxy (VPE) tool of AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA), a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor indus...
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2020-12-16

Blood, Sweat, And Tears: The Innovation Behind Ushio’s Multi-wavelength LED Packages

Ushio’s Epitex division has grown to develop the largest collection of light emitting diodes on the market. Covering all violet, visible, and infrared (IR) wavelengths, from 365 nanometers (nm) to 1750 nm, this vast catalog creates a one-stop-shop for single and multi-wavelength LEDs. Known for its dedication to customization options and first-rate product quality, Ushio offers an unparalleled product choice and the ability to provide a unique solution for every application. Whether you require a single high-power chip, or up to three chips each emitting a different waveleng...
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2020-12-16

【Exclusive Interview】Laser Components Providing Comprehensive Optoelectronics Product Lines, In Response to High-Resolution Requests in Automotive LiDAR Industry

Laser Components, a company providing comprehensive optoelectronics product lines, including Pulsed Laser Diodes, VCSELs, Si-APD-Array, and CMOS SPAD, for next generation LiDAR, announced cutting-edge advancements and achievements that are moving the sensors industry forward. In response to Automotive LiDAR and Rangefinder market demand, Laser Components has consistently expanded the capacity and successfully developed novel technique year by year. LEDinside / TrendForce was honored to have an exclusive interview with Winfried Reeb, Head of Busine...
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2020-12-16

Broad-spectrum LEDs Have Greatest Impact on Cannabis Yield and Plant Quality, Fluence Research Confirms

Fluence research uncovers up to 35 percent greater biomass in some cultivars under broad-spectrum LEDs in greenhouse and indoor environments AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 15, 2020)—Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, released results from its latest research trial analyzing how various supplemental and sole-source light spectra impact cannabis plant yield, consistency and quality. Fluence conducted its trials in collaboration with Wageningen University an...
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2020-12-16

Aledia, French Developer of Next-Generation MicroLED Displays For High-Volume Consumer Markets, Announces it Has Produced its First Nanowire Chips on 300mm Silicon Wafers Using CEA-Leti Pilot Lines

Company will produce microLEDs on both 200mm and 300mm silicon wafers Echirolles, France, Dec. 15, 2020 – Aledia, a French startup pioneering a disruptive technology for microLED displays, today announced it has manufactured the world’s first microLED chips produced on 300mm (12”) silicon wafers. The company, which developed its breakthrough technology on 200mm (8”) silicon wafers over the past eight years, will produce the chips on both 200mm and 300mm wafers. The larger wafers provide better economic payoff and cost-effective integration with ...
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2020-12-15

Semicon Light Signs a UVC LED Distribution Deal with Inabata for Business Expansion

On December 8, Korean LED company Semicon Light announced to sign a UVC LED distribution deal with Japanese company Inabata. This distribution deal will help boost the growth of Semicon Light’s overseas business. It is said that Inabata’s annual sales have reached about KRW 7 trillion. Besides, Semicon Light will sign an annual supply deal with Inabata in order to achieve business expansion in the US, Europe and Japan. It is worth mentioning that Semicon Light just signed a distribution deal with Serial Microelectronics HK in Septemb...
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2020-12-15

OSRAM Presents its First UV-C LED to Fight Viruses

- LED technology makes extremely space-saving disinfection applications possible - UV-C light can eliminate up to 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria - Osram Opto Semiconductors is driving industrialization of UV-C LEDs Installed in space-saving applications, UV-C LEDs can also reduce germs in drinking water. The longer the coronavirus pandemic lasts, the more important it is to stay safe and healthy in everyday life. Hygiene measures, such as wearing a facemask or socially distancing, help safeguard against the spread of germs. But light in the right wavele...
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2020-12-14

Point Engineering’s 275nm Wavelength Deep UV LED PKG Has 99.9% Sterilization Ability

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has a huge impact on starting with our life and society. There is a possibility that all of our daily contact, living space, and drinking water could be the casue of infection. Point Engineering, located in Korea, has been provided Deep UV LED market since 2010 with the own aluminum metal substrate technology which optimized for UV characteristics and producing a variety of UVC PKG line up from 3.5mW to 1100mW UVC LED line up. In particular, Korea Chonbuk University conduct a coronavirus sterilization test and figured out that poi...
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2020-12-10

Samsung MicroLED Opens a New Era of Breathtaking Picture Quality and Design

The next generation of television display technology is ready for the home out of the box with the unveil of Samsung’s 110’’ MicroLED in Korea Samsung Electronics announced the launch and pre-sale of the groundbreaking 110” Samsung MicroLED beginning today in Korea. Unlike any other displays currently available on the market, Samsung MicroLED delivers astonishing color vibrancy and brightness with self-emissive LED display technology. In 2018, Samsung’s first MicroLED display was introduced in the form of “The W...
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2020-12-09

Samsung Display Adjusts Personnel and Expedites Transition to QD Process

Samsung Display, Samsung Memory, and Samsung Foundry have recently conducted director-level personnel adjustments. Samsung Display disclosed on the 2nd that the company will be appointing EVP Choi Joo-sun as the new CEO, who will also continue serving as the director of the large display business. Former CEO Lee Dong-hoon will serve as the consultant of Samsung Display. Choi Joo-sun, the newly appointed CEO, was graduated from the KAIST, and is an expert in semiconductor design who has been guiding Samsung Display in the development of QD panels....
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2020-12-09

Robots Receive Tactual Sensation without Detectors Owing to IR LED and Solar Cells

According to the coverage of foreign media, the research team at the University of Glasgow has developed the first electronic skin prototype that generates energy, which receives tactile feedbacks without the need of designated touch sensors. The research team at the University of Glasgow had published a research thesis in the IEEE Transactions on Robotics, which depicted how a robotic hand that is covered with a soft solar-powered skin is able to interact with other objects, without the utilization of exclusively designed and exorbitant touch sensors. First, the miniaturi...
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2020-12-08

System Integrators, attention! Why do you have to embrace AVoIP?

Have you noticed the rapid growth of AVoIP? Due to the COVID-19 impact, the sales of the global ProAV market greatly decreases in 2020. However, AVoIP solutions, based on network distribution, grow rapidly against the trend across the entire audio-visual and system integration industry. According to a survey conducted by《Commercial Integrator》for the global ProAV industry, here are some indicators deserved special attention: ​ The number of AVoIP projects in 2020 is more than that in previous years. In the past, AVoIP was only used as par...
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2020-12-08

AV over IP- The Future of ProAV Integration You Need to Know About

Why does AV over IP boom? AV over IP has been announced in ProAV industry for several years, but it has been particularly popular in the past two years. In 2017 and 2018, AV over IP products grew up almost 130% in two consecutive years, attracting all the ProAV professionals. Also, AV over IP becomes the most eye-catching focus at every major professional exhibition , including ISE and InfoComm. Some of ProAV professionals bluntly predict that AV over IP has become the future trend of ProAV industry and estimate that it will achieve an amazingly hig...
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2020-12-08

LG InnoTek Is Reported to Sell Its LED Patents and Manufacturing Equipment for Chinese Company

According to Korean media, LG InnoTek planned to sell its LED patents and manufacturing equipment for a Chinese company. The selling price was around KRW 100 billion, and their discussion about the sale has been started. The report has learned that this October, LG InnoTek revealed its withdrawal of the LED business. Actually, the company has made this decision since 2019, mainly due to the huge loss of KRW 1 trillion during 12 straight years for LED business. Originally, LG InnoTek decided to sell the LED manufacturing equipment in China and S...
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2020-12-07

New VCSEL Module Technology: Increasing the Output of Spatial Recognition and Ranging Systems by 30%

Reducing laser circuit design load while improving distance measurement accuracy ROHM’s newly developed VCSEL technology achieves greater accuracy in spatial recognition and distance measuring systems by using Time Of Flight (TOF) systems. VCSEL has become popular in recent years with the adoption of laser light sources for spatial recognition in tablets and facial recognition in smartphones. And with the emergence of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and industrial inspection systems utilizing gesture and shape recognition, the demand for VCSEL is...
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2020-12-04

Velodyne Lidar Announces Autonomous Driving Collaboration with Ford Otosan

Companies Working Together on Autonomous Driving Development and Testing for Heavy Commercial Vehicles Ford Otosan is testing and planning to use Velodyne Velarray H800 lidar sensors to enable safe navigation and collision avoidance in next generation vehicles. SAN JOSE, Calif. (December 1, 2020) – Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today announced it is collaborating with Ford Otosan on product development and testing of autonomous heavy commercial trucks. Ford Otosan is testing and planning to use Velodyne Velarray H800 lidar sensors to e...
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2020-12-03

Osram is realigning top management to the future corporate structure

CEO Olaf Berlien will be leaving the company after the Annual General Meeting end of February 2021 Chairman of the Supervisory Board Peter Bauer will resign his mandate in mid-December Ingo Bank will take over as CEO of the dominated OSRAM Group from March Thomas Stockmeier will become Chairman of the Osram Supervisory Board All decisions will be implemented by mutual agreement OSRAM Licht AG is making changes to its Management Board to align with its new management structure as part of the ams Group. The Supervisory Bo...
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2020-12-03

CoolSiC™ CIPOS™ Maxi: World's first 1200 V transfer molded IPM with SiC

Munich, Germany – 2 December 2020 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has launched a 1200 V transfer molded silicon carbide (SiC) integrated power module (IPM) and concludes the massive roll-out of SiC solutions for this year. The CIPOS™ Maxi IPM IM828 series is the industry’s first in this voltage class. The series provides a compact inverter solution with an excellent thermal conduction and a wide range of switching speed for three-phase AC motors and permanent magnet motors in variable speed drive ap...
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2020-12-03

PICOSUN® Sprinter disrupts fast batch ALD on 300 mm wafers

Picosun Group, the leading supplier of AGILE ALD® (Atomic Layer Deposition) thin film coating solutions for global industries, has launched Sprinter, a brand new, fully automated high throughput ALD production module for 300 mm wafers. Barrier, high-k and other films are deposited in Sprinter with perfect ALD for semiconductor (e.g. emerging memory, transistor, capacitor), display, and IoT component applications. In Sprinter, single wafer film quality and uniformity are upscaled to fast batch processing with the highest reliability and repeatability(*). C...
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2020-12-02

Kaltech's Disinfectant Deodorizer Proved to Have Infectivity Suppression Effect against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Floating in Fixed Space

Kaltech Co., Ltd., headquartered in Chuo-ku, Osaka, has announced that an experiment to test for 20 minutes the efficacy of a disinfectant deodorizer equipped with the company's proprietary photocatalytic technology against airborne novel coronavirus in a fixed space confirmed an infectivity suppression effect. Kaltech is a venture company founded by a former engineer of a major Japanese electric equipment manufacturer. The experiment was carried out in collaboration with RIKEN and the Nihon University School of Medicine. Images: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/release/202...
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2020-12-02

MLS Aims to Become a Lighting Brand and Will Reduce the Role of LED Packages in Its Business Portfolio

In a recent interview with a market research firm, China-based LED manufacturer MLS announced that it is fully committed to become a brand in finished lighting products and will be scaling back the role of LED packages in its business portfolio over the next few years. MLS currently owns two brand names: “MLS” and “LEDVANCE”. Its strategy going forward will be primarily about building up brand recognition and opening new sales channels. MLS said that it has been laying the groundwork for the transition during these recent years. ...
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2020-12-01

Samsung Modifies Its Plan to Introduce UV LEDs into New Household Appliances and Is Testing Disinfection and Deodorization Effect

According to Korean media, Samsung has modified its plan about the adoption of UV LEDs in new household appliances in 2021, and the number of new household appliances using UV LED technology in 2021 has been lowered. In response to the pandemic, in September 2020 Samsung announced the adoption of UV LEDs in 20-30% of its new household appliances in 2021. Yet, insiders revealed that the number of applications of the original plan has been lowered by Samsung. Afterwards, with feedback in the market, the application range will have a chance to be increased. Recent...
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2020-12-01

LGD Is Expected to Produce MiniLED Display for iPad Pro

According to foreign media, LGD’s MiniLED displays are expected to be adopted in Apple’s new iPad models with the release date in 1Q21. The MacBook and iMac will be the next models to be applied in. According to ETNews, before 2021 LGD will achieve the batch production of MiniLED displays used in the new iPad models. Due to the MiniLED display, the iPad Pro can reach better brightness, contrast ratio and power efficiency. The iPad Pro has offered a 120Hz refresh rate. Thus, for Apple, it is a reasonable improvement to apply MiniL...
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2020-12-01

Toyoda Gosei Invests in Ball Wave, a Startup from Tohoku University

Kiyosu, Japan, November 30, 2020: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has invested1 in Ball Wave Inc., a startup from Tohoku University that develops practical applications of ball SAW sensors.2 These sensors use natural collimation of surface acoustic waves (SAWs), a physical phenomenon predicted and experimentally verified by researchers at Tohoku University, and can instantly detect various kinds of matter in air and other gases at the nanoscale. Toyoda Gosei and Ball Wave will leverage Toyoda Gosei’s surface treatment technologies, such as painting and plating tech...
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2020-11-30

Samsung Re-Scheduled UV LED for Home Appliances of 2021

According to Korean news, Samsung Electronics has reduced the number of home appliances launching next year that it will apply UV LED on from its initial target. In September 2020, the company had planned to install UV LED on up to 20 to 30% of new home appliances launching in 2021, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But it has reduced the number of models that it will install UV LED on and instead will expand their application depending on market reactions. Samsung has recently begun testing the installation of UV LED on its home appliances launc...
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2020-11-25

Media: OSRAM May Give Up IoT Lighting Business Due to Pressure from Its Shareholder AMS

According to an article published by LEDs Magazine on November 9, AMS (also stylized as “ams”) as OSRAM’s dominant shareholder may call for OSRAM to divest from its IoT lighting business. This news has come on the heels of OSRAM CTO Stefan Kampmann being let go from the upper management team. Kampmann was responsible for the development of the IoT lighting business, but he reportedly stepped down from the company’s management board just before LEDs Magazine released this article. Based on the reporting from LEDs Magaz...
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2020-11-25

LONGT Strives to Implement IPO and Seize the Profound Commercial Opportunities in Smart City Illumination

Guotai Junan Securities had announced several days ago that LONGT plans to offer common stocks in RMB for the first time and go public, and had completed the pre-listing tutoring at the Jiangsu securities regulatory bureau on October 23rd, with on-going tutoring from Guotai Junan right now. Striving for Smart City Illumination, and Aiming for the Market of 5G Smart Street Lights Established in 2001, LONGT is an integrated service provider for smart city illumination, and offers “integrated” services including product R&D, illumination de...
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San Jose, CA – May 04, 2021 – Lumileds today introduced two new colors – PC Amber and Lime – for its very small and very powerful LUXEON Rubix LED portfolio. The 1.4 square millimeter footprint is almost pixel like and ... READ MORE

- LED technology makes extremely space-saving disinfection applications possible - UV-C light can eliminate up to 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria - Osram Opto Semiconductors is driving industrialization of UV-C LEDs Installed in space-sav... READ MORE