2022-01-13

Acuity Brands Partners with Microsoft to Enable Sustainable Building Solutions

Atlanta, GA, Jan. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI), a market-leading industrial technology company, today announced it is expanding its collaboration with Microsoft to bring new capabilities to Acuity Brands smart lighting, lighting controls, and building automation solutions. Acuity Brands has a bold goal to avoid 100m metric tons of carbon emissions as a result of projected 2020-2030 sales of LED luminaires, lighting controls, and building management systems replacing older technologies in existing buildings. By combining t...
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2022-01-12

Seoul Semiconductor Achieved 1.3 Trillion Won, Up 12% Despite Raw Material Difficulties

  Provisional sales recorded KRW 313 billion in the 4Q, achieving 12.8% growth of annual sales in ‘21 compared to the previous year Sales growth expected in ‘22 based on the differentiated technologies that were unveiled for the first time at CES 2022   ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 046890), a global optical semiconductor company, announced on the 7th that it recorded 313 billion won in provisional sales on a consolidated basis for the 4Q 2021. Annual sales in 2021...
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2022-01-12

Week in Review: Mini/Micro LED, CES 2022

CES 2022 is arguably the biggest event for the LED industry this week, as various Mini/Micro LED products stunned attendees on their debut. Moreover, several other events are noteworthy, including LG’s plan to ship its first Micro LED TVs this year, HC Semitek’s 1.5 billion yuan investment in Mini/Micro LED development and Xiaomi becoming a shareholder of Micro LED business Shenzhen Sitan. Let’s cut to the chase and take a glance at the following major events that happened in the first week of 2022. 【Major Events】 LG’s F...
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2022-01-11

Meere Company Unveils Next-generation 3D ToF Camera

Meere Company announced on the 6th that it will introduce its next-generation 3D based ToF (time-of-flight) camera ‘Cube Eye' lineup at 'CES 2022', the world's largest IT electronics exhibition. ToF cameras use 3D sensor technology to detect and measure people, objects, and spaces. It has little influence under the sunlight, and able to detect and measure a large area. Meere Company's next-generation 3D ToF camera supports high precision and high resolution with a more compact design compared to existing 3D cameras. It is equipped with...
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2022-01-11

Samsung QD-Display Globally Certified by SGS for Outstanding Picture Quality

New standard for TV picture quality recognized in three SGS sectors for authentic color and crystal-clear picture from any viewing angle   As an industry leader in the premium display market, Samsung Display today announced that its QD (Quantum Dot)-Display, the new standard for next-generation TV picture quality, was certified by SGS, a world-leading certification company. The QD-Display, which Samsung Display began mass producing in November, received three certifications for its True Color Tones, Pure RGB Luminance and Ultrawide V...
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2022-01-10

Researchers Develop First Fully 3D-Printed, Flexible OLED Display

Technology opens door to ubiquitous, more easily fabricated electronic screensMINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (01/07/2022) — In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities used a customized printer to fully 3D print a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. The discovery could result in low-cost OLED displays in the future that could be widely produced using 3D printers by anyone at home, instead of by technicians in expensive microfabrication facilities. The research is published in Science Advances, a ...
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2022-01-10

Kopin Corporation Announces New All-Plastic Pancake® Optics with Excellent Performance for Virtual Reality (Metaverse) Applications

Unique Pancake Optics Design and World’s Leading 1.3” 2.6K x 2.6K OLED Display Offer Exceptional Comfort and Ease of Use with Extremely Sharp Image WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high-resolution microdisplays and display subassemblies for defense, enterprise, consumer and medical products, announced today it has developed a new all-plastic Pancake® optics for its new-generation 1.3” 2.6K x 2.6K Lightning® organic light emitt...
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2022-01-10

Seoul Viosys Announces Provisional Performance for 4Q 2021

Seoul Viosys' provisional sales in the 4Q reached KRW 107 billion, a year-on-year growth of 13.7% in 2021. Micro LED sales, a key technology for next-generation displays, grew for four consecutive quarters. WICOP mc for Metaverse VR to be unveiled at CES 2022 ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 092190), a company specializing in optical semiconductor devices, announced its provisional performance of 107 billion won in the 4Q of 2021. On a consolidated basis in 2021, annual sales were K...
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2022-01-07

Ming-Chi Kuo: Meta to Announce Advanced VR Headset in 2H22, While Apple Will Delay AR/MR Product Launch to Late 2022

On January 5, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst from TF International, reported that Meta will launch a new advanced VR headset in 2H22. The launch of Apple’s AR/MR headset will be delayed to the end of this year, while Sony’s PS5 VR device will be shipped starting in 2Q22. Specifically, Meta plans to release the Oculus Quest 3 in 2H22 with an estimated shipment of 1–2 million units. According to the report, the Quest 3 is the first Meta VR device using 2.48-inch Mini LED screens with a resolution of 2160×2160 and unit cost of $25&nd...
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2022-01-07

Panasonic to Showcase New Products, Latest Innovations and Smart Partnerships at CES 2022

  LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- At CES 2022, Panasonic will showcase its latest technologies, partnerships and more. Its booth in Main Hall LVCC #16419 is designed for attendees to autonomously engage with the brand's latest innovations, offering self-guided tours featuring a breath-taking Immersive Entertainment Experience; new trend-driven Tech Talks (pre-recorded) with Panasonic's subject matter experts; as well as rich video content and QR codes that connect to the company's product introdu...
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2022-01-07

PlayStation VR2 and PlayStation VR2 Sense controller: the next generation of VR gaming on PS5

Hideaki Nishino Senior Vice President, Platform Experience It is my great pleasure to start off 2022 with news on our next generation virtual reality system for the PS5 console, starting with the official name: PlayStation VR2, and our new VR controller, PlayStation VR2 Sense controller.   PlayStation VR2 takes VR gaming to a whole new level, enabling a greater sense of presence and allowing players to escape into game worlds like never before. With the headset on and controllers in hand, players will feel a heightened range of sensations unlike any ot...
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2022-01-06

Full-angle DBR Enhances Flip-chip Mini-LED Performance

WHU team shows improved performance of flip-chip blue and green mini-LEDs by introducing a full-angle distributed Bragg reflector Researchers from Wuhan University in China have proposed a novel full-angle Ti3O5/SiO2 DBR to enhance the performance of flip-chip blue and green mini-LEDs. “The full-angle DBR provides a promising strategy for the development of high-efficiency blue and green flip-chip mini-LEDs for display application.” said Shengjun Zhou, a professor at Wuhan University who directed the research. Mini-LEDs have been cons...
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2022-01-06

Hesai and Lumentum Partner on Next-Generation LiDAR Solutions

Collaboration yields the industry's first 200-meter, long-range VCSEL-based hybrid solid-state LiDAR solution for ADAS SHANGHAI, Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Hesai ("Hesai"), a global leader in light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors, and Lumentum Holdings Inc. ("Lumentum"), a leading provider of vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays for 3D sensing and other applications, today announced their partnership on hybrid solid-state directional LiDAR solutions for advanced driver-assistance s...
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2022-01-06

Major Panel Suppliers AUO and Innolux Continue Transformations, Aiming to Stop Being Called “Stocks Prone to Business Cycle Swings”

Thanks to the soaring demand stimulated by the stay-at-home economy and supply constraints of glass substrates, ICs and other components during the COVID-19 pandemic, panel prices have started to take off since June 2020, enabling panel manufacturers AUO and Innolux to turn losses into gains. However, panel prices have been dropping since August 2021 following vaccination spikes and slowdowns in component supply gaps, signifying the unpredictability of panel business cycles. To be more recession resilient, AUO and Innolux have been striving for value transformation. ...
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2022-01-05

By Entering the Second “Centurial Boom”, ams OSRAM Becomes a Global Leader in Optical Solutions

The successful acquisition of OSRAM by ams led to the creation of a global leader in optical solutions. Known for great creativity and engineering expertise, ams and OSRAM delivers industrial capacity in sensors and light technologies that serve for customers worldwide. While drawing on a century of experience and heritage, the integrated ams OSRAM group kicked off its operation in 2021, aiming to dominate the global community with innovative optical solutions and lay a foundation for its business in the next century. Elsa Li, head of corporate and marketing communicat...
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2022-01-05

TCL Expands Product Portfolio and Introduces New Technology Across Television, Mobile and Appliance Categories at CES 2022

Leading Electronics Brand Empowers Users to Enjoy More by Refreshing its Award-Winning Lineup and Refining Smart Home Capabilities CORONA, Calif., Jan. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- TCL®, one of the world's best-selling consumer electronics brands and leading technology companies, today announced new innovations and products spanning all categories under its North American lineup at the 2022 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Showcasing technology that delivers more immersive and impactful experiences in its home theater division, inc...
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2022-01-05

Hisense Brings Next-Gen ULED 8K Mini-LED Series and the World's First 8K Resolution Laser Display Technology Solution to CES 2022

QINGDAO, China, Jan. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Hisense, a leading global consumer electronics and home appliance company, highlighted its ULED 8K Mini-LED series and 8K resolution Laser display technology solution at the world's top technology event CES 2022. "Technology can change lives. Hisense is always dedicated to delivering high performing, high-quality products that exceed consumers' expectations," said Douglas Kern, Senior Director of Marketing for Hisense USA. Next-Level Experience with ULED (PRNewsfoto/Hisense) ...
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2022-01-05

VISION-S Exhibiting at CES 2022, Entering a New Phase

At CES 2020, Sony Group Corporation ("Sony") announced "VISION-S," an initiative aimed at contributing to the evolution of mobility, and exhibited a prototype vehicle at its booth. To demonstrate this concept in the real world, Sony started public road testing in Europe in December of the same year, and started verification tests of the safety and user experience of the imaging and sensing technology installed inside and outside the vehicle, and the human-machine interface (HMI) system. Sony began 5G driving tests in April 2021, and will continue ...
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2022-01-05

Samsung Electronics Unveils Its 2022 MICRO LED, Neo QLED and Lifestyle TVs, With Next-Generation Picture Quality and Range of Cutting-Edge Personalization Options

MICRO LED, Neo QLED and Lifestyle TVs come with the latest advancements in picture quality, sound technology and smart features Neo QLEDs optimized with the new Smart Hub that enables smart content curation, cloud gaming, video calls, on-screen multitasking, NFTs management and more Expanded lineup and accessories offer increased customization for a tailored video and audio experience   Samsung Electronics today unveiled its newest MICRO LED, Neo QLED and Lifestyle TVs ahead of Consumer Electronics Show 2022. With advancem...
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2022-01-04

A Different Story: New 27-inch iMac Will Reportedly Stick to LCD Instead of Using Mini LED Display

According to the latest news reports, the redesigned 27-inch iMac will be equipped with a conventional LCD panel instead of a Mini LED monitor, which is different from what the previous rumors suggested. However, display analyst Ross Young has reasserted that the new iMac will stick to the original plan of using Mini LEDs. As suggested by the recent reports, despite not using Mini LEDs, Apple will install 30%-40% more chips in the LCD for its iMac model with higher brightness. Like the 24-inch model, various colors will be available for the 27-inch one. T...
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2022-01-04

Spoiler Alert: Sony Will Debut 6 New TVs Featuring Mini LED Backlights at the Product Launch on Jan. 4

On December 30, Sony (China) Co., Ltd. announced that it would hold the global launch event of its BRAVIA XR TV lineup at 23:00 on January 4 (GMT+8). According to the series of posters released on Sony China’s website and Weibo page, media outlets have forecast that Sony will debut six TV products at the event. The TVs will be powered by Sony’s new chip Cognitive Processor XRTM , which is capable of algorithm-based cross analyses on multiple dimensions and areas of the screen. With the chip, the TVs will have optimized image quality and ...
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2022-01-04

PlayNitride Will Kick Off the CES 2022 with a Virtual Exhibition of MicroLED

HSINCHU, Jan. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – PlayNitride Display Co., Ltd (PlayNitride) will hold a virtual exhibition of MicroLED, the next generation of display technology at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2022 Las Vegas, from January 5 to 31, 2022. PlayNitride will be showcasing its latest technology online with four major application scenario demos including modular-large size display, transparent display, wearable display, and AR micro-display. PlayNitride is unveiling the latest MicroLED Solutions MicroLED is the ultimate new gen...
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2022-01-04

­­­Vuzix and TeamViewer to Jointly Demonstrate Frontline AR Platform for Connected Workers at CES 2022

- Powerful integrated platform increases productivity and improves safety for frontline workers within retail, logistics, manufacturing and the supply chain ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced it would jointly demonstrate TeamViewer Frontline, an AR platform, with TeamViewer at CES 2022 in Las Vegas this week. The pairing of TeamViewer Fron...
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2022-01-04

RealWear Selects Kopin Golden Pearl Microdisplay and Optics Display Module for RealWear Navigator™ 500

The upgraded modular display features a 23-degree field of view and high brightness for comfortable full-shift use of RealWear’s latest assisted reality offering WESTBOROUGH, Mass., January 03, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading provider of high-resolution microdisplays for Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), today announced that it is supplying RealWear, the leading provider of assisted reality solutions for frontline industrial workers, with the newly updated Golden Pearl display m...
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2021-12-30

Shipments of LCD Monitors with Mini LED Backlighting Estimated at Approximately 51,000 units in 2021, Samsung Leads Market Share with 58%, Says TrendForce

High contrast and brightness Mini LED products have been developing aggressively, according to TrendForce’s investigations. Therefore, several LCD monitor brands have launched high-end LCD monitor products with Mini LED backlighting (Mini LED wafer size is defined as between 75~500µm). In 2021, the price of Mini LED-backlit LCD monitors fell between US$2,300 and US$5,000. For example, a 31.5-inch Mini LED backlit model is priced approximately 4 to 8 times that of model of the same size featuring a traditional LED backl...
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2021-12-30

Effect of Auger Electron–hole Asymmetry on Efficiency Droop in InGaN QW LEDs

Indium gallium nitride (InGaN)-based blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are the backbone of the solid-state lighting (SSL), but their luminous efficiency peaks under low current densities (<35A/cm2) and rolls off under high current injection levels (efficiency droop), requiring a design tradeoff between light output power, efficiency and cost. It is widely accepted that Auger recombination is the main cause for the experimentally observed large (~50%) efficiency droop in III–nitride LEDs. Yet there is no clear understanding of the origin of the magnitude of Au...
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2021-12-29

8K Association Announces Certified 8K TV Specification Update & New Members Including Prime Video

The new Specification starts in January 2022 The 8K Association (8KA), the cross-industry group dedicated to promoting the growth of the 8K ecosystem, has published an updated performance specification for the powerful 8K Association Certified mark program. The updated specification adds new decoding requirements, new image quality metrics and a game mode fullfilling our goal to continue adding or expanding features for better 8K viewing experiences. The 8KA is also proud to announce new member growth in the second half of 2021. New members include Prime Video, ...
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2021-12-29

Signify Unveils ONCE NatureDynamics - The First Dynamic Lighting System To Improve Well-being, Production Of Poultry

Gradual shifts in light color and intensity can reduce stress in chickens Signify, the world leader in lighting, introduces the first dynamic lighting system to improve the well-being of poultry. Gradual shifts in light color and intensity throughout the day optimize the chickens’ circadian rhythm and reduce stress in chickens, improving their health and farmers’ yields. The new lighting systems are brought to market under the name ONCE, Signify’s animal lighting specialty brand. ONCE NatureDynamics helps farmers to adjust intensity, photoperiod, and ...
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2021-12-28

AOTO will Showcase All-in-One LED Solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the first exhibition after Christmas, will return to Las Vegas from January 5 to 8, 2022. AOTO will demonstrate SID and CV All-in-one cutting-edge LED Solutions mainly for Conference rooms, Showroom, Ballroom, Home Theatre, and Education etc. Find the company at Booth No.18161. CES Invitation AOTO intelligent all-in-one system, span common projection screen sizes ranging from 108 to 180 inches in size, with six different options available. In response to ...
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2021-12-28

LG Display Demonstrates Spatial Innovation Through Transparent OLEDs at CES 2022

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Display, the world's leading innovator of display technologies, announced today that it will introduce its new Transparent OLED solutions at CES 2022. LG Display’s Shopping Managing Showcase at CES 2022 The company aims to demonstrate the new and innovative consumer experiences and values its Transparent OLED solutions will bring to normal everyday spaces like commercial facilities, offices, homes, and transportation. To modernize home life, LG Display is preparing to take the wra...
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San Jose, CA – April 26, 2022 – Lumileds today announced a new, higher performance level comprised of 21 new parts for its horticulture and illumination mid-power 3030 LEDs. Typical flux, PPF, and efficacy have increased 2%. In a lumi... READ MORE

Tokushima, Japan – 26 April 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the launch of the Hortisolis™ series of white LEDs. By incorporating only the light... READ MORE