2022-07-11

UV micro-LEDs for sensing, production and communication

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut has fabricated micro light-emitting diodes in the UV spectral range. The tiny LEDs can be densely packed to form high-resolution arrays. Berlin, 11.07.2022 Researchers at the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) in Berlin have successfully produced the first prototypes of micro-LEDs that emit in the ultraviolet spectral range (UVB). The micro-LEDs with 310 nanometers (nm) emission wavelength feature a small size of the emitting area with diameters down to 1.5 micrometers (µm). This is hundreds to thousands of times smaller than ...
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2022-07-08

Negotiation Stuck on New OLED Equipment as Samsung Will Pay Only Half of Ulvac’s Quote

  According to the South Korean media outlet TheElec, Samsung and Japan-based Ulvac have entered into negotiation for the price of the Gen 8.5 OLED deposition equipment they are currently working on. Ulvac proposed a quote of 800 billion won per unit for the new machine, but Samsung wanted to halve the price to 400 billion won.   From Ulvac’s perspective, the price of Gen 8.5 vertical deposition equipment—which comes with full-cut substrates—should be 40%–60% higher than that of an existing deposition machine as developing and manu...
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2022-07-08

Walmart to Acquire AR Startup Memomi

Few days ago, Walmart announced that it has reached an agreement to buy AR technology developer Memomi, aiming to fulfil its commitment to frictionless and omnichannel optical care. The acquisition is scheduled to be accomplished in the coming weeks, after which Memomi employees will join the Walmart Global Tech organization. Since 2019, Memomi has provided digital measurement services for all the Walmart and Sam’s Optical customers across 2,800+ Walmart Vision Centers and 500 Sam’s Clubs. The startup also supports the Optical ecommerce experience on Sam...
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2022-07-08

How scientist tested the effect of multicolor lighting on improving people’s psychological state

How to alleviate the increase in anxiety and negative emotions caused by confined and isolated conditions Emotion and anxiety levels of the multicolour lighting group and the control group on the first, fourth, and seventh days As missions for deep space exploration and space habitats are put on the agenda, astronauts need to withstand being tested by multiple stressors in confined and isolated conditions during such long flights, especially because in deep space exploration, problems such as signal delays make astronauts feel the anxiety of being far away from Earth and the psyc...
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2022-07-08

Acuity Enters the LED Horticultural Lighting Market, with Ultra Yield Solutions as Their First Distributor

  Acuity Brands, Inc. announced the launch of Verjure, a professional-grade horticultural LED fixture series, for indoor applications. The Verjure Pro Series LED luminaires are designed to support all stages of plant growth from veg to flower. The Series is available in three different sizes and outputs to support versatility in growing, including indoor warehouse, greenhouse, and vertical racks. The Verjure Pro Series is designed to meet and exceed the output of traditional 1000W HPS grow lights while delivering up to 40% energy savings. Horticulture ...
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2022-07-08

Mercer Zimmerman Acquires Lighting Specialists

We are excited to announce that effective July 1, 2022, Lighting Specialists has been acquired by Mercer Zimmerman. Since 1928, Lighting Specialists has focused on representing the leading lighting and controls manufacturers in Nebraska. Now we’re joining forces to accomplish a bigger vision – one that we think we can better achieve together. We’d like to extend a special thanks to all the customers and industry partners. Lighting Specialists has built an exceptional team within their agency. While they will now be working under the Mercer Zimmerman na...
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2022-07-07

Automotive Lighting Product Market Expected to Grow by 4% Annually in 2022 on the Back of Technological Progress and Pricing Backstops, Says TrendForce

July 6, 2022 ---- According to TrendForce's latest "2022 Global Automotive LED Product Trend and Regional Market Analysis " report, although demand in the car market will decline in 2022 due to the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war and China's pandemic resurgence, gains made in the penetration rate of LED headlights coupled with the development of advanced technologies such as intelligent headlights, logo lamps, and intelligent ambient lights will sustain a backstop for market demand in automotive lighting in 2022. At the same time, the soaring cost o...
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2022-07-06

Weekly Highlights: JBD and Ennostar among Others Made New Plans with Increasing Market Attention to Mini/Micro LED

There has been big news in the Mini/Micro LED sector this week, such as Leyard’s announcement of its Black Diamond Micro LED technology and relevant products, a Micro LED TV costing less than RMB500,000 for first time ever, along with new progress made by Ennostar, Australis, Jingce as well as JBD’s achievement in mass producing red Micro LED chips. Continue reading for more details: [Major Events] ★Market Value of Micro LEDs for AR Smart Glasses Displays to Reach US$41 Million by 2026, Says TrendForce As TrendF...
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2022-07-05

Samsung to Launch Mass Production of Micro LED TVs in 3Q22 with AUO and PlayNitride as Suppliers

According to the South Korean media outlet TheElec, Samsung plans to start producing Micro LED TVs in the third quarter this year. The product will be engineered with LTPS-TFT technology. It is also the first Micro LED TV that does not use PCB technology.   Photo credit: Samsung   In 2022, the South Korean electronics conglomerate aims to roll out 89", 101" and 114" Micro LED TVs. Production of the 89" model was about to kick off this May; however, the schedule was delayed due to unsatisfactory yield and the C...
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2022-07-05

JBD Announces Mass Production of High-Performance Red Micro LED Display with 500,000 nits of Brightness

Jade Bird Display (JBD), a Shanghai-based Micro LED microdisplay maker, has recently made a technical breakthrough by mass producing a red Micro LED microdisplay featuring 50 nits of brightness. Photo of a red LED Producing a red Micro LED with high brightness has long been a challenge in the display industry, which is also a critical turning point for the microdisplay sector. JBD overcame the current efficiency limit by developing a 0.13" red light microdisplay with 500,000 nits of brightness, shattering previous records. The company’s high-pe...
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2022-07-05

II-VI Incorporated completes the acquisition of Coherent, forming a global leader In materials, networking, and lasers

The combined company will be named Coherent and will trade under the ticker symbol COHR on the Nasdaq stock market on a date soon to be announced.   PITTSBURGH and SANTA CLARA, CALIF., July 1, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – II‐VI Incorporated (Nasdaq: IIVI) today successfully completed the acquisition of Coherent, Inc. (Nasdaq: COHR), forming a global leader in materials, networking, and lasers.   Under the terms of the merger agreement, each share of Coherent common stock was converted into the righ...
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2022-07-05

Swave, a new Imec and VUB Spin-off, Raises €7M to Deliver Truly Realistic AR/VR Experiences to Applications Like the Metaverse

Investment Will Accelerate Development of Revolutionary Holographic eXtended Reality (HXR) Technology to Make Virtual Reality Practically Indistinguishable from the Real World LEUVEN, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Swave Photonics, an innovator in Holographic eXtended Reality (HXR) technology to bring the metaverse to life, today announced a €7 million seed round. The investment will be used to fund the commercialization of truly realistic, immersive 3D HXR gigapixel technology for a wide range of emerging applications. The demand for eX...
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2022-07-05

ams OSRAM announces the closing of the sale of the AMLS business to Plastic Omnium

Premstaetten, Austria and Munich, Germany (1 July 2022) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, announces the closing of the sale of the AMLS (Automotive Lighting Systems) business to Plastic Omnium (Euronext: POM). ams OSRAM will continue to be a key supplier of automotive LED and optical components to Plastic Omnium.   AMLS was established on 1 October 2021 following the dissolution of the OSRAM Continental joint venture. AMLS combines lighting technology with electronics and software to develop...
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2022-07-05

BeyondSemi Makes Major Breakthrough in Development of Solar-Blind Deep UV Devices

BeyondSemi® Co., a semiconductor company located in Hangzhou China, announced a news that will shock the world in July 2022. This Chinese company has achieved a significant breakthrough in the field of solar blind deep ultraviolet device, by lifting the output power of 45 mil*45 mil UVC chip to a new world record of 210 mW. This high-power UV device can reach an output UV power of 209.59 mW at the wavelength of 271 nm under the input current of 500 mA, independently tested by authoritative third-party testing agency (See attachment). This new UVC chip can impro...
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2022-07-04

【Exclusive Interview】Cree LED Unveils Outstanding LED Innovations at LightFair 2022, Aiming to Architectural and Horticultural Lighting

Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), opened LightFair 2022 with the debut of the recently launched XLamp® Element G (XE-G) LEDs and the upcoming Photophyll™ Select LEDs, delivering new LED innovations aimed at architectural and horticultural lighting. These innovations fully demonstrate Cree LED’s continued efforts to push the boundaries of LED technology along with the commitment to lead the industry with best-in-class technology, quality and performance. TrendForce has an honor to have an interview with Paul Scheidt, Senior Pr...
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2022-07-04

【Exclusive Interview】StrongLED Smart Lighting Starts New Trends of Circadian and Healthy Lighting

In January 2021, StrongLED Lighting Systems (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. announced the establishment of General Lighting Business Sector and the appointment of Mr. Lawrence Lin as the CEO. With full preparation and arrangement since October, 2020, Lin founded StrongLED Smart Lighting, a subsidiary of which the operations are independent from its parent company. Working with his management team, Lin created new trends of circadian/healthy lighting and attended LightFair 2022 held in Las Vegas, USA. TrendForce is honored to interview Mr. Lawrence Lin to learn ...
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2022-07-04

Mojo's Smart Contact Lenses Begin In-Eye Testing

by Scott Stein June 28, 2022 2:00 p.m. PT     I've brought a tiny, chip-studded, display-enabled contact lens made up to my eye, but I never was actually able to wear it. But by the end of 2022, I might get a chance. Mojo Vision's smart contact lenses, which have been in development for years, are finally being worn internally, starting with the company's CEO Drew Perkins.   Perkins, who I spoke to over Zoom, has only worn the lens for an hour at a time so far. He likens the first tests to a baby learning to walk: &q...
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2022-06-30

SGH to Acquire Stratus Technologies

SGH to acquire Stratus Technologies; will expand the company's offerings across Edge, Core, Cloud. (Graphic: Business Wire)   MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (“SGH” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SGH) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC, to acquire Stratus Technologies (“Stratus”), a global leader in simplified, protected, and autonomous computing solutions in the data...
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2022-06-30

Kopin Receives $2M Development Contract for Defense In-Vehicle Display Imaging System

2nd Vehicle Display System Development Order WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading provider of high-resolution microdisplays and sub-systems for Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) for use in defense, enterprise and consumer applications, today announced it was awarded a contract to develop a new in-vehicle display imaging system for a U.S. prime defense contractor. This is the second in-vehicle defense development program awarded to Kopin and reflects Kopin’s recent...
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2022-06-30

First UV-C LED Municipal Water Treatment System to be Installed in North America

UV LED disinfection technology continues to expand into new markets, with higher flows and more robust systems. AquiSense Technologies, the world leader in ultraviolet (UV) LED water disinfection systems, is happy to announce it has developed the PearlAqua Tera™, the first North American UV LED disinfection system designed for municipal and industrial markets. The first installation of the Tera is at the Las Vegas Valley Water District, which is well known for innovative solutions for water treatment. The installation began Q1 2022 with more orders...
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2022-06-29

Market Value of Micro LEDs for AR Smart Glasses Display Chips Forecast to Reach US$41 Million by 2026, Says TrendForce

Jun. 29, 2022 ---- According to TrendForce's latest Micro LED research report, among many Micro LED display applications, Micro LED microdisplays will be the next new high-end product following on the heels of large-scale display development. The market value of Micro LED AR smart glasses display chips is forecast to reach US$41 million by 2026. The reason for such a significant growth in market value in just one year from 2025 to 2026 is primarily due to the gradual maturity of technologies such as red chips, laser transfer, wafer bonding and full-colorization,...
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2022-06-29

The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Is 'Sold Out'

If you want to buy Cadillac’s first electric car, you’ll now have to wait for the 2024. By Owen Bellwood  Photo: Cadillac It’s official, the 2023 Cadillac Lyric is now sold out. If you want to get your hands on the first EV from the American luxury brand then you’re out of luck. Well, unless you can wait for the 2024 model. According to Automotive News, Cadillac has closed the order book for the 2023 Lyriq, with every example of the Debut Edition of the upcoming electric car now spoken for. For anyone in the market for its first ...
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2022-06-29

New analog frontend family from ams OSRAM offers maximum flexibility for vital sign monitoring applications

ams OSRAM launches new AS705x product family at Sensors Converge, which consists of the AS7050, AS7056 and AS7057, and delivers functional blocks for improved PPG measurement performance With the AS7056 and AS7057 family members, ams OSRAM offers the smallest Analog Frontend (AFE) currently available on the market, ideal for space-critical applications such as hearables or accessories Manufacturers benefit from customized optical frontend and all necessary building blocks in addition to the AFE from a single source   Customers bene...
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2022-06-29

Seoul Viosys 'Violeds' UV-C Technology Applied to 30,000 Cubic Meters Per Day for Municipal Water Purification System from Typhon Treatment Systems

Typhon’s integrated array of ‘Violeds’ UV LEDs inside water pipe (Photo: Business Wire) ANSAN, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seoul Viosys (KOSDAQ: 092190), a company specializing in optical semiconductors, announced that the ‘Violeds’ technology was supplied to Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd., a British water treatment company, and applied to the UK's Cumbria water purification plant with a daily water purification capacity of 30,000 cubic meters. UV lamp sterilization using mercury has been used in water ...
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2022-06-29

TrendForce 2022 Global Automotive LED Product Trend and Regional Market Analysis- Business Reimagined

According to TrendForce’s “2022 Global Automotive LED Product Trend and Regional Market Analysis,” although the vehicle market demand has shrunk due to the Russia–Ukraine War and COVID-19 pandemic in China, the automotive LED market demand has steadily increased in 2022 thanks to the increasing LED headlight penetration and rise of advanced technologies such as those for intelligent headlamps, logo lamps, (intelligent) ambient lights, and Mini LED / HDR automotive displays. TrendForce has analyzed the development in the automotive ...
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2022-06-28

BioLED Smart Air Purifier Effectively Kills Bacteria using UV-C LED Provided by ams OSRAM

Source: ams OSRAM   Ledtech Group’s new air purifier the BioLED is powered by ams OSRAM’s OSLON UV 3636 LED, which can desirably inhibit the growth of viruses, bacteria and fungi in the air. The UV-C LED product is integrated with BioLED’s active carbon screening program, aiming to provide reliable, effective air purification solutions for homes, offices and public spaces (e.g., hospital). Taipei, Taiwan, June 24—ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, announced today that L...
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2022-06-28

ams OSRAM and trinamiX jointly release demonstration of ultra-secure face authentication behind OLED

  Joint demonstration of full solution for smartphone integration, also behind OLED Solution includes low-profile combined dot/flood illuminator from ams OSRAM and trinamiX algorithm Certified for use in mobile payments according to IIFAA, AndroidTM and FIDO standards ams OSRAM illuminator features custom dot/flood illumination that allows for maximum speed and performance also when operating behind OLED screen   Premstaetten, Austria (27 June, 2022) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions...
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2022-06-28

Battery Show Europe: TRUMPF VCSEL heating systems increase battery performance

Li batteries with better performance and reliability // TRUMPF presents new application for precise perforation of separator foils with VCSEL heating systems // L-Europe patented process and system for perforating battery separator foils using TRUMPF VCSEL heating system as key component // High accuracy of direct heat treatment with VCSEL heating systems enable new application fields in e-mobility Ulm, June 28, 2022 – TRUMPF Photonic Components, a global leader in VCSEL solutions, presents a new application field for its VCSEL heati...
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2022-06-28

XenomatiX and Zensor expand their ecosystem in the infrastructure market

21.06.2022 – Leuven- Safety and durability are cornerstones in XenomatiX’ and Zensor’s strategic development and key in the decision criteria to set up partnerships in their ecosystem. Today, XenomatiX and Zensor announce their collaboration on safety and durability in the infrastructure market and their joint support in a total solution approach. XenomatiX, a solid-state LiDAR provider in the automotive and industrial market, expanded years ago its application domain to the road infrastructure sector, developing an innovative Road LiDAR to digitiz...
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2022-06-27

Samsung Display to supply 4 million OLEDs for vehicles to BMW

Samsung Display will supply organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays for vehicles to BMW, a European automaker. This is seen as a major move, as a latecomer, to laying the foundations to be a major player in the automotive display industry. Samsung Display won a contract to supply OLED displays for BMW's new high-end sedans, which will be mass-produced starting from 2024. It will supply OLED displays for 4 million BMW vehicles for 6-7 years after mass production. It plans on providing displays to BMW through a global electronic device company (T...
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NF2W585AR-P8 is a dual function LED that provides both white light and high doses of energy geared for inactivation of various prevalent bacteria. With a 405nm wavelength1 die known to be effective in sterilization, this LED can be used t... READ MORE

  The 5050 LED is replacing the 3535 LED, which has long been the leader in the outdoor lighting market. The existing ceramic-based 3535 has excellent reliability but is expensive. At present, the 5050 LED, which has achieved remarkable p... READ MORE