2022-06-27

PlayNitride to Be Listed in 3Q22 and Will Become First Taiwanese Micro LED Concept Stock

On June 23, Micro LED developer PlayNitride held an investor conference, announcing the upcoming IPO plan along with its future prospects. If the company successfully goes public—currently scheduled for 3Q22 with a total of 6,305,000 shares listed through capital increase with a share capital of NTD 1.07 billion—it will become the first company listed on the Taiwan Innovation Board, a new trading platform established by TWSE in an effort to hatch Taiwanese unicorns. Founded in 2014, PlayNitride specializes in research and development of Micro LE...
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2022-06-24

Velodyne Lidar’s Intelligent Infrastructure Solution Deployed in Helsinki Traffic Safety Improvement Project

Velodyne’s Solution Delivered Traffic Monitoring with Lidar and Edge AI Computing Velodyne Lidar announced its Intelligent Infrastructure Solution was deployed in Helsinki, Finland to collect traffic data and improve roadway safety. The project demonstrated the high accuracy and value of the solution in multimodal traffic counting and classification, and in near miss collision detection and monitoring. Test site 1: Tyynenmerenkatu – Välimerenkatu – Jätkäsaarenlaituri (Helsinki, Finland). (Graphic: Nodeon Finland) SAN JOS...
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2022-06-24

Cepton Expands Footprint in Metro Detroit

MMT® lidar leader opens new center of excellence in automotive heartland Cepton's new Detroit office will serve as the company's automotive hub as it continues to expand its active engagements and initiatives with OEMs. © Cepton, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire) SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cepton, Inc. (“Cepton” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CPTN), a Silicon Valley innovator and leader in high-performance MMT® lidar solutions, today announced the opening of its new corporate office in Metro...
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2022-06-23

ams OSRAM combines light and sensing to create game-changing innovations for LightFair 2022

ams OSRAM to showcase its latest lighting and sensing products at LightFair 2022 in booth 1428. Smart UV Sphere will demonstrate how UV-C LEDs can protect areas and surfaces from harmful viruses and bacteria with help from a UV sensor that balances irradiation and dose. The world’s first batwing optic LED for horticulture lighting will be shown in a closed-loop system. A smart spectral sensor monitors and adjusts the LED output to provide the perfect light recipe for plant growth.   Cupertino, California (13th June 2022) -- ams OS...
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2022-06-23

Cree LED Unveils Latest LED Innovations at LightFair 2022 in Las Vegas

  DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), opened LightFair 2022 with the debut of the recently launched XLamp® Element G (XE-G) LEDs, delivering a new performance class with unmatched light output and efficiency in a small form factor. On display at Cree LED’s booth 3007 is a stunning, 8-foot periodic table showcasing all 17 colors and 3 white options available in the comprehensive XE-G LED family. “We are excited to be a part of LightFair and welcome all atte...
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2022-06-23

There’s a Lot to See from Current™ at LightFair 2022

  GREENVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Current™ (formerly GE Current, a Daintree company) will unveil several new products along with new branding at the 2022 LightFair International Trade Show June 19-23. Attendees are invited to see the latest intelligent solutions for indoor, outdoor and commercial lighting control needs in booth 2543 in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s West hall. “Our new enterprise brand represents the most expansive, versatile portfolio of lighting and controls products availa...
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2022-06-23

ams OSRAM to Show Sensing in a New Light at this Year’s Sensors Converge Exhibition

ams OSRAM will launch new innovations at Sensors Converge 2022 at the McEnery Convention Center and the San Jose Marriott Hotel in San Jose, Calif., June 28-29 On display will be the new TMF882X multi-zone direct Time-of-Flight (dToF) distance sensors that combine emitter, detector and optics into one tiny modular package for industrial and smartphone applications In addition, a demonstration of the recently launched AS7343 multi-spectral sensor, which in combination with an appropriate LED, detects fires earlier and differentiates different types...
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2022-06-23

INFiLED Wows Crowds at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas

INFiLED, an international high-tech enterprise specializing in LED display manufacturing, recently wowed crowds with its amazing booth at InfoComm 2022 held recently in Las Vegas from June 8-10, 2022. InfoComm is a global Pro AV event and a high-quality trade and communication platform in the audio-visual industry that brings together a multitude of exhibitors from around the world, exhibiting products in various domains such as audio, conferencing, video, and streaming, among others, all providing comprehensive AV solutions. Leveraging the large-scale expertis...
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2022-06-23

SiliconCore First to Market with Highest Resolution Modular LED Floor

Industry LED technology leaders and innovators of CommonCathode Technology ™, SiliconCore Technology Inc., launched the world’s first durable 1.2mm ultra-fine pixel pitch LED floor display at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas. The SiliconCore High Resolution Modular LED Floor with next generation LISA technology, is a breakthrough for the dvLED display industry, and the only durable 1.2mm floor available for fixed installation, requiring no separate overlay. Viewers could walk directly on the 4' x 7.4' LED floor display which features...
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2022-06-22

Valeo once again ranked as the world’s leading French patent applicant

Valeo has been ranked the world’s leading French patent applicant, with 1,777 patents issued in one year*, including 46% in France, according to the rankings published by the France's intellectual property institute (INPI), which lists the first applications granted by the world's main patent offices. Valeo has also come third in the 2021 ranking of patent applicants in France, with a total of 721 patents. Its innovations are now protected by a portfolio of almost 35,000 patents worldwide. Christophe Périllat, Valeo’s Chief Executive Officer, co...
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2022-06-22

Xerox's PARC developed a thermally-induced microLED transfer process

Researchers from Xerox PARC have developed a new micro-transfer printing technique that can be used to mass-transfer microLED devices. This technology offers high performance, simple and robust structure, and high process scalability and flexibility. <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9-p4UoaP9i4" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe> The new technology uses thermally induced adhesion modulation of sh...
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2022-06-22

Current™ Launches New Brand Identity to Capture the Expanded Company’s Customer-Centric Focus

GREENVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Current™ (formerly GE Current, a Daintree company) has unveiled a new brand identity following the historic acquisition of Hubbell’s Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Lighting business. The enterprise brand—to be formally introduced at LightFair 2022—unites the companies under a single identity with one purpose: To deliver the innovation customers require, with solutions that create inspiring, efficient and safe environments. “We are a partner that knows how t...
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2022-06-21

Apple Supplier Establishes FMM Production Line for High-Resolution Micro OLED Displays

On June 16, the South Korean media reported that the country’s semiconductor equipment manufacturer APS Holdings is creating a production line of fine metal masks (FMM) for ultra-high definition displays. The resultant products will be installed in the Micro OLED displays of AR and VR headsets. FMM is a major consumable in the OLED deposition process; it is mainly used for deposition of RGB organic materials and pixel structure fabrication during OLED manufacturing. Credit: APS Holdings APS Holdings’ subsidiary APS Material...
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2022-06-20

Sony and Honda Sign Joint Venture Agreement to Establish New Company, "Sony Honda Mobility Inc.", to Engage in Mobility Business

June 16, 2022, Tokyo, Japan - Sony Group Corporation ("Sony") and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. ("Honda") announced today that they have signed a joint venture agreement to establish a new company to engage in the sale of high-value-added electric vehicles (EVs) and provide services for mobility. Today's announcement is the furtherance and result of discussion of a strategic alliance in the mobility field between the parties as announced in the joint press release entitled "Sony and Honda Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Strategic Alliance in M...
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2022-06-20

Applied Materials Broadens its Technology Portfolio for Specialty Chips with Acquisition of Picosun

  Picosun’s atomic layer deposition technology expands the capabilities of Applied’s ICAPS group, addressing the growing need for innovation in semiconductors that serve the IoT, Communications, Automotive, Power and Sensor markets SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Materials, Inc. today announced it has acquired Picosun Oy, a privately held semiconductor equipment company based in Espoo, Finland. Picosun is an innovator in atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology, primarily for specialt...
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2022-06-20

Nichia expands the LED portfolio with 1800K emission color, a true LED alternative to HPS

Tokushima, Japan – 17 June 2022: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces the addition of the Direct Mountable Chip Series (Part Number: NVSWE21A-V1) to the portfolio of HPS color LED developed as a true LED alternative to High Pressure Sodium lamps (“HPS”). In July 2021, Nichia introduced the first HPS color LED, NVSW219F/1800K/Ra70. This has been highly acclaimed as an innovative and a unique product. HPS color LEDs maintain the nostalgi...
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2022-06-20

III-V Epi has completed the SHARK-VECSEL project for the University of Strathclyde, consolidating its critical position in the quantum supply chain

III-V Epi has completed the Innovate UK-funded, SHARK-VECSELs project with the University of Strathclyde. The project has successfully developed high power, narrow linewidth, visible lasers for next-generation, strontium-atom-based, quantum atomic clocks. Dr. Jennifer Hastie, Director of the Institute of Photonics at Strathclyde University, said, “The SHARK-VECSELs project represents a significant developmental step in the commercialisation of atomic-clock-based, precision positioning and timing devices. III-V Epi used its MOCVD...
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2022-06-20

BluGlass ships first prototype products

  First laser diode product prototypes shipped to initial customer as part of product development process to gain valuable customer feedback Fully packaged 405nm and 420nm multi-mode products to be evaluated within new customer designs and applications Australian semiconductor developer BluGlass Limited (ASX: BLG) has shipped its first fully packaged laser diode prototypes to its initial customer. BluGlass’ 405nm and 420nm alpha products will be integrated and tested by the customer within their new product design and development cycles. An alpha ...
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2022-06-17

Micro LED Outlook 2022

Following years of development, Mini/Micro LED new display technologies have made critical breakthroughs, with end products often being unveiled in front of the public. However, there are several challenges for Mini LED and Micro LED—each at different development stages—to overcome before becoming mainstream display technologies. Mass Production Kicks off for Large-Size Micro LED Displays Following years of development, large-size Micro LED displays have entered the mass production stage this year, thereby stimulating the development of relevan...
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2022-06-16

Kura Technologies Partners with TSMC to Build the Future of the Metaverse

2022 Best of CES and CES Innovation Award winner Kura is on track to deliver the best-performing AR glasses at scale, enabling broad adoption and driving the next wave of innovation for the Metaverse SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kura Technologies, an award-winning developer of the best-in-class augmented reality (AR) smart glasses and platform, today announced a manufacturing collaboration with TSMC to build its initial custom micro-LED display chipset (customized integrated circuits/silicon), which is a key ena...
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2022-06-16

ams OSRAM reaches an agreement for Inventronics to acquire the Digital Systems business in Europe and Asia 2022/06/15 Sale DS German version

Premstaetten, Austria and Munich, Germany (15 June 2022) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, announced today the agreement to sell the Digital Systems business in Europe and Asia to Inventronics, a global supplier of LED drivers. ams OSRAM will continue to focus on the high technology semiconductor business, as well as automotive, entertainment and industry lamps business. The transaction represents a further milestone in the implementation of ams OSRAM’s strategy to focus on core technology areas in illumination, ...
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2022-06-16

Infineon and pmdtechnologies develop 3D depth-sensing technology for Magic Leap 2 – enabling advanced cutting-edge industrial and medical applications

Munich, Germany – 30 May 2022 – Augmented reality (AR) applications are about to fundamentally change the way we live and work. Later this year, AR pioneer Magic Leap is expected to introduce its newest AR device, the Magic Leap 2. Designed specifically for enterprise use, Magic Leap 2 will be among the most immersive enterprise AR headsets in the market. With industry-leading optics and powerful computing in an ergonomic design, Magic Leap 2 will enable operators to work more efficiently, help companies optimize complex processes, and allow staff to seamle...
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2022-06-16

Toyota Connected ‘Cabin Awareness’ Concept Uses New Tech to Detect Occupants

Cabin Awareness concept uses millimeter-wave radar to detect people and pets throughout the vehicle cabin Patent-pending concept introduced in prototype Toyota Sienna minivan and May Mobility Sienna AutonoMaaS shuttle Cabin Awareness technology could help prevent heatstroke deaths by alerting drivers about occupants left behind   PLANO, Texas (May 31, 2022) – Toyota Connected North America (TCNA), an independent software and innovation center of excellence, today introduced its Cabin Awareness concept technology that ...
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2022-06-15

TCL CSOT Wins Two Prestigious iF Design Awards

SHENZHEN, China, June 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --TCL CSOT, a company committed to innovation in display technology, recently won two honors at the International Forum (iF) Design Awards 2022. The awards were given to the TCL Surface Television and the TCL Zhezhi Television, both equipped with the world's narrowest bezel of 0.3mm. TCL Surface Television The yearly awards are one of the most prestigious accolades rendered for product design in the world and have been held in Germany since 1953. The two products from TCL CSOT will now be...
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2022-06-15

ISELED Alliance welcomes three new members

Hongbright, Intron Technology und Polycontact join the industry alliance Munich, June 14, 2022 – The ISELED Alliance announces that three more members, Hongbright, Intron Technology and Polycontact, have joined the industry alliance. Thus, the open industry alliance currently counts 42 companies. These cover the entire value chain of automotive lighting and establish ISELED more and more as a standardized solution in the market. Founded in 2016, the ISELED Alliance is an open industry association with the goal of building a comprehensive ecosys...
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2022-06-15

Raythink Completes Series A+ Financing to Accelerate Mass Production of In-Vehicle AR Displays

SHENZHEN, China, June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Raythink, a world-leading ARHUD solution provider for the automotive and transportation industry, announced that it has raised around $15 million in a Series A+ funding round led by Chengwei Capital, with China Unicom's subsidiary, Unicom Innovation Venture Capital, as co-investor.   Raythink Completes Series A+ Financing to Accelerate Mass Production of In-Vehicle AR Displays   "Chengwei Capital and Raythink have partnered for a long time, and we are honored to work toget...
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2022-06-15

Newly developed technique to improve quantum dots color conversion performance

Quantum dots color conversion (QDCC) has become a foundational technology in the design of full-color light-emitting devices with dramatically improved color performance. However, conventional QDCC pixels fabricated by inkjet printing, that is commonly used, are still too thin to achieve efficient color conversion. A research team has developed perovskite quantum dots microarrays with strong potential for QDCC applications, including photonics integration, micro-LEDs, and near-field displays.   The team published their findings on May 31, 2022 in Nano Rese...
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2022-06-15

JBD unveils construction of Hefei plant to accelerate the production of MicroLED Displays

Shanghai, China June 6 - Jade Bird Display (Shanghai) Ltd (JBD), announced that part of the main building of the factory being constructed in the comprehensive bonded area of Hefei, China has been preliminarily completed and the whole project will enter the stage of full roof sealing. JBD has a fab in Shanghai and the new factory in Hefei is constructed to expand production capacity. It is reported that the JBD Hefei plant project covers 79 acres, funded with an initial investment of 650 million RMB and a construction cycle of 12 months. The commissioning of thi...
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2022-06-14

Apple to Unveil AR/MR Device in Early 2023: Shipping Will Begin in 2Q23, Says Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo

On June 7, TF International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said on Twitter that Apple plans to announce its AR/MR device in January 2023 and put off delivery to the second quarter. As the development of its AR/MR headset was interrupted by the lockdown in Shanghai, the iPhone maker did not reveal any AR/MR-related news at WWDC (the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference) 2022. Kuo indicated that Apple plans to launch an EVT (engineer verification test) for its AR/MR headset in 2Q22 before delivering the DTK (developer tool kit) in the next 2 to 4 weeks....
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2022-06-10

LG Creates Real-World Environments to Highlight New Technologies at InfoComm 2022

SEOUL, June 9, 2022 — LG Electronics (LG) will showcase its innovative commercial technologies including Transparent OLED Signage to a diverse lineup of LED signage products and autonomous robot assistants in Las Vegas (USA) at InfoComm 2022 from June 8. LG will spotlight a variety of commercial use-case scenarios in seven distinct zones that demonstrate how LG products support business needs in boardrooms, retail boutiques, drive-throughs, residential home offices, professional creative studios and more. Inside the booth, visitors will be treated ...
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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