2017-08-23

SNA Displays to Unveil Highest-Resolution LED Screen in History of Times Square

One of this year's most anticipated LED displays is to be unveiled by Sansi North America (SNA) Displays, a manufacturer of custom LED displays and lighting solutions. New York City's newest large-format LED video spectacular will be the highest-resolution LED screen in the storied history of Times Square.
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2017-08-23

Cree Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017

Cree, Inc. yesterday announced revenue of $359 million for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, ended June 25, 2017. This represents an 8% decrease compared to revenue of $388 million reported for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, and a 5% increase compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2017. GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter was $6 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss of $11 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 was $4 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 of $19 million, or $0.19 per diluted share.
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2017-08-23

Taiwanese Tech Giants Join Apple’s 3D Sensing Manufacturing Squad

Apple’s development of 3D sensing highly interests the market. A list of companies joining Apple’s 3D sensing supply chain has been revealed in a recent report, which includes quite a number of Taiwanese firms, including TSMC, Largan Precision, Foxconn, Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, GSEO, Xintec, and VisEra.  
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2017-08-22

Tiny IR LEDs from Osram Allow for Eye Contact with Virtual Reality

The Japanese start-up company FOVE offers users a virtual reality headset that integrates eye tracking as a novel means of interaction. Tiny ChipLEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors provide the infrared illumination to track the user’s direction of gaze and eye movements.  
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2017-08-22

Coretronic Acquires British Image Processing Company, Calibre

Coretronic Corporation (Coretronic), Taiwan has completed the acquisition of Calibre, a privately held British image processing technology manufacturer based in Bradford, Yorkshire, UK.
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2017-08-22

Manufacturers Increasingly Turn to UV LED Technology for Filament Coating

High demand for coated filaments across a wide and growing spectrum of applications, ranging from cell phones to fabrics, is causing manufacturers to increasingly turn to Phoseon Technology’s revolutionary UV LED curing because of the advantages it offers compared with traditional UV or arc light curing methods.
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2017-08-21

Universiade Taipei 2017 Opens its Curtains with the Largest Floor LED Display

The 29th Summer Universiade, an international multi-sports event organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), opened its curtains on 19th August in the city of Taipei, Taiwan. The opening ceremony was highlighted with the world’s largest floor LED display right in the middle of the main venue Taipei Municipal Stadium. 
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2017-08-18

Quantum Materials’ QD LED Surpasses 1000 Hour Milestone

Quantum Materials Corp announced that its cadmium-free quantum dots in a remote LED application successfully surpassed the 1000 hour continuous on-time durability test. The testing has been conducted with red and green quantum dots encapsulated in resin and mounted to blue emitting LED's (see diagram below), which are similar to the type of LED's used in standard LCD display back light units (BLU).
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2017-08-18

OSRAM Opto Semiconductor Acquires AIXTRON’s MOCVD Systems

AIXTRON announced that OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has purchased the company’s AIX 2800G4-TM Planetary system for the manufacturing of mainly infrared-based high power lasers and LEDs based on gallium arsenide (GaAs).
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2017-08-17

Prominent Italian Tomato Grower Gandini Antonio S.S. Selects Heliospectra LED Lighting Solutions

A leading tomato producer in northern Italy invests in advanced LED technology to increase yield and improve plant quality. Heliospectra AB announces a new order from Heliospectra's Italian reseller Ageon S.r.l. The order goes to one of Italy's prominent commercial tomato producers Gandini Antonio S.S. located in northern Italy, with the goal to improve plant quality and increase yield. The order is valued at $99,000 (805,000 SEK).
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2017-08-17

Light Polymers and Cree Sign Patent License Agreement

Light Polymers recently announced a patent license-agreement with Cree, a leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED Lighting and power semiconductor solutions. Cree has granted a royalty-bearing, non-exclusive patent license to certain Cree patents for certain LED luminaires. This agreement will allow Light Polymers to apply their proprietary nanochemistry to affordably manufacture luminaires with special photonic films that advance the development of the LED lighting market by enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of LED lighting products.
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2017-08-17

EVERLIGHT Will Witness Growth in 2H17 but Profit of the Year Might Still Fall

LED package giant EVERLIGHT reported a solid 2Q17 revenue and profit better than that in 1Q17, yet worse than that in the prior year period. The product mix adjustment and price wars are said to account for the annual decline in EVERLIGHT’s finance. Besides, its new capacity is yet to contribute.
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2017-08-16

Taiwanese PCB Makers Seek to Join Micro LED Supply Chain

Technology giants such as Apple and Sharp have been actively running a series of research and development on Micro LED technology. PCB manufacturers are also eager to seize the related business opportunities. Unimicron has invested in related advanced manufacturing processes. It will start a small batch production in 2018 at the earliest and plans to mass produce PCBs for Micro LED applications in 2019. The rest of PCB makers intend to follow suit, which is expected to drive the growth of the PCB market to a new high. 
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2017-08-16

London to See Large Scale Smart Lighting Projects

Silver Spring Networks announced that it will deploy its Starfish™ platform-as-a-service (PaaS) across the City of London and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. This adds to the previously announced London deployment in the City of Westminster. 
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2017-08-16

Researchers Improve Color Tuning Technology for Next Generation LED

An international science research team introduced in the journal Science Advances a simple and economical way to create different sizes of semiconducting nanocrystals tailored for different needs, which might imply the possibility of the mass production of next generation LED.
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2017-08-14

What Does It Take To Be A Leading ODM LED Supplier?

WELLMAX, the LED Bulb Expert in China, has 30 years of global experiences in partnering with quality lighting brands. More than 800 million quality bulbs have been sold across the globe. More than 200 partners over 50 countries have built long-term relationship with them. WELLMAX has been the first strategic partner of Samsung Electronics extending collaborations in the SAMSUNG global ingredient brand program since 2016.
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2017-08-14

Code 3 Announces Licensing Agreement with Vital Vio

Code 3®, a company in engineering and manufacturing of innovative emergency lighting and warning products used in emergency response vehicles, announced a licensing agreement with Vital Vio, Inc., developer of an innovative, continuous White Light Disinfection™ technology designed to safely and constantly kill germs on indoor surfaces.
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2017-08-13

Sengled Takes Steps Towards Smarter Cities

Sengled, manufacturing intelligent lighting products that integrate consumer electronics inside energy efficient LED lights, announced their acceptance into the LoRa Alliance, joining other technology innovators in efforts to evolve home automation to commercial scale.
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2017-08-13

SNA Displays Installs LED Video Screens Outside MSG Networks Penn Plaza Studios

Sansi North America (SNA) Displays, a manufacturer of custom LED display and lighting solutions, provided an integrated LED display system for MSG Networks. The project included four same-sized video screens and curved LED-backlit channel letters for the MSG Networks brand.
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2017-08-12

JDI’s Massive Layoff Might Cause Huge Net Loss in the Short Run

The Japanese digital panel giant Japan Display Inc. (JDI) had a struggle revamping its liquid crystal display (LCD) panel business. To make the recovery happen, JDI planned to accept fundings from outside investors. Not only that, JDI will restructure LCD panel production sites, and lay off employees at a large scale, slashing about 4,000 jobs, according to Nikkei's report on August 8. 
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2017-08-11

Osram Revs up Wuxi Plant with the 2nd Phase of Back-end Production Project

Osram Opto Semiconductors successfully held a breaking ground ceremony for Wuxi factory's phase two expansion project in the Wuxi High-Tech Industrial Development Zone on August 8th.
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2017-08-10

Veeco Reports Continued Revenue Growth Despite Tumbling Shares

Process equipment provider Veeco reported on 3rd August its financial results in 2Q17. The company ended the second quarter with a solid revenue of USD 115.1 million, up 52.9% YoY. Yet, shares of the company slumped by 20% at 1 p.m. the next day after the financial announcement, as The Motley Fool carried in its report.
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2017-08-08

Enhanced Vision Introduces Jordy: New Wearable Low-Vision Technology at an Affordable Price

Enhanced Vision is pleased to introduce Jordy, the latest in wearable low-vision technology that will revolutionize how those with low vision perform everyday tasks, such as reading mail, paying bills, watching TV and playing cards. Jordy helps legally blind individuals who have macular degeneration or other low-vision conditions regain their visual independence and reclaim their lives.
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2017-08-08

New Fortune 500 Global AgTech Customer Deploys Heliospectra Intelligent LED Lighting Solutions

Heliospectra AB, a noted company in intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments, announces a new Fortune 500 Global AgTech customer. The order, valued at $70,000, adds to Heliospectra's significant 2017 sales growth and product commercialization.
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2017-08-08

John Innes Centre Expands Plant Science Research with Heliospectra Intelligent Lighting Solutions

Heliospectra AB, an expert in intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments, announces a new order from John Innes Centre in Norwich, United Kingdom. An independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, research, genetics and microbiology, the John Innes Centre order is valued at £ 92,248 (1 048 273 SEK).
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2017-08-05

14 Expansion Plans in China’s LED Industry 1H17 Part II

On May 22, San'an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd announced its wholly owned daughter company, Sanan Optoelectronics Hong Kong Company Limited would set up a subsidiary in the USA with its own funding of USD 10 million. This US-based firm would mostly focus on research, development, manufacture, and distribution of visible light communication (VLC) technology.
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2017-08-02

Cree and Emson Settle Patent Dispute and Reach Supply Agreement

Cree, Inc. , a leading LED supplier, announced that it has reached a confidential settlement in its patent infringement lawsuit with E. Mishan and Sons (“Emson”). Emson has agreed to an exclusive supply agreement to purchase market leading Cree® high power LEDs for its high performance tactical flashlights.
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2017-08-02

New Research Supports Customized Lighting Solutions to Reduce The Negative Impact of Light on Sleep

Lighting Science, a noted brand in next-generation LED lighting solutions, announces the comprehensive results from a study, "The effects of spectral tuning of evening ambient light on melatonin suppression, alertness and sleep", published today in the medical journal Physiology and Behavior1. The study was conducted by the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, with lighting technology provided by Rhode Island-based Lighting Science, makers of the noted GoodNight™ and Sleepy Baby™ pre-sleep consumer LEDs.
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2017-08-02

Bridgelux Files Patent Infringement Litigation against EVERLIGHT

Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of light emitting diode (LED) lighting technologies, yesterday filed a counter claim against EVERLIGHT in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California seeking past and current damages, and an injunction preventing further sale of certain products in the United States.  Bridgelux asserts that many EVERLIGHT products including EVERLIGHT’s 2835 and chip-on-board (COB) product lines infringe on Bridgelux United States Patent numbers 6,869,812, 8,567,988, 8,256,929 and 8,092,051.
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2017-08-01

San’an Optoelectronics qualifies AIXTRON Showerhead Reactor for production of Deep UV LEDs

AIXTRON SE, a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, announced today that globally leading Chinese optoelectronics manufacturer San’an has successfully completed the qualification of AIXTRON’s novel Close Coupled Showerhead (CCS) process chamber designed for the production of Deep Ultra Violet (DUV) LEDs.
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Lumileds introduced three new products in its LUXEON SunPlus Series of award winning LEDs for horticulture lighting. The LUXEON SunPlus Series is the only line of LEDs on the market to be tested and binned by photosynthetic photon fl... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics today announced two new additions to its chip-scale package (CSP) line-up: LM101B, a 1W-class mid-power LED, and LH231B, a 5W-class high-power LED. Built with enhanced CSP technology, the new LED packages deliver industry-l... READ MORE