2016-05-30

ITRI Develops Pocket-sized UV LED Chopstick Sanitizer

Eating out has become increasingly commonplace in today’s busy life. This has triggered an urgent need for a sanitizing product that is portable, environmentally friendly, and leaves no chemical residue. ITRI developed a one-of-a-kind "Pocket Chopstick Sanitizer," which in just 90 seconds can kill 99.99% of E.coli and other pathogens. This innovation wins the COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2016 and will be unveiled on May 31 at COMPUTEX Taipei. 
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2016-05-26

UV Curing Market Opportunities and Challenges Observed at RadTech UV+EB 2016

In this article LEDinside will address market opportunities observed for UV curing applications at RadTech UV+EB 2016, which took place a week ago in Chicago, U.S. In this series LEDinside has covered UV LED package, epoxy resin, photoinitiator, related materials, and module applications.
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2016-05-24

HPL Provides Optimized UV LED Curing Solution

Many manufacturers displayed advanced UV LED curing and disinfection technologies at RadTech UV 2016, which recently took place from May 16-18 in Chicago, U.S. The leading UV technology show integrates forums and exhibitions, and is an important indicator in the sector. Dr. Ming-chang Wu, Vice President of High Power Lighting Group (HPL) spoke to LEDinside about the company’s UV LED product trends and solutions.
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2016-05-20

Experts at RadTech 2016 Outlook for the UV LED Sector

Many manufacturers and industry leading UV curing and disinfection specialists seeking comprehensive system solutions attended RadTech UV 2016, which took place in Chicago, U.S. from May 16-18, 2016. The exhibition hosts both forums, while showcasing innovative UV products, making it a leading indicator in the UV sector.
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2016-05-12

Fujifilm to Demonstrate New LED UV Inkjet Printer at drupa 2016

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) today announces an addition to its highly successful Acuity LED wide-format inkjet printer portfolio, with the launch of the new Acuity LED 3200R. Offering a maximum print width of 3.2m, the Acuity LED 3200R features the Acuity range’s superb quality and productivity, and will be shown for the first time at drupa 2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany on stand A25, Hall 8b from 31st May to 10th June.
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2016-04-21

EVERLIGHT To Unveil Five New UV LEDs at LIGHTFAIR 2016

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, announces five new UV LEDs at LIGHTFAIR International 2016, showcased at booth #1851.
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2016-04-21

Siegwerk Offers LED UV Flexo Inks for Food and Pharmaceutical Packaging

Siegwerk, one of the leading providers of printing inks for packaging applications, labels, and catalogs, is now the first company in the market to offer LED UV printing inks for food and pharmaceutical packaging. By launching the SICURA Nutriflex LEDTec ink series, Siegwerk is specifically expanding its low migration UV printing ink portfolio. Expectations of UV printing inks are very high, particularly in the food and pharmaceutical packaging segment – users want the highest level of product safety at minimal migration risk coupled with optimal efficiency and short production time.
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2016-04-19

Lextar Showcases Innovative Nonvisible IR LED, Automotive Headlights and UV LEDs at TILS 2016

Lextar’s booth highlighted more advanced lighting technology at the lighting show this year, including several IR LED solutions, automotive lighting and UV LED modules at Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) 2016, which took place at Nangang Exhibition Hall from April 12-16, 2016 in Taipei.
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2016-04-14

Thinking Out of the Box of DUV LED Chip Designs

The LED industry is hunting for innovative technologies and application fields, as lighting and backlight market growth wane. UV LEDs over the past year has caught many LED manufacturers attention, the budding UV-A LED market application sector in nail curing, air purification, and printing applications is attracting top LED players including Nichia and Osram to invest in the sector. UV-C LED or DUV LED that has a wavelength ranging from 200 nm to 280 nm remains a market sector that barely exists at the moment, due to certain technical challenges that call for new solutions.
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2016-04-12

Spectroline's Unveils Advanced UV-A LED Inspection Lights Headwear

The Spectroline®EK-3000 EagleEye™ UV-A/White Light LED Inspection Kit is ahead of the non-destructive testing competition because it can be worn on your head for complete hands-free operation. 
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2016-04-07

Mimaki U.S. Branch Launches Super Wide Format UV-LED Printer

Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced the UJV55-320 super wide format UV-LED printer, a 128-inch roll-to-roll model featuring seven ink colors including white for printing on transparent or colored media. It will be on display at various worldwide expositions including in the Mimaki USA booth 1770 at the upcoming International Sign Expo, April 21-23, in Orlando.
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2016-03-24

Nichia Prioritizes UV LED, Automotive Lighting and Laser Diode Technologies in 2016

Leading Japanese LED manufacturer Nichia spoke to Taiwanese reporters about technologies it will be focusing on this year, and about its outlook for 2016, during a press conference held at Palais de Chine Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan on Thursday.
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2016-03-18

Dow Corning Showcases Silicone Secondary Optical Lens for UV LED Applications at Light+Building 2016

Top LED material manufacturer Dow Corning showcased a prototype silicone-based material for UV LED applications at the biennial Light+Building 2016, which takes place this week at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Center in Germany. 
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2016-03-08

Toyoda Gosei Reveals New Glass-Encapsulated UV LED

Toyoda Gosei has developed a new glass-encapsulated ultraviolet LED product with a fully sealed structure.
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2016-03-04

YuanRong Photoelectric Technology Signs Strategic Deep UV LED Partnership Agreement with HKI Group

YuanRong Photoelectric Technology (YuanRong) announced recently that its wholly owned subsidiary YuanRong Health Technology (temporary translation, the company does not have an official English name) has signed a global strategic partnership agreement with HKI Group to develop Deep UV (DUV) LED technologies, reported Chinese media Sinai.
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2016-02-22

Researchers Develop Solar Powered UV LEDs for Water Purification in Remote Areas

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a water purification plant that provides clean water far beyond the reach of the electrical grid - thanks to solar cells. With the help of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, these small and portable solar cell stations have now been placed across rural Bangladesh.
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2016-01-08

SETi Extends Fresh Produce Shelf Life in China with UV LED Tech

U.S. UV LED manufacturer, Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.(SETi), is selling deep UV LEDs to the Chinese market to extend the life of fresh product on store shelves, reported Fresh Plaza recently.
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2015-12-28

Epistar, Epileds and High Power Lighting Join Invisible LED Bandwagon

The LED lighting industry outlook for invisible LED business opportunities has been increasingly optimistic, with many international and Taiwanese companies jumping in this new blue sea market. Japanese, Korean, European and American manufacturers are all developing UV LEDs for curing, sterilization, medical, water and air purification systems. Security, retina recognition markets that require IR LED, are also presenting new business and technology opportunities for LED companies specializing in these fields.
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2015-12-18

Nikkiso Partners up with Formosa Plastics Group to Build World’s Largest UV LED Factory in Taiwan

Japanese UV LED manufacturer Nikkiso is collaborating with Formosa Plastics Group to build the world’s largest UV LED factory in Taiwan, reported Japanese media Nikkei.
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2015-12-14

Leading UV LED Manufacturer SETI Acquires Nitek Commercial Operations

Sensor Electronic Technology (SETi) has announced that it has acquired the commercial operations of UV LED developer and manufacturer, Nitek, strengthening its position as global leaders in the UV LED marketplace.
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2015-12-08

Shuji Nakakmura: UVC LEDs can Prevent Deadly Diseases in the Future

Nobel physics laureate Shuji Nakamura recently said importance of Ultraviolet LEDs will grow as the next generation LED technology can also help prevent the spread of deadly diseases, and possibly eradicate them, according to a Korea Times report.
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2015-12-07

Epistar Chairman: Lighting Market and Tube Light Breakthroughs to Support LED Market Growth in 2016

The LED backlight industry might still experience an exceptionally cool season in 2016, but breakthroughs are expected in the tube light replacement market, said Epistar Chairman B.J.Lee at the 2015 Pan Wen Yuan Prize Award Ceremony at the Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan earlier today.
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2015-11-25

Nichia’s Market Outlook for 2016

The sluggish global economy triggered the downtrend in the LED industry in 2015, and next year is expected to be just as challenging for manufacturers in the backlight and general lighting market, said Katsuyuki Akutagawa, Chief Legal & IP Officer and Company Board Director of Nichia (the company) at a press conference held in Mandarin Oriental Taipei, earlier Wednesday. 
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2015-11-10

Seoul Viosys to Team up with Swedish Company for Water Cleaning Solution

World renowned UV LED solution company Seoul Viosys announced on November 5th its plan to partner with Watersprint, a Swedish company developing water purification products and systems to develop a clean water supply solution.
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2015-11-02

UV LEDs High Entry Level Can't Fend Off Hopeful Manufacturers

Several factors have caused manufacturers to flood emerging blue sea markets, such as China’s soon to be implemented 13th five-year plan; drying up LED subsidies; price wars in lighting industry that have resulted in pricing and selling bulbs per kilogram; and industry restructures which have benefited the expansion of big players on the market. SMEs in the industry have been treading on thin ice.  When the UV LED emerged as a blue sea market in the LED industry, only a few manufacturers were competing in the market sector. Fast forward to present, manufacturers once standing on the sidelines speculating are starting to jump in. In the near future, it is possible that this niche market might be on the same road as blue LEDs and become another hotly contended red sea market.
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2015-10-29

Epistar Moving into GaN Power Device and Specialized Lighting Markets

Left bleeding from price wars over the past few years, LED manufacturers are seeking alternative markets and restructuring business strategies. Epistar for instance is looking into niche markets including GaN power devices and specialized lighting, said Carson Hsieh,Vice President, R&D Center,Epistar during his presentation at LEDforum 2015, which took place recently at Room 201, National Taiwan University Hospital International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
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2015-10-28

HP Lighting Outlook for UV LED Curing Market

Most speakers highlighted niche market applications including UV LED, IR LED and automotive lighting market applications and opportunities, during the afternoon session of LEDforum 2015 this year, which took place last Friday at National Taiwan University Hospital International Convention Center in Taipei, Taiwan.
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2015-09-10

Seoul Viosys and SETi Partner Up in UV LED Decontamination in Space

World leading UV LED solution company, Seoul Viosys(CEO Jaejo Kim, www.seoulvisys.com) and leading U.S. based short-wavelength UV LED pioneer and manufacturer Sensor Electronics Technology Inc (CEO Emmanuel Lakios, www.s-et.com) signed an agreement for joint-commercialize and expand related sales of the Violeds technology which was reported used by NASA aboard the International Space Station.
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2015-08-05

Asahi Kasei Orders AIXTRON CCS Tool to Mass Produce Deep UV LEDs

AIXTRON, a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, today announced that Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei has ordered an AIXTRON Close Coupled Showerhead system (CCS) for pilot production of Deep Ultraviolet (DUV) LEDs based on Aluminum Gallium Nitride (AlGaN). The system is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter 2015. 
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2015-07-29

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2015 Ends on a Bright Note

Appropriately themed “Envision the future of lights” after its mission, the 20th edition of the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition had participants sharing inspirational ideas and innovative technologies. Dialogue of this nature is essential in shaping the future of the lighting industry. Held from 9 – 12 June 2015, the fair spanned across 21 halls and occupied 225,000 sqm. The show closed with a 4.7% increase in visitor figures from the previous year, totalling 135,990 professional visitors (2014:129,885) from 131 countries and regions including over 5500 domestic and overseas delegates. These numbers were duly matched by a record-breaking 2,698 exhibitors (2014: 2,621) representing 27 countries and regions.
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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