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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2015-06-29

Phoseon Technology UV LED Reaches 50,000 Hour Lifetime Milestone

Phoseon Technology, the leader in UV LED curing solutions, today announced a major milestone for UV LED light sources. As a result of Phoseon's rigorous reliability efforts, lifetime testing of lamps has now surpassed 50,000 hours of operational on-time with lamp irradiance being greater than 80% of its original output when the test first began five-plus years ago. For perspective, utilizing a single shift workweek of 2,000 hours per year, 50,000 hours equates to 25 years of UV LED operating on-time. 
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2015-06-29

Kenall Mfg. Launches New Bacteria-killing LED Light for Hospitals

Kenall Manufacturing introduced Indigo-Clean™, a light fixture that uses Continuous Environmental Disinfection technology to continuously kill harmful bacteria linked to hospital acquired infections (HAIs). The technology behind Indigo-Clean™ inactivates a wide range of micro-organisms that are known causes of HAIs, including MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), C.difficile and VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus).
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2015-06-24

IR LED and UV LED Applications Take Off at Photonics Festival In Taiwan

A special UV or IR pavilion was set up at this year’s Photonics Festival in Taiwan, which took place earlier this month in Taipei, Taiwan.This is the first time that the show organized by Taiwan’s Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA) has highlighted niche UV and IR LED applications, which has benefited attending manufacturers and visitors.
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2015-06-16

EVERLIGHT Exhibits Diversified IR and UV LEDs at Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2015

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS 【TSE:2393】, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, exhibiting diversified products at the IR/UV zone of Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2015 (Taiwan International Lighting Show 2015) owing to the increasing demands of IR products and special applications, where IR products are widely applied for mobile devices, smart phones and surveillance systems, UV LEDs are applied for printer drying, disinfection and counterfeit detection, thoroughly demonstrating EVERLIGHT ‘s high-end technology and multiple dimension.
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2015-06-12

Rechargeable UV LED Leak Detection Flashlight for Heavy Duty Fleets

The Tracerline® OPTI-PRO(TM) Max (P/N TP-8630) is a cordless, state-of-the-art, True UV LED leak detection flashlight. It makes heavy duty/fleet vehicle leaks easy to spot, while slashing valuable diagnostic time for technicians.
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2015-05-05

IR and UV LED Developments at IR+UV Expo 2015

The second day of IR+UV Expo 2015 special forum that took place in late April in Yokohama, Japan started off with a semiconductor components for laser diodes (LD) and UV LED developments presentation by a senior researcher from Japan’s prestigious research institute, Riken.
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2015-04-27

HP Lighting Provides Optimized UV LED Optic Design that Delivers Uniform Lighting Distribution According to Different Application System

Charles Wei, the Chairman of HP Lighting shed some light on UV LED product development trends and solutions in an exclusive interview with LEDinside at IR+UV EXPO 2015, which took place in Pacifico Yokohama, Japan, from April 22-24, 2015.
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2015-04-20

LED Industry Focusing on UV/IR LED Niche Market Applications

Most LED manufacturers were displaying UV or IR LED related applications at SPIE Photonics West, and many of these new applications covered LED chips, dies, package and other products.
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2015-03-17

Applied Ventures Broadens Portfolio With RayVio UV LED Investment

Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials and a leading corporate venture firm, announced today that it has participated in a Series B financing round for RayVio Corporation, an advanced UV LED solutions company developing proprietary semiconductor-based technology for manufacturing solid state ultraviolet (SSUV) LED products and applications. RayVio's patented technology is intended to enable large-scale adoption of UV LEDs for the industrial, digital health and consumer sectors, with a variety of applications to benefit society.
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2015-03-16

Nitride Solutions Closes $3M in New Funding for AlN Substrates

Nitride Solutions a developer and manufacturer of advanced nitride substrates for LEDs, lasers, and power electronics—announced today that it has successfully closed US $3 million in new funding as Hansol Chemical, Greenpoint Global Mittelstand Fund, and Silicon Pastures Angel Investment Network joined the company’s investor group. Funds will be used to expand production of the company’s aluminum nitride substrate offerings, as well as to accelerate market introduction of its high-performance thermal management coatings.
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2015-03-12

Nichia Product Lineup for 2015 to Include UV LED and Red Phosphor

Leading global LED manufacturer Nichia’s product lineup for 2015 will include UV LEDs, Mn 4+red phosphor powder, and laser diode products, company representatives revealed at a recent press conference at Hotel Okura in Taipei, Taiwan.
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2015-03-10

Taiwanese LED Manufacturers Tap Into UV and IR LED Niche Markets

Despite leading the global LED component market in 2014, Taiwanese LED manufacturers are entering LED niche markets, according to an UDN report.
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2015-02-16

AOT Projects Soaring UV LED Growth in 2015

Taiwanese LED manufacturer AOT projected significant growth in the UV LED market after recently announcing last month’s revenues, according to a Chinese-media LaoYaoBao report.
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2015-02-05

Nikkiso America Introduces World’s Highest Power, Deep UV LEDs

Nikkiso America, a world leader in the development and commercialization of deep ultraviolet LEDs, has announced that it has initiated shipments of the world’s highest power deep UV-LEDs, featuring three times more optical power output than is commercially available from other sources in the UV-C and UV-B range. The Nikkiso UV-LED business will introduce the new high-power deep UV-LED product line for the first time in North America at the SPIE Photonics West exhibition in San Francisco February 10 - 12, 2015, North Hall Booth #4815. The Nikkiso UV-LED products are designed for applications in biomedical instrumentation and treatment, germicidal purification and sterilization, and industrial curing and printing.
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2015-01-29

Phoseon Technology Introduces New LED Area Curing Solution for Electronics Manufacturing

Phoseon Technology, the leader in UV LED curing solutions, today announced the launch of the FireJet™ FJ800 area curing solution for electronics manufacturing. The new air-cooled solution is optimized for production lines with large area applications such as micro speakers, camera modules and flat panel displays. Starting from a base curing area of 100mm x 100mm, these modular products can scale in all directions and provide contiguous, uniform UV output. The FJ800 light sources are available in 365nm and 395nm wavelengths and come with a separate controller that uses a simple, intuitive graphical interface.
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2015-01-15

Japanese Manufacturers Highlight High Bay Lights and LED Spotlights at Lighting Japan 2015

This year’s Lighting Japan continued to feature Asian LED technologies, material, equipment and lighting developments that the global industry has been closely following. The exhibition also featured next generation lighting designs including LED and OLED light sources. Some of the advanced application concepts were showcased in better exhibition locations.
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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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