2014-03-24

Industry Experts Weight in on LED and OLED Future Development (Part 1)

The SSL industry has seen substantial growth recently that is only to increase over the next few years. During the Taiwan Solid State Lighting forum at Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) 2014 on March 20th, industry experts shared their insight on the direction the SSL industry will take in the future. Panelists discussing the future development and challenges of SSL included Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Director and Professor Robert F. Karlicek, Jr., lighting designer and Director of Professional Lighting Designers’ Association James Wallace, Research Director for Panasonic Takuya Komoda, Chairman of Lextar Electronics David Su, and Vice Chairperson of International Affairs Committee Michael Ng.
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2014-03-14

2014 DOE Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing R&D Workshop

Join the DOE and lighting industry experts representing the entire SSL supply chain at the sixth annual SSL Manufacturing R&D Workshop in San Deigo California on May 7th -8th. 
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2014-03-07

NCSU Researcher Kicks off Greener OLED Science Project

A researcher from NC State University (NCSU) Department of Chemistry has launched a fundraising project on crowdfunding platform Experiment to make environmental friendly OLEDs.
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2014-03-05

Philips Lumiblade to Reveal OLED Space Applications

As OLED manufacturers explore potential application fields, such as commercial, retail and beauty applications, Philips Lumiblade has moved away from “Earthly” applications to a whole new frontier: outer space.
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2014-03-05

Konica Minolta OLED Luminous Efficacy Reaches 131 lm/W

Konica Minolta announced on its Japanese website recently the launch of the world’s most efficient OLED with a luminous efficacy of 131 lm/W, up from previous OLED panels luminous efficacy of 103 lm/W.
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2014-03-03

Universal Display Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Financial Results

Universal Display Corporation, enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED  technology and materials, today announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013.
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2014-02-03

New Possibilities for OLED Based on a Single-Molecule LED

Research by Gaël Reecht, Fabrice Scheurer, Virginie Speisser and et al from University of Strasbourg, France luminescence can be achieved by a single polymer molecule, which could be the smallest possible OLED device, according to Physic Review article. Below is the synopsis for the report on Physical Review Letters by Don Monroe :
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2014-01-17

Lighting Japan 2014 Ends on a High Note

Lighting Japan 2014 was comprised of three specialized shows, including the LED/OLED Lighting Expo, making it the biggest ever. Running from Jan. 15-17, the show was held at Big Sight Tokyo. Global lighting heavy weights including Philips, Osram, GE, Panasonic, and Toshiba to name a few, all displayed their new products for the upcoming year. LED components were not the only focal point of the expo. Lighting application and high density integration (HDI) systems also draw a lot of attention from buyers and visitors. OLED application in lighting was another notable trend during the show. 
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2014-01-16

Osram Discusses OLED Development at Lighting Japan 2014

At Lighting Japan 2014, it was clear that large manufacturers have been quickening their pace in introducing OLED into the lighting market. Large international manufacturer Osram spoke about developing OLED in the lighting market during the lighting expo.
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2014-01-14

Samsung OLED TV Hefty Price Tag Not Expected to Drop till 2017

Price tag for Samsung OLED TVs will not drop anytime soon as the industry still faces some hurdles to overcome in the manufacturing process.
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2013-12-26

2013 Review: The Future of OLED

In recent years, LED technology has been the fastest growing in solid-state lighting, with a market penetration rate estimated to exceed 60 percent in 2014, according to LEDinside. Rapid improvement and the ever-increasing interest of large electronic manufacturers in OLED technology could lead OLEDs into the spotlight in 2017, analyzed LEDinside.
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2013-12-16

Samsung Integrates OLED and LCD Division

Samsunng Display has integrated the company’s OLED dicision and LCD division according to an announcement on December 11th.
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2013-11-29

Engineering Project Shows Promise for Advances in Lighting Technology

NSF I-Corps saw promise in the work of a team of about a dozen ASU engineering doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers to make a significant advance in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology.
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2013-11-26

Things to Watch Out for at Automotive Shows

Automotive lighting has evolved from just merely lighting up the road ahead to beautiful interior decoration. As seen at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, automotive lighting applications are evolving. LEDinside’s car lighting specialist Duff Lu shares insights on lighting trends in this article.
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2013-11-26

Universal Display and Philips Technologie GmbH Announce Collaboration and Evaluation Agreement for OLED Lighting

Universal Display Corporation, enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, today announced a collaboration and evaluation agreement with Philips Technologie GmbH, Business Center OLED Lighting. Under this agreement, Universal Display will begin supplying Philips with its highly efficient phosphorescent OLED (PHOLED) materials for solid-state lighting applications.
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2013-11-25

PPG Expands OLED Production to Support Demand for Universal Display Products

PPG Industries and Universal Display Corporation today marked the opening of a world-class organic light-emitting diode (OLED) materials production facility at PPG’s Barberton, Ohio plant. This new site, which PPG owns and operates, commenced manufacturing earlier this month and will foster the expanded development and production of Universal Display’s phosphorescent OLED (UniversalPHOLED®) materials. “This investment furthers our commitment in this growing technology area and expands our partnership with Universal Display. As the market demand for energy-efficient, high-performance OLED displays and lighting devices continues to grow, we are better prepared today to meet their needs.
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2013-11-15

Cheil Industries to Spend US $1.7 Billion in Materials Until 2016

Cheil Industries, a Samsung Group company specializing in textiles, will invest up to 1.8 trillion won (US $1.7 billion) for the next three years in high value-added electronic and chemical materials. The company said this on November 7 in a regulatory filing. The areas it will focus on include OLED (organic light-emitting diode), rechargeable battery separators, and polarized film.
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2013-11-13

TCL Shareholder Meeting Passes OLED Construction Investment Proposal

TCL group has announced “Huaxing Power two first 8.5-genertion TFT-LCD (including oxide semiconductor and AMOLED) production line construction project proposal”was passed during a recent  shareholders’ meeting.
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2013-11-11

Novel LEDs Pave the Way to Cheaper Displays

Researchers from the universities of Bonn and Regensburg have developed a novel type of organic light-emitting diode (OLED). These lights are suitable for the design of particularly energy-efficient cheap displays, which find applications in smart phones, tablet PCs or TVs. Applications in lighting such as in luminescent tiles are also conceivable. The scientists have now reported their findings in the journal “Angewandte Chemie” (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201307601).
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2013-11-08

OLED Glasses Brings Sight to the Blind

Assisted Vision had developed a pair of OLED glasses that can allow blind people to see again.
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2013-11-05

Organic Lights and Solar Cells Straight from the Printer

Flickering façades, curved monitors, flashing clothing, fluorescent wallpaper, flexible solar cells – and all printable. This is no make-believe vision of the future; it will soon be possible using a new printing process for organic light-emitting diodes.
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2013-11-05

New Innovation in Curved OLED Screens Could Revolutionize Wearable Devices

Another company is making a name for themselves in the bendable OLED display market. At FPD International 2013, Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) showcased their curved OLED display. What made their design stand out compared with other companies who have come before them is that their display has the ability to tightly warp around the edges of a smartphone.
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2013-11-04

Researchers Use OLED Technology to Cultivate Algae at IDW

Researchers of the Technical University Dresden and Fraunhofer COMEDD will present a model of a bioreactor for the cultivation of micro algae using lighting technology based on organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) at the IDW 2013 for the first time.
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2013-10-30

Quantum Dot Technology: A More Affordable Alternative to OLED

OLED TVs voluptuous curves and high image quality is failing to entice consumers, mainly due to its high price tag. Even the cheapest 55” OLED TV on the market released by Samsung still costs nearly US$ 9,000. But buyers after vibrant colors and HD image should not be discouraged as quantum dot technology might help drive down Ultra High Definition (UHD) LCD TV costs.
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2013-10-24

Kateeva CTO and OLED Co-Inventor Inducted Into 2013 Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame

Kateeva Chief Technology Officer and OLED co-inventor Steven Van Slyke was inducted into the 2013 Consumer Electronics (CE) Hall of Fame for his contributions to the advancement of the consumer electronics industry. Van Slyke was one of 15 industry leaders honored last night at the CE Hall of Fame dinner held in Los Angeles. He joins an elite group of inductees that includes the founders of eBay and TiVo, as well as the inventor of the microprocessor, and others.
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2013-09-24

South Korean Giants Samsung and LG End OLED Patent Dispute

Samsung announced on September 23rd that the patent dispute with LG has finally come to an end. The two South Korean firms decided that the best method for solving the dispute was to put aside differences and cooperate instead.
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2013-09-17

Toward a Truly White Organic LED

By inserting platinum atoms into an organic semiconductor, University of Utah physicists were able to “tune” the plastic-like polymer to emit light of different colors – a step toward more efficient, less expensive and truly white organic LEDs for light bulbs of the future.
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2013-09-09

Philips to Make Up 45% of the Global Lighting Market by 2015

Philips Lighting (China) vice president and general manager Chandra Vaidyanathan in Guangzhou said that “by 2015, LED lighting will make up 45 percent of the global lighting market. This is especially true for China where proportions will be even bigger thanks to strong government promotion.”
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2013-08-22

EU-Funded ManuCloud Consortium Develops a Facade Module Integrating OLED and Organic Photovoltaic

The manufacturing of individually designed organic light-emitting diodes and solar cells and their combination can be realized in the near future. After three years the project ManuCloud (distributed Cloud product specification and supply chain manufacturing execution infrastructure), which was funded by the European Union, now successfully completed its work. As result the project partners Heliatek, Fraunhofer COMEDD, Tridonic Dresden and GSS Gebäude-Solarsysteme GmbH presented a demonstrator of a façade module, which combines the OLED and OPV ...
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2013-08-20

Mitsubishi and Pioneer Establishes a New Company to Handle OLED Sales in Japan

Mitsubishi and Pioneer have established a new company called MC Pioneer OLED Lighting (MPOL). The registered capital of the new company was one hundred and fifty million yen, and the two companies each contributed 50%. The new company will handle OLED lighting marketing and sales in Japan. MPOL offers Verbatim's Velve color-tunable OLED lighting panels that jointly made by Mitsubishi and Pioneer. MPOL has a nice website (in Japanese, though) that shows nice photos of the latest Velve installations such as the Issey Miyake store at Tokyo'...
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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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