2013-06-05

DOE Announces $10.1M to Five Companies for R&D Intend to Lower Cost of Energy-efficient SSL

As a response to the (solid-state lighting) SSL Manufacturing R&D funding opportunity announcement made in December, the US. Department of Energy (DOE) has competitively selected five projects for SSL to receive the fourth round of funding. The two-year projects will focus on reducing costs while maintaining quality by improving the quality and performance of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Total DOE funding for the five projects is $10.1 million, while the five companies will put in a matching $10.1 million investment...
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2013-05-08

Information about LIGHTING Japan 2014

This is Machiko Aikawa of LIGHTING JAPAN Show Management. As you are aware, with diffusion of LED lightings, lighting control becomes key technology.   We, therefore, have launched "Lighting Control System Zone" inside LIGHTING JAPAN 2014. LIGHTING JAPAN gathers 1st-class exhibitors with high technologies every year.   If you produce/deal with below products/technologies/solutions, why not participate and showcase them.
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2013-03-08

Samsung to Acquire 3% of Sharp for 10.4b yen for OLED Technology

Samsung will acquire 3% of Sharp for 10.4 billion yen (HK$856.8 million) to secure liquid crystal displays for smartphones and televisions. It is emphasising OLED technology that offers sharper, brighter images while consuming less power. They expect to use OLED technology to widen the gap with rival Sony. The firm, with 37.4 trillion won (HK$265.5 billion) of cash, is investing in OLEDs to boost sales of the ultra-thin sets that typically cost three times more than LCD models. Samsung and LG Electronics are depending on the new technology to counter slowing g...
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2013-02-13

Breakthrough with Tridonic's new OLED lighting module

At the beginning of the new year Tridonic landed a big breakthrough with OLED modules for professional lighting. Available in series, the new lighting module from the OLEDmodule LUREON REP product range for the first time achieves a luminous flux of more than 100 lumens, at dimensions of 99 x 99 mm². In addition, LUREON REP achieves a system efficiency of over 50 lm/W in neutral white, which is much higher than that achieved by comparable products on the market.
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2013-02-04

Eleven German OLED Companies Conclude Public Funded OLED Project

Eleven leading German OLED companies and research institutions announced the successful completion of the OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) related project; So-Light. This € 14.7 m project was supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) over a three and a half year period and addressed the complete value chain, from primary OLED materials through to OLED-lighting applications. Several of the promising innovations created within the project will now be brought to market by the participants of the So-Light project. The proje...
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2013-01-25

Samsung Display may Bury the Hatchet with LG on OLED Lawsuits

Samsung Display is reported to end lawsuits against LG, as the government recently stepped in to try and end the dispute that started late last year. “Samsung Display will seek a solution in a constructive way in the ongoing legal proceedings against LG Display,” Samsung Display Chief Executive Officer Kim Ki-nam told reporters following a regular meeting with other top Samsung executives at Samsung Electronics’ headquarters in downtown Seoul, Wednesday. His remarks were taken as a sign that the company is willing to seek a compromise in the ongo...
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2012-12-14

Osram Brings Transparent OLEDs to Industry Maturity

The 'Rollercoaster' luminaire demonstrates rapid development with organic light emitting diodes Osram presents a luminaire in the form of the Rollercoaster designer luminaire featuring industry-mature, transparent OLEDs for the first time. The 'luminous glass panels' are intended for series-production from 2014 onwards, and OLED will be the first choice in the future for transparent light designs. Osram presents a luminaire in the form of the Rollercoaster designer luminaire featuring industry-mature, transparent OLEDs for the first time.  The &#...
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2012-12-12

Idemitsu Starts Production of OLED Materials in S. Korea

Idemitsu Electronic Materials Korea Co., Ltd. a wholly owned subsidiary backed by Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. has completed construction of a plant for manufacturing OLED materials in Paju, near Seoul, and plans to begin production. Commercial shipment of the products will be started at next spring, after completing the quality inspection and production processes.   The products manufactured in the plant is expected to sell the products in markets including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Europe and other markets in addition to South Korean market. Idemitsu Kosa...
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2012-11-27

Sony teases new work in progress 20.5-inch OLED display for medical use

Sony was the first company on the market with a OLED TV in 2009. The problem with the TV was that it had a very small screen at 11-inches and a very big price tag. The TV was only on the market for a few years before Sony stopped producing it partly because of poor sales. Despite Sony’s first retail OLED product being discontinued, Sony has still been working on OLED technology. Sony’s medical systems division has recently teased a new OLED display that is a work in progress. Sony is specific in noting that the 20.5-inch OLED display is not...
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2012-10-11

Rohm Showcased Planer LED Lighting Panel at CEATEC JAPAN 2012

Rohm Co Ltd has showcased a planer LED lighting panel featuring LED packages with a high color rendering index as high as 98 at CEATEC JAPAN 2012 held from Oct 2 to 6, 2012. High color rendering index According to the firm, the panel was made by arranging LED packages on a plane surface and covering them with a light diffusion plate. It emits light from the entire surface of the panel like an OLED lighting panel. By using its fluorescent material technologies, Rohm realized a general color rendering index (Ra) as high as 98 and prevented the sulfurati...
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2012-10-09

Focusing on the Perfect Pixel: Merck Presents Trend-Setting, Efficient Solutions for all Display Applications at the IMID and the FPD

•    licristal® PS-VA for pioneering display technologies: Vivid images at minimal power consumption •    licrivue® reactive mesogens: Enabling convenient 3D TV and enhancing display performance •    WR Patinal® hydro- and oleophobic coating materials: For outstanding smooth, clean and responsive surfaces for touch screens Merck will be presenting its innovative portfolio of display materials at two major display industry events in Asia in October. As a leader in all areas of LC display applicatio...
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2012-10-02

Novaled awarded “European Company of the Year” by a panel of international cleantech experts

Novaled has been named in the prestigious 2012 Global Cleantech 100 list recognizing the top global private companies in the clean technology industry. In addition the company has been awarded as the European Company of the Year by a 75-strong international expert panel. Novaled today announced it is named in the prestigious 2012 Global Cleantech 100 list, produced by Cleantech Group, a leading research firm focused on global cleantech innovation. The list is unique in the sector and highlights the top private companies that represent the most innovative and promising idea...
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2012-09-27

Universal Display Cooperates with Duksan Hi-Metal for OLED Host Material in Korea

Universal Display Corporation and Duksan Hi-Metal Company Limited, have entered into a master services agreement to enhance Universal Display’s local presence and expansion in Korea. As the first initiative under the agreement, Duksan will provide manufacturing services for one of Universal Display’s host products for certain Korean customers. Universal Display and Duksan will also explore additional areas for collaboration to better serve and support the needs of the growing Korean OLED industry. “We are very happy to cooperate with Universa...
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2012-09-26

Analysts Points out OLED Industry Needs Rethink

According to a recent report by market analysts Nanomarkets, the OLED market has suffered a significant slowdown and companies are being more circumspect about the potential for the technology. OLED market struggles on account of several separate factors Currently, the report suggests the OLED market struggles on account of several separate factors. It highlights the fact that because OLEDs are classed within the luxury market the prospect of increased interest and development could be a called into question in times of reduced wealth and higher unemployment. The rep...
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2012-09-24

Sumitomo Chemical Joins Holst Centre's Research Program for OLED

Sumitomo Chemical has taken part in Holst Centre's shared research program on Printed Organic Lighting and Signage, to develop multi-layer solution processes for high-efficiency OLEDs.   OLEDs are revolutionary large-area light sources that could cut lighting-related energy use by 50-90% and enable unique lighting applications. They are manufactured by depositing numerous thin layers of materials onto glass substrates or flexible plastic foils. Today's highest-efficiency OLEDs are made using evaporative processes in vacuum conditions. Switching to atmosp...
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2012-07-24

Universal Display Cooperates with Plextronics to Develop Next-Gen OLED Materials

Universal Display Corp. has signed a three-year agreement with Plextronics Inc. to expand their development of next-generation solution-processible OLED material systems for displays and lighting applications. The OLED supplier invested $4 million in Plextronics to accelerate the development and commercialization of solution-based OLED material systems that incorporate Plextronics’ hole injection layer (HIL) and hole transport materials with its phosphorescent OLED emissive layer materials. “Plextronics has worked closely with Universal Display...
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2012-07-24

The Interior aspects of LEDs

By Scott Watson Light emitting diodes (LEDs) have continued to be greatly used in the electronic world.  There’s a lot you need to know about their designs and functions.  They have continued to be used in the manufacturing of gadgets, mobile devices and other tiny and large electronics. To know more about the LEDs there’s a need to unravel their interior components.  This is exactly the major focus of this write-up. Getting to know the inside sections of LEDs can be very educating.  The interior construction of such devises is worth k...
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2012-07-03

Samsung Display Merges with Samsung Mobile Display and S-LCD Corporations to Expand its OLED Business

Samsung Display is playing as a newly merged business with Samsung Mobile Display and S-LCD activities within the Korean electronics group, to expand its activities in LCDs and OLEDs. Oh-hyun Kwon, vice chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics, said "Samsung Display is destined to attain virtually unlimited growth." In addition, the company also intends to combine OLED production technology with precision large panel operations and seasoned supply chain management. "Our combined strengths will guide Samsung's display business through t...
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2012-07-02

Osram :Temperature stability record for area light source OLED

Osram has taken a major step toward OLEDs that are suitable for automotive applications. For the first time the company has developed an OLED that proved capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 85 degrees Celsius for several hundred hours in a laboratory long-term test. Temperature stability is the biggest challenge when it comes to making these innovative surface area light sources suitable for use in cars. "Since the success of this research we’re now tackling their future application in production vehicles", says Ulrich Eisele, responsible for th...
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2012-06-26

Germany Trade & Invest Focuses on LED Market

Aiming at an expected double digit annual growth through 2018 for German LED lighting industry, Germany Trade & Invest has announced to center on LED technologies. Germany Trade & Invest experts, who will be at this year's LED/OLED Expo in South Korea from June 26 until June 29, have said that LED and OLED companies are well positioned for the next growth phase within the lighting industry. Jonathan Schoo, electronics and microtechnology expert at Germany Trade & Invest in Berlin, pointed out that, "The energy revolution in G...
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2012-06-13

DOE Announces $7 million Investments to Support SSL Development

Recently, according to The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), it has released more than $7 million for three innovative lighting projects at companies in California, Michigan and North Carolina that aim to lower the cost of manufacturing high-efficiency solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies LEDs and OLEDs.   The two-year projects selected will focus on significantly reducing manufacturing costs while continuing to improve the quality and performance of solid state lighting technologies.  These investments, which will leverage an additional $5 million in p...
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2012-04-27

Light+Building 2012 Report II: Philips Lighting

Philips Lighting is the current leader of the global lighting industry, a forerunner in traditional lighting, LED lighting, special lighting and lighting fixture areas. The company exhibited at Forum 0. From its booth it was very easy to tell how much marketing budget Philips invested in it. Philips’ sector was divided into assorted booths, including interior lighting, office lighting, outdoors lighting, industrial lighting, food lighting and LED light bulb. LEDinside conducted an interview with Philips Lumileds regarding its LED light source, LED component...
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2012-03-30

LEDTEC ASIA 2012 Highlights III: Overview of European and Japanese Companies

A lot of major manufacturers from Europe, the United States and Japan also exhibit at Singapore Int’l LED/OLED Technology Show 2012 (LEDTEC ASIA 2012). Here is LEDinside’s observation on their products.   Philips Lighting Philips Lighting’s booth Philips Lighting has been in the Singaporean market for quite some time, supplying the market with high bay light products for industrial, commercial and residential uses. The panel light caters to dinning rooms, offices and other commercial spaces Philips’...
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2012-03-15

OLED Inventor Ching Tang Joins QD Vision Science Advisory Board

Recently, Ching Tang, OLED inventor and a winner of the prestigious Wolf Prize in the field of chemistry, has joined QD Vision on the company’s scientific advisory board. As the Doris Johns Cherry Professor at the University of Rochester, Tang is credited with several key innovations that led to the commercialisation of OLED flat-panel display technology, including the discovery of the basic heterojunction device structure. Seth Coe-Sullivan, QD Vision founder and Chief Technology Officer, spoke highly of Tang, “Ching Tang is an extraordi...
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2012-01-17

Advance Display Technology Implementing LED: Large-sized OLED and Crystal LED TVs

By Scott Patterson Unquestionably the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. is focused on the new technologies. Among all these impressive new technologies, the highlights implementing LED technologies were Sony’s new Crystal LED technology and Korean maker’s application of OLEDs (organic light-emitting diode) on large-sized TVs. Sony’s Crystal LED technology creates a full-HD display using approximately 60 million LEDs as light source on a substrate. This new technology can have a nearly...
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2011-10-14

OLED100 Results and Demonstrator Coming Soon

For general lighting, OLEDs have to compete with existing and upcoming lighting, achieving power efficacies of up to 100 lumens per watt, which fluorescent tubes are capable of, and operational lifetimes of up to 100,000 hours, which are now possible with commercial inorganic LED lighting. As well as improving efficacies and long operational lifetimes equivalent to commercial general lighting technologies, the project has also focused on fabrication on larger glass substrates. As part of the dissemination of the project next month a press event will be held where a demonstrator ...
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2011-08-30

Universal Display Cooperates with Panasonic Idemitsu on OLED Technology

Universal Display is reported to reach a deal  with Panasonic Idemitsu OLED Lighting Company, the joint venture of Panasonic Electric Works Co. Ltd., and Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. on OLED technology. Under the deal, Panasonic Idemitsu gets rights to use Universal’s “UniversalPHOLED” technology in its OLED lighting products, with the terms running through July of 2014. Some amount of the royalties involved will be paid up front to Universal, the company said, though the amounts involved were not disclosed. &n...
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2011-06-29

OLED Outfit Dressed up Black Eyed Pea

Recently, LEDs and OLED lighting panels have played a key role on American hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas. The group has gone on stage on Paris on three shows, wearing clothes embroidered with LEDs and OLED lighting panels from Philips. Fergie had a 'leather cat woman' outfit that has 75 white Lumiblade OLED panels. The panels were controlled remotely - and were synchronized to the music and lighting sequences....
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2011-06-23

IMRE and the University of Michigan Announces Breakthrough on OLED External Quantum Efficiency

Reportedly, Researchers from IMRE, a research institute of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and the University of Michigan, US have turned out that the efficiency of fluorescent blue OLED devices can reach 9.4%, trumping the current theoretical limit for OLED external quantum efficiency (EQE) by nearly two-fold. This breakthrough has overcome the weakness of the blue emitters on short lifetime and poor colour quality, and it is likely to make OLED displays the next wave in consumer displays. By changing the thick...
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2011-06-21

Osram Makes Breakthroughs on OLED

Lately, Osram has made two breakthroughs on OLED. One breakthrough is that, testing under application-oriented conditions in an integrating sphere, the company has achieved 87 lm/W with its OLED in the lab. In contrast to the previous achieved peak value, this efficacy is about 40 percent higher or nearly the efficiency of fluorescent lamps. And the OLED was measured at a brightness of 1,000 cd/m2 and a color temperature of approximately 4,000 K. The company also achieved almost 75 Im/W at a brightness of 5,000 cd/m2 in another test. It has already tested the org...
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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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