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Laser Components Producing and Offering LG Innotek High-Power UV LEDs

Laser Components GmbH produces and offers LG Innotek's UV-B LEDs including this four-chip model.
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South Korean firm LG Innotek reports that the German-based private company Laser Components GmbH, its production partner now produces and offers LG Innotek’s 305 nm UVB wavelength LEDs that achieve 110 mW from a single emitter. Laser Components uses these UVB LEDs in the 6060 single-chip series as well as …

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Kaistar Licenses Epistar’s LED Filament Patents

Epistar reported it has reached a licensing agreement with Kaistar Lighting (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.(Kaistar). Under the agreement, the Kaistar has licensed Epistar’s LED filament patents to Kaistar for use in the LED filament bulb products of Kaistar and its subsidiaries. Epistar says it holds fundamental intellectual property regarding the LED …

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Epistar Files U.S. Patent Infringement Complaint Against V-TAC USA

Epistar Corporation, filed a patent infringement complaint against LED lighting firm V-TAC USA Corp. Epistar filed the infringement complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on May 7, 2018. The complaint alleges that V-TAC’s LED filament bulbs infringe seven Epistar patents. The lawsuit seeks …

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Nichia Introduces Direct Mountable Color LEDs All Based on Blue Die and a Phosphor Blend

Nichia Corporation of Tokushima, Japan, introduced discrete color options to its Direct Mountable Chip series, a similar technology to the industry’s Chip Scale Package (CSP). Along with previously released white options, colors of Nichia’s Direct Mountable Chips include Royal Blue, Green, Amber and Red. Nichia notes that this innovative color …

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IBELIVE Project to Develop Optical Components for Vehicle Heads-Up Displays

Since October 2017, Osram Opto Semiconductors has been working together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, TEMICON and Continental on developing very compact and low-profile optical components for illumination or data visualization such as vehicle heads-up displays. The goal of the IBELIVE project, which is funded …

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Nichia and Osram to Hash Out New IP Cross-License Agreement

Japanese LED maker Nichia Corporation and German firm Osram GmbH entered into patent cross-license agreements in 2002 and then again 2010. With these IP cross-license agreements, both companies can use each other’s patents licensed under the respective agreement in its own nitride-based semiconductor products including white, blue, and green LED …

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