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LED Chips, Phosphors, Optics, Drivers

Researchers Grow Nanocrystals Using Patterned Wafers; See Potential for Displays

Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) researchers worked with colleagues at the University of Linz (Austria) to develop a method for the producing semi-conducting nanocrystals of defined size based on perovskite material. These crystals are extremely stable (unlike some other perovskite materials). This stability ensures that LEDs made from the material exhibit …

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Macroblock to Release First High Integration Driver IC for Micro-LED and Ultra Fine-pitch LED Displays

Taiwan-based firm Macroblock announced its latest highly integrated drive IC- MBI5359 at the 2017 Macroclock LED display China Seminar. According to Macroblock, the MBI5359 is the first driver IC that can be used for both ultra fine-pitch and micro-LED displays. The company says that adopting MBI5359 can enable LED display …

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Düsseldorf District Court Rules Against Everlight Subsidiary WOFI for Infringing Nichia’s YAG Patent

On July 4, 2017, the Düsseldorf District Court ruled that WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based LED producer Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., is infringing Nichia’s YAG phosphor patent EP 0 936 682 (DE 697 02 929). WOFI is a German-based maker of residential LED lighting. The court …

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Bridgelux Refutes Everlight Patent Lawsuit

Bridgelux has come out with a news release that refutes the claims of the Everlight patent infringement lawsuit against the company in the United States. According to Bridgelux, its 2835 surface mount device (SMD) products incorporate cutting-edge technology to provide unprecedented performance at competitive prices. Furthermore, Bridgelux says that its …

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Seoul Resolves Patent Lawsuit Against Kmart

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. and Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. reported that they resolved patent litigation that the company filed against Kmart Corporation on behalf of Seoul and The Regents of the University of California. Seoul filed the patent case in U.S. Federal District Court. The case asserted infringement of eight …

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Nitride Semiconductor Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Rayvio

On May 23, 2017, Nitride Semiconductor of Tokushima, Japan, filed a patent infringement complaint against Rayvio Corporation based in Haywood, California. The company filed the lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The lawsuit alleges that Rayvio’s UV-LEDs infringe Nitride Semiconductor’s patent related to …

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Seoul Semiconductor not Done in Patent Fight with Everlight

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. reported that on April 28, 2017, the company’s German subsidiary Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH (“Seoul”) filed a patent infringement complaint at the District Court of Düsseldorf in Germany against Mouser Electronic Inc. The complaint accused Mouser of selling Everlight LED products that infringe its U.S. patents. In …

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Cree Debuts NX Technology Platform and XD LEDs

Cree Inc., of Durham, North Carolina USA, announced the company’s new NX technology platform. Cree says that the NX technology will power its next generation of lighting-class LEDs. The new NX technology platform incorporates advances in a number of components and technologies including simpler manufacturing processes, new package designs, and …

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