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Chinese Smartphone Makers Look to Mini LED Technology

Mini LEDs which are slightly larger than microLEDs hold potential for replacing AMOLED displays in smartphones, at least according to a DigiTimes article that cited Chinese smartphone vendors switching to MiniLED displays as soon as the second half of 2018. The article indicated that China-based smartphone vendors, including Huawei Technologies,…

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The TM-30-15 Standard, an Improvement Over CRI (Updated)
By Scott McMahan The Illumination Engineering Society intends to cease using CRI as metric. CRI as a standard for lighting quality has been around since 1964. The value of CRI as a standard is…
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Taiwan-based Chicony to Invest in LED Chipmaker Genesis

Chicony Electronics of Taiwan, an EMS provider reports that it will acquire 13.3 million new shares of Genesis Photonics, a Taiwan-based maker of LED epitaxial wafers and chips, a Digitimes article indicated. The NT$837.9 million (US$28.7 million) private placement purchase will reportedly increase Chicony Electronic’s stake in Genesis Photonics to …

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Delta Electronics and Epistar to Set Up LED Joint Venture in China

Delta Electronics of Taiwan and Epistar will establish a joint venture which produces LED epitaxial wafers and chips. The venture tentatively named Guangzhou Crystalrich Lighting, in Guangzhou City, southern China, will be established in the second half of 2011, with production to commence in 2012, according to Delta and a …

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Philips Lumileds Adds SignalSure Surface Mount LEDs to LED Portfolio for Automotive Signaling

Philips Lumileds has released and immediately made available its new SignalSure mid-power LEDs for automotive signaling applications. Philips Lumileds says that the new surface mount LED is intended to be the most robust and reliable surface mount LED available to the automotive industry today. SignalSure surface mount LEDs expand the …

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PowerSecure Announces Award of $3 Million for LED Lighting of Refrigerator Cases

PowerSecure International, Inc. of Wake Forest, North Carolina announced that it has received $10 million for its Interactive Distributed Generation® (IDG®) smart grid power systems, and LED lighting products. The new LED lighting awards total $3 million. The awards for LED lighting consist primarily of an order from a major …

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