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After 18 great years, we’re wrapping up the sites…

It seems like only a short time ago that we launched the original CompoundSemi Online News, which started it all. It was 2000 (yes, Y2K) and online publishing was just getting started. “The compounds” were that geeky technology that was enabling the mobile communications and optical communications revolutions, and LEDs …

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Jingyuan Optoelectronics, an Epistar Subsidiary, Prevails in Patent Dispute Against Lowes and Sanan

Jingyuan Optoelectronics, an Epistar subsidiary, recently won a significant victory in patent litigation. In April 2017, the Epistar subsidiary, filed a patent complaint alleging that Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC, and Sanan (Fujian Sanan Group Co., LTD.) infringed five of its LED patents including US Patents 6,346,771, 7,560,738, 8,492,780, 8,587,020, and …

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Idemitsu Kosan Constructing OLED Material Production Facility in Chengdu, China

Tokyo-based firm Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. announced that to meet the increasing demand for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) materials in China, the company has decided to construct a manufacturing facility for OLED materials in Chengdu, China. In addition, Idemitsu Kosan plans to enhance its technical support for Chinese customers. Smartphones and …

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AquiSense Working with EPA and Washington University on UV LED Disinfection

AquiSense Technologies announced that it signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Washington University and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to further advance the development of UV LED disinfection systems. As part of the CRADA partnership, AquiSense is collaborating with US EPA researchers at the National …

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Seoul Semiconductor Expands Patent Litigation Against Fry’s

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd., reported that it expanded its patent infringement litigation against Fry’s Electronics, Inc., a big-box consumer electronics retailer, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. In its amended complaint, Seoul asserts that top brand televisions sold in Fry’s stores infringe 19 Seoul …

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Nichia Launches Color-Temperature-Tunable COB LED Series

Adjusting light color and color temperatures is at the center of human-centric lighting designs that helps maintain natural biological rhythms. However, the designing color tuning with multiple LED packages on a board is complex and requires some ingenuity. Such a design makes it very difficult to create a color tunable …

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