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Headlight | Automotive | ZKW | Opel | Oct 22, 2021

New Opel Astra Launches with Premium LED Light

New Opel Astra Launches with Premium LED Light ntelligent, high-resolution Pixel Lite ensures better road safety and comfort ZKW installed the first version of the pioneering LED Matrix light in the Opel Astra in 2015. Read more »

LEDs | Automotive | Thermal Management | Sep 15, 2021

Significant Improvement of the Thermal Efficiency of Headlamps for Vehicles

Significant Improvement of the Thermal Efficiency of Headlamps for Vehicles Seoul Semiconductor announced that it launches WICOP TE (Top Electrode) designed to significantly improve the thermal efficiency of headlamps for vehicles. WICOP LED was applied to 10% of the global vehicle production in 2020, and is expected to see an increasing demand in the future electric vehicle market. Seoul Semiconductor expects to accelerate the move to expand its market share in the global automotive lighting LED market worth approximately USD 2.7 billion. Read more »

Automotive | Hella | Faurecia | Acquisition | Aug 17, 2021

Faurecia Acquires HELLA for 6.8 Billion Euro

Faurecia Acquires HELLA for 6.8 Billion Euro The lighting and electronics specialist HELLA and French automotive supplier Faurecia today signed an agreement on the combination of the two companies. As part of the transaction, Faurecia will acquire the 60 percent stake held by HELLA pool shareholders. Read more »

LG | Automotive | LED Modules | Apr 26, 2021

New High-Brightness Front and Rear Automotive Lighting Module

New High-Brightness Front and Rear Automotive Lighting Module LG Innotek (CEO Cheol-dong Jeong) announced on the 20th that it had developed 'Nexlide-E,' an automotive lighting module that produces bright and uniform light. Read more »

Automotive | PixCell LED | Samsung | Apr 21, 2021

PixCell LED for Intelligent Headlight Systems to Enhance Road Safety

PixCell LED for Intelligent Headlight Systems to Enhance Road Safety Monolithically-integrated PixCell LED design provides precise selective lighting control to improve driving visibility and help drivers better respond to surrounding environments. Read more »

Automotive | Testing | Instrument Systems | Mar 17, 2021

Short-pulse High-Power LED Testing

Short-pulse High-Power LED Testing Optical measurement accuracy for high-power LEDs in advanced LED package designs calls for extremely fast and precisely triggerable spectroradiometers. Read more »

Automotive | Osram Continental | Mar 11, 2021

Exchangeable Light Engine for Automotive Headlamps

Exchangeable Light Engine for Automotive Headlamps With its new eXchangeable Light Engine, OSRAM Continental is now extending and simplifying the integration of LED lighting solutions to entry-level vehicle classes. The automotive lighting specialist aims to create a new industry standard where LED headlights are to become the norm in automotive lighting – to make driving at night significantly safer. Read more »

Automotive | ISELED | Feb 26, 2021

ISELED-Alliance Welcomes Five New Members

ISELED-Alliance Welcomes Five New Members Well-known electronics companies from many industrial sectors are expanding the potential of innovative LED technology. Read more »

Automotive | Tools | Test Equipment | Measurement | Goniophotometers | Imaging Spectrometer | Photometers | Jan 15, 2021

Instrument Systems Introduces System for Efficient Testing of Advanced Headlamps

Instrument Systems Introduces System for Efficient Testing of Advanced Headlamps Instrument Systems presents a newly developed system for ultra-fast testing a wide range of lighting scenarios for advanced headlamps, e.g. HD / ADB / matrix / pixel headlamps. The AMS screen imaging system consists of a far field goniometer, a screen photometer and an illuminance meter and allows synchronized measurements for luminance and far field on a high level of accuracy. Supported by the extended LightCon software, compliance checks according to ECE / SAE / ICAO / FAA regulations as well as extensive graphical analysis are efficient to perform. Read more »

SSL | LEDs | White LEDs | Color LEDs | Architectural Lighting | Automotive | Oct 30, 2020

17% Flux Boost in Key Colors for LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines

17% Flux Boost in Key Colors for LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines Lumileds announced breakthrough flux delivery from the PC Amber, Lime and Royal Blue emitters in its LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines, the lighting industry's broadest lines of color LEDs. The incredible 17% leap in flux of PC Amber in LUXEON C LEDs supports more efficient, safer, and easier to design lighting for first-responder vehicles, tow trucks and construction vehicles Read more »

Automotive | Special Applications | Components | LED Drivers | Driver IC | Oct 15, 2020

Nexperia Launches Industry-First LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks

Nexperia Launches Industry-First LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, today announced a new range of LED drivers in the space-saving DFN2020D-6 (SOT1118D) package. This case style features side-wettable flanks (SWF) which facilitate the use of AOI (automated optical inspection), and improve reliability. This is the first time LED drivers have been available in this beneficial package. The new leadless devices join Nexperia's wide range of LED drivers in leaded packages offering equivalent performance yet reducing PCB space by up to 90% compared to SOT223. Read more »

Automotive | IR | Components | Gesture-Control | Sep 28, 2020

Maxim Dynamic Gesture Sensing for Automotive Applications at Industry's Lowest Cost and Smallest Size

Maxim Dynamic Gesture Sensing for Automotive Applications at Industry's Lowest Cost and Smallest Size Designers of automotive systems can now add dynamic hand-gesture controls with greater ease at the industry's lowest cost and smallest size with the MAX25205 data acquisition system from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Featuring integrated optics and a 6x10 infrared (IR) sensor array, the MAX25205 detects swipe and hand-rotation gestures without the complexity of time-of-flight (ToF) cameras at 10x lower cost and up to 75 percent smaller size. Read more »

Automotive | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Sep 04, 2020

New Generation of Osram LEDs Ensures Greater Safety when Driving

New Generation of Osram LEDs Ensures Greater Safety when Driving In a few years, LEDs will be the predominant light source in car headlights. Their compactness and energy efficiency in particular are major advantages over conventional technologies. LEDs also make it easy to achieve the brightness values required by today's manufacturers. Osram Opto Semiconductors is constantly working to further optimize high-quality LED solutions for the automotive sector. With significant leaps in performance in the Oslon Black Flat and Oslon Compact product families, the company shows where developments are headed in the coming years, and what other benefits headlight manufacturers can expect. The products are designed for use in high and low beam solutions. Read more »

Automotive | Components | Electronics | Transistors | Jul 24, 2020

Diodes Optimizes PNP Transistors for Automotive Matrix LED Lighting

Diodes Optimizes PNP Transistors for Automotive Matrix LED Lighting Diodes Incorporated today announced the availability of the automotive-compliant ZXTP56060FDBQ and ZXTP56020FDBQ dual PNP transistors. These new products provide OEMs with a highly efficient solution for controlling matrix LED light clusters. Read more »

Automotive | Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Jul 16, 2020

Lumileds Boosts LUXEON 2835 Color Line Performance Including 25% Brighter Red-Orange

Lumileds Boosts LUXEON 2835 Color Line Performance Including  25% Brighter Red-Orange Today, Lumileds introduced a dramatic boost in luminous flux to its LUXEON 2835 Color Line, the lighting industry's broadest and most cost-effective family of color LEDs. Featuring eleven colors and three white CCTs, the LUXEON 2835 Color Line now delivers a 25% brighter red-orange and 6% brighter Red, which are especially key to the performance of emergency vehicle lights and color tunable lamps. Read more »

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