Products, Materials + Tools | Jul 04, 2012

Development of the World's First "nPola" LED - 5 Times Brighter than a Conventional LED

The global LED (Light Emitting Diode) manufacturer, Seoul Semiconductor (CEO, Jung Hoon Lee) unveiled its new technology LED product at 'So Gong Dong Plaza Hotel' in Jong Lo Gu that will lead the next generation of the lighting market.

This new product, which SSC holds the unique patented technology rights to, has been under development by SSC for over 10 years. The brightness has been dramatically improved by 5 times over the conventional LED on a same surface area and will be improved up to more than 10 times in the future. Currently, the brightness of a power chip LED in mass production is around 100 lumen but this new product, introduced by Seoul Semiconductor, produces 500 lumen which is 5 times better than a conventional product. As an example, when making a LED bulb for a 60W household bulb replacement, generally, 10-20 LED packages are used but when this new product is applied, the same brightness can be achieved with only 1-2 packages.

CEO Jung Hoon Lee expressed strong confidence in the new product by saying "For the past 20 years, I've worked very hard in this industry and it is safe to say that this new product is the culmination of 20 years of core technologies. It is the final stage of the LED development process." SSC will immediately begin production of this new product, and it will start sales in strategic markets abroad.

Professor Nakamura Shuji, who is also known as the father of LED, was also present at this event to comment on the technology of SSC. Professor Shuji Nakamura, continuously discussed as a candidate for the Nobel prize in physics, is currently a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is also an advisor to SSC.

In addition to the release of the new product, this event provided booths where attendees could experience SSC‘s core products, such as the Acrich, UV, white LED, etc.

About Seoul Semiconductor:
According to LED market reports issued by IMS Research in the U.K. and Strategies Unlimited in the U.S., Seoul Semiconductor is the world’s fourth largest LED supplier, holding more than 5,500 patents. In particular, it owns a wide range of LED technology and production capacity in areas such as deep UV LEDs and non-polar LEDs, as well as Acriche, the worlds first commercially-produced AC LED. At present, it provides high-quality LED products through 33 overseas branches (including three local corporations) and 150 domestic agencies and distributors.