Sanan Optoelectronics makes breakthroughs in Mini LED and integrated circuits

Last year, Sanan Optoelectronics has been working hard to reduce the inventory of LED chips. At the end of 2020, the inventory amount was 4.162 billion RMB, an increase of 1.021 billion RMB over the same period in 2019, but the inventory of 4.223 billion RMB in the third quarter of last year decreased by 61 million RMB. Reducing LED inventory is still one of the important tasks of Sanan Optoelectronics in 2021. At present, industry concentration is increasing and market demand is picking up. Several low-end and mid-end LED lighting chips are in short supply. Some low-end products have begun to adjust their prices in March 2021. Prices are expected to continue to rise, and LED chip inventories are on the decline.

Sanan Optoelectronics makes breakthroughs in Mini LED and integrated circuits

At the same time, Sanan Optoelectronics has made a breakthrough in adjusting its product structure. It has cooperated with many well-known customers around the world to import Mini LED chips into TVs, monitors, and other fields. The shipments of some customers are increasing month by month, and other customers are expected to import quickly, such as infrared, ultraviolet, automotive, and plant lighting LED chips are also gradually increasing, and the sales amount will gradually increase. In the Hubei San’an Mini/Micro LED display chip industrialization project, some of the equipment has been installed at the factory and the trial production is carried out; other equipment has also arrived at the factory, and will be gradually put into operation after the installation and debugging are completed.

In addition, Sanan Integration’s radio frequency, power electronics, optical communications, and filter businesses have also made breakthroughs, with production capacity ramping up quarterly. Last year, sales revenue increased by 304.83% year-on-year to 974 million RMB. The shipment of gallium arsenide radio frequency products is mainly 2G-5G mobile phones and WIFI, and the total number of customers is nearly 100. The filter business achieved a shipment of 10 million duplexers in the fourth quarter of last year. Quanzhou San’an Semiconductor Company is gradually releasing production capacity for some of the equipment that arrives at the factory, and will continue to promote equipment installation and debugging and capacity release in the future; Hunan San’an Semiconductor Project is expected to run in trial production in the second quarter of this year.

Facing the fierce competition of LED chips in the traditional field, the rapid development of new applications such as LED displays, and the country’s policy orientation for the active development of integrated circuits, Sanan Optoelectronics will continue to actively adjust its product structure in the future to improve Mini LED, infrared, ultraviolet, and automotive applications. Use products, plant lighting, and other high-end LED chips to account for the structure of high-end LED chips, strive to achieve rapid growth in sales revenue and profits; accelerate the production capacity expansion of compound semiconductor integrated circuits, and increase new profit growth points.

On April 27, Sanan Optoelectronics also released a quarterly report, revealing that in the first quarter of 2021, Sanan Optoelectronics’ operating income was 2.717 billion RMB, a year-on-year increase of 61.6%; net profit attributable to the parent company was 557 million RMB, a year-on-year increase of 42.14%; not only LED chip revenue Significant growth, and San’an integrated sales revenue increased by 146.39% year-on-year to 409 million RMB; LED chip inventory decreased by 224 million RMB from the previous month. In March this year, some LED chips began to increase prices, and the proportion of high-end products gradually increased, which will gradually increase their subsequent profits.

2021 Guangzhou International Lighting Fair Play Hardcore Lighting

As the wind vane of the lighting and LED industry, the 26th Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) will be held in Guangzhou·China Import and Export Fair Complex from August 3rd to 6th. Nanfang+ learned from the organizer that GILE2021 will use new breakthroughs to cover the current industry’s hottest development axis “intelligence, health, and cross-border integration”, with “now can be expected in the future” as the theme of this exhibition, bringing together industry wisdom, To showcase the most cutting-edge products and technologies in the lighting and LED industry.

2021 Guangzhou International Lighting Fair Play Hardcore Lighting

The 26th Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) will be held in Guangzhou·China Import and Export Fair Complex from August 3rd to 6th.

This year’s exhibition will re-plan the layout of the exhibition hall. Zone A focuses on urban and lighting production and electronic accessories, while Zone B will focus on commercial and home lighting and theme pavilions. The booths will cover 16 exhibition halls, one-stop display of the entire lighting industry chain. Southern+ learned that this year’s exhibition will focus on driving technological innovation, cultivating market segments, promoting cross-border exchanges, and increasing the new value of the lighting industry chain; The lighting technology and products that can be called “black technology” are quite eye-catching in various senses.

It is understood that the exhibition has more than 250 concurrent events held. Among them, Hall 9.2 will take “the present can be the future can be expected” as the theme, in the main forum and sub-forums to share with you the forum activities with the theme “the new decade of the lighting industry, cross-border·interconnection and health·sustainability” . 2.1 Hall will also host a three-day forum with the theme of cultural travel night tours. At the same time, GILE2021 will continue to organize events with different themes on the scene with different partners, including the 17th Asian Lighting Art Forum.

LED lighting promotes high energy efficiency

For residential and commercial lighting, we need a high-voltage alternating current (AC) power source to power our LEDs. But LED needs lower voltage and direct current (DC). In order to convert alternating current to direct current at the right voltage, we need appropriate drivers and other power management devices-these inevitably bring some inefficiencies, and we obviously want to minimize its impact on energy efficiency.

LED lighting promotes high energy efficiency

Depending on the current and color, the forward voltage of the LED may vary from less than 2 V to 4.5 V. Companies like ON Semiconductor has been the drivers of LED adoption, using their expertise in power management to develop the required devices to drive LEDs reliably and efficiently.

For example, ON Semiconductor’s NCL30082 is an LED driver (as shown in Figure 2), designed to use AC input power. It includes a pulse width modulation (PWM) current-mode controller that provides high energy efficiency, a new control method that reduces the number of external components required. The driver also supports LED dimming. ON Semiconductor also provides input bridge rectifiers and super junction MOSFETs to complete the power conversion circuit to drive LEDs.

Like LED drivers, lighting applications require other devices to create a complete system. This includes sensors, such as detecting the ambient light level so that the LED brightness can be adjusted automatically, or turning on the light when it detects someone in the office.

Another device required in some applications is an LED bypass shunt, such as ON Semiconductor’s NUD4700. This ensures that if one LED fails, the shunt allows current to flow around the failed LED, keeping the rest of the LED string lit.

South Korean shipping companies jointly developed the first marine anti-virus LED lighting and obtained RINA certification

After more than a year of cooperation between Hyundai Mipo Shipbuilding and WOOSHIN APEC, a South Korean ship lighting equipment manufacturer, the “Marine Anti-Virus LED Lighting” was developed for the first time in South Korea, and it was recently awarded the principle of RINA by the Italian Classification Society (RINA). Approval (AIP) certificate.

South Korean shipping companies jointly developed the first marine anti-virus LED lighting and obtained RINA certification

WOOSHIN APEC chairman Lee Jong-yoon, Hyundai Mipo shipbuilding design leader Nam Young-joon, and Italian Classification Society Korea branch Lee Jae-young attended the AIP certificate issuance ceremony.

This “marine anti-virus LED light” is developed on the basis of WOOSHIN APEC’s existing land-use anti-virus light. It kills viruses through the harmless 405 nanometer (nm) “violet light” of the human body. A similar “white light” provides natural lighting.

The product has successfully completed empirical tests such as light distribution, vibration, and waterproof, especially it can kill various harmful viruses and bacteria such as rotavirus and salmonella that cause diarrhea and food poisoning, reaching a maximum of 99% of viruses at a time And bacteria kill rate.

Hyundai Mipo Shipbuilding focuses on passenger ships with frequent passenger access and uses anti-virus lighting technology in major public places onboard such as premium guest rooms, restaurants, bars, business lounges, toilets, massage lounges, convenience stores, emergency treatment rooms, and pet rooms. The application has been researched and tested, and its effect has been highly recognized by the shipowner and classification society.

It is reported that this “marine anti-virus LED lighting” will be installed for the first time on the 27,000 gross tonnages ro-ro passenger ship “Beyond Trust” built by Hyundai Mipo Shipbuilding for South Korea’s Hydex Storage. The ship will be completed and delivered in September this year. And put into operation of the Incheon-Jeju route.

WOOSHIN APEC plans to promote the application of “Marine Anti-Virus LED Lighting” to other ships by accumulating the performance of real ship applications.

LED grow lights are the mainstream in the future

LED plant lighting will play an important role in improving agricultural production efficiency, improving food safety, and improving the quality of fruits and vegetables. The LED light source for plant lighting will further develop with the gradual specialization of the industry and move in a more targeted direction.

LED grow lights are the mainstream in the future

The improvement of light efficiency and energy efficiency is the key to greatly reducing the operating costs of plant lighting. In terms of improving yield, according to the developmental characteristics of plants, it can be cultivated in stages and regions combined with a light formula to improve the production efficiency and yield of each stage; in terms of improving quality, nutrition can be improved by means of nutrition regulation and light regulation. The content and the content of other healthcare functional ingredients.

Plant lighting has a strong demand for real-time control of light quality and light quantity. With the improvement of intelligent control technology and the application of the Internet of Things, a variety of monochromatic spectrum and intelligent control systems can realize time control, light control, and according to the growth stage of plants. Timely adjustment of light quality and light output is bound to become the main trend in the future development of plant lighting technology.

New application of LED drive power

Agrify’s main business is to provide vertical agricultural system solutions for various high value-added cash crops, especially medical cannabis plants. Interface’s investment in Agrify is based on its optimistic view of global vertical agriculture, especially the market prospects of indoor medical cannabis cultivation. Because Agrify’s hardware equipment vertical planting unit (VFU) can fully integrate the company’s LED drive power, the two parties have a synergistic effect.

New application of LED drive power

At present, Agrify has and will continue to purchase power products from Inventronics. In addition, Inventronics also has the ability to provide systematic power solutions for vertical agriculture.

The reporter noticed that Agrify plans to issue a total of 5.4 million common stocks at US$10 per share and raise approximately US$54 million. After this issuance, the total number of ordinary shares issued by Agrify is 18.04 million.

Inventronics introduced that the listed company has invested US$4 million in Agrify and does not have control rights and does not consolidate its financial statements. After Agrify is listed, the company will confirm the value of the above-mentioned shares in accordance with the provisions of the Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises, and the actual impact of the final financial status is subject to the conclusion of the audit report.

The Eurasian Economic Commission imposes a 5% import tariff on some LED lamps

According to a report on the official website of the Eurasian Economic Commission on April 21, the Commission decided to impose a 5% import tariff on some household, industrial and street lighting LED lamps, with a deadline of December 31, 2025.

The Eurasian Economic Commission imposes a 5% import tariff on some LED lamps

According to the report, the purpose of this move is to increase the alliance’s market share of such products in the alliance and to replace imports, and to improve the competitiveness of the alliance’s manufacturers of such products.

Sweden IKEA grows lettuce in containers

Outside the IKEA stores in Malm? and Helsingborg, Sweden, there are containers, and IKEA is trying to grow lettuce inside. It is expected that these vegetables will be supplied to the nearby store restaurant soon.

Sweden IKEA grows lettuce in containers

For IKEA, this is a step towards environmental sustainability. Catarina Englund, Ingka Group, which manages IKEA’s near-global stores, said: “We need to find a better way to produce healthier food, use less land and water, and reduce food waste. ”

“Urban farming can focus on producing local, fresh ingredients while consuming less natural resources to meet the needs of neighboring areas, and thus has the potential to change the current food value chain.”

In each container, the hydroponic planting system can grow 4 layers of plants, up to about 3,600 lettuce plants. There is no soil, no pesticides or herbicides, and like other indoor farming systems, this system uses 90% less water than planting on the ground. The LED lights hanging above the plants use renewable energy to help the plants grow quickly.

In addition, the restaurant will also use food waste to transform it into nutrients needed for lettuce. Fredrik Olrog, co-founder and managing director of Bonbio, the supplier of IKEA’s indoor planting system, said: “The raw materials we use to fertilize are made from kitchen waste, and this is what makes us unique: we try to make the farm is in line with the spirit of circular economy.”

The hydroponic planting system can grow 4-layer plants. There is no soil, no pesticides or herbicides. The LED lights hanging above the plants use renewable energy to help plants grow quickly.

Bonbio’s parent company, OX2, is an enterprise that specializes in refining oil from food waste. In the process of oil production, by-products such as nitrogen and phosphorus are produced, which can provide important sources of nutrients for crops, and OX2 has also found a way to extract these nutrients as fertilizers. In other words, the food waste produced by the IKEA restaurant can be used to help more crops grow.

“Bonbio operates a completely closed loop system in two IKEA in Sweden-we did use the food waste from the IKEA restaurant to make IKEA’s own dishes grow better.” Olrog said.

Speaking of the cooperation with Bonbio, Englund said: “We will explore how to grow fresh, healthy and sustainable salad lettuce in vertical farms at a cost that is not higher than traditional cultivation to achieve self-sufficiency.”

Regarding why this indoor planting project started with leafy vegetables, Englund explained: “As far as the situation is concerned, it is easiest to grow vegetables with a short growth cycle and high yield per unit area, such as lettuce and cabbage.”

In Sweden, lettuce has long relied on foreign imports. The winter here is cold and gloomy, which makes this place an excellent place to test the system. Vegetables grown on the ground not only taste better, but also avoid emissions caused by transportation. In a one-year test, Ingka and Bonbio will study how much lettuce this system can produce and how the nutrients currently used affect the nutritional value of the end food.

Englund explained: “Our goal is to prove that the concept of vertical farms is feasible under the operation of IKEA, and to establish and optimize the implementation process.” In these two pilot stores, IKEA expects to supply this batch of lettuce to employee restaurants first. When the manufacturing process is more mature, it will be officially supplied to retail restaurants.

Although for IKEA, food only accounts for a very small part of the company’s overall carbon footprint, as a whole, as the whole company pays more and more attention to sustainable practices, such as moving towards a circular economy model, and recently trying to implement “furniture leasing”, working hard on ingredients is also part of the solution to carbon reduction.

Globally, more than 30% of emissions that affect the climate are related to food. In addition to adding vegetable balls, vegetable hot dogs and other vegetable-based meals to the store menus, IKEA is also committed to halving food waste. Their next step is to grow their own ingredients, and ultimately hope to make IKEA’s carbon reduction greater than its carbon emissions-that is, to promote to the realm of climate positive.

Seven enterprises in Ningbo won the Municipal Science and Technology Progress Award

Recently, the 2020 Ningbo Science and Technology Award winners list was released, and the scientific and technological achievements of 7 units in our county were awarded.

Seven enterprises in Ningbo won the Municipal Science and Technology Progress Award

These 7 scientific and technological achievements are the research and development and industrialization of Yamanaka Alloy (Ningbo) Co., Ltd.’s automobile constant velocity transmission shaft oil pressure occlusion complex molding, Ningbo Yipuler Mould Co., Ltd.’s SMC deep cavity side-oriented rotating mechanism mold research and Industrialization, smart gas meter based on cloud computing service platform by Zhejiang Sapphire Meter Technology Co., Ltd., system research and clinical application of therapeutic sub-hypothermic technology optimization in cardiopulmonary resuscitation in Ninghai County First Hospital, and environmentally friendly gypsum building material steam from Ningbo Beixin Building Material Co., Ltd. Research and industrialization of calcination and rapid aging energy-saving key technologies, Zhejiang Shuangyu Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.’s BP neural network intelligent LED light source lock plant supplement light research and industrialization, and the maple tree species of the Nocun seedling professional cooperative in Liyang Town, Ninghai County Innovation and application of quality resources. The achievements of these scientific and technological projects cover a number of industries that Ningbo has focused on, such as new materials, new energy, and high-end equipment. Many of the achievements are core technological breakthroughs.

In recent years, our county has continuously increased the cultivation of high-tech enterprises, supported the collaborative innovation of industry, university and research, and supported enterprises and makers to use public service platforms, universities and scientific research institutes to carry out collaborative innovation through industry-university-research cooperation and purchase of technology services; Support the development of various types of high-level innovation carriers, actively support the construction of industrial technology research institutes and industrial innovation service complexes, encourage various entities to establish crowd-creation spaces and maker service centers; actively guide key enterprises to join scientific research institutes of universities and colleges to undertake ” The 2025 Science and Technology Innovation” major project has basically formed a number of characteristic technology chains, driving the overall leap of industrial competitiveness, continuous breakthroughs in major scientific and technological projects, and continuous emergence of scientific and technological achievements. The number of scientific and technological awards has been at the forefront of districts (cities) for consecutive years. Since 2015, it has won 15 provincial science and technology awards and 43 municipal science and technology awards.

Traditional lighting manufacturers are moving towards intelligent transformation

At present, smart lighting products are mainly distributed in four major areas: industrial and commercial, residential and household, outdoor lighting and public lighting. TrendForce’s latest report “2021 Global LED Lighting Market Report-Lighting-Level Packaging and Lighting Product Trends (1H21)” pointed out that in the field of smart home lighting, in response to the development of the smart home market, especially in the high-end residential market, the overall growth of this sector demand for smart lighting, coupled with the accelerated penetration of smart lighting products by the epidemic, will be the market with the highest growth rate in 2020, with an annual growth rate of 27%.

Traditional lighting manufacturers are moving towards intelligent transformation

Although smart lighting is growing rapidly in the residential and home furnishing sectors, the current market recognition is not high. According to a data report released by iiMedia Consulting, among the smart home products, the interviewed netizens have the highest awareness of smart TVs (42.6%), but have a low understanding of products embedded in systems such as smart surveillance and smart lighting. The recognition of smart lighting accounts for only 13.5%.

In addition, most of the current smart home products are single product intelligence or single system intelligence, and it is difficult to achieve common interconnection at the level of the entire smart home system to provide consumers with a better user experience. Under the combined influence of these factors, smart home lighting products are facing considerable difficulties in market promotion and popularization.

Liang Jiehui mentioned, “Current smart home lighting products are more transitional products. For individual users, many products on the market are not very friendly in terms of selection, installation, network distribution, and use. So now the penetration rate of the product is relatively low. In addition, the current users who choose to use smart home lighting are basically hardcore smart product enthusiasts. Therefore, if the product can actively understand customer needs and is easy to install and use, smart lighting products can really explode.”

For market promotion and popularization, channels are also an important factor. Traditional lighting products are mainly sold in offline channels, but now users are becoming more and more accustomed to buying products online, especially under the influence of the new crown pneumonia epidemic last year. According to industry insiders, two different sales channels, online and offline, have their own advantages and disadvantages, with strong offline experience and low traffic, and strong online traffic with low experience. In the future, online and offline may be integrated to achieve true O2O. Prior to this, traditional lighting companies may wish to cut into smart products through mature platforms in the early stage. In addition to having a good boost to the intelligent transformation of enterprises, the risk will also be relatively low.