Midea and Sanan Optoelectronics set up a third-generation semiconductor laboratory

Recently, Midea Group announced that it has reached strategic cooperation with Xiamen San’an Integrated Circuit Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “San’an Integrated Circuit”), a subsidiary of San’an Optoelectronics, to jointly establish a third-generation semiconductor joint laboratory, and on March 26, 2019, the unveiling ceremony was held in Foshan, Guangdong. It is reported that in the future, the joint laboratory will develop third-generation semiconductor power device chips and high-tech products such as smart and highly integrated modules required for system applications, and introduce them into white goods. The cooperation direction will focus on GaN (gallium nitride) and SiC. (Silicon Carbide) Semiconductor power device chips and IPM (Intelligent Power Module) application circuits related research and development, and gradually introduced into the white goods field. The joint laboratory will also become a platform for cooperation between the two parties and a pilot test base and industrialization base for new technology research results.

Midea and Sanan Optoelectronics set up a third-generation semiconductor laboratory

Previously, Midea Group has been actively looking for domestic suppliers of third-generation semiconductors in the field of white goods, as well as introducing new application scenarios of third-generation semiconductors. This time, it chose to establish a strategy with Sanan IC through the establishment of a joint laboratory. Cooperation mainly focuses on the advantages of Sanan IC in the field of compound semiconductors.

Founded in 2014, San’an Integrated Circuit is a company specializing in compound semiconductor manufacturing. It owns China’s first 6-inch compound semiconductor wafer foundry and serves the microelectronics and optoelectronic markets around the world. It is owned by San’an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. A wholly-owned subsidiary. The company has sophisticated III-V compound semiconductor manufacturing facilities and develops gallium arsenide, silicon carbide, and gallium nitride epitaxial wafers and substrates. With its own advanced process technology platform, Sanan IC is committed to helping the global radio frequency, millimeter wave, filter, power electronics, optical components, and subsystem industries grow and develop.

Pakistan’s textile exports accelerate

Pakistan’s largest textile exporter reported that after the EU and the United States lifted the blockade, the country resumed and received new orders, mainly for socks and other products, but its denim part has not yet shaken off the pressure brought by the new crown pneumonia.Pakistan's textile exports accelerate

 

It is understood that the socks sector in Pakistan is currently operating at a utilization level of more than 100%, while the denim department is only operating at a utilization level of 50%.

Interloop is a listed company on the Pakistan Stock Exchange, producing products for well-known brands such as Adidas and Nike. The company’s denim department was severely affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic and lost more than half of its orders. On the other hand, according to the brokerage company, the socks department lost 15% of its orders, so the impact was minimal.

The main export income of Interloop comes from the European Union (60%), and the rest mainly comes from the United States. The textile sector is Pakistan’s largest export earner. According to statistics from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, in the 2019-20 fiscal year, the country’s share of total exports (US$21.39 billion) was approximately 60% (US$12.53 billion).

Due to the decline in international demand due to the new crown pneumonia, Pakistan’s exports are facing contraction. However, after the gradual recovery of the EU and US economies, exports began to rebound. Pakistan’s textile exports have fallen by 6% this year. The previous year (Fiscal Year 19) was 13.33 billion U.S. dollars. This year, almost all textile sectors reported a decline in exports. According to statistics from the Pakistani Bureau of Statistics, there was a glimmer of hope in June that textile exports in the past June have rebounded from the same period last year.

An export group said that importers are transferring their textile orders from China to the South Asian market, which provides a good opportunity for Chinese exporters. At present, the price of the group’s export products has not been affected, and so far the benefits of the depreciation of the rupee have not been passed on to importers. However, buyers are asking for the same. In addition to the depreciation of the rupee, the increase in sales, and the decrease in yarn prices are also likely to keep profits rising.

The report quoted the company’s chief financial officer as saying that the company has received orders from three new customers for the socks department and is also working hard to attract new customers to its denim market. One of the good brands is very attractive. Price orders. It is said that ILP’s denim business is currently at a loss, but profits are expected to turn from negative to positive from next year.

Interloop is one of the largest knitwear manufacturers in the world and the sixth-largest export company in Pakistan. The company has two manufacturing units in Pakistan and Bangladesh, a subsidiary in Sri Lanka, and services in the United States, the Netherlands, China, and Japan. 700 million pairs of socks are produced annually, accounting for more than 90% of the total revenue.

Intelligent lighting control technology in building automatic control system

Among the intelligent lighting control systems, electronic induction technology occupies a very important position. Through the combination of electromagnetic voltage regulation and electronic induction technology, the corresponding unified system is used as the basic platform for operation. The actual power supply, power consumption, current, voltage is tracked, controlled, and regulated to ensure that the residents are provided with safer and more convenient power supply and service. Through the analysis of the current intelligent lighting system used in my country’s construction industry, it can be divided into two categories: the first category, a grid of two-line intelligent lighting control system; the second category, line lighting control system. The first type of system can realize the automatic control of the lighting conditions through the cooperation of various systems. It can create a more comfortable lighting environment for the residents according to the actual needs of the residents. It can also protect the lamps and extend the lamps by controlling the voltage and current.

Intelligent lighting control technology in building automatic control system

The main operation mode of the building automation system is integrated control by the central computer, and the various control subsystems cooperate together. It is an automation system with high requirements for comprehensiveness and integrity. In the current building automation system, the main use is sensor technology, and modern communication technology will be used in many control systems. It also adopts a networked control method, and the basic data of the front-end equipment is comprehensively managed by each subsystem. The scientific and perfect building automation system can reasonably allocate heating, ventilation, air conditioning, drainage, power distribution, safety, fire control, and other systems. The main effects of building automation systems on the lives of residents are:

First, the subsystem collects and accesses the actual data to provide a basis for the overall control of the building; second, the integrated processing of the central computer is conducive to the formulation of control strategies for ventilation, air conditioning, power distribution, and security; Thirdly, the information data collected by the automation system can be printed to facilitate the later maintenance and repair work; finally, by analyzing the collected data, the operation trends of each system can be analyzed to ensure the safety of the entire automation system.

Combining the building automation system with the intelligent lighting system can give full play to the value of electric energy, optimize the allocation of electric power resources, save electricity consumption for users, and save electric power resources. The current social integration theory and intelligent control technology are becoming more and more perfect, and the theoretical basis and practical experience are already available, which provides a good foundation for the combination of building automation systems and intelligent lighting control systems.

Building automation systems and intelligent lighting control technology integration methods are diverse, these methods have their own characteristics and have their own unique scope of application. Therefore, which integration method to choose depends on the actual situation of the building and the actual needs of the residents. Scientifically choosing a reasonable integration method can maximize the role of the integrated system. When choosing an integrated system, or when determining whether the integrated system meets our needs, we can consider the following aspects:

First, whether the degree of integration of building an automatic control system and intelligent lighting control technology meets the needs of residents. Different integration methods will show different integration effects in different building structures. If this integration effect can meet the needs of residents and can provide personalized and intelligent services for residents, then this integration method is effective. At the most basic level, there is a cooperative relationship between the building automatic control system and the intelligent lighting control system. Once the system affects the operation of each, then this integration method is not suitable.

Second, whether the building automation system and intelligent lighting control technology integration system are simple. The building’s automatic control system and the intelligent lighting control system are two independent systems during operation. After integration, the local network transmission of each system is smooth, and it will not hinder the wiring work in the design. It is a good integration method. That is to say, when we choose the integration of building automation systems and intelligent lighting control technology, in addition to considering whether the independent operation of each system is smooth, we must also consider the basic wiring work, which is the basis of system control.

Third, the integrated system of building an automatic control system and intelligent lighting control technology has reliability. To achieve integrated control of these systems, it is necessary to ensure that each system uses the same IP address so that comprehensive control of these systems can be achieved, system stability is increased, and errors that may occur are reduced.

Fourth, whether the building automatic control system is compatible with the intelligent lighting control technology integration system. Due to the large number of hardware devices used in the integrated system, it is necessary to consider whether these devices are compatible before selecting devices to prevent system failures due to compatibility issues during actual operation.

Fifth, whether the building automation system and intelligent lighting control technology integration system are operable. The operation method of the integrated system should be as simple as possible to facilitate the operation of the residents and improve the operability of the system. At the same time, the quality of each system must be guaranteed to prevent the value of the system from being reduced due to quality problems.

Ellumi launched LED lamps to eliminate bacteria and mold in the home

According to foreign media reports, the lighting company Ellumi recently launched an LED lamp to eliminate bacteria and mold in the home.

Ellumi launched LED lamps to eliminate bacteria and mold in the home

Ellumi said that this LED can not only illuminate the surrounding environment but also disinfect them. As long as the switch is turned on, bacteria, fungi, and mold will not have a chance of survival.

Ellumi’s products use white light, and white light has been used to eliminate annoying microbes. Its LED relies on the mature technology of medical industry startup Vital Vio. Together with ordinary white light, the system emits light at a wavelength of 405 nm. VitalVio said that in addition to being harmless to humans, 405 nm light can kill microorganisms and so on.

The smart upgrade of street lamps is an inevitable trend

In the context of the great development of smart city construction, urban public infrastructure is generally moving towards informatization and networking, including smart street lights, as well as products such as the Internet of Things manhole covers and electronic water gauges, which have been launched between cities. The pilot application is expected to be popularized in a large area throughout the country in the future, forming a large-scale urban information collection terminal, helping all functional departments to work in an orderly manner based on data, improving quality and efficiency.

The smart upgrade of street lamps is an inevitable trend

“Multi-in-one” to divide Hezhang’s infrastructure construction investment

The smart street lights installed in Hezhang County adopt intelligent management, starting from the perspective of city beautification, resource integration, energy saving and environmental protection. It integrates digital security subsystem, information release subsystem, and intelligent lighting subsystem, and realizes the integration of social poles such as street light poles, information screen poles, and monitoring poles. Technicians can remotely control all street lights through computers or mobile phones.

The originally built street lamps are traditional lamps such as energy-saving lamps and sodium lamps. The lighting brightness is low, the equipment is aging, the energy consumption is serious, and the maintenance cost and difficulty are relatively high. The new intelligent lighting system of Yibo High-tech uses LED lights and adopts intelligent lighting management methods, which can realize the dimming function of the whole area or accurate to a single lamp, and realize the on-demand lighting of the whole area, reducing energy consumption by 40% . “

European and American markets focus on professional LED lighting

Europe, the United States, Japan and other countries that have paid attention to green energy issues earlier, under the government’s efforts to educate and promote energy conservation policies, most people have a higher willingness to buy LED lamps, so the penetration rate is much higher than the global market. According to statistics, the penetration rate of the domestic LED lighting market in Japan has reached more than 85%, which is one of the fastest countries in the world to promote LED lighting. The Japanese government even further plans to reach the goal of changing all residential lighting to 2020 before the end of 2020. The goal of LED lamps.

European and American markets focus on professional LED lighting

In the US market, according to the 2015 annual survey report released by Osram, about 66% of American households have purchased LED lamps, and most consumers have indicated that they will continue to purchase related products in the future. Therefore, most experts optimistically predict that although the overall sales of LED lamps are still less than half of traditional energy-saving bulbs, the gap between the two has been greatly narrowed, and driven by the decline in LED lamp prices, the overall shipments are expected to exceed in recent years Energy saving light bulb. The introduction of LED lamps by the US state government is also fast. For example, Binghamton, New York, is expected to invest US$4 million to replace 7,000 traditional street lamps with LED street lamps in early 2016 in order to reduce the consumption of natural energy.

Compared with advanced countries, the Southeast Asia market with amazing economic growth is a new market coveted by the LED industry. The Southeast Asian market’s lighting market scale reached US$4.8 billion in 2015, of which LED lighting was around US$1.5 billion. Especially driven by the government’s vigorous promotion of public construction and policy subsidies, the average growth rate in recent years has reached more than 30%, becoming the world’s most developed Potential area. For example, the Indian government plans to purchase as many as 770 million LED bulbs by 2018, replace street lights in 100 cities with LED lamps to reduce 20,000 MW of electrical load and encourage international lighting manufacturers to establish joint ventures with Indian lighting plants Set up a factory, hoping to reduce procurement costs and create more job opportunities.

It is worth noting that after the official establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community, Member States will adopt the same set of electronic equipment inspection standards, that is, electronic products only need to obtain the safety certification issued by a Member State, they can be in the ASEAN Economic The sale in the community has greatly reduced the threshold for international lighting manufacturers to enter the Southeast Asian market, and it is also an excellent opportunity for Taiwanese LED lighting manufacturers to expand their export markets.

Daxing Airport Expressway “Smart Street Lamp” saves 400,000 kWh

The reporter recently learned from Beijing Investment Transportation Company that since the Daxing Airport Expressway was officially opened on July 1, last year, the total traffic volume has reached 17.44 million. In the past year, the high-speed “smart street lights” have saved about 400,000 kWh of electricity, with a comprehensive energy-saving rate of 30%.

Daxing Airport Expressway "Smart Street Lamp" saves 400,000 kWh

Citizens drive to the Daxing Airport Expressway at night, and they will find that the street lights along the way are bright and starry. These seemingly insignificant street lights have “great wisdom.” The high-speed Daxing Airport adopts LED lighting technology and has installed more than 5,000 lamps. Compared with traditional high-pressure sodium lamps, this street lamp has lower energy consumption and higher energy efficiency. The color temperature is close to natural light, the light is uniform, and the look is more comfortable.

Smart street lamps can be remotely controlled for individual dimming. Through the Internet of Things technology and connected to the wireless communication network, the system can perform individual step-less dimming for each street lamp. Under the premise of ensuring lighting requirements, according to different road segments and different time periods, Different traffic flow sets the street lamp operation plan, flexibly responds to changes in lighting demand caused by sudden weather, seasonal changes, etc., enhances the energy-saving effect of street lamps, and extends the life of street lamps.

In addition, the comprehensive use of the monitoring system GIS map technology can real-time online understanding of the running status of all street lamps, realize automatic inspection of street lamps and automatic alarming of faults, guide operation, and maintenance personnel to carry out the active operation and maintenance and directional maintenance, which has changed the past The operation and maintenance method of hotline repairs greatly improves operation and maintenance efficiency and saves maintenance costs.

The Abu Dhabi Investment Office invested US $ 100 million to develop modern agriculture such as vertical farms

The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) has recently signed cooperation agreements with AeroFarms, MadarFarms, RNZ, and RDI. They will successively establish new R & D and production facilities in the UAE. ADIO will invest USD 100 million in these four agricultural technology companies Committed to developing the next generation of agricultural industries in droughts and deserts to meet the challenges of complex global agriculture and solve local food production problems.

The Abu Dhabi Investment Office invested US $ 100 million to develop modern agriculture such as vertical farms

American-based AeroFarms is one of the most successful vertical agricultural companies in the world. It will build a new R & D center of 8,200 square meters in Abu Dhabi to meet the challenges of desert agriculture. The R & D center will become the largest indoor vertical farm of its kind in the world. It is expected to employ more than 60 senior engineers, horticulturists, and scientists to conduct cutting-edge research in the fields of plant science, vertical agriculture, and automation, accelerate the innovation cycle and commercialize products.

RDI is a startup company dedicated to the development of an innovative irrigation system. It uses organic chemistry-based technology to design a “smart” underground irrigation pipe that interacts with and reacts with chemical signals released by plant roots to make Crops can self-regulate the transport of water and nutrients, help plants grow in the harshest environments, to optimize agricultural water consumption, and research experiments to increase crop yields in sandy and non-cultivated land.

Madara Farms, a United Arab Emirates agricultural technology innovation company, will use LED lights to build a commercial-scale indoor tomato farm to verify the commercial and technical feasibility of controlled environmental agriculture (CEA) under the severe weather conditions in the UAE. The company will also start to expand the commercial scale of micro-green plants, provide locally with a consistent and traceable food supply, and make reasonable use of the region’s natural resources.

The UAE-based RNZ company has been providing customized solutions for the agricultural industry since 2004. It will establish a research and development center to develop various effective organic and inorganic agricultural investment solutions for vertical farms, hydroponics, and conventional farms.

Technology agriculture is one of the key areas of concern in Abu Dhabi. The desert climate, abundant sunlight, and land availability make Abu Dhabi the only choice for the development of high-tech agriculture suitable for desert environments. Abu Dhabi is constantly exploring solutions to complex global agricultural problems through innovation and R & D investment.

The investment in these four companies is part of the Ghadan 21 Accelerator Program set up by the UAE government in 2019 for a US $ 272 million technology and agriculture incentive program. Incentives include the return of up to 75% of R & D expenditure after the commercialization of new solutions developed in Abu Dhabi.

Put the vertical farm in a desert environment to replace the insufficient cultivated land there, which may be a real field test for the role of facility agriculture for our entire food system.

Note: The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is the largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates. In February 2018, it announced the establishment of the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), which provides investors with relevant information, data and investment references, and is also responsible for domestic and overseas Promotion of Abu Dhabi’s investment environment.

Darwin launches smart lighting infrastructure

The government of Darwin, the capital of Northern Australia, announced the launch of an intelligent lighting system.

Darwin launches smart lighting infrastructure

The system is a bold initiative, especially considering the continued damage caused by the new coronavirus COVD-19. The system will have more than 9,500 public and street remodeling functions to run on the new digital system. Save AUD 600,000.

An intelligent network will support the faster detection of faults and automatically perform initial tests to save time and money, thereby avoiding the need for temporary engineers.

In addition, the lighting itself will be replaced by energy-saving LEDs, and its service life is 50 times longer than the standard incandescent lamp type, while also providing better lighting, reducing energy consumption and reducing costs.

Make Darwin a smart city

Intelligent lighting will also be able to adapt to the changing environment around the clock. This is a positive step towards further integration of digital infrastructure, which will consolidate Darwin’s position as Australia’s leading smart city.

“Most old lighting systems have to be manually adjusted at different times of the year,” Mayor Vatskalis said.

“Different sunrise and sunset times of the year, the new technology means that the lighting system will automatically sense whether the street lights need to be turned off or on.”

“This smart lighting system is a supplement to Smart Darwin technology launched in Darwin last year and has set a national benchmark.”

Mayor Vatskalis added: “Our community wants the council to manage assets in the most cost-effective way, and this new smart lighting technology does just that.”

Xin Nuofei became the first lighting company in the world to obtain the safety certification of the development process of intelligent interconnected lighting

Global lighting leader Xin Nuofei has become the world’s first lighting company that has obtained the safety certification for the development process of intelligent interconnected lighting (IEC 62443-4-1). The certification was issued by DEKRA, confirming that Xinnuofei ’s development of intelligent interconnected lighting systems complies with industrial control network and system information security standards, and attaches great importance to the security of innovation, products, systems, and services.

Xin Nuofei became the first lighting company in the world to obtain the safety certification of the development process of intelligent interconnected lighting

Threat analysis for use scenarios and development processes is the core content of IEC 62443-4-1 security certification. This analysis ensures that all safety equipment has been properly installed, verified, tested, and recorded and that all data is traceable. Xin Nuofei not only meets all the requirements in the certification process but also demonstrates the ability to quickly respond to the latest security vulnerabilities, as well as a reliable channel for issuing security updates.

The authoritative third-party certification agency DEKRA DEKRA Group evaluated the development process of Xin Nuofei’s intelligent interconnected lighting system according to the basic safety requirements of IEC 62443-4-1. “I am very pleased to issue Xin Nuofei with the IECEE CB and DEKRA SEAL certifications.” DEKRA DEKRA Group President Bram Holthus said, “We are committed to creating a safe and connected world, and we know that security protection is the goal The key to industrial control network and system information security standard IEC 62443 is the perfect tool to ensure work, home and road safety. ”

In order to meet the various requirements mentioned in the security standards, Xin Nuofei strictly follows the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) in the internal and external development process, covering security risk and threat model analysis, code analysis verification and testing, and long-term Vulnerability management.

“Intelligent connected lighting system is the core of our current business and future development. Based on Xin Nuofei ’s leading industry standards, management methods and development processes, we have obtained DEKRA certification and successfully delivered the safest The promise of lighting products, systems, and services, “said Harsh Chitale, general manager of Xin Nuofei Digital Lighting Solutions Division.” As more and more governments and enterprises begin to try to use intelligent interconnection technology to maintain the highest safety standards for us Is very important. “