Oct 23, 2016

Sharp may shutter LED display plant in Hiroshima Prefecture

Sharp Corp. is considering closing a light-emitting diode display plant in Hiroshima Prefecture next year as part of its restructuring efforts under Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., sources familiar with the matter said Sunday. The electronics company may consolidate the production line at ...

Apple in talks with Sharp to supply OLED screens for new iPhones

Oct 3, 2016

Apple in talks with Sharp to supply OLED screens for new iPhones

Apple Inc. is in negotiations with Sharp Corp. to secure organic LED displays for the iPhone maker’s next generation of devices, according to a person familiar with the matter. Any supply pact for organic light-emitting diode displays, would hinge on the Osaka-based firm’s output ...

Apr 23, 2015

Nobel laureate Nakamura's lighting company opens office in Yokohama

Nobel loreate Shuji Nakamura said Thursday his U.S.-based company Soraa Inc. has opened an office in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, to market high-quality light-emitting diode lamps in Japan. “Japan boasts the world’s widest diffusion of LED lamps,” said Nakamura, one of three Japan-born scientists ...

Feb 24, 2015

LED traffic lights just too cool for snowy Japan

Energy-saving LED traffic lights seemed like a cool way to cut back on electricity costs, but police are saying they might just be too cool — because they don’t melt snow. Light-emitting diodes account for around 45 percent of all stop-and-go signals in Japan ...

Largest LED veggie factory built in quake-hit city

Jul 3, 2014

Largest LED veggie factory built in quake-hit city

The world’s largest vegetable factory to make use of light-emitting diodes has been built in one of the cities damaged by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, the factory’s operator said. Mirai Co., a Tokyo-based company that runs vegetable growing factories, said ...

LED nails light up when calling

Apr 18, 2014

LED nails light up when calling

If you thought a finger that glows when you phone home was strictly the preserve of extra-terrestrials, think again: a Japanese firm has unveiled nails that light up when you make a call. Unlike “E.T.” in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film, modern-day Japanese fashionistas ...