Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of
LED products and technology, 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.
Due to the growing demand for electric vehicles, the interest in
high-efficiency LED products for a light headlamp and less batteries
consumption is increasing. Accordingly, the thermal dissipation performance
of the headlamp has become an important task in order to improve the
efficiency and lifetime against the temperature increase.
Seoul Semiconductor’s WICOP TE for headlamps has deviated from the previous
method of attaching the LED package to the printed circuit board (PCB) and
can attach the package directly on the heatsink, designed to quickly
discharge the heat generated in the headlamp.
The WICOP is the second generation technology of the LED industry and Seoul
Semiconductor obtained a permanent injunction against 13 automotive lighting
brand LED products infringing WICOP patents in 2021 July. Seoul
Semiconductor will introduce this new ‘WICOP TE’ products, the natural
sunlight spectrum LED ‘SunLike’ with the luxurious interior colors and
beneficial effects on learning and good sleep, and UV LED ‘Violeds’ for
disinfection in the automotive air conditioning systems at the DVN workshop
in the U.S. on September 21, 2021. (www.drivingvisionnews.com)
“Weight reduction and heat dissipation performance of headlamps are more
important due to increased demand for electric vehicles and slim headlamp
design trends. Seoul Semiconductor has already applied high-efficiency and
high-heat dissipation WICOP products to more than 100 global vehicle brands,
and we expect to increase automotive LED sales through continuous demand
expansion in the future,” said an official of Seoul Semiconductor.
Seoul Semiconductor has continued research and development in compound
semiconductors for over 30 years, which has a product portfolio with all
wavelengths (200nm to 1,600nm) ranging from ultra violet to visible ray and
infrared ray (IR, VCSEL). Based on 14,000 patents, it is leading the LED
technology in the global market.
About Seoul Semiconductor
Seoul Semiconductor is the world’s second-largest global LED manufacturer, a
ranking excluding the captive market, and has more than 14,000 patents.
Based on a differentiated product portfolio, Seoul offers a wide range of
technologies, and mass produces innovative LED products for indoor and
outdoor lighting, automotive, IT products, such as mobile phones, computer
displays, and other applications, as well as the UV area. The company’s
world’s first development and mass production products are becoming the LED
industry standard and leading the global market with a package-free LED,
WICOP; a high-voltage AC-driven LED, Acrich; an LED with 10X the output of a
conventional LED, nPola; a cutting edge ultraviolet clean technology LED,
Violeds; an all direction light emitting technology, filament LED; a natural
sun spectrum LED, SunLike; and more. For more information, please visit