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Seoul Semiconductor wins top award in lighting sector

PUBLISHED : March 12, 2019 - 15:10

UPDATED : March 12, 2019 - 15:48

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Seoul Semiconductor, a leading LED firm in South Korea, said on March 12 it has received the 2019 LEDs Magazine Sapphire Award for its Acrich NanoDriver Series ultraminiature LED drivers.

The award, aimed at recognizing the advancement of lighting technology, is presented annually by US lighting industry publisher LEDs magazine.

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Picked as the winner in the Sapphire Award category “ICs & Electronic Components for Solid State Lighting,” Seoul Semiconductor’s LED drivers are compact in size and boast an increased power efficiency and low costs -- with power densities up to 10 times higher and component reduction up to 30 percent higher than conventional drivers.

The Acrich NanoDriver Series devices are the world’s smallest LED drivers, measuring just 13.5 square millimeters with a profile of 1.42mm.

“The new NanoDriver Series is a game-changer for lighting designers, enabling them to reduce the size, weight and volume of their light fixtures,” explained Nam Ki-bum, sales executive vice president at Seoul Semiconductor.

“This breakthrough in size reduction for the Acrich NanoDriver Series is the result of the company’s continuing investments in high voltage LED technology, combined with a unique power topology that results in smaller size, increased efficiency and lower costs.”

The LED drivers target small and medium-sized lighting products with power consumption no larger than 24 watts, such as bulbs, filaments, fluorescent lighting and downlights. The sector is worth approximately $3 billion.

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