The LED industry in automotive is transforming fast, with dynamic changes in the market. The first LED headlamps were unveiled 15 years ago in 2006. Now in 2021, most headlamps are LED-lit, the ADB market share is growing at a galloping pace (except in the United States), and we are now talking about HD headlamps built on numerous different technologies.
With all that in mind, we’ve decided to present a new series of interviews with VIPs involved in these innovations—especially those from companies who deserve to be better known. The first interview is in today’s Newsletter. It’s with Dr. Joongkon Son, Samsung’s VP Head of automotive LED Sales and Marketing.
Samsung are a world-class leader in semiconductor technology. They’re now mass-producing LED light sources for automotive lamps, with advanced semiconductor manufacturing techniques. In today’s interview you’ll discover their PixCell LED, a super-compact light emitting surface which contains dozens of individual segments, separated by 25-µm silicon walls, perfectly aligned and expertly mounted in a matrix structure. With technology like this, Samsung have created a range of highly efficient headlamp solutions which allow slimmer lamps while enabling substantial design freedom.
And that’s just one example; Samsung aren’t the only supplier churning out LED innovations. The competition is hot and getting hotter, and in the coming months we’ll show you a wide range of new ideas and products from a wide range of companies that might not (yet!) necessarily come to mind when you think of headlamps and their subcomponents.
Be sure to plan for the US DVN Workshop on 21-22 September at Novi, Michigan, near Detroit. This, the 23rd DVN Workshop, will be a power-packed, high-value event with the theme How to Save Lives in Nighttime Driving, totally dedicated to technologies for improving safety. Find all the information on the DVN Website.