Without tier-2 innovation, tier-1 and automaker innovation would quickly stop dead. A month ago, I wrote an editorial emphasising the role of tier-2 lighting suppliers in the chain of innovation, and published an interview showcasing the innovations of one tier-2 supplier—a material maker—in optical silicone materials used to realise ADB.
Now, a month on, I bring you an article showing how an LED supplier is proposing an innovation to enhance safety and communication while reinforcing brand identity: miniLEDs as a new rear lamp solution. Read all about it! And that’s just one example; there are numerous others bubbling up from tier-2 suppliers of light sources; optics; electronics; thermics; simulation tools, and software.
At the DVN US Workshop next week in Michigan, we will have two sessions dedicated to light sources with presentations and expositions by the likes of Samsung; Lumileds; Seoul Semiconductor, Texas Instruments; Kyocera SLD Laser; OLEDWorks, and many more.
Do register as soon you can; registrations are capped at 250 attendees for safety reasons.