#1 in patented power that is ahead of the curve with 2nd generation LED technology.

Seoul Semiconductor ranked first

ANSAN, South Korea, June 20, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a global optical semiconductor company, announced that Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys (hereinafter referred to as Seoul) are the No. 1 Korean optical semiconductor (LED) companies and are among the No. 1 patent-using companies in the world.

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2022 OMDIA Global LED Market Share (Chart: Business Wire)

Seoul takes the first place in the world in the field of ultraviolet (UV) LEDs, developing and mass-producing these LEDs. It has been ranked third in the visible light LED category for two years. Its visible light LEDs are widely used in lighting, displays and automobiles. Seoul is on its way to the No. 1 ranking.

Seoul is the only company in the world that offers the entire wavelength range, from visible light to ultraviolet and infrared, in light emitting diodes as well as laser diodes (VCSELs). In addition, Seoul is 100% vertically integrated with manufacturing facilities for all of these technologies, from wafers and chips to packages and modules.

Seoul annually invests nearly 100 million US dollars in research and development and delivers innovative LED technology at a staggering rate. His collection of patents is unmatched in the LED industry.

In terms of technology patents, there are thousands of application patents in other major industries. Almost none of the world’s LED products today can be produced without Seoul’s approval to use its patents.

Ready to become #1 in the world with innovative 2nd generation technology

LEDs recently sold on the market require a patent Seoul which provides a service life of more than 10,000 hours, a light output of 150 lm / W and high color rendering quality (CRI 90+). Since Seoul founder C. Lee founded the company 30 years ago, he has worked tirelessly with his team (and still does) to develop a collection of patents that protect these new technologies and the future of his business. Although we are not all created equal, KH Lee wants to show that there is hope and good opportunities for young people in the patent system.

Lighting: good sleep, good memory, good eye health

Since the birth of the Earth 4.5 billion years ago, the chain of life has evolved under the influence of sunlight. As a result, our human body functions 24 hours a day, following the cycle of the sun. In the morning sunlight, the body produces the hormone serotonin to increase consciousness. It releases the hormone melatonin under the influence of early evening sunlight, which helps us fall asleep. A good night’s sleep removes waste from the brain, strengthens memory and helps our body recover.

Many LED lighting products today produce significant amounts of blue light. This light makes it harder to fall asleep and sleep soundly. Also, excessive exposure to blue light can lead to myopia in children.

Seoul conducted experiments with various institutions around the world to demonstrate the amazing benefits of SunLike. These studies have confirmed that SunLike lighting prevents myopia and improves sleep and working memory. This study was conducted by the Clinical Research Center (CCI) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University in the USA, University of Basel in Switzerland, Seoul National University in Korea, and SERI Ophthalmology Institute in Singapore. For more information, visit the Seoul Semiconductor website (http://www.seoulsemicon.com/en/technology/sunlike/).

Automotive: WICOP LED technology is essential for autonomous vehicle communication.

To ensure the safety of the driver and pedestrians, Vehicle to Everything (V2X) lighting technology recognizes and communicates with surrounding objects, which is very important for self-driving cars. To implement V2X lighting technology, a new concept of WICOP technology with a robust design without wires is needed. WICOP is already used in car headlights by almost 10% of major brands in Europe, the US and Korea and is becoming the standard for all LEDs.

Screens: UHD micro and mini LEDs from TV to tablet

Mini LEDs are used to enhance the quality of LCD screens, and WICOP LEDs, which do not require existing wires, are essential to use micro LEDs for wearables such as future watches and AR/VR. WICOP was introduced to the world press in 2015 by CH Lee at the Intercontinental Hotel in Shanghai, China. Today, this technology is used in almost 20% of all screens. Seoul is the #1 screen player in the world.

Along with vaccines and other treatments, we need to find ways to prevent the spread of the virus. As new mutant viruses continue to emerge, it’s time to find a fundamental solution to prevent the virus from entering the human body, other than vaccines or treatments.

Some of the more recent research Seoul showed that Violeds technology kills 99% of Delta and Omicron variants in just one second. The same experiment confirmed a reduction in airborne viruses of more than 90% in 20 to 30 minutes, which can significantly reduce infection rates. For more information about this and other studies, visit the Seoul Viosys website (http://www.seoulviosys.com/en/applications/sterilation).

CH Lee Commitment and Philosophy to Advance Technology

C. Li believes that in developed countries where patents are respected, industry grows faster and people live better. Industrial Revolution 18th the century reduced the poverty rate from 85% to 3% or less, and the infant mortality rate from 43% to 3%. The spread of electricity and the availability of the Internet have reduced illiteracy rates. In this way, information became public and ultimately improved human rights. More importantly, the patent system provides a “fair opportunity” and creates a little more hope in society.

CEO Lee is outraged that there are still two-faced patent infringers who emphasize environmental, social and corporate governance while selling clearly infringing products, changing labels, or who are willing to buy counterfeit products at a low price. Strongly protecting his intellectual property, he wants to give young people hope that justice exists. He will not cut his hair to show his fighting spirit and at least to encourage young people to keep their fighting spirit.

About Seoul Semiconductor

Seoul Semiconductor is the second largest LED manufacturer in the world, excluding the closed market, and holds over 10,000 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, automobiles, computer products such as mobile phones, computer screens and other applications, and UV products. . The company was the first in the world to develop and start mass-producing products that have become the standard of the LED industry and dominate the world market, including: unpackaged WICOP LED; Acrich, high voltage AC powered LED; nPola, an LED with 10 times more power than conventional LEDs; Violeds, a state-of-the-art LED with UV cleaning technology; incandescent LED emitting in all directions; SunLike, natural spectrum LED and more. For more information, visit www.seoulsemicon.com/en.

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