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Inova looks to Samsung on path to a billion LEDs a year

Inova looks to Samsung on path to a billion LEDs a year

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By Nick Flaherty

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Inova Semiconductors in Germany has signed a deal with Samsung Foundry to be an additional source for its ISELED smart LED controllers from 2025.

Long-term mass production at Samsung is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2024 as Inova expects to produce 1bn devices a year by 2026 from all its suppliers.

Inova’s ISELED digital LED technology is already being used on a large scale by numerous car manufacturers in Europe, but above all in Asia. The digital approach means there is no need for binning or user calibration and volume production is being driven by the trend to central/domain-based automotive architectures for in-cabin lighting.

The technology is supported by the ISELED Alliance, a consortium of more than 50 lighting companies from around the globe, from major Tier 1s and equipment manufacturers to lighting designers.

“With the high acceptance of ISELED especially in Asia and the enormous growth rates which far exceed even optimistic expectations we simply have to ensure that we can always reliably supply our global automotive customers,” said Robert Kraus, CEO of Inova. “As more we are happy that we soon can strengthen our supply chain through Samsung Foundry as an additional source with CoAsia SEMI as a Design Solution Partner of Samsung Foundry supporting the effort.”

“Automotive semiconductors are a field that requires technological stability and reliability based on research and development experience. We hope that new automotive customers like Inova can lead the innovation and technological development of next-generation future cars based on Samsung Foundry’s process technology leadership,” said Gibong Jeong, Executive Vice President and head of Foundry Business Development Team at Samsung Electronics.

Shin Dong-Soo, the President of CoAsia’s Semiconductor Business Division, said, “Through this contract with Inova, we have established a closer relationship with the German automotive industry. We will actively respond to the increasing demand for various automotive semiconductor applications and continue to create sustainable future value through a win-win partnership with Samsung Foundry.”

www.inova-semiconductors.de

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