8 September 2021
South Korean LED maker Seoul Semiconductor Co Ltd has introduced the Z5M4 high-power LED package with WICOP technology. Z5M4 is reckoned to be 10% brighter than the conventional products and can easily replace the existing high-power products, says the firm. Accordingly, Seoul Semiconductor aims to expand its market share in the $2bn global high-power LED market for street lighting, bay-lighting and horticulture lighting, which has been created by vertical chip manufacturers.
The Z5M4 LED with WICOP (Wafer Integrated Chip on PCB) technology is designed to be compatible one-to-one with existing high-power products, and its heat dissipation structure makes it a high-power LED package suitable for high brightness and high efficiency. It provides high luminous efficiency of 175lm/W and can be used for up to 100,000 hours.
Seoul Semiconductor obtained a permanent injunction against Philips TV product and 13 automotive lighting brand LED products infringing WICOP patents in 2019 and 2021.
“Seoul Semiconductor’s Z5M4 LED for high-power lighting will quickly encroach the $2bn market dominated by vertical technology companies,” reckons the firm. “We plan to apply this product not only to high-power lighting but also to electronic device flash and automotive lighting, followed by SunLike LED, a natural-sunlight-spectrum LED technology,” it adds.