Seoul Semiconductor has launched the WICOP TE (Top Electrode) designed to significantly improve the thermal efficiency of headlamps for vehicles.
Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd has launched the WICOP TE (Top Electrode) designed to significantly improve the thermal efficiency of headlamps for vehicles. WICOP LED was applied to 10% of the global vehicle production in 2020, and is expected to see an increasing demand in the future electric vehicle (EV) market. The company expects to accelerate the move to expand its market share in the global automotive lighting LED market worth approximately $2.7 billion.
Due to the growing demand for EVs, the interest in high-efficiency LED products for a light headlamp and less batteries consumption is increasing. Accordingly, the thermal dissipation performance of the headlamp has become an important task in order to improve the efficiency and lifetime against the temperature increase.
Seoul Semiconductor’s WICOP TE for headlamps has deviated from the previous method of attaching the LED package to the printed circuit board (PCB) and can attach the package directly on the heatsink, designed to quickly discharge the heat generated in the headlamp.
Weight reduction and heat dissipation performance of headlamps are more important due to increased demand for EVs and slim headlamp design trends. Seoul Semiconductor has already applied high-efficiency and high-heat dissipation WICOP products to more than 100 global vehicle brands, and the company expects to increase automotive LED sales through continuous demand expansion in the future.
Seoul Semiconductor has continued R&D in compound semiconductors for over 30 years, which has a product portfolio with all wavelengths (200nm to 1,600nm) ranging from ultra violet to visible ray and infrared ray (IR, VCSEL). With 14,000 patents, the company is one of the leaders in LED technology in the global market.