The spectrum of new members in the ISELED Alliance ranges from semiconductor manufacturers and lighting/design specialists to large Tier 1 automotive suppliers. This covers the entire value chain in order to establish ISELED as a standard solution. "Light in the vehicle is increasingly becoming an important design element, but will also take on functional tasks in the future. In combination with displays, light will become an integral part of innovative visualization concepts, especially with regard to highly automated and autonomous driving," says Robert Kraus, CEO of Inova Semiconductors.
In the future, the possibilities should go far beyond ISELED's original topic, the design and control of vehicle interior lighting. The cooperation with the new alliance partners should make it possible to realize a dynamic display backlight with ISELED, which has already been described as an "OLED killer" in media reports. The group is now working on systems for exterior lighting; one of the development topics is the communication between cars and people via light signals. The new ISELED-based fieldbus, which is currently under development, should extend even further into other fields of application: ICN (ISELED Communication Network), will in future connect not only lighting elements but also sensors and actuators.
The new members cover a broad spectrum of technologies and submarkets. In some of their niches, the companies are regarded as "hidden champions". In addition to LED manufacturers such as Brightek from Taiwan or Itswell from Korea, Allegro MicroSystems from the USA, a manufacturer of power and sensor semiconductors, has joined the ranks. Other newcomers include UG-System for test systems and ISYS RTS for software development. Lightworks and feno specialize in lighting design and the development of the corresponding electronics - to name just a few examples. With Hella and Grupo Antolin, two further major automotive suppliers for the lighting sector will also enrich the ISELED ecosystem.
The 2nd ISELED Conference will take place in Munich on April 5, 2019. Further