History
2010 - Now
2015
09 Launched world first package-free led WICOP2
03 Started to provide Acrich3 full line up with indoor and outdoor modules
2014
05 Launched Acrich 3
02 Introduced 3rd-generation technology of Acrich at Strategies in Light(US). Held 10th Annual Luminaire Design Competition with Acrich Kit in cooperation with University of California, Davis.
2013
12 Broke the ‘1 Trillion Korean Won' Mark in 2013 Sales Revenue. IEEE Selects Seoul Semiconductor as the World’s Top Patent Power Company for Two Years in a Row.
11 Introduced New Generation of High Power LEDs-the Z5M1 Series, with Industry Leading Performance and Reliability.
09 Acrich2 modules reached 140 lumen/Watt
07 New Mid-Power LEDS, 5630 achieved 180lm/W and 3030 can reduce the customer's LED BOM cost by 50%.
04 Achieved qualification for the UL Witness Test Data Program for Testing LEDs and modules Launched Acrich Global Campaign for Environmental Preservation
03 Announced the World’s Best Performing Side View LED
2012
09 Acrich2 Achieved the Highest Efficacy in an AC LED Module
07 Announced “nPola” that increases brightness more than 5 times
01 Registered 10,000 LED Patents Domestically and Internationally
2011
12 Launched ZC, a Chip-On-Board Type DC LED
11 Launched Acrich2
09 Produced LEDs for automotive headlamp
07 Constructed a new factory
02 Added to the U.S. Environment Protection Agency(EPA)’s list of recognized laboratories for conducting LM-80 testing of LED
2010
11 Seoul Semiconductor partnered with Vertex for investment of LED technology
09 Acrich, selected for Zero Energy Building Research by Department of Energy, US
03 Prof. Shuji Nakamura, the world’s greatest LED lighting scholar started consultingfor SSC Mass production of TOP LED for TV
2009 - 2005
2009
05 Chung Hoon Lee who is the CEO of Seoul Semiconductor got the Order of Industrial Service Merit for 44th Anniversary of Invention day
03 Z-Power LED P7 series, awarded the “Product of the Year” for 2009 by Elektronik
02 Seoul Semiconductor and Nichia settled litigations and entered into a crosslicense.
2008
12 Acrich awarded in Newtech Korea 2008 and named as Korea Ten Best New Technologies of 2008
05 Acrich, first gained RU recognition by US UL in the LED industry
03 FCW211Z, awarded “Product of the Year” for 2008 by Elektronik Cross license with Tridonic Atco Optoelectronics and its patent partners with Seoul Semiconductor’s own technologies for LED phosphor
02 Released world’s brightest 10W LED(P7) with 900 lumens
2007
12 Introduced the world`s thinnest high-brightness Chip-LED at 0.17mm The worlds first LED package to receive the CE Marking Certification
08 Signed a Patent Cross License Agreement with OSRAM
03 "Best product of 2006" by Europe Electronic.(Acriche)
2006
11 The world´s first semiconductor lighting source, “Acrich” started mass production Selected as one of Asia´s 100 Hot Growth Companies By BusinessWeek
10 Selected as one of Asia´s Annual Best Under a Billion By Forbes
09 Achieved ISO/TS-16949 certificate
07 Seoul Optodevice, launched mass production of DUV LED with SETi USA
05 Established a strategic alliance with Cree for White LED
2005
06 "Achieved certificate of Samsung ECO Partner (Date: Mar.2005 ~ Feb.2007)
05 Achieved certificate of Sony Green Partner (Date: Dec 9.2004 ~ Dec 8.2006)
02 Achieved ISO-14001 certificate
01 Commercialized “AC-LED” first ever in the world
2004 - 1992
2004
10 R&D center was awarded by the president of ROK for its contribution
03 Launched Z-Power LED
2002
01 Listed on the Korean Stock Market (KOSDAQ) Established Seoul Opto-Device Co., Ltd.
2001
07 Established Kwang Myung Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
05 Achieved QS-9000 certificate
1998
01 Achieved ISO-9001 certificate
1994
04 Designated as the advanced company in technology
1993
10 Opened the R&D center
1992
02 Chung Hoon Lee assumed CEO