9 April 2020
Seoul Viosys’ Violeds technology adopted for automotive indoor sterilization
Ultraviolet LED product maker Seoul Viosys Co Ltd (a subsidiary of South Korean LED maker Seoul Semiconductor Co Ltd) says that its Violeds clean sterilization technology has been adopted by global automotive supplier Yanfeng.
Yanfeng’s in-vehicle UV sanitizer, with Violeds technology, will detect the absence of occupants before activating lamps for a period of 10 minutes that can sterilize the cabin including cockpit, seating and steering wheel. The sterilization lamp is embedded in the ceiling for maximum coverage and allows sterilization of the harmful bacteria and viruses inside.
Seoul Viosys and fellow Seoul Semiconductor division Sensor Electronics Technology Inc (SETi) of Columbia, SC, USA – which makes UV-A, UV-B and UV-C deep-ultraviolet LEDs (emitting at wavelengths of 200-430nm) – are also launching (in April) portable clean products for 99.9% sterilization of all kinds of viruses and bacteria in air and surfaces that target COVID-19. While global electronics customer demands and inquiries for Violeds products have increased dramatically, and Seoul Viosys and SETi are ready for mass production, it typically takes more than 6 months to offer products to market due to a customer’s long-term product merchandiing processes (including design, mold and certification). Accordingly, Seoul Viosys and SETi will take the lead in product promotion to provide consumers with quicker access to sterilization solutions until the urgent situation from the global spread of COVID-19 is stabilized. The goal for now is to help people control the spread quickly, although the company will continue to sell the products in cooperation with potential global partners in the future.
“To reduce the spread of COVID-19, we decided to temporarily launch the product by drastically reducing the process of merchandizing such as molds and customer delivery”, says Seoul Viosys’ CEO Young Joo Lee. “We will look for global partners to promote sales and marketing in full scale,” he adds.