U uses Violeds technology developed by Seoul Viosys, the world leader in UV LEDs
Eliminates up to 99.9% of harmful germs (E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus and pneumococci) in 10 minutes thanks to UVC
Seoul Viosys offers optimized disinfection solutions, operating its own automated laboratory.
ANSAN, South Korea, September 15, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Violeds, the UV-C disinfection technology solution, developed by Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a globally recognized optical semiconductor manufacturer, is integrated with disinfection technology into console cases from Genesis, an international luxury vehicle brand.
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[Photo 1] Violed UV-C LEDs are applied inside of the armrest console box of Genesis G90 (Graphic: Business Wire)
The Genesis G90 luxury sedan was officially launched in the market in the first half of 2022. The armrest console case at the rear of the latter, adapting to the era of COVID-19, is equipped with UV-C LED lamps to disinfect passengers’ personal belongings. Seoul Semiconductor’s Violeds technology is applied to these UV-C LED lamps. Depending on the model, 6 to 12 LED lights are installed, eliminating up to 99.9% of harmful germs (E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus and pneumobacilli) present in personal belongings within 10 minutes of closing the lid.
*Test results offered by Hyundai Motor Company and validated by Intertek, a global testing and certification agency, are subject to change based on actual environments
Violeds is a patented solution developed and massively applied for the first time in the world by Seoul Viosys, a subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor. It prevents the growth of germs and bacteria thanks to UV LEDs. According to 2021 data from Omdia, a market research firm, Seoul Viosys ranks 1erworld leader in UV LED technology.
Seoul Viosys has successfully developed air sterilization solutions, as well as surface disinfection systems with Violeds technology. In August 2021, the company held a press conference to showcase its delta variant spread prevention solution capable of eliminating 99% of indoor airborne viruses. Based on the test results, Seoul Viosys demonstrated the disinfection process for automotive air conditioning systems at CES 2022, gaining global recognition for its technological prowess.
“We are very pleased to supply UVC LEDs based on Violeds technology to the global luxury brand Genesis G90. Operating our own air and vehicle surface sterilization laboratory, we have done our utmost to further develop UV LED disinfection technology. It is obvious that Violeds technology will play a leading role in the development of automotive disinfection markets around the world,” said an official from Seoul Semiconductor.
“By achieving AEC-Q102 certification, the reliability standard for automotive LEDs, Violeds technology will become the optimized solution for automotive disinfection projects that customers need,” he added.
Seoul Semiconductor has focused on its R&D activities in optical semiconductors for more than 30 years. Seoul Semiconductor has a product portfolio with all wavelength bands (200 nm to 1600 nm), from UV to visible ray, infrared (IR, VCSEL), which can be used for any which optical solution in automobiles. Thanks to its 18,000 technology patents, the company maintains technological superiority in world markets.
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