Seoul Semiconductor supplies brightness-optimised headlamp tech for 2024 Genesis GV80

Hyundai Motor Group’s Genesis GV80 luxury SUV uses wire-free optical semiconductor Wicop technology to realise all the functions of the high-brightness headlamps.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 28 Mar 2024 Views icon7436 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Seoul Semiconductor, a global optical semiconductor company, has begun supplying and mass-producing the world's first wire-free optical semiconductor 'WICOP' technology for the headlamp of the GV80 SUV of Hyundai Motor Group's luxury brand Genesis Group. The GV80 uses Wicop technology to realize all the functions of the high-brightness, sophisticatedly designed headlamps.

In particular, the two rows of high beam and low beam, which are the symbol of the GV80, are equipped with high-brightness products from Seoul Semiconductor's new technology 'WICOP UHL'. 'WICOP UHL' is attracting attention from the automotive market as a solution optimized for slim lamp design by improving brightness by 200% compared to the existing mass-produced YCOP products.

In addition, all front light functions of the GV80, such as daytime running lights (DRLs) and turn signals, have been applied to Wicop. In this way, the technology has been supplied to all the functions of one car headlamp.
WICOP UHL, which is applied to Genesis MLA (Mirco Lens Array) headlamps, is optimised for automotive applications based on YCOP, an ultra-compact and high-efficiency LED technology.

Compared to conventional products, the heat dissipation performance is 40% better, which can reduce the heat dissipation structure of the headlamp by up to 75%. As a result, it is possible to reduce the size and weight, which are important elements of lamp design, and to realise a slim and sophisticated design.

Genesis said that it was able to improve the perfection of the new front part of the Genesis GV80 by adopting Seoul Semiconductor's technology, and in particular, WICOP UHL contributed to the improvement of visual quality by combining MLA technology with a large light emission area of 0.5mm2, and it is expected to be applied to more models in the future.

Park In-heum, vice-president of Seoul Semiconductor's Automotive Business Division, said, "YCOP technology is the world's first technology developed by Seoul Semiconductor and has been steadily adopted by automakers around the world for more than 100 models a year. We will continue to focus on the development of electronic LED technology to provide differentiated value to our customers."

Seoul Semiconductor is the world's third-largest global LED company. With more than 18,000 patented technologies, the company R&D and mass-produces LED products that can be applied to all areas such as indoor and outdoor lighting, automobiles, and IT (mobile phones, computers).

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