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posted in April 2010
Low-power flyback converter eliminates optocoupler
Design How-To  
4/19/2010   2 comments
Understand how a new IC can get a sometimes- troublesome device--commonly needed in this "tricky" power-supply topology--off your BOM
Seoul pushes Acriche LED to 150 lumens per watt
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4/15/2010   Post a comment
LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea) has said it has developed an AC LED capable of 150 lumens per watt, surpassing the luminous efficiency of DC LEDs.
Solar-powered aircraft completes maiden voyage
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4/8/2010   2 comments
A prototype solar-powered aircraft took its maiden flight Wednesday (April 7) ushering in the era of fuel-less, carbon-neutral air travel. The company behind the prototype, Solar Impulse SA (Lausanne, Switzerland) is planning for a round-the-world flight powered by photons in 2011 or 2012.
Dow Corning joins IMEC team on solar cell R&D
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4/7/2010   Post a comment
Dow Corning Corp. (Midland, Mich.), which specializes in silicon- and silicone-based technology, has signed a three-year contract with IMEC (Leuven, Belgium to perform joint research on crystalline silicon solar cells.


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