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Philips Lumileds wins another round in patent lawsuits
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5/25/2009   Post a comment
In another round of the long running patent infringement cases between LED suppliers Philips Lumileds (san Jose, Calif.) and Epistar (Hsinchu, Taiwan), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has rejected Epistar's appeal of the International Trade Commission's interpretation of the claims in Philips Lumileds' U.S. Patent No. 5,008,718 (the '718 patent).
Invisibility cloaks spread out
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5/22/2009   Post a comment
An emerging discipline called transfomation optics were used recently to develop an improved invisibility cloak with a 100-fold increase in area compared to previous visible-wavelength cloaks.
Micron plans moves into LED, solar, says report
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5/21/2009   2 comments
Micron Technology Inc. (Boise, Idaho), best known as a struggling DRAM manufacturer, is seeking funds to help it move into LED manufacture and is considering solar panel work, according to an article at the IdahoStatesman.com website.
Swedish eye-tracking technology pioneer raises VC funds
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5/15/2009   Post a comment
Tobii Technology AB, the Stockholm, Sweden based start-up developing technology allowing people to control computers using only their eyes, has raised Euros 16 million ($21.7m) in venture funding.
Getting the 'blink' out: Steady nanoparticle emitters emerge
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5/14/2009   Post a comment
Researchers claim to have demonstrated always-on nanoparticle emitters.
UK to fund ultra fast broadband R&D projects
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5/14/2009   Post a comment
The UK government is investing £1 million to help companies and universities carry out initial research and feasibility studies into technologies that will be needed for the next generation of broadband beyond that currently available, so called Ultra Fast Broadband.
White OLED surpasses fluorescent lamp efficiency
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5/14/2009   Post a comment
The Dresden technical university and OLED vendor Novaled AG (Dresden, Germany) claim they have reached an efficiency of 90 lumen per watt. Now researchers have to overcome only lifetime issues to trigger the breakthrough to general lighting applications with OLEDs.
Green lasers arrive for pico projectors
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5/6/2009   2 comments
Green semiconductor lasers, a key component for pico projectors, will enter mass production by midyear, according to Corning Inc., which announced a deal with Microvision Inc. to supply the green lasers for Microvision's PicoP Display Engine.
Machine vision firm Cognex cuts 85 jobs
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5/5/2009   1 comment
Machine vision vendor Cognex announced additional cost-cutting measures including the elimination of about 85 jobs and reported that first quarter sales fell 30 percent compared to the same period of 2008.


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