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Understand how to implement the vital thermal-monitoring function needed for reliable and safe higher-power LED operation
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5/24/2010   3 comments
Understand how to implement the vital thermal-monitoring function needed for reliable and safe higher-power LED operation
Visible light illuminates a new approach for wireless comms
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5/24/2010   3 comments
With preparations well under way for a societal shift to solid-state lighting based on high-output LEDs, a proverbial light bulb has appeared above the heads of some forward-looking engineers.
Update: LEDs in short supply as market booms
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5/18/2010   Post a comment
Earlier this year, analog, memory, logic and other IC vendors began to see huge demand, prompting shortages for select parts and extended lead times. Now, LEDs are in short supply.
Taiwan to install LED street lighting, says report
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5/17/2010   Post a comment
The Taiwanese government plans to begin installing street lights that use light emitting diodes (LEDs) replacing traditional sodium- and mercury-vapor and other external light systems, according to a Taiwan Economic News report that referenced President Ma Ying-jeou, speaking on Sunday (May 16).
DNA makes self-assembling optical computer
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5/13/2010   Post a comment
Researchers at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina)have used DNA [deoxyribonucleic acid], the double-helix carrier of genetic information, to create self-assembling logic circuits that use light for binary computation and communication.

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