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China's solar rise seen in Solyndra's fall
News & Analysis  
8/31/2011   82 comments
High profile solar panel startup Solyndra will file for bankruptcy as China's producers of crystalline solar cells continue to dominate the market.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors IR OSLON SFH 4715S
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8/31/2011   Post a comment
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors says its latest LED is the smallest infrared device in the 1-watt class.
Report: Lighting apps continue to boost LED usage
News & Analysis  
8/24/2011   19 comments
LED usage continues to rise across applications and lighting is leading with a predicted increase of 20 percent over 2010.
Seoul Semiconductor Z7-F high-brightness product of the company's Z-Power LED product family.
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8/18/2011   Post a comment
LED technology provider Seoul Semiconductor has introduced the Z7-F, a high-brightness product of its Z-Power LED product family.
Dead reckoning fills-in GPS navigation gap
Design How-To  
8/18/2011   9 comments
Dead reckoning aids traditional GPS navigation via intelligent algorithms based on a vehicle’s distance and directional changes during GPS signal interruption.
Born in the USA: Philips’ L-Prize LED bulb
News & Analysis  
8/15/2011   7 comments
The $10M L Prize is for the first LED bulb to be a functional, dimmable replacement for a 60W incandescent bulb. It’s sponsored by the DOE and funded with US tax dollars. Philips Lighting's CEO, Zia Eftekhar answers reader questions about where will the bulbs be made, and what assurances are there about product reliability.
AVX 9608 Series LED lighting connector and 9609 Series LED backlight connectors
Product News  
8/10/2011   Post a comment
AVX has developed two new series of connectors for LED lighting systems that maintain the same luminosity and light intensity as florescent strip lights.
Rare earths get rarer
News & Analysis  
8/8/2011   42 comments
Supplies of rare earth materials are tightening, prompting manufacturers to seek alternatives.
Heinrich Hertz Institute shows broadband communication from the LED ceiling light
Research  
8/7/2011   4 comments
This transmission technique, which uses the energy-efficient electronics of LED technology, is ideal for both distribution of broadband video streams and two-way communication – from internet usage to video conferencing, the researchers say.
Speech recognition cuts driver distraction
Design How-To  
8/5/2011   8 comments
Design engineers see voice-enabled user interfaces as vital to improving automotive safety in the increasingly complex driver cockpit.
Use LED lighting to improve user interfaces in appliances
Design How-To  
8/4/2011   1 comment
LEDs, both low-power indicators as well as high-power Lights, can enable an advanced User Interface as well as a high-end look-and-feel for today’s smart appliances.
Alps Electric FLGS3 Series aspherical glass lens
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8/4/2011   Post a comment
Alps Electric has developed the FLGS3 Series aspherical glass lens for optical communication in submarine cables and base stations.
Bridgelux raises $60 million for LED push
News & Analysis  
8/4/2011   3 comments
Bridgelux Inc., a developer of semiconductor technology for solid-state lighting, has raised $60 million in a Series E round of venture capital funding.
$10M L Prize goes to Philips for 60W replacement LED bulb
News & Analysis  
8/3/2011   10 comments
Philips has won the first award under the Department of Energy’s L-Prize competition.
Dongbu aids Chinese image sensor entry
News & Analysis  
8/2/2011   3 comments
Foundry Dongbu HiTek Co. Ltd. has announced it has begun volume production of high dynamic range CMOS image sensor chips for BYD Microelectronics, a subsidiary of BYD Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of products ranging from batteries to electric vehicles.
Fleet data loggers tackle real-world testing
Design How-To  
8/2/2011   Post a comment
Notebook-based solutions cannot handle automotive temperature extremes, nor boot up fast enough.


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