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Solar electricity: A renewable energy source
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8/31/2012   2 comments
The sun, our chief source of energy, is a giant nuclear machine. Almost all renewable energy sources are derived in one form or another from the sun.
ST backs microdisplay firm
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8/30/2012   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has formed a strategic agreement with MicroOLED the development and commercialization of OLED displays and taken a minority stake in the company through an investment of about $7.5 million.
Taiwan rolls smart lighting specs
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8/14/2012   Post a comment
In an attempt to create a highly integrated supply chain and improve its ability to compete in the LED arena, Taiwan has placed five intelligent lighting system standards on the table.
London Calling: Leading in LEDs
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8/14/2012   10 comments
LEDs for lighting is getting really hot metaphorically, because they are not hot physically. But why did the west miss the legalislation trick?
Seeing the light on optoelectronics manufacturing
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8/14/2012   Post a comment
Despite being underplayed in a new government report, recommendations on advanced manufacturing of optoelectronic components are a good first step toward reviving the U.S. tech manufacturing base.
Philips and Daintree highlight ZigBee for wireless lighting controls
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8/13/2012   Post a comment
Wireless Lighting expert company Daintree Networks and Dutch electric giant Philips have signed an agreement to develop advanced lighting controls products for commercial buildings through the use of open standards.
Report urges U.S. effort to recapture optics lead
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8/13/2012   4 comments
The National Research Council recommends a series of bold, coordinated initiatives to improve manufacturing, invention, materials development and applications to maintain global leadership.
Wafer-scale CMOS X-ray imaging for medical apps
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8/10/2012   Post a comment
There is a growing interest in the use of solid-state based X-ray medical imaging and detection systems in the replacement of conventional diagnostic imaging techniques. One of these technologies is wafer-scale CMOS sensor-based imaging, which can bring advantages in terms of performance such as high resolution, high dynamic range and low noise capabilities.
LED industry enters third growth cycle
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8/9/2012   4 comments
Packaged LED revenue will amount to $11.4 billion in 2012 and peak to $17 billion by 2018, according to market research firm Yole Développement (Lyon, France).
Beware technology bearing gifts; turn off the light
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8/8/2012   34 comments
Technology is often presented in different ways to those in which it is applied. It's down to human beings to exercise self control alongside the creativity that creates technological wonders.
Startup works with NASA to develop low mass lighting
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8/8/2012   Post a comment
Arizona's NthDegree Technologies has signed an agreement with NASA for the development of a "low mass, low power" light source based on its development of inorganic printed and flexible semiconductors for lighting, photovoltaics and energy storage.
Sharp LCD-based support plan is up for renegotiation
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8/7/2012   4 comments
Sharp, Japan's largest liquid crystal display maker and key supplier to Apple, is ready to renegotiate the terms of what is effectively a bail-out package from Taiwan's Foxconn, according to reports.
3-D technology to improve cancer treatment
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8/7/2012   6 comments
As part of a a three-year project, researchers at the University of Lincoln in Great Britain said they will develop 3-D imaging technology for cancer patients receiving proton therapy.
ST buys picoprojector display tech from bTendo
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8/6/2012   4 comments
Following a two-year joint development of smartphone projection display with Israeli startup bTendo, STMicroelectronics NV has acquired the intellectual property and has hired most of the staff of the company.
Sharp to slash 5,000 jobs
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8/2/2012   10 comments
Japan's Sharp Corp. reported a significantly wider fiscal first quarter loss and unveiled its intention to cut 5,000 jobs by the end of March 2013. This will be the company's first personal downsizing since 1950.


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