Are ac mains-dimmable LED lamps green?
Design How-To 9/24/2011 11 comments
This article provides a comparison between the 60 W incandescent lamp and two commercially available mains dimmable LED lamps including the light output versus power consumption under different dimming situations using phase-cut dimmers. In addition, it looks at the contribution of higher order harmonics to total system dissipation.
Report: LED packaging coming into its own
News & Analysis 9/14/2011 3 comments
The LED industry has now gained enough momentum and reached a critical mass to entice equipment and material providers into developing dedicated solutions for LED manufacturing.
3M makes strategic investment in Pixel Qi
News & Analysis 9/13/2011 Post a comment
Pixel Qi Corp., a developer of LCD panels with enhanced sunlight readability, has announced it has raised an undisclosed amount of money in a Series B round of financing. The investment – reported elsewhere to be $3 million – is led by materials and films vendor 3M Company (Maplewood, Minnesota), through its 3M New Ventures organization.
Ikon Semiconductor receives Irish investments
News & Analysis 9/9/2011 14 comments
Ikon Semiconductor Ltd., a Dublin-based fabless semiconductor company chasing LED lighting opportunities, has received an overall investment of 800,000 euros from the Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity Fund.