2014-05-23

KLA-Tencor: Wafer Defect Detection Inspection Trends

Optic inspection is still the mainstream wafer defect detection method in the inspection and metrology field, while E-beam will continue to be a niche market, said KLA-Tencor Chief Marketing Officer Brian Trafas during the opening ceremony of the new training facility held at the company’s Hsinchu branch on May 23, 2014.
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2014-05-21

LEDforum 2014 Gathers International Industry Giants, to Present the most Professtional LED Seminar

LEDforum 2014, organized by LEDinside, Cnledw.com and Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, will be held on June 11, 2014. Top executives from the first-tire international manufacturers like Philips Lumileds, Osram, Samsung, Seoul Semiconductor, Toyoda Gosei, LED chip giants such as Epistar and Sanan Optoelectronics, China leading LED enterprises like Honglitronic, Refond and MLS Lighting will be invited as speakers, dissect the current situation of LED industry on the theme of LED market trends and the development strategy, to create an audi...
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2014-05-21

Katy Perry Shows Off to be Released Ashish-Topshop LED Sneakers

American artist Katy Perry is no stranger to experimenting with Avant-garde and futuristic clothing. Having being spotted onstage and at a Met Ball in 2011 in flashy LED outfits, the artist has added a new LED sneaker to her lineup of brightly colorful wardrobe.
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2014-05-19

Mini Solar LED Tree Charger for Mobile Phones

French designer Vivien Muller has created an ecofriendly solar mobile phone charger and LED lamp, Electree Mini, that resembles a bonsai tree.
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2014-05-16

Flexible LED Kangaroo Light for Bags

UK design firm, STUDIO BANANA THiNGS, has collaborated with The Innovation Quarter at Bangor University (UK) has created a flexible LED light for bag interior, Kangaroo Light.
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2014-05-15

SQI LED Blue-Light Hazard Tests Results Busts CCTV Report Claims

A recent report by mainstream Chinese media CCTV revealing “LEDs without diffusers can cause blindness within 10 seconds” in a TV program generated much interest in China. However, studies cited in the report have been taken out of context, according to a Chinese LED test laboratory report.
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2014-05-15

Paragon Precision: Cost Difference Between LED and Fluorescent Lighting Shrinking

Lighting manufacturer Precision-Paragon [P2] announced that in the past three years, the cost difference between LED and fluorescent lighting has shrunk dramatically, thanks to substantial reductions in the cost of LED technology. 
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2014-05-15

Iraqi Student Uses LEDs to Stop Movie Pirating

Hadaia Azad Ezzulddin, a 9th grade student at Nilufer Girls Secondary School in Erbil, Iraq has come up with a solution using LED to stop movie pirating, according to a Student Science report.
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2014-05-14

DOE Lighting Impact on Health Report Notes LED Not Particularly Harmful

Recent reports by mainstream Chinese media CCTV that LEDs without diffusers causing blindness within 10 seconds has generated much talk in China, but a report by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) claim LEDs are not particularly harmful compared to other conventional light sources when it comes to nonvisual applications. 
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2014-05-14

Philips Redefines Algiers Skylines with LED Lighting Makeover to Iconic Maqam Echahid

Royal Philips unveiled the spectacular illumination of Algeria’s iconic Maqam Echahid with its latest LED lighting technology, boosting the beautification of the city of Algiers and cutting energy consumption by 75%. Philips is showcasing its LED lighting solutions in Algeria as part of the fifth consecutive pan-African Cairo to Cape Town Roadshow. By making a stopover in Algeria for the second consecutive year, Philips underlines its commitment to enhance life in Africa by improving energy efficiency in Algeria.
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2014-05-14

Philips Site & Area Solar LED Solutions Provide High Quality Illumination Powered by the Sun

Over 400 million tons of CO² per year on average is generated by power electricity which is used to support lighting applications that highly impact our environment and climate. We therefore need to find a renewable source of green energy.
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2014-05-13

Three U.S. Finalists Compete for Prestigious GE Edison Award

GE Lighting announced three finalists in its 31st annual international GE Edison Award competition from the GE Lighting Institute, a teaching facility at the heart of GE Lighting’s Nela Park world headquarters in East Cleveland, Ohio. This year’s finalists represent an arts performing center, the headquarters for a global investment firm, and an event and conference addition to a cultural center.
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2014-05-12

Apple Patents Super Resolution Photo Technology

Apple has patented a super resolution photo technology that is capable of boosting resolution without the need of adding more megapixels recently, according to Apple Insider and several other reports.
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2014-05-12

Philips and Green Sense Farms Develop New Indoor Farming LED Lights

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, has partnered with Green Sense Farms (GSF), a Chicago-area commercial grower, to develop one of the largest indoor commercial farms using LED grow lights tailored to their specific crops. This innovative farming model allows them to harvest 20-25 times a year by using ‘light recipes’ optimized for their produce, using 85 percent less energy. The result will be an increase in crop yields and reduced operating costs, while providing consumers with locally grown, fresh vegetables throughout the year.
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2014-05-12

Microsoft Research Proposes BSFK LED Positioning System

As LED becomes increasingly widespread, Microsoft Research has also caught on with LiFi technology developments with proposed LED positioning system, Epsilon. The company’s Asia research division recently published a paper explaining the concept behind the positioning system.
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2014-05-12

Disney Invents LED Robots That Create Animation in Real Time

Walt Disney Research Lab and ETH Zurich have designed LED two-wheeled robots named Pixelbots that are able to create animation in real time. 
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2014-05-09

Rumor: Apple iPhone 6 Returns to Single LED Flash

Sonny Dickson has leaked more images of the Apple iPhone 6 dummy. If the images and information is correct, the new model seems to have taken a step back in terms of LED flash compared to previous models. 
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2014-05-09

LED Light Therapy Offers Non-invasive Way to Shed Stubborn Fat

A new method of Lipo Suction using LED lights offers patients a non-invasive alternative to surgery. When the body requires energy, the brain sends signals to adipose cells to break down stored fat. This process is called lipolysis. Free fatty acids are then released into the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body. Lipo Light acts in a similar manner where heat and light emitted through the device stimulates the release of energy. 
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2014-05-09

Smart Vision Lights Introduces High-Speed Strobe Lights for Industrial and Machine Vision Applications

Smart Vision Lights — a designer and manufacturer of high-brightness LED lights for industrial applications, including machine vision — is pleased to introduce the XR256 Series High-Speed Strobe Lights for industrial and machine vision applications requiring high-speed, high-power, pulse initiated, or pulse following strobe lights.
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2014-05-07

Studying Lighting Impact on Health at LRC

On May 6, a group of 30 lighting and healthcare industry professionals will travel to the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. to attend the launch of the first “flagship” Light and Health Institute a two-day, hands-on seminar to teach the many ways in which light affects, and can be used to improve, health and wellbeing. The seminar is taught by Dr. Mariana Figueiro, LRC Light and Health Program director and professor at Rensselaer; Dr. Bernard Possidente, professor of biology at Skidmore College; Dr. Mark Rea, LRC director and professor at Rensselaer; and Andrew Bierman, LRC research scientist.
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2014-05-05

Sapphire Production Underway for Apple at Arizona Facility

GT Advanced Technologies’ (GT) Arizona sapphire substrate facility reportedly began small scale sapphire production last month. Stephen Chin, analyst of UBS, revealed that the facility has also already begun shipping material to a Chinese supplier. 
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2014-05-05

LED Hula Hoops Create 3D Light Paintings at Berlin Festival

Since being first introduced in the 1950’s, hula hoops have remained popular among both children and adults. Berlin even has a festival dedicated to the hula hoop. Started in 2005, this June will mark Hoopla! Berlin’s third annual festival.
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2014-05-02

LED Lights Save Endangered Sea Turtle Hatchlings

Artificial lighting is threatening the sea turtle population. After emerging from their shells in the wee hours of the morning, sea turtle hatchlings instinctively find their way to the sea by the light reflected on the ocean. Modern society is now posing a threat to their survival as the brightest light is no longer coming from the ocean, but from hotels and shops along the ocean front.
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2014-04-29

Philips Receives Energy Star Award For Second Year in a Row

Tomorrow night in Washington DC, EPA and DOE will honor businesses and organizations for their outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emission through energy efficiency at the 2014 Energy Star Award ceremony.
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2014-04-25

Leyard Small Pitch TV Display Business Performance Boosted 1Q14 Revenue

Leyard announced first quarter 2014 financial results on April 23, 2014. Operating revenue grew 28.43 percent YoY to NT$ 142 million (US$4.7 million). Net income attributed to shareholders was NT$10 million, up 29 percent YoY. EPS increased 16.67 percent YoY to NT$ 0.07. 
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2014-04-25

Portland Tests Blue LED Bicycle Detector Lights

U.S. city Portland has installed blue LED lights next to red traffic lights at a six-way intersection to notify cyclists their bicycles have been detected, and traffic light will be changing soon to allow them pass through, according to a Oregon Live report. 
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2014-04-25

LED Panels Brings Blue Skies Indoor

Sunny weather all year round is now achievable with the installation of nanoparticle LED panels developed by designer Paolo di Trapani and Italy’s University of Insubri, according to a Gizmodo report.
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2014-04-24

AUO Develops 3D Printed OLED Technology Suitable for Mass Production

Displays made of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are very attractive. One of their advantages is that they can be less expensively manufactured using inkjet technology. Companies are aiming to make this process suitable for mass production — for example at AUO in Taiwan, one of the world’s leading display suppliers. 
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2014-04-24

OLED Dandelions Light Up the Room

Japanese cinematographer Takao Inoue has transformed common dandelions into luminescent flowers using OLED technology, according to a Tamago and Spoon Report.
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2014-04-24

[Update] Philips Lumiblade OLEDs in Space

The following Blog post was written by Dietmar Thomas, Manager Brand & Integrated Communications OLED, for Philips Lumiblade. On April 18th, Philips Lumiblade OLEDs did boldly go where no other OLED has gone before. Space. What sounds like the famous beginning of the original Star Trek television series was indeed a big step for the most modern light source on earth.
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Today Philips Lumileds launches its proprietary CrispWhite Technology, yet another quality of light breakthrough in its portfolio, making whites appear vivid and bright while colors appear saturated. LUXEON CoB arrays with CrispWhite Technolog... READ MORE

For the first time there is a compact laser multi-chip package. Osram Opto Semiconductors can pack up to 20 blue laser chips in the new PLPM4 450 module. Instead of taking the laborious approach and constructing a light source from individual ... READ MORE