2012-12-14

Micron Narrows Focus on LED and Cuts Jobs

The Boise-based computer chip maker Micron Technology Inc. is scaling back on its plans to develop energy-efficient lighting technology, leading to the layoff of at least 30 workers. Micron spokesman Dan Francisco confirmed the decision Wednesday in a story published by the Idaho Statesman. Francisco says increased competition in the LED market, a changing world economy and decision to focus on computer memory led Micron executives to narrow the focus on the development of LED technology. The company started the LED light technology program in 2009 with the help ...
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2009-09-25

Micron to Explore LED-Manufacturing with $5M Federal Stimulus Grant

Micron Technology Inc. has received $5 million federal economic stimulus grant announced today which will help it to pursue manufacturing of LED devices, according to a local media of Idaho, USA. And company officials believe the venture could bring significant revenue and employment growth over the next few years.
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2009-05-14

Micron Request for $20 Million through DOE to Develop LED Business

Micron Technology is requesting for $20 million stimulus fund through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help the company expand into the LED industry and create new jobs in Idaho. LEDs (Light-emitting diodes), which use one-seventh as much energy as conventional lighting and can last much longer, can be used in lamps and fixtures, municipal streetlights and outdoor lighting such as street lamps, traffic signals and auto lights.
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MaxLite adds to its portfolio of architectural-grade linear fixtures with the L-FORM™, a slender LED luminaire designed to deliver continuous runs of high-quality illumination in narrow suspended or surface mounted interior applications.... READ MORE

Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed the industry’s smallest*1 semiconductor device, the “PhotoMOS”[1] CC type series, which achieves low consumption current and contributes to equipment downsizing. The... READ MORE