2017-08-23

Taiwanese Tech Giants Join Apple’s 3D Sensing Manufacturing Squad

Apple’s development of 3D sensing highly interests the market. A list of companies joining Apple’s 3D sensing supply chain has been revealed in a recent report, which includes quite a number of Taiwanese firms, including TSMC, Largan Precision, Foxconn, Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, GSEO, Xintec, and VisEra.  
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2017-08-07

Lasers Let LED Makers Pursue Augmented Reality, New Markets …

Augmented Reality (AR) is thought by many, including many of the leading CEOs in Silicon Valley, to be the “next big thing,” ultimately displacing our smartphones with stylish, interactive glasses that communicate with the digital world, in part by superimposing virtual images on the wearer’s field of view. Huge investment is pursuing this vision, much of it focused on micro-displays and sophisticated optics for overlaying images onto a wearer’s view. But just as promising is the idea of scanning such images directly into the human eye. Needed are very low power lasers or laser arrays in RGB or more colors that can be packaged in very small, discreet form factors suitable for integration into attractive, fashionable eyewear. Such lasers do not yet exist, but a technology that meets the challenge is in development, which can also lever the existing manufacturing infrastructure for LEDs. It can also address many other applications in emerging bio-tech and even in SSL markets for highly directional lighting.    
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2017-04-27

Kiu Hung International Plans to Develop Hotel Robotic Technology Business with Shanghai Liming

Hong Kong-based investment company Kiu Hung International Holdings Limited ("Kiu Hung International" or the "Group") plans to develop robotic technology business in the hotel industry together with Shanghai Liming Intelligent Technology Limited ("Shanghai Liming"). The 2014 Nobel Laureate physicist, Professor Shuji Nakamura, was invited to the conference named "First Launch Front-desk Robot in China", hosted by Shanghai Liming and title-sponsored by the Group to share his views on the trend and potential of the intelligent hotel technology business.
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2017-04-20

Celebrate Earth Awareness Month By Going LampFree

There is no better time to acknowledge how your choices impact the protection of the environment than during Earth Awareness Month, observed in April each year since 1970. Earth Awareness Month, which culminates with the celebration of Earth Day on April 22, is celebrated to demonstrate support of environmental concerns and remind citizens to appreciate our precious planet Earth. 
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2017-04-18

FoxFury Announces Lineup of Portable Forensic Blue Laser Systems for Lab and Field

FoxFury Lighting Solutions announces its new lineup of powerful, portable forensic blue laser systems. Three different models are available (2W, 5W and 9W) for use with forensic evidence search and photography in the lab and field. These laser systems are cord-free, silent, waterproof and come with a carrying case as well as laser goggles. 
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2017-01-06

KYOCERA Launches Miniature Laser-Technology Based Blood-Flow Sensor for Wearable Devices, Smartphones

Kyocera Corporation announced that it has developed one of the smallest known optical blood-flow sensors, which measures the volume of blood flow in subcutaneous tissue. The device functions similarly to green LED lights used for measuring heart rates, except it uses laser technology. With the sensor, Kyocera is researching a variety of mobile health (mHealth) applications such as monitoring stress levels or preventing dehydration, heatstroke and altitude sickness by studying trends or changes in blood-flow volume as alerts for these conditions and developing algorithms for detection.
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2016-09-29

Osram Opto Raises Laser Output Power by 10% in Lab

Osram Opto Semiconductors has produced a broad area laser diode with a lateral brilliance of up to 4.8 W/(mm*mrad) in the laboratory. The more brilliant the laser, the more efficiently it can inject its light into optical fibers. This then increases the output power of modules for pumping fiber lasers used for material processing. This progress is one of the results of the project “Integrated microoptical and microthermal elements for diode lasers of high brilliance” (IMOTHEB) which was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and which has now been successfully completed. 
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2016-02-05

Osram Supplies Laser Headlight Modules to BMW

Following on from the BMW i8, the BMW 7 Series is another range of models from the Munich car manufacturer that Osram is now equipping with a laser module for the headlights. “We have succeeded in developing this new technology to such an extent that we have now taken it from a niche vehicle to a mass produced car – an important step in terms of market penetration”, said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO Specialty Lighting at Osram. “With laser light as the next stage in automotive lighting we are once again demonstrating our competence in lighting systems and underlining our leading position in LED and laser technologies.”
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2016-01-11

Harvard University Develops Single-chip Polarimeter for Laser

What do astrophysics, telecommunications and pharmacology have in common? Each of these fields relies on polarimeters — instruments that detect the direction of the oscillation of electromagnetic waves, otherwise known as the polarization of light. 
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2015-10-19

Indian Expert Highlights Laser and LEDs as Advanced 21st Century Lighting Technology

The three most important light sources to impact human life in the 21st century will be sunlight, LEDs and lasers, said Professor Puspendu Das, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
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2015-05-18

The World’s Premier Laser and Photonics Conference, CLEO 2015, Concludes in San Jose

The 2015 CLEO Conference and Exposition concluded today with 4,400 attendees, 226 exhibitors and 1380 presentations from around the world. Conference and exhibition programming provided attendees with valuable insights into a broad range of topics such as optical microscopy for brain imaging, three dimensional printing and single-photon nonlinear optics. CLEO 2015 took place 10-15 May at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, USA.
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2015-05-11

Data Network Communication at the Speed of Light

In this GE blog entry, Walter Kraus, the chairman of the Li-Fi Consortium, sheds insights on the different Li-Fi technologies available to the market at the moment.
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2015-04-09

LED Masks and Elegant Lasers Driving At-home Beauty Devices Market, Identifies Kline

Inspired by professional technologies like lasers and the first-ever wearable mask devices, new products help fuel consumer interest and the at-home beauty devices market, which globally increases by nearly 14% in 2014, reveals Kline & Company, an international market research and management consulting firm in its recently released study Beauty Devices: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities. The market continues to be remarkably dynamic, nearly doubling in size since first tracked globally in 2014.
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2015-03-13

Israeli Startup Powers Electronic Devices with Light

An Israeli startup company Wi-Charge is freeing homes from power cords with a new charging system powered entirely by light, according to aYahoo report.
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2015-02-04

Berkley Lab Researchers Boost LED Emission with Optical Antennas

Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a nano-sized optical antenna that can greatly enhance the spontaneous emission of light from atoms, molecules and semiconductor quantum dots. This advance opens the door to LEDs that can replace lasers for short-range optical communications, including optical interconnects for microchips, plus a host of other potential applications.
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2015-01-06

Philips’s UHD TV Incorporates LED and Red Lasers in Backlight

Philips’s latest UHD TV uses laser technology to achieve wider range of colors, according to an engadget.com report.
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2014-09-30

iGrow Clinical Study Featured in Premier Laser Technology Journal

The clinical study of the iGrow® Hair Growth System titled “The growth of human scalp hair in females using visible red light laser and LED sources” is featured in the October 2014 issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, considered the gold standard journal on laser-based technology. The study, led by Raymond J. Lanzafame, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S., a board-certified surgeon and expert in laser applications and laser research, demonstrated the clinical efficacy and safety of the iGrow Hair Growth System’s low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to promote hair growth in women.
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2009-08-13

OSRAM Developed Direct Emitting Green Ingan Laser with 50 mW in the Laboratory

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors today announced a major breakthrough in the laboratory with its direct emitting green indium-gallium-nitride laser. It achieves an optical output of 50 mW and emits light in true green with a wavelength of 515 nm. Compared with semiconductor lasers based on current technology that operate with frequency doubling, direct emitting green lasers are more compact, offer greater temperature stability, are easier to control and have higher modulation capability, according to the company.
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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