2013-07-10

IWatt 8-Channel LED Backlight Driver Makes TV More Lifelike

IWatt Inc., a leading provider of digital-centric power management integrated circuits (ICs), yesterday debuted its new 8-channel LED backlight driver designed to deliver better screen performance and lower cost in next-generation 2D and 3D LCD TVs. The iW7019 gives designers a rich set of integrated features to improve picture quality and render a more lifelike viewer experience. These include both head and tail-mode pulse width modulation (PWM) dimming to reduce motion blur, and high-resolution, 12-bit local dimming to improve contrast ratio. The iW7019 also integrat...
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2013-07-04

Dialog Acquires iWatt to Enter LED Market

Dialog, a provider of highly integrated power management, audio and short-range wireless technologies, announced that it has acquired iWatt, a leading provider of digital power management integrated circuits (ICs), for a cash payment of approximately $310 million, with additional contingent consideration of up to $35 million. This Acquisition enhanced Dialog's leadership in power management for Tablets and Smart phones and promoted Dialog to enter LED Solid State Lighting market, which means that the market competition will be more intense, and the Taiwan manufacturers l...
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2013-06-03

iWatt Debuts Single-Stage SSL LED Drivers with Lower BOM Cost

iW3606, iW3608 Single-Stage SSL LED Drivers Deliver Exceptional Bulb Dimming Performance with Lower BOM Cost iWatt Inc., a leading provider of digital-centric power management integrated circuits (ICs), launched its latest single-stage, solid state lighting (SSL) LED drivers to address cost, performance and lifetime issues in dimmable bulb applications. Following the introduction of its single-stage LED driver for non-dimmable incandescent bulb replacement applications earlier this year, iWatt is debuting the iW3606 (8W output power) and iW3608 (15...
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2013-03-12

iWatt Flickerless™ SSL LED Drive­r is Optimized for Commercial Lighting and Wireless Lighting

iWatt Inc., a leading provider of digital-centric power management integrated circuits (ICs), today debuted an innovative digital AC/DC LED driver platform designed to address cost, performance and operating life in commercial and wireless solid state lighting (SSL) systems. The first device in this new platform, the iW3630 is a two-stage, Flickerless™ LED driver with output power up to 45W and is believed to be the first SSL LED driver with a built-in 0V to 10V dimming interface for commercial lighting ballasts. It also supports a PWM digital dimming interface for wireless SSL applications.
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2013-01-30

iWatt Innovative iWatt SSL LED Driver Addresses Cost and Lifetime

- iW3626 enables up to 20% BOM cost savings(1) - Configurable over-temperature derating ensures predictable bulb operating life - Configurable PF control offers design flexibility iWatt Inc., a leading provider of digital-centric power management integrated circuits (ICs), today launched an innovative digital AC/DC solid state lighting (SSL) LED driver platform designed specifically to address the key issues of cost and lifetime in price-sensitive, non-dimmable, residential SSL bulb applications. The first device in this new platform is the iW3626, a single-sta...
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2011-02-09

iWatt's First PFC LED Driver IC Delivers Flicker-free Dimming in Commercial & Industrial Lighting

iWatt has expanded its family of digital LED driver ICs with its first power-factor-corrected (PFC) AC/DC Digital PWM Controller targeting 120V/230VAC offline commercial and industrial LED lighting applications.   Like its iW3602 and iW3612 siblings, the new iW3614 (3W – 15W) is designed for LED drivers used in space-constrained incandescent replacement lamps, offers hot-plug support and flicker-free compatibility with existing wall dimmers, and incorporates features to assure power efficiency, durability, and reduced size and component costs. ...
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2011-01-12

iWatt Introduces New Digital LED Driver ICs

A power control IC company iWatt, Inc., has launched two primary-side-regulated, leading- and trailing-edge-dimmable, AC/DC Digital PWM Controllers which are available in 100V/230VAC offline LED lighting applications. Both LED driver ICs are pin compatible with the previous-generation iW3610, but offer wider dimmer compatibility and introduce new hot-plug support, where the user can swap the LED engine without recycling the input power for the LED driver.
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2010-04-29

iWatt Nabs EDN’s “Most Innovative Product” Award With the iW3610 Dimmable LED Driver IC

iWatt, Inc., a leader in digital power IC products and technology, today announced that the iW3610 AC/DC digital power controller for dimmable LED lighting has won the Most Innovative Product Award in the Power Lighting category at EDN’s 20th Annual Innovation Awards Competition. Instituted in 1990, EDN’s Innovation Awards honor the people, products, and technologies that have shaped the semiconductor industry over the past year.
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2009-11-25

iWatt, Inc. Introduces Primary Side Regulated Digital PWM Controller for Dimmable LED Lighting

iWatt, Inc., a provider of digital power IC systems products and technology, recently announced the release of the iW3610 Digital Controller for dimmable LED lighting applications. It is the industry’s first digital LED driver IC with primary side regulation which eliminates the need for an opto-coupler thereby reducing bill-of-material costs, and increasing the mean time between failure (MTBF). The iW3610 eliminates flicker and improves efficiency and reliability for dimmable LED lights of 25W or lower wattage.
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2009-10-27

iWatt, Inc. Targets Solid State Lighting with New Digital PWM Controller

iWatt, Inc., a provider of digital power IC systems products and technology, today announced the release of the iW3620 Digital Controller for LED lighting applications. It is the industry’s first LED driver IC for 5-40W luminaires with primary side regulation that eliminates the need for an opto-coupler and related components thereby reducing bill-of-material cost and improving reliability.
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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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