2016-08-26

Two GaN Systems’ Founders Retire

Ten years after launching a gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor company, the two Ottawa-based co-founders of GaN Systems, President Girvan Patterson and CTO John Roberts have announced their retirement. Having achieved their goal of building GaN Systems into the world leading manufacturer of GaN power transistors and supplier to more than 500 customers, serial entrepreneurs Patterson and Roberts will leave their operating roles. Patterson will retain a position on GaN Systems’ Board of Directors, while Roberts will remain available to the company as an emeritus contributor.
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2016-08-22

CWTC LED Leadframe Business Delivers Solid Growth in 2016

Chang Wah Technology (CWTC) LED leadframe business has shown strong growth this year, as the company makes breakthroughs in pre-molded leadframe technology, reported Money DJ.com.
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2016-08-04

Alpha Assembly Solutions Introduces Silver-Free Cored Solder Wire for Rework and Touch-Up

Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, is introducing its no-silver cored solder wire solution for highest wetting speed performance.
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2016-07-29

Dow 2Q16 Revenue Highlights

Dow reported earnings per share of $2.61, or operating earnings per share of $0.95. This compares with Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.97 in the year-ago period, or operating EPS of $0.91. Certain Items in the quarter primarily reflected a $2.20 per share gain related to the Dow Corning ownership restructure and a $0.27 per share charge for costs associated with the restructuring plan announced in the quarter. The tax rate was impacted by Certain Items. Excluding these, the tax rate was within the Company’s modeling guidance.
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2016-07-06

MIT Develops Color Changing Fluorescent Polymer Gels for Sensors

Researchers at MIT are making fluorescent polymer gels that change color when they’re shaken, heated, exposed to acid, or otherwise disrupted. Given such a response, these novel materials could be effective sensors for detecting changes in structures, fluids, or the environment.
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2015-11-18

Florida State University Researchers Develop Cheaper Material LEDs

A team of Florida State University materials researchers has developed a new type of light-emitting diode, or LED, using an organic-inorganic hybrid that could lead to cheaper, brighter and mass produced lights and displays in the future.
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2015-08-28

U.S. Researcher Simplifies LED Manufacturing with One Material Layer Process

A Florida State University engineering professor has developed a new highly efficient and low cost light emitting diode that could help spur more widespread adoption of the technology.
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2015-07-22

UCLA Study Finds Multilayer MoS2 as Potential New LED Material

Over the last decade, advances in the technology of light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, have helped to improve the performance of devices ranging from television and computer screens to flashlights. As the uses for LEDs expand, scientists continue to look for ways to increase their efficiency while simplifying how they are manufactured. 
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2015-07-14

Monocrystal Achieves 300 Kg Grade Sapphire Growth with KY Method

Monocrystal, a global leader in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, recently produced the world’s first 300 kg KY crystal.
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2015-07-13

OEM Group Receives AGHeatpulse RTP System Order From Leading LED Manufacturer

Global semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer OEM Group announced today that a leading maker of LED products has placed a repeat order for an AGHeatpulse® RTP system. The system will be used for annealing gallium-nitride (GaN) films deposited on 150mm sapphire substrates, one of the critical process steps needed in advanced LED fabrication. This repeat order validates again the AGHeatpulse® RTP system's demonstrated capabilities meeting the exacting thermal requirements of new LED manufacturing technologies, and supports the LED industry's move from batch processing of smaller diameter sapphire substrates to single wafer processing of 150mm sapphire substrates.
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2015-06-23

Rubicon Technology to Showcase Optical Sapphire at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2015

Rubicon Technology, a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor and optical markets,announced it will exhibit its high-quality optical sapphire, including the largest sapphire window ever produced, at the LASER World of PHOTONICS trade show from June 22-25 at the Munich Trade Fair Center. Rubicon will showcase its line of sapphire products in booth B1.418.
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2015-06-22

Dow Corning: CSP LED to Drive Next Generation LED Package Development

CSP technology will lead the emergence of new LED package material demands, said Kaz Maruyama, Global Marketing Director, Dow Corning Lighting Solutions at LEDforum 2015 Guangzhou, which took place earlier this month at China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou, China.
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2015-06-10

Excelite Introduces Polycarbonate Products for LED Lighting Market

The LED lighting systems are being adopted for a number of commercial and residential applications. This has been for the fact that most customers are demanding for energy efficient options.  It’s for this reason that Excelite Plastics Ltd. has been investing in an array of LED products. They aim to meet the desired design and performance requirements.
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2015-06-08

Dow Corning: Rapid Growth of LED Lighting Driving Adoption of Advanced Silicone Technologies

General lighting applications for LEDs continue to accelerate in China, thanks to improvements in LED power, efficacy and quality, as well as new government mandates that seek to replace conventional incandescent lighting with solid-state sources. According to market analyst TechNavio, China’s LED lighting market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26.9% between 2013 and 2018, making the country one of the globe’s largest potential markets for LED lighting. However, as the technology matures, pressure will grow on LED lighting OEMs to offer more differentiated lighting designs within increasingly stringent cost constraints. 
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2015-06-08

SemiLEDs’ Phosphor Converted LED Chip Series with ReadyWhite™ Phosphor Technology

SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS), a global provider of vertical LED technology solutions, announced sampling and volume availability of its Phosphor Converted, or PC LED chip series. The series launches with PC Amber, PC Green and PC Red LED chips in a 40mil (1mm x 1mm) chip size. SemiLEDs PC LEDs utilize SemiLEDs’ proprietary ReadyWhiteTM phosphor technology to minimize blue pass through, thus achieving higher luminous flux, efficiency, and lumen maintenance over time and temperature compared to monochromatic LED chips.
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2015-06-03

Excelite Plastics Releases a New Reflective White Polycarbonate for LED Applications

The lighting industry has transformed over the past decade. The end users are ever looking for energy efficient systems. They ready to invest billions of dollars to acquire such equipment.
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2015-06-02

Electrolube’s New Polyurethane Resins for LED Applications

Electro-chemicals specialist, Electrolube has launched two new protective and decorative polyurethane resins that will be of particular interest to LED lighting manufacturers.
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2015-05-19

Kyocera Introduces Silver Sinter Paste to U.S. Semiconductor Market

Kyocera America, Chemical Sales Division, today announced the U.S. introduction of its environmentally-friendly XT2773R7 Silver Sinter Paste, a proprietary formulation specifically developed to deliver a wider range of benefits and performance characteristics compared to high-lead solders. Kyocera’s lead-free, pressureless Silver Sinter Paste exhibits excellent thermal and electrical performance, plus strong adhesion to bare copper, making it ideal for high-reliability applications in which heat dissipation is crucial — including power semiconductors, automotive modules and high-brightness LEDs.
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2015-04-13

AkzoNobel New Powder Coating Raises Lighting Output by 30%

AkzoNobel has launched an ultra-reflective powder coating which can increase the effective output of commercial lighting fixtures by up to 30%.
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2015-04-02

Manufacturers Remain Divided About LED Substrate Technology

Leading LED chip industry experts had very different perspectives on GaN LED substrates at 2015 LED Executive Summit hosted by SEMI at TILS 2015 in TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei, Taiwan recently.
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2015-04-01

Northwestern University Raises Molybdenum Disulfide on Silver Nanodisc Light Emission

The promising new material molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) has an inherent issue that’s steeped in irony. The material’s greatest asset—its monolayer thickness—is also its biggest challenge.
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2015-03-31

GE Expands Red Phosphor Product Portfolio for LED Displays

GE to manufacture TriGain™, GE’s family of enhanced potassium fluorosilicate (PFS) phosphors for use in LED-based display backlight applications. The TriGain family of phosphors offers improved narrow red band performance, resulting in reds that are sharper and cleaner, enabling richer picture quality and increasing the color gamut for backlit displays. Samples of TriGain may now be obtained from GE Lighting with production quantities available in mid-2015.
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2015-03-19

Infineon Unveils Portfolio of Energy-Efficient Enhancement Mode and Cascode configuration GaN-on-Silicon Platforms at APEC 2015

Infineon Technologies announced the expansion of its Gallium Nitride (GaN)-on-Silicon technology and product portfolio. The company now offers both enhancement mode and cascode configuration GaN-based platforms optimized for high performance applications requiring superior levels of energy efficiency including Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) used in server, telecom, mobile power and consumer goods such as Class D Audio systems. GaN technology significantly reduces the size and weight of power supplies which will open up new opportunities in end-products such as ultra-thin LED TVs.
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2015-02-25

Bayer Offers Array of Polycarbonate Resin for LED Lighting OEMs

LED lighting has seen widespread adoption in many residential and commercial applications. Stricter regulations are being passed and customers are demanding more energy-efficient options without sacrificing design. To meet these needs, Bayer MaterialScience LLC offers a variety of polycarbonate resin and sheet materials for LED lighting applications that satisfy a multitude of design and performance requirements.
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2015-01-30

University of Toronto Finds New Crystal Material for More Efficient LEDs and Solar Power

Engineers have shone new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs.
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2014-12-18

Bergquist New Room Temperature Cure Epoxy Eliminates the Need for Mechanical Fasteners

The Bergquist Company is proud to introduce its latest product in our Liqui-Bond® family – Liqui-Bond® EA 1805. Sporting a Thermal Conductivity of 1.8 W/m-K, our new Liqui-Bond® EA 1805 is a two-component, epoxy based, liquid dispensable adhesive that cures at room temperature with a high bond strength that can be accelerated with additional heat. Having a high bond strength eliminates the need for fasteners and maintains a structural bond even in severe environments.
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2014-11-28

Seeing Red with PFS Phosphor

GE sheds light on the company’s PFS phosphor red technology and developments in this latest blog entry.
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2014-10-17

Scientists Come Up with More Economic Copper Iodide LEDs Designs

The phase-out of traditional incandescent bulbs in the U.S. and elsewhere, as well as a growing interest in energy efficiency, has given LED lighting a sales boost. However, that trend could be short-lived as key materials known as rare earth elements become more expensive. Scientists have now designed new materials for making household LED bulbs without using these ingredients. They report their development in ACS’Journal of the American Chemical Society.
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2014-08-07

Cambridge University Presents LEDs Made From ‘Wonder Material’ Perovskite

A hybrid form of perovskite - the same type of material which has recently been found to make highly efficient solar cells that could one day replace silicon - has been used to make low-cost, easily manufactured LEDs, potentially opening up a wide range of commercial applications in future, such as flexible colour displays.
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2014-07-18

University of Michigan Researcher Lowers LED Costs with Metal-Free Organic Material

Researchers at the University of Michigan have taken a major stride toward perfectly efficient lighting that is also relatively inexpensive and simple to make. The same material can also reveal the presence of water by changing color.
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 “As the demands on our customer’s fixtures become more challenging, we need to ensure our Color portfolio enables them to meet these demands. This increase in flux across several key colors will give our customers a significa... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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