2008-03-19

LED company aims to improve TVs, gets $72 million

Luminus Devices, a company that wants to change the lighting systems in digital TVs and in buildings, has raised $72 million in its latest round of funding.
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2008-03-19

LED Modules offer optimal brightness and visibility

Available with 6 or 9 LEDs, Meteorlite® X-Series High Intensity LED Modules are capable of up to 19 built-in selectable flash patterns including simultaneous or alternating flashing with amber, blue, clear, and red LEDs. Weather-resistant modules are epoxy encapsulated for interior and exterior use and meet SAE and CA Title 13 requirements. Six-LED Model SYLEDX06 draws 0.70 A, while 9-LED Model SYLEDX09 draws 1.05 A.
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2008-03-19

AMS Technologies Agrees on Distribution of High Power LED for All EC Countries

AMS Technologies AG, a Pan-European distributor of high-tech components and systems, and Enfis Ltd., a British manufacturer of semiconductor based light source modules and systems, have signed a distribution agreement for all EC countries.The agreement comprises intelligent, high-power light emitting diodes (LED) arrays and smart light engines across a wide range of wavelengths.
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2008-03-19

Charge Pump Drives up to Six LEDs

Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. introduced the CAT3637 fractional charge pump LED drivers which address the requirements for high-efficiency and easy LED programming in portable devices.
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2008-03-18

Hella Marine's LED floodlight

Hella Marine's LED deck floodlight is not just an ordinary light; as we all know it is imperative to have a clear view of what lies ahead in rough waters to prevent injury or boat damage.  Each of the completely sealed and resilient "fit and forget" lamp is excellent for vessels subject to high vibrations, impact and shock loads.  Using LED technology and offering close range illumination, it recently won SAIL magazine's Pittman Innovation Award.
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2008-03-18

Zumtobel Group forms single LED organisation

The Zumtobel Group hopes that concentrating its existing LED activities, including TridonicAtco Optoelectronics, Lexedis Lighting and Ledon Lighting, into a single unit will help achieve dynamic growth. With effect from May 1, the beginning of its 2008/09 financial year, the Zumtobel Group will be concentrating its existing LED activities in a single unit. The Austria-based, billion-Euro lighting company says that this will create a flexible and efficient platform for its planned dynamic growth in the LED sector.
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2008-03-18

Light-diffusing plastic compounds enable new LED technology

When Visteon, a leading global automotive supplier, needed a light emitting diode (LED) lighting solution for the interior of the Ford Motor Co.’s 2007 Ford Edge cross-over SUV, it specified the latest LED technology from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors that utilizes RTP Company’s (Winona, Minn.) light-diffusing plastic compounds.
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2008-03-18

Big Money for LEDs

Luminus Devices, a light-emitting diode (LED) maker, said Monday that it closed a $72 million round of financing and that it will use the capital to expand into new lighting markets. The Billerica, Massachusetts, company traditionally focused on light sources for the TV and display industry. But now the company intends to broaden into general commercial and consumer lighting and specialty applications such as medical, entertainment, and security.
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2008-03-17

Dialight is First to Supply LEDs for Illumination on Drilling Rigs

In the first installation of its kind, Dialight Corporation's new LED-based SafeSite illumination fixture has been successfully retrofitted on a drilling rig of a major oil and natural gas producer, providing improved safety and decreased maintenance and energy costs.
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2008-03-17

LED driver with inductive boost ready for sampling

An LED driver with inductive boost capabilities, giving system architects additional design options for backlighting applications, has started sampling from Exar Corp. Housed in a 2.9mm x 2.8mm SOT23-6 package, the SP6699 is suitable for small display/keypad LED lighting applications found in handheld portable devices such as PDAs, cellphones and data collection devices The SP6699 integrates a schottky diode (a switch boost regulator), and is capable of driving up to five series LEDs with four external components.
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2008-03-17

Newest Catalyst Quad-Mode LED Driver Offers 10% Higher Efficiency And Easy Interface Control For Portable Device Backlighting

Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. a supplier of analog, mixed-signal and non-volatile memory semiconductors, has expanded its line of patented Quad-Mode fractional charge pump LED drivers with a new device optimized for portable products. The new CAT3637 addresses the requirements for high-efficiency and easy LED programming in these products, with 10 percent higher efficiency (compared to three-mode charge pumps) and a simple, 1-wire EZDim interface control.
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2008-03-17

533 series LED panel indicator available from Aerospace & Defence Product

533 series available from Aerospace & Defence Products is a 12.7mm mounting, professional LED panel indicator featuring a high intensity LED element in a range of colours. Internal circuitry includes a reverse protection diode as standard and operates over a wide voltage range. Termination is achieved by standard solder/crimp tags.
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2008-03-14

Fractional charge pump boosts LED drive efficiency

The CAT3637 is optimised for applications with one bank of five or six identical LED channels, a typical configuration for larger LED screen portable productsCatalyst Semiconductor has expanded its line of patented Quad-Mode fractional charge pump LED drivers with a new device optimised for portable products. The new CAT3637 addresses the requirements for high-efficiency and easy LED programming in these products, with 10% higher efficiency (compared with three-mode charge pumps) and a simple, 1-wire EZDim interface control.
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2008-03-14

GlacialLight presents high brightness, LED lighting sols

GlacialTech Inc., a diversified provider of cooling, power supply, PC enclosure solutions for consumer and industrial applications, today announced a brand new range of high brightness, high power LED lighting solutions, for indoor, outdoor and other customized applications, under the GlacialLight brand.
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2008-03-14

Brantham growing in LED

UK based EMS provider Brantham has been seeing many opportunities in the assembly of LED's.The company has seen that LED Lighting Business is growing. LED Lighting is being used in the automotive and medical industries. Some of the applications are requiring high power LEDs and these invariably require the use of thermally conductive substrates to manage the heat produced.
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2008-03-13

Philips files LED patent lawsuit against Lighting Science Group

The former Color Kinetics, now part of Philips,is alleging that its patents have been infringed by LED Effects, now part of Lighting Science Group Corporation (LSG). This could be an interesting contest: CK was founded and started filing patents in the LED lighting space in 1997. However, LED Effects has been designing, developing and selling custom-designed, pulse-with-modulation (PWM) controlled, color-changing LED fixtures and components since 1994.
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2008-03-13

Organic LED and the Future of Television

Sony has brought its first Organic LED (OLED) TV to market, and the product is stunning. The picture quality is also unmatched by today's standards. In this episode, we'll show you the 3-mm thin screen poised to one day replace plasmas and LCD TVs. As Digital Journal reported in early February, Sony is ushering in a new era in television with OLED TV.
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2008-03-13

AUO to start construction of LED plant soon

It's reported that AU Optronics (AUO) has confirmed it is preparing to produce LEDs in house, with construction of a new plant about to start.
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2008-03-12

Thermal Substrate Targets High-Output LED Apps

Using copper and aluminum layers 0.0042" and 0.062" respectively with a dielectric 0.004". thick with a breakdown of 4kVDC, OptoTherm OCB201 Series substrate from Optek has a thermal conductivity of 1.1W/m-°K and a thermal resistance of 1.8°C/W.
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2008-03-12

New LED Stroboscope Model ESL-20

The ESL-20 series LED stroboscope is designed to measure the speed of rotating or cycling linear motion objects without contact or reflective tape, as well as freeze motion visually. Built with an aluminum housing and the latest technology, it's compact size, NIMH rechargeable battery and lifetime LED lights make it a perfect choice for use anywhere on the factory floor. The ESL-20 is ideal for speed, motion and vibration analysis, such as rotating shafts, fans, cams, etc. The brightest, fully featured LED stroboscope in a trim, efficient design.
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2008-03-12

Maxim Introduces HB LED Driver That Company Claims Eliminates Need for Binning

Maxim Integrated Products of Sunnyvale, California USA has introduced the MAX16816, a high-voltage, programmable, high-brightness (HB) LED driver for automotive and general lighting applications.Maxim boasts that the MAX16816's ability to program LED current eliminates the need for binning LEDs according to their brightness variations. The company says the device allows LED current adjustment that can compensate for brightness variations during manufacturing.
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2008-03-11

Exar Offers LED Driver With Inductive Boost Capabilities - Ideal for Space Constrained Backlighting Applications

Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR) released a new LED driver with inductive boost capabilities giving system architects additional design options for backlighting applications. The SP6699 is ideal for small display/keypad LED lighting applications found in handheld portable devices such as PDAs, cell phonesand data collection devices.
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2008-03-11

Maxim's High-Power, High-Voltage, Programmable LED Driver Is Ideal for Automotive and General Lighting Applications

Maxim Integrated Products (PINKSHEETS: MXIM) introduces the MAX16816, a high-voltage, programmable, high-brightness (HB) LED driver for automotive and general lighting applications. Synopsis for Investor: A. The MAX16816 is specifically tailored to meet the requirements of the latest front light automotive designs, such as high- and low-beam assemblies, adaptive front light systems, daytime running lights    (DRLs), and fog lamps.
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2008-03-10

LED leaders light up Toronto's Exhibition Place with energy efficient technology event

In partnership with the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, greenTbiz will host Toronto's first LEDiscovery event on March 25-26th, 2008 as a part of the LightSavers program.
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2008-03-10

Electronics tout their green credentials

Sprouting up this spring for the environmentally friendly shopper: a crop of devices touting their green credentials. Two in five adults surveyed by Forrester Research last year said they would consider environmental factors in their next electronics purchase. A similar percentage said they would pay 10 percent more for a television or computer that used less energy.
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2008-03-10

Four-channel white LED drivers peg 98% efficiency

It's reported that Leadis Technology Inc. is delivering samples of the LDS8845 and LDS8846, no-noise, highly efficient 4-channel white LED drivers targeting handsets and portable products that use lower-VF white LEDs and lower-cost TFT-LCD modules.
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2008-03-06

Altair and ilumisys Successfully Enforce LED Lighting Technology Patent

Altair Engineering, parent company of LED lighting developer ilumisys, has been granted a judgment and permanent injunction against High Tech Global Group Co., Ltd. (HTGG), a Taiwanese manufacturer. Altair brought action against the company when it discovered HTGG was infringing upon Altair's patent for LED-driven replacement lighting for fluorescent lamps.
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2008-03-05

Taiwan market: Philips taps into LED street light market

According to Bo Jiansheng, general manager of Philips Taiwan lighting, the market scale of the Taiwan street light market that is being converted to LED lighting applications is expected to exceed NT$1 billion (US$32.46 million), and the company has already gained some installation contracts from local governments in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
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2008-03-04

RGB multichip LED modules light up at 50lm/W

Allegro MicroSystems has announced a new series of RGB multichip LED modules that provide a range of high-powered ALGaInP red, and InGaN green and blue LEDs that can be used in general lighting applications, amusement and gaming equipment, and for backlighting TFT displays. Each module combines eight LEDs in four or eight separate channels.
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2008-03-04

Cree Completes Acquisition of LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc.

Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED solid-state lighting, yesterday (3rd) announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately held LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. ("LLF"). Cree's agreement to acquire LLF was announced February 8, 2008.  
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TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE

The German chemistry giant BASF has revealed its development of dark automotive paint colors that are reflective to LiDAR for enhancing the detecting function of autonomous cars. LiDAR plays a critical role to the development of autonomous veh... READ MORE