Migration from incandescent lighting to solid state alternatives is continuing, but if LED adoption is to reach applications such as replacement lamps in the domestic environment or automotive interiors, new driver and control techniques are needed, argues Steve Sheard of ON Semiconductor in an analysis piece on Electronics Weekly.
Display power supply firm Endicott Research Group (ERG) has introduced LED drivers and rails specifically designed for LCDs in the 19 to 27in.diagonal size range.
Power Integrations has introduced chips for mains-powered LED lighting up to 75W, writes Steve Bush.
Rohm Semiconductor has a high brightness 4-pin PLCC4 LED range of devices with operating temperature range (-40°C to 100°C) with improved derating characteristics compared to PLCC 2 packages.
NXP Semiconductors has introduced its first development platforms for DALI and DMX512 wired lighting control systems based on the ARM Cortex-M0 processor, writes Steve Bush.
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Plessey has acquired University of Cambridge spin-out CamGaN, and will be using its technology to make white power LEDs in Plymouth. Its critical intellectual property is a way of growing LED-quality GaN on silicon substrates.
The power supply market for LED lighting is forecast to reach $10bn in 2016, according to a report from IMS Research, writes Richard Wilson.