Tech news tagged ‘david manners’

LEDs face Fipel challenge

Fipel (field-induced polymer electroluminescent) lighting could challenge LEDs and fluorescent lighting, writes David Manners. First production is expected next year. Invented by David Carroll, Professor of Physics at Wake Forest University, North Carolina, Fipels use three layers of light-emitting polymer which contain traces of nanomaterials which glow when…

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LED revenues a bright spot in the industrial market

2012 revenue for industrial semiconductors – used in a wide array of application markets from home automation to aeronautics and military purposes – will be $31.4bn, up 3% from 2011, says IHS. David Manners writes: Last year the market grew 9% after 35% growth in 2010. For the next four years…

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Plessey to sample LEDs by Christmas

This quarter, Plessey Semiconductors plans to sample its GaN-on-Silicon LEDs, writes David Manners. Samples are due out in December with production sales beginning in March for both LED die and packaged devices.

It is the culmination of a decade of research, development and commercialisation…

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LEDs serve broadband communications

Edinburgh start-up Visible Light Communications (VLC) is focussing on using flickering LEDs instead of WiFi for broadband communications, writes David Manners.  

Speeds of up to 500Mbits/sec have been achieved for the technology, called Li-Fi, but the first product from VLC – a consumer transmitter – will deliver data at…

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LED lighting expected to be a $30bn market in 2020 – SEMI

For the first time in five years, investment in LED manufacturing is expected to decline 18% this year, after a 36% rise last year, says SEMI, but against a background of general decline, spending in Taiwan and Korea is expected to continue to grow, writes David Manners. Although demand for…

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Taiwan puts LEDs on streets to boost economy

Part of Taiwan’s economic stimulus package announced last week is to install 320,000 LED-based street-lights on the island, writes David Manners.

The measure is one of a series of measures introduced by vice premier Sean Chen to boost high-tech industry.

Taiwan’s economy grew over…

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Fairchild highlights LED dimmer IC

Fairchild has launched an LED dimmer IC which detects the AC input voltage condition and allows it to create an internal reference signal that results in high power factor correction, writes David Manners…

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LED glut approaching

Can you have too many LEDs? It seems you can. LED production could be heading for a glut according to IMS Research, writes David Manners, and profit margins are expected to fall.

Q32010 was a record quarter for the shipment of gallium arsenide nitride LED MOCVD tools with 230 shipped…

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Rambus searching for Edge-Lit LED licensees

Rambus has been in Europe last week trying to find potential licensees for its edge-lit LED technology, writes David Manners.

“Our contention is that edge-lit LED products need a licence from Rambus,” Tim Messegee, vp marketing at Rambus, told him, in an interview…

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