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Ikon Semiconductor moves into LED light bulb market

Ikon Semiconductor, a Dublin-based fab-less chip company, has moved into the LED light bulb market – the first product it is producing is a dimmable single-stage ac-dc converter.

Ikon employs a resistor-programmable power factor correction (PFC).

“The feature allows customers to trade-off PFC against output ripple. For example, in residential applications >0.7 is all that is required,” Ikon CEO Conor McAuliffe told Electronics Weekly. It can set up to 0.95.

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Tags: ac dc converter, conor, light bulb, power factor correction, residential applications

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