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Surface-mount array takes on medium-power lighting LEDs

Surface-mount array takes on medium-power lighting LEDs

Cree has introduced a multi-die 500 lm (80CRI, 3,000K) surface-mount lighting LED, aiming to compete against multiple single-die medium-power LEDs in automated luminaire manufacture.

The idea is analogous to the way bolt-down multi-die chip-on-board modules (CoBs) are taking-on single-die…

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Comment: What is the wearables reality?

Comment: What is the wearables reality?

These days it feels like everyone is talking about wearable technology – and rightfully so.

According to market research firm IHS, wearable technology saw revenues of $8.5bn in 2012, but could reach $30bn by 2018. We’re still in the early days of wearable technology and we’re constantly learning…

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Intersil charger for eCall systems

Intersil charger for eCall systems

Intersil is selling the ISL78692 4.1V single-cell battery charger designed to extend the life of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in automotive emergency call (eCall) systems. I costs 99 cents in orders of 1k…

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Accelleran, Cavium team for urban small-cells Read More
SEMI b-to-b at 1.04

SEMI b-to-b at 1.04

The SEMI book-to-bill was 1:04 in August, down from the 1.07 of July, the 1.10 of June and the 1.06 of March, but up from the 1.0 of May and the 1.03 of April…

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Microsemi ponders products for processes Read More
US firm produces sealed-AGM lead-acid battery

US firm produces sealed-AGM lead-acid battery

Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC) says it has started commercial production of its patented redesign of lead acid battery technology.

Michigan-based ABC claims it is the first large format, bipolar, sealed AGM, valve-regulated lead acid battery.

Launch products are two ICE 61056-certified general purpose 24V and 48V mono…

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Honeywell wireless modules get energy harvesting from UK

Honeywell wireless modules get energy harvesting from UK

Perpetuum, the vibration-based energy harvesting specialists, has released its FM-certified Intelligent Power Module (IPM) for the Honeywell XYR 6000 series wireless transmitters.

The IPM can replace the standard Honeywell OEM battery pack that allows the XYR 6000 series transmitters to accept external power in the form of vibration…

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3D printer can replicate itself part-by-part

3D printer can replicate itself part-by-part

RS Components is stocking the latest 3D printer from RepRapPro.

Bristol-based RepRapPro has refined the original Ormerod single-colour 3D printer so that it is simpler to assemble with improved wiring looms for simple plugin connection and no soldering necessary.

The Ormerod 2 uses the FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication…

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Audio DSP codecs from Dialog

Audio DSP codecs from Dialog

Today Dialog announces availability of two new audio DSP codecs – DA7322 and DA7323 – targeting applications with up to four analogue or digital microphones respectively…

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