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Cree's most powerful 5mm LED

Cree has crammed up to 2,250 lm capability into a 5x5mm LED – achieved at 19W. The LED is called XHP50, the first in a family of XHP lighting LEDs. “At its maximum current, the XHP50 provides twice the light output of the industry’s brightest single-die LED, the…

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Osram breaks one-LED headlamp barrier

Using a single super-power LED – 1,400 lm, emitting at 200Mcd/m2 – Osram has produced a dip headlight beam in its labs. The distribution of light indicates that car lighting standards can be met – see candela plot. “This LED has a luminance three times that of existing versions. This…

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Blue LED Nobel Laureate visits 3D GaN-on-Si firm

Blue LED Nobel Prize winner Hiroshi Amano was visiting Leti GaN-on-Si micro-wire LED firm Aledia when he heard about the award. Amano is a member of Aledia’s scientific advisory board. The firm is a 2011 spin-out from French semiconductor lab CEA-Leti, developing intellectual property…

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LEDs give wearables a high visibility

There is a varied and growing market for LEDs in wearable applications, ranging from head torches and miners’ helmet lamps, through backlighting for head-up and near-to-eye displays, indicators for sports and medical monitoring devices, to fashion accessories and clothing. While LEDs have already become a popular embellishment…

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Comment: ARM stirs up a storm with free OS

ARM has thrown a large rock into the free-RTOS pool. The processor firm’s plans to offer a free operating system as part of its mbed development platform could see it competing with one-time software partners. One observer has even likened it to Google’s move into open…

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