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Solder-free pick-and-place package for LED lighting

 Aiming at lighting manufacturers that don’t want to buy a soldering line, Sheffield-based Litecool has developed a self-adhesive self-connecting LED package that can be pick-and-placed direct onto heatsinks – and it accepts standard lenses from Carclo. No PCB, metal-cored or otherwise, is required. The…

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Imagination lets MIPS take academic plunge

Imagination Technologies’ decision to reveal the inner-most secrets of the MIPS microprocessor architecture to academics could dramatically improve the teaching of electronics in universities. The MIPS architecture started off as an academic exercise by John Hennessy at Stanford University, and is the subject of a standard educational book by…

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Osram LEDs light Roman baths

Osram LEDs are illuminating the Roman Achillian Baths in Catania Sicily following a lighting project by the Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage of the National Research Council (CNR-IBAM). Cutting power from 5 to 1.5kW, the original metal halide lamps were replaced by spotlights containing Osram Oslon SSL…

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Lightfair: Forget OLEDs for lighting

 Don’t bother with expensive OLEDs and use a planar light-guide with conventional LEDs instead, said Ohio-based Global Lighting Technologies (GLT). Its latest offering is 100x100mm and 3.5mm thick. “The panel itself measures 2mm and is thinner than prior GLT products while offering enhanced light extraction. The…

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EnSilica adds DSP to RISC cores

EnSilica has added a 64-bit precision, fully-pipelined MAC unit to its RISC core to deliver the eSi-3260 for audio, sensor hub, motion control and touch screen applications…

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UK firm uses LED array to print electronics

A Coventry-based company which develops digital printing systems used in high resolution photographic printing believes the system has the resolution to print electronic circuits. LumeJet, a spin-out from Warwick University, developed a three-colour RGB digital print head which is used in an inkless digital photographic printer. The…

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Germany moves to integrate LED lighting manufacture

Osram Opto Semiconductors is leading attempts to integrate LED lighting manufacture from epitaxy to finished luminaire in Germany. “For the duration of the project we will be researching completely new concepts for LED production and allow ourselves to question the traditional paradigms of the manufacturing process”, said project co-ordinator…

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