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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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Blue LED inventors get Nobel Prize for Physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics to blue LED inventors Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura. “In the spirit of Alfred Nobel the Prize rewards an invention of greatest benefit to mankind; using blue LEDs, white light can be created…

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