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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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What is the Graphene light bulb?

The graphene lightbulb has been the subject of a huge amount of speculation over the past few days. What is it? The truth is, nobody outside University of Manchester spin-out Graphene Lighting knows, so ignore anything you have heard or read. “As a scientist, I would love to say…

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Intel and Micron stack NAND flash for bigger SSDs

Intel and Micron Technology are offering their highest density flash memory devices yet which have 3D NAND technology. And the target application is not mobiles but solid state storage in computers. The technology is called 3D because layers of data storage cells are stacked vertically to offer higher capacity in…

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48-layer V-NAND from Toshiba

Toshiba is sampling 3D NAND or V-NAND with 48 layers and a 2bit-per-cell architecture delivering a 128Gbit chip…

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Lumileds gets 400 lm from 4.8mm circle for MR16, GU10 bulbs

Lumileds is competing against multiple miniature LED packages with an device that emits 400lm from a 4.8mm diameter circle for spotlights. “We are providing a high flux, high efficacy LED that improves the quality of light and avoids the ‘showerhead effect’ with distributed, multi-die solutions,” said product manager…

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