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Osram laser chip simplifies fibre optic power

Osram Opto is claiming cleaner laser injection into optical fibres with its most recent laser bar. The device is 5mm wide and consists of five emitters, each 100μm wide with a 4mm long cavity. Called SPL BF98-40-5, it creates 976nm infra-red at 3W/mm.mrad at…

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Cree seeks to beat mid-power LEDs on intensity

Cree has introduced lens-less surface-mount LEDs in a 7x7mm format, emitting over most of their surface area. MHD-E and MHD-G deliver 1,800 lm at 14W and 2,500 lm at 19W respectively, and build on the earlier 5x5mm MHB-A. “MH LEDs enable a smaller…

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Ambient light controller has on-chip light sensors

An lighting controller IC from ams has integrated light sensors and is designed to bring control capabilities to luminaire, light engine and replacement lamp manufacturers. The AS721x senses the ambient daylight and enables the delivery of constant lux levels in the space by managing subtle adjustments as the amount of…

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CES: Osram's day in the spotlight

Osram Opto Semi has doubled the power of its top-end multi-coloured stage lighting LED, creating Ostar Stage LE RTDUW S2WP. “Compared with previous members of the product family, the chips are twice as large as the previous ones but, at 5.7 x 6.4 x 1.3mm…

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LED that lasts for 40 years

An LED which lasts for 40 years will be marketed next year under the name Ariel – the name of Prospero’s spirit in The Tempest…

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Crocus sensors for flexible displays

Crocus, the magnetically enhanced IC specialist, has prototyped a bendable display using flexible sensors and is looking for applications and customers for it…

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Zhaga moves on CoB standardisation

In a long-needed move, LED standards body Zhaga has picked up the baton and started work on a specification for chip-on-board (CoB) LED arrays. A Zhaga Book will specify a family of six rectangular or square LED modules with different dimensions. The rest of the content is…

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