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PCAP displays enable easy integration with customer designs

December 12, 2013 3:33 pm | Microtips Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology is excited to announce their new Scalable PCAP line, RockTouch. Using the best technology in the market from Japanese suppliers and combining with the most experienced chip manufacture in the market from Taiwan, they are positioned to offer a new line of high-quality capacitive touch panels.

LED street light cuts energy use in half

December 6, 2013 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree is building on the industry’s most versatile LED street light portfolio with the LEDway High Output (HO) LED street light. With its higher lumen output, the new LEDway HO LED street light enables the LEDway Series to address large multi-lane freeways and expressway applications....

Engineering Update #36: Amazon's new drone delivery system

December 5, 2013 10:40 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

If you're already signed up for Amazon prime for its next-day delivery, you might want to get onboard the drone trend since Amazon says that's the next big thing in sales. The drones would be capable of carrying packages and orders under 5 pounds to any site within 10 miles of a fulfillment center.

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10 times more throughput on optic fibers

December 4, 2013 2:12 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

EPFL scientists have shown how to achieve a dramatic increase in the capacity of optical fibers; Their simple, innovative solution reduces the amount of space required between the pulses of light that transport data. Optical fibers carry data in the form of pulses of light over distances of thousands of miles at amazing speeds.

Ultra-thin light guides provide an ideal solution for backlighting touch-enabled display graphics

December 3, 2013 1:02 pm | Global Lighting Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra-thin light guides from Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) utilize the company’s unique LED-based edge-lighting technology to provide an ideal solution for backlighting touch-enabled display graphics in a wide variety of applications.

LED A19-style bulb provides 1050 lumens from only 10 watts

December 3, 2013 12:29 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The Magnalight LED-A19-10W-E26 Directional 10 Watt LED A19 Style Bulb is designed to fit in standard light bulb sockets but provides durability and multi color adjustability that makes it ideal for industrial and commercial applications. This 10 watt LED provides 1050 lumens from only 10 watts.

Inexpensive 'nano-camera' can operate at the speed of light

November 27, 2013 1:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A $500 "nano-camera" that can operate at the speed of light has been developed by researchers in the MIT Media Lab. The three-dimensional camera, which was presented last week at Siggraph Asia in Hong Kong, could be used in medical imaging and collision-avoidance detectors for cars...

Software supports users of Zytronic’s ZXY200 multi-touch controller

November 26, 2013 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

In order to help make the setting up of its single/dual PCT and multi-touch MPCT touchscreen solutions as straightforward and time efficient as possible, Zytronic has now introduced a user-friendly software package. The new, ZyConfig smart set-up tool introduces a simple-to-follow sequential approach....

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Capacitive touch controllers provide 5V operation and improved proximity performance for consumer and automotive applications

November 25, 2013 3:55 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced a new family of capacitive touch controllers—the CAP12XX Family. These turnkey capacitive touch controllers expand the CAP11XX RightTouch product portfolio, providing a wide variety of slider, button and proximity functionality.

DC/DC controller drives over 250W of LED power

November 22, 2013 5:00 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3797, a triple output DC/DC controller designed to drive three independent channels of LEDs. Its fixed frequency, current-mode architecture delivers constant, accurately regulated LED current over a wide range of supply and output voltages.

SID Display Week 2014

November 22, 2013 12:35 pm | Events

Display Week is the once a year, can’t-miss event for the electronic information display industry, a $100 billion/year industry. The exhibition is the premier showcase for global information display companies and researchers to unveil cutting-edge developments in display technology.

Lightfair

November 22, 2013 12:25 pm | Events

LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. LFI has a proven track record of bringing top international and domestic Architectural, Design, Engineering, Energy and Lighting professionals together with exhibitors from around the world.

Sharp mulls supplying LCD panels to manufacturers other than Apple

November 22, 2013 11:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Struggling electronics maker Sharp Corp. is considering supplying liquid crystal display panels that are now made at its Kameyama plant in central Japan specifically for Apple Inc. to other manufacturers including a Chinese firm, sources close to the matter said Friday.

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August 2013 Supplement: Lighting, Optoelectronics & Displays

November 22, 2013 10:13 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Touchscreens are everywhere! While the means by which they detect a touch has evolved over the years, more recently you might say they have revolved as old technologies are reopened and rechristened anew (I’m looking at you optical touch).

Equipment light designed to withstand extreme operating conditions

November 22, 2013 8:49 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has released a new equipment light designed to withstand extreme operating conditions while providing powerful and reliable high output illumination. The 1830L LED light is features a robust design and high output Seoul Z Power LEDs to provide a lighting solution ideal for military, law enforcement and marine applications.

LG looking into claim smart TVs grab user data

November 21, 2013 10:07 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. said it is investigating a claim that some of its smart TVs send information on home viewing habits back to the company without consent. The investigation comes after Jason Huntley, a 45-year-old IT consultant in Britain, detailed in his blog how his LG smart TV logged the channels he was watching and sent the data to LG.

LED heat sinks designed for convection cooling of high heat flux LEDs

November 20, 2013 9:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) has added to its series of Star LED heat sinks designed for convection cooling of high heat flux LEDs. Each of the 32 heat sinks provides enhanced heat transfer for effective LED cooling without fans or blowers. Cooling performance reaches more than 60 K....

ICs deliver accurate output current and high efficiency for bulb and tube applications

November 19, 2013 1:07 pm | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations added devices optimized for high-line applications, completing the roll-out of its LYTSwitch-4 LED-driver IC family. LYTSwitch-4 ICs deliver accurate output current and high efficiency for bulb and tube applications and high-bay lighting.

Medical LED provides better light for operating rooms

November 19, 2013 10:42 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

The new Osram Ostar Medical from Osram Opto Semiconductors is the first LED component with a high color-rendering index (CRI) of 95 and the capability of adjusting the temperature of the color white. This makes it ideal for medical applications such as operating rooms....

10W integrated RGBW LED eases color mixing, simplifies integration

November 18, 2013 3:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SemiLEDs Corporation announced the introduction and release of the 10-Watt M63 RGBW integrated 6363 LED. The 4-channel M63 RGBW delivers over 410 total lumens of combined red, green, blue and white light output.

New hologram technology created with tiny nanoantennas

November 18, 2013 11:35 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers have created tiny holograms using a "metasurface" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light, representing a potential new technology for advanced sensors, high-resolution displays and information processing. The metasurface could make possible "planar photonics" devices and optical switches small enough to...

Wire-to-board connector designed for industrial and solid-state lighting applications

November 14, 2013 12:55 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its innovative 9296 Poke Home Connector Series with the introduction of a new vertical through board, SMT, wire-to-board (WTB) connector.  The new 9296 WTB single poke home connectors feature a dual beam box contact that provides maximum mechanical stability....

Bring a 50,000-degree plasma into your living room

November 13, 2013 11:59 am | News | Comments

With the rise of online open course platforms such as Khan Academy, MIT OpenCourseWare and iTunes U, it has never been easier to teach yourself everything from American history to semiconductor manufacturing. These courses enable students to advance at their own pace while accessing the limitless resources...

AC/DC LED controller provides a universal input voltage range from 85 to 265VAC

November 12, 2013 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Integrated Silicon Solution announced the IS31LT3932, a high performance universal AC input LED Controller for the solid-state lighting (SSL) market place. With a universal input voltage range from 85 to 265VAC, a Power Factor Correction greater than 0.97 and a typical output current accuracy of +/-3%...

Snap to attention: Polymers that react and move to light

November 11, 2013 9:34 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Microvehicles and other devices that can change shape or move with no power source other than a beam of light may be possible through research led by the University of Pittsburgh. The researchers are investigating polymers that "snap" when triggered by light, thereby converting light energy into mechanical work....

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