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Chinese Smartphone Makers Look to Mini LED Technology

Mini LEDs which are slightly larger than microLEDs hold potential for replacing AMOLED displays in smartphones, at least according to a DigiTimes article that cited Chinese smartphone vendors switching to MiniLED displays as soon as the second half of 2018. The article indicated that China-based smartphone vendors, including Huawei Technologies,…

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The TM-30-15 Standard, an Improvement Over CRI (Updated)
By Scott McMahan The Illumination Engineering Society intends to cease using CRI as metric. CRI as a standard for lighting quality has been around since 1964. The value of CRI as a standard is…
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Mobile Concession Stand Chicken Charlie’s Gets PixelFlex LED Video Systems

Hitch-Hiker Mfg. of New Middleton, Ohio, specializes in design innovations for the mobile food concession industry. Chicken Charlie’s of San Diego, California approached Hitch-Hiker to help create an LED video display for the new “FryBQ” mobile concession stand that would capture the attention of passing patrons. The Chicken Charlie’s mobile …

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Samsung Debuts 146-Inch Modular MicroLED TV

On January 7, Just before CES 2018, Samsung unveiled its new 146-inch modular microLED TV at the Enclave event venue in Las Vegas. The company apply named the modular TV “The Wall”, which it describes as the first modular TV for consumers. The Wall employs a bezel-less modular structure utilizing …

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Plessey Plans MicroLED Display Product Release in First Half of 2018

Plessey Semiconductors, a company known for its gallium nitride on silicon LED technology, announced the company’s intent to be the first to market with a monolithic microLED based display. Several companies so far have showcased prototype microLED displays. However, no firms have released microLED display products yet. Also, Plessey is …

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Researchers Devise Speed Breeding Protocols to Accelerate the Cross Breeding of Plant Species Using LED Lighting

A plant variety produced using selective breeding is called a cultivar. For most crop plants, breeding new, advanced cultivars requires several years to produce genetically stable lines. After selected parent lines are crossed, typically 4–6 generations of inbreeding are needed to grow genetically stable lines for evaluation of yield and …

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