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Cree Signs New Distributor for Spain and Portugal

Cree Inc. of Durham, North Carolina USA has signed an agreement with Innovative LED Technologies S.L. to distribute Cree XLamp LEDs in Spain and Portugal. Innovative LED Technologies is a newly created company, based in Gava, Barcelona, Spain. It is dedicated to the distribution of XLamp LEDs throughout Spain and …

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Arrow Electronics Extends Design Services Through New Agreement

The North American Components business of Arrow Electronics, Inc. has signed an agreement with Designspring, Inc. of Westport, Connecticut. Arrow says the agreement will extend the reach of the Arrow Consulting Engineering Services (ACES) program to include servicing the solid state lighting industry. Designspring reportedly performs industrial design and engineering …

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Giant Distributor, Arrow Electronics Jumps Into HB-LED Market

A USA Fortune 500 company with over $10 billion in sales in 2004, Arrow Electronics hopes to make a big splash in the high brightness LED market. Arrow Electronics, based in Melville, New York, is a major global provider of products, services, and solutions for electronic components and computer products. …

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Tyntek to Collaborate with ITRI to Develop and Produce LEDs for LCD Backlight Modules; ITRI to Release Patents

Taiwanese company, Tyntek will collaborate with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to develop and produce alternating current (AC) LEDs used in LCD backlight modules. The development and production effort will focus on the LEDs used in small to midsize LCD screens and other specific applications, according to Digitimes. In …

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Osram Boosts Efficiency of Power TopLEDs

Osram Opto Semiconductor says it has improved the efficiency of its Power TopLED devices by up to 150% depending on the color. The company said their latest efficiency improvement is the result of their new thin film structure which they claim directs nearly all of the light emitted by the …

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Lumileds Signs Contract to USE Syntricity Software for Yield Management

Lumileds Lighting located in San Jose, California USA has signed a three-year, multi-million dollar contract to use Syntricity’s dataConductorEP 5.0 software to manage its manufacturing operations. The system allows data collection from diverse manufacturing systems and combines them into a single warehouse to manage yields during characterization, yield ramp and …

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LRC to Collaborate With FAA

The Lighting Research Center will conduct lighting and LED technology research as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Center of Excellence for Airport Technology. The FAA reportedly selects world-class academic institutions and their industry affiliates to coordinate research and development in areas of aviation technology that are critical to …

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Lumileds’ Phosphor Process Promises Improved Color Consistency within the LED Beam

Engineers and designers have encountered two types of color inconsistency problems in white LEDs. One, the most frequently discussed, inter-LED color consistency is the consistency among multiple light emitting bulbs. Another, less frequently discussed but still problematic form of color consistency is intra-LED color consistency, or color consistency within the …

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Ground Broken on Compound Semiconductor and LED Facility in Shenzhen, China

Groundbreaking began on China’s largest semiconductor LED base in Shenzhen, according to Shenzhen Daily. They hope to have an output of 100 billion yaun or US $12 billion in five years. The enormous 3 square km facility is located at the Guangming Hi-Tech Park in Bao’an District. It will have …

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Holes Placed Periodically in Substrate Boost LED Efficiency

A research team from Kyoto University and Japan Science and Technology Agency has developed a design that significantly boosts the efficiency of light emitting diodes according to a NikkeiNet Interactive article. The article sites research appearing in the May 27 edition of the journal Science which discusses how tiny holes …

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