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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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Large-sized LCDs to Boost LED Backlight Market in 2011

IHS iSuppli predicts that more than two-thirds of large-sized liquid crystal display (LCD) panels shipped worldwide in 2011 will incorporate LED backlights, up from less than one half in 2010. The research firm forecasts that 67 percent of large-sized LCD panels will use LEDs in 2011, compared to an estimated …

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ROHM High-Performance Infrared LEDs Are Ideal for Proximity Sensing

Surface mount, high-output Infrared LEDs feature industry’s lowest profile; 850/870 nm peak output improves sensitivity; 66% lower power use important in portable devices  San Diego — A new series of high-performance infrared LEDs ideally suited for proximity sensor applications is now available from ROHM Semiconductor.  The SIM-030/031ST and SIM-040/041ST …

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Once Innovations Challenges Administration and Award of Federal Stimulus Dollars for Energy Efficient Lighting for Arkansas Poultry Houses

Plymouth, Minnesota USA — LED lighting technology developer and manufacturer of AgriShift® LED Poultry Lights, Once Innovations (ONCE), is challenging the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (EDC) on its administration and award of a Federal Stimulus grant AEO-ARRA-09-006 for Advanced Lighting for Poultry Houses Project. In a January 19th letter, ONCE …

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KLA-Tencor Launches Candela 8620 Inspection System for High Brightness LED Manufacturing

KLA-Tencor Corporation, a supplier of process control and yield management solutions, introduced its new Candela® 8620 substrate and epitaxy (epi) wafer inspection system. The Candela 8620 is designed for high brightness light emitting diode (HBLED) manufacturers.It offers automated defect inspection for LED materials such as gallium nitride, sapphire, and silicon …

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