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After 18 great years, we're wrapping up the sites...

It seems like only a short time ago that we launched the original CompoundSemi Online News, which started it all. It was 2000 (yes, Y2K) and online publishing was just getting started. "The compounds" were that geeky technology that was enabling the mobile communications and optical communications revolutions, and LEDs…

Marktech Introduces Multi-Wavelength Emitters, Detectors, and LEDs for Wearables

Marktech Optoelectronics of Latham, New York, USA announced the introduction of multi-wavelength emitters, detectors, and LEDs for wearables. Marktech points out that its standard and custom emitters and detectors, in both multi-wavelength and hybrid designs with wavelengths in the UV, visible, infrared, and SWIR ranges, are frequently specified for consumer-…
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Jingyuan Optoelectronics, an Epistar Subsidiary, Prevails in Patent Dispute Against Lowes and Sanan

Jingyuan Optoelectronics, an Epistar subsidiary, recently won a significant victory in patent litigation. In April 2017, the Epistar subsidiary, filed a patent complaint alleging that Lowe's Home Centers, LLC, and Sanan (Fujian Sanan Group Co., LTD.) infringed five of its LED patents including US Patents 6,346,771, 7,560,738, 8,492,780, 8,587,020, and…

Idemitsu Kosan Constructing OLED Material Production Facility in Chengdu, China

Tokyo-based firm Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. announced that to meet the increasing demand for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) materials in China, the company has decided to construct a manufacturing facility for OLED materials in Chengdu, China. In addition, Idemitsu Kosan plans to enhance its technical support for Chinese customers. Smartphones and…

AquiSense Working with EPA and Washington University on UV LED Disinfection

AquiSense Technologies announced that it signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Washington University and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to further advance the development of UV LED disinfection systems. As part of the CRADA partnership, AquiSense is collaborating with US EPA researchers at the National…

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UCSB Researchers Claim to Have Confirmed the Precise Cause of LED ‘Droop’

UC Santa Barbara researchers claim to have found the hotly-debated cause of the phenomenon in which the efficiency of an LED decreases as more power is applied to the LED, also known as “droop” (see related SSL Design editorial for more on the implications in LED lighting). With a new …

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Is a thing called ‘droop’ slowing LED lighting down?

Occasionally we have to talk a bit of tech here, just to keep things balanced, so today it’s going to be a bit of ‘droop talk’. Basically, this will be a bit about the current fact of LEDs that as you run more than an ‘optimal’ amount of current through …

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Megatex ships 42 LED exchange rate boards in Tunisia

Megatex, the Bulgarian unique LED products manufacturer and one of the world leaders in the banking equipment sector, shipped 42 exchange rate boards to the Tunisian distributor Mediterranee Services on Thursday, April 14, 2011. 

 The two companies have been partners since the year 1995. Ever since, Mediterranee Services has …

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