2008-01-16

LED Backlit NB「MacBook Air」

The 「MacBook Air」was introduced on January 14th. At 3 pounds, it's right there with some of the lightest notebooks and 2 pounds less than the current MacBook, though still heavier than the 2-pound Eee PC from Asus. The MacBook Air feels like a big blade in your hand.The MacBook Air will be 0.16 inches thick. The thickness part of the MacBook Air is still thinner than the Sony thin and lights, and will fit into an interoffice letter envelope. It will have a full-size keyboard and display, at 13.3 inches widescreen.
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2008-01-16

Composite LED Bollard effeciently illuminates outdoor areas

Outdoor architectural fixture, PathMaster, provides energy-efficient illumination of walkways, decks, sidewalks, and landscape areas for normal and emergency use. Each light engine utilizes 3 white LEDs for illumination and can be applied from one to all 4 sides of bollard to optimize path of egress. Solution is fabricated from fiberglass-reinforced polymers, all exposed hardware is stainless steel, and light engines are constructed of die cast aluminum.
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2008-01-16

Consumers turn toward LED lightbulbs

Alan recently began installing lighting built from tiny chips, light-emitting diodes or LEDs. They use less power than traditional bulbs, don't have the harmful mercury found in fluorescent lights and can last for 20 years.
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2008-01-16

Osram Opto Semiconductors' 1000-lumen Ostar LED Wins 2007 Product of the Year Award

Osram Opto Semiconductors of Santa Clara, California USA was presented with Electronic Products’ 2007 Product of the Year Award from Electronic Products magazine for its 1000 lumen Ostar LED for general lighting applications. The award was given in a ceremony held at the company’s North American headquarters in Santa Clara.Osram noted that Electronic Products is one of the top publications serving the electronics original equipment market.
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2008-01-16

600 Lumen LED light bulb upgrade available from Cutter Electronics

TerraLUX, represented by Cutter Electronics has announced a 600 Lumen LED light bulb upgrade which replaces the standard incandescent bulb in Maglite D cell flashlights. The TLE-300 upgrade fits into and converts a Maglite flashlight with 4, 5 or 6 D cell batteries into a bright LED flashlight. TerraLUX uses three of the latest Luxeon K2 flip chip high powered bright LEDs to make this performance possible.
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2008-01-16

Lei Yueh LED Belt Light attracts prestigious international iF awards

Taiwan LED Maker Lei Yueh'sLED Belt Light receives the prestigious 2008 iF Product Design Award. The international IF Awards, which are awarded to products on their design based on many criteria, highlights and recognizes the outstanding solution from Lei Yueh LED Belt Light, for 2008. The iF Product Design Award is given to select from total number of 2,771 product entries from 35 different countries this year.
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2008-01-15

austriamicrosys' new 16-Channel LED driver for high performance large-size LED displays

austriamicrosystems expanded its LED driver portfolio with the AS1112, a full color LED driver ideally suited for full color applications such as LED video displays, LCD TV backlighting, indoor/outdoor full-color LED displays and large-size stadium displays.
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2008-01-15

Austria Microsystems s' integrated power management and audio unit powers Falk F-Series Portable Navigation Device

Austria Microsystems announced that Falk, a leading provider of Portable Navigation Devices (PNDs), has selected the AS3654 Power Management Unit for its latest F-Series, successfully launched in Q4 2007.
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2008-01-15

Allegro announces a new constant current LED Driver IC

Allegro announces a new, high-brightness, adjustable constant current LED driver to complement its existing portfolio of display driver ICs. Targeted at the automotive lighting market, this LED driver is also an excellent fit in industrial and consumer LED applications. This new device is designed to operate over the typical automotive battery and temperature ranges.
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2008-01-15

Contrel preps equipment shipments to CMO LED affiliate in 2H08

It's said that Contrel Technology, Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) LCD equipment affiliate,  will extend its presence in the LED sector with shipments to Chi Mei Lighting Technology, another CMO LED affiliate, to start in 2H08.Contrel will ship equipment to Chi Mei Lighting in the second half of 2008, though the shipment volume may be small. Corresponding sales contribution is expected to emerge from 2009, they projected. CMO will remain as the largest sales contributor to Contrel in 2008, with an expected sales contribution of over 70%.
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2008-01-15

Price for LED-based lighting products to fall to US$2 within 5 years

The market scale of global lighting market totals US$70 billion every year, including the market scale of the general lighting market valued at about US$40 billion, but the penetration rate of LED products utilized in the lighting market accounts for about 1%, according to Technology Development Association (PIDA).
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2008-01-11

Marl Makes Series of Dual Up and Down LED Fixtures Available

Marl CreativeArc of Cumbria, UK, a division of Marl International Ltd., announced the availability of a new series of dual up and down light fixtures. According to the company, the 735 Series is designed to be mounted on a vertical surface. It can emit light either vertically or horizontally. The company noted that the new fixtures are suitable for both internal and external installation. The light can illuminate of both buildings and pathways possible.
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2008-01-11

New Viewsonic LED display has high contrast ratio

The ViewSonic VLED221wm has a staggering dynamic contrast ratio of 12000:1. This makes it, according to ViewSonic, “the ultimate monitor for life-like high-definition content.” This display also is capable of “high-quality color reproduction” via a technology which lets it display 118 percent of the color gamut based on the National Television System Committee (NTSC) guidelines. Sounds cool.
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2008-01-10

StockerYale, Inc. Announces Medical Market Focus and Business Development Strategy for 2008

SALEM, N.H., Jan 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- StockerYale, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKR: 0.76, +0.00, +0.00%), a leading designer and manufacturer of structured light lasers, LED modules and specialty optical fibers for industry leading OEMs, today announced that it will place an increased emphasis on medical market business development in 2008 that will leverage its investments in medical product research and development.
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Samsung Electronics today announced two new additions to its chip-scale package (CSP) line-up: LM101B, a 1W-class mid-power LED, and LH231B, a 5W-class high-power LED. Built with enhanced CSP technology, the new LED packages deliver industry-l... READ MORE

Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its existing portfolio for flash applications with a product featuring a specially developed chip sized package (CSP). With Ceramos C, Osram is following the trend for miniaturization as the new... READ MORE