Business News | Oct 05, 2006

Strategies unlimited predicts increasing role for advanced substrates for gallium nitride devices

Moutainview, California USA, over the past 10 years, the availability of high quality sapphire and silicon carbide substrates has enabled the rapid growth of the gallium nitride device (mainly high-brightness LED) market to over $3 billion. Read more »

Business News | Sep 26, 2006

LED industry at a critical crossroad, says iSuppli

LEDs have a bright future in lighting despite a dramatic slowdown in the growth of the market in 2005, according to iSuppli. Read more »

Business News | Sep 21, 2006

DOE SSL commercial product testing program

Solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies today are undergoing rapid change and improvements, and products arriving on the market exhibit a wide range of performance. Industry groups, standards setting organizations, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are moving quickly to develop needed standards and test procedures for SSL products. In the meantime, however, there is a need for reliable, unbiased product performance information to foster the developing market for high-performance SSL products. Read more »

Business News | Sep 12, 2006

President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen presents the Millennium Technology Prize to Professor Shuji Nakamura: ”Using LEDs for lighting could halve the amount of electricity consumed for this purpose.”

mill_prize-gif The 2006 Millennium Technology Prize was presented to Professor Shuji Nakamura in Helsinki for his invention of new sources of light. President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen handed Professor Nakamura the prize of one million euros and ”Peak”, the prize trophy. Read more »

Business News | Aug 08, 2006

DOE awards seven small business innovation research grants for SSL technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded seven Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The SBIR program seeks to increase the participation of small businesses in federal R&D. Read more »

Business News | Aug 07, 2006

Nanotech, solar and lighting researchers reveal technical innovations at SPIE Optics & Photonics Conference: Attendees will glimpse the future with content and connections that drive commercialization

BELLINGHAM, WA, the International Society for Optical Engineering today announced its lineup of future technology presentations available at the Optics & Photonics conference opening August 13 in San Diego. Read more »

FEATURED

Multisystem – Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting

Multisystem – Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting A.A.G. Stucchi low voltage system for track lighting is developed to satisfy all technical and design needs. The all system is based on a "smart core" that provides easy and magnetic installation of the lighting fixtures, and integrated databus for light control, thus being technically at the ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Yole Releases Report on MicroLEDs: Satus and Reality Check

Yole Releases Report on MicroLEDs: Satus and Reality Check MicroLEDs are drawing an increasing amount of attention. Startups have raised more than US$800 million to date, including at least US$100 million in 2019. It is estimated Apple has spent in the range of US$1.5 to US$2 billions on the technology over the last five years. Panel makers such as Samsung ... Read more »

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