AMA Innovation Award 2013 for a Membrane-Free Optical Microphone and a 3D Scanning Laser Vibrometer Microscope with a Measuring Beam
The AMA Association for Sensor Technology (AMA) will present the AMA Innovation Award 2013 to the winning contenders on the 14th of May at the SENSOR+TEST trade fair in Nuremberg. The 10,000-euro award will be equally divided between the two winning projects, a membrane-free optical microphone from Xarion GmbH and a 3D scanning laser vibrometer microscope with a measuring beam from Polytec GmbH.
Peter Call joins the CoolLED team
We are very pleased to welcome Peter Call to the CoolLED team as Field Sales Manager. He will principally be responsible for customers in Central and Eastern Europe.
Troy Cablevision, Inc. Selects Optelian to Deliver 100G Network
Optical networking specialist Optelian announces Troy Cablevison, Inc. ("Troy Cable") has successfully deployed Optelian's MPX-9110 Flexible 100 Gbps Platform in its network. The low-latency 100G architecture is deployed across Optelian's LightGAIN optical transport and Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) infrastructure.
Dialight’s Vigilant Series L-864 LED Beacon Achieves FAA Certification for Wind Market Offering
Dialight today announced its Vigilant? Series L-864 LED medium-intensity beacon system has achieved FAA certification for wind turbine applications per the FAA's AC 70/7460-1K specifications for wind turbine farms.
MOSIS Collaborates With imec, Tyndall And ePIXfab To Offer Advanced Silicon Photonics Technology
MOSIS teams up with ePIXfab, the European Silicon Photonics support center providing low-cost prototyping services for photonic ICs. The partnership gives MOSIS' customers access to imec's state-of-the-art fully integrated silicon photonics processes and Tyndall's advanced silicon photonics packaging technology.
A New Low-Cost Conductive LED Die Attach Adhesive Is Now Available for Small Die and LEDs
Engineered Material Systems debuts its CA-105 Low-Cost Conductive LED Die Attach Adhesive for attaching LEDs and other small semiconductor die to silver and copper lead frames.
New technologies will expand the biophotonics market to $36B by 2017
"Biophotonics Market, Focus on Life Sciences & Health Applications" report from Yole Développement & Tematys Yole Développement, Tematys and EPIC announce their collaboration and release the new technology & market analysis: "Biophotonics Market, Focus on Life Sciences & Health Applications". With this report, the partners propose you to learn more about the biophotonics industry.
Solomon Systech Certified as Cree LED Solution Provider
Solomon Systech Limited is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Cree, a world leader in LED technology, as its LED Solution Provider. Solomon Systech is the first Hong Kong listed corporation to be invited as a Cree LED Solution Provider.
15,000 CPH Pick & Place Machine For Dedicated LED Assembly
As the benefits of LED lighting technology and its countless applications propel its rapid expansion into a growing number of industries, new products using arrays of LED components appear almost daily. Accordingly, the demand for LED-specific component placement equipment is becoming more widespread and is no longer viewed as something reserved only for offshore manufacturers.
ReaLED technology from projectiondesign powers ‘Earthquake’ exhibit at California Academy of Sciences
Norway's projectiondesign is delighted to announce that it has supplied its FL32 DLP projectors to the California Academy of Sciences for use in its 'Earthquake' exhibit.
LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS) – The leading European LED technology event in the lighting industry presents an extended program for 2013
The LpS light convention-trade show opens its doors for the third year in a row in Bregenz, Austria, together with internationally renowned exhibitors and speakers and leading light industry organizations from around the world (LightingEurope, Zhaga, Assodel, EPIC, ISA, PIDA and LED Light for you). The president of LightingEurope and CEO of TRILUX, Mr. Dietmar Zembrot, will open the course of lectures with his keynote speech on the subject of "Challenges and Opportunities of the European Lighting Industry." Mr. Menno Treffers, the general secretary of the Zhaga Consortium will follow with "Zhaga – Lowering the Risk and Cost of Getting LED Technology Innovation to Market". Rounding the keynote speeches off, Dr. Alfred Felder, CEO of Tridonic will give some insights on the topic of "Lighting Module and Component Industry – Market and Technology Opportunities".
Philips sees booming LED lighting sales
Philips, the world's biggest lighting maker, has reported a 38% jump in first quarter LED sales from a year earlier.
Everlight has obtained 1,000 granted patents
As one of the world's leading LED package manufacturers, Everlight Electronics Co Ltd, now holds more than 1,600 patents and patent applications. Moreover, Everlight obtained its 1,000th granted patent in March this year. Everlight's patent portfolio covers LED chips, phosphors, LED package design, LED luminaires, and many other diverse LED applications. Everlight believes that only with constant dedication in technical development, product innovation, and establishing a strong patent portfolio, can Everlight become one of the top players in the LED industry.
Crystal Display Systems (CDS) has signed a master Distribution agreement for the UK with the high quality Specialist Korean Interface card manufacturer.
CDSs European coverage combined with the quality and reliability as well as long term availability of the Estecom products creates an excellent partnership for clients that are looking for cost effective high quality solutions for industrial and commercial applications.
Xenics Focuses on Modular IR Solutions for Homeland Security
Xenics comes to this year's SPIE DSS with a broadly expanded program of 20+ new camera models based on its versatile XenicsCores platform., They all feature on-board image correction and enhancement algorithms, further simplifying system integration and optimization. Xenics exhibits its latest products in Booth 1631.
Flexible OLED lighting developments in East Asia
OLED lighting developments are taking place worldwide, with a lot of the research focused on phosphorescent OLED materials, which have a theoretical luminous efficacy four times higher than fluorescent materials. Last month, Konica Minolta unveiled its new flexible OLED lighting panels at the Lighting Fair 2013 exhibition in Tokyo. The company has developed its own blue phosphorescent materials, enabling it to commercialize the world's first OLED panels using only phosphorescent materials.
Edison Opto Provides Secondary Optical Design Services And Introduces A Series Of Optical Complements Solutions
In the past decade, carbon reduction and environmental protection have become the emphasized issues in every country. LED is well-known for high efficacy and slim size; therefore, it has become an alternative replacement for traditional light source. Although LED features high efficiency and power saving, without appropriate optical complements, it may exist some shortcomings such as asymmetrical light pattern, light halo and it can't be looked directly. Hence, secondary optical design is necessary to make the performance of LED similar to the traditional light sources. Secondary optical design is based on the principles of refraction and reflection so that the light which is emitted by LED can project on the desired lighting space. Moreover, secondary optical design can change the light angle and make lighting fixtures present the desired lighting effects.
OLEDs and the beginning of the end for LCDs
by Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx LCD panel makers in Taiwan, Japan and Korea have been suffering. Despite the growing demand for LCDs the high number of panel makers and new competition from China has resulted in tough price competition for panel makers, to the point that many panel makers are no longer profitable. In 2012, Samsung Electronics moved their LCD business units into a separate entity. One report suggests that the Taiwanese have invested $60 Billion in the LCD industry and seen a return of just $40 Billion. Some Japanese makers, despite having superb technology, have seen recent losses in some cases equal cumulative profits of the preceeding 5 to 10 years. Restructuring is therefore afoot. In the last few weeks Samsung purchased a 3% stake in Sharp. Japan Display Inc (JDI), puts together small and mid sized LCD panel manufacture units from Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba, focusing on automotive, cellphone and digital camera displays (not TV). Meanwhile, the Chinese are quickly moving into LCD panel production. For many years the top five in the LCD business, in order, were Samsung, LG Display, Innolux, AUO and Sharp. Now, as evidence of China's progress, in late 2012 Chinese BOE is number 5 for notebooks and monitors and China Star (CSOT) number five for TVs.
Samsung Tops Optoelectronics Ranking After Absorbing LED Venture
Samsung Electronics catapulted to the top of the optoelectronics supplier ranking in 2012 from 12th place in 2011 after it gained full ownership of Samsung LED, a 50-50 joint venture in light-emitting diodes that was created in 2009 between Samsung Electronics and affiliate Samsung Electro-Mechanics. In April 2012, the venture was absorbed into Samsung Electronics to strengthen and expand the use of high-brightness LEDs in displays, LCD TVs, and new solid-state lighting products. This transfer increased Samsung's optoelectronics sales by 223% to $2.5 billion in 2012 compared to $780 million in 2011, according to the new 2013 edition of IC Insights' O-S-D Report—A Market Analysis and Forecast for Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, and Discretes.
Fiber-optic Cable Testing’s Role In Ensuring Real-Time Network Operations Drives Market
The increasing number of fiber cable network deployments has spurred demand for fiber optic test equipment (FOTE) globally. Fiber optic communication is quickly becoming the future of network and communication, and the optic network will soon be the framework of every industry. As such, testing for insertion loss and bandwidth is vital in order to ensure effective real-time operations. This presents the global FOTE market with immense growth opportunities.
Independence LED Lighting Hires Benjamin Stammen as International Business Development Director
Independence LED Lighting, LLC today announced it has hired Benjamin Stammen as Director of International Business Development as part of a new push to reach international markets for its energy-saving LED tubes.
TELEHOUSE America Announces Partnership with Cube Optics
TELEHOUSE America announces it has formed a strategic partnership with Cube Optics, a manufacturer of fiber-optic components, modules and systems for use in data and telecommunications. Through this partnership, Cube Optics will provide TELEHOUSE with advanced networking solutions utilizing the latest in Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology.
Microchip’s Graphics Display Designer X Supports PIC MCU-based GUI Creation on Windows, Linux or Mac Computers
Microchip Technology Inc today announced the release of Graphics Display Designer X (GDD X), Microchip's enhanced visual design tool that provides a quick and easy way of creating Graphical User Interface (GUI) screens for applications using Microchip's 16-or 32-bit PIC MCUs. With GDD X, developers have the freedom to work in the environment of their choice, including Windows, Linux or Mac OS operating systems.
GlacialLight to Show Its Latest Products at Taiwan International Lighting Show (TiLS)
GlacialLight extends an invitation to all business and media partners around the world to attend their display (Hall 1, Booth #B0820) at Taiwan International Lighting Show (TiLS), to be held at Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall in Taipei City from March 26-29, 2013.
LIGHTFAIR International 2013 Offers
LIGHTFAIR International will offer a robust schedule of networking and special events to be staged in the newly added Hall F, which will feature the popular Spotlight Lounge and new product categories at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia April 21-25, 2013.
VCC Appoints Former Zilog Executive As Vice President Of Sales & Marketing
VCC has announced the hiring of Mike Speckman as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Highly respected throughout the semiconductor industry as a talented and effective sales executive with more than 30 years of worldwide experience and a vast knowledge of Asian markets, Mike Speckman comes to VCC from the Zilog Division of IXYS, where he served as President and General Manager.
Interactive OLED data eyeglasses wins INNOVATION AWARD IT 2013
On March 5th, 2013 the Innovation Award IT 2013, awarded by the "Initiative of medium-sized businesses", was presented to the winners during the CeBIT 2013, in Hanover/Germany. The interactive OLED data eyeglasses wins the award in the category "hardware".
Bright Future Ahead For New Franchise Agreement
In-line with its strategy to expand into the growing opto market, Gateway Electronics Components, the leading franchise distributor, has signed a franchise agreement with Brightek (Europe) Ltd, the Taiwanese owned LED manufacturer. The agreement will cover Brightek's full product range featuring a comprehensive portfolio including high power, SMD, lamp and Superflux LEDs, together with associated products such as LED modules and IC drivers for LED applications.
Toppan And Plastic Logic To Develop Market For Large-Area, Flexible EPD Signage And Showcase World’s First 42” Prototype In Japan
TOPPAN Printing Co Ltd and the recognised leader in flexible display technology, Plastic Logic, will together showcase the first large-area, flexible digital signage prototype, based on Plastic Logic's innovative flexible plastic displays in the TOPPAN booth (number RT1319) at RETAILTECH JAPAN from 5 to 8 March 2013 in Tokyo. This is the first time in the world that a flexible, reflective digital signage module over 40" in size, using organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs), has been publicly shown.
Air Liquide Electronics Signs Two Major Contracts With China's Leading Display Manufacturer
The worldwide demand for next-generation flat panel displays is booming, driven by the increasing popularity of smart phones and tablets as well as ultra-high-definition screens. China has now become the largest consumer market for electronics goods in the world. In the recent years, several manufacturers have built state-of-the-art flat panel display fabs to meet local and overseas demand.
VCC Announces The Completion Of Its New Tijuana Manufacturing Facility
VCC has completed the expansion of its Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico manufacturing facility. Located in the Las Arboledas area of Tijuana, the new facility is twice the size of the last one, significantly expanding production capabilities and enabling VCC to better accommodate its continual organic and acquisitive growth. With the new 25,000 square foot facility, VCC is also expanding its direct labor force and technical team of process and quality engineers. In total, VCC's new facility has brought 50 new jobs to the area.
Lightfair International 2013 Features Additions To Institute And Conference
New education offerings will enhance and expand the LIGHTFAIR International 2013 LIGHTFAIR Institute and Conference program, which will present more than 100 industry experts as speakers during LFI's five-day run at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia April 21-25, 2013.
New Account Director Boosts HUBER+SUHNER’s Fibre Optics Business Unit
HUBER+SUHNER (UK) announces the appointment of an Account Director for its expanding Fibre Optics Business Unit . He is Steven Eccles who joins HUBER+SUHNER to develop the company's business opportunities with optical equipment OEMs and Network Carriers across the mobile and fixed line communications marketplace.
Glyndwr Innovations Works With Chinese Academy Of Science On High Profile Opto-Engineering Project
Reflecting its expertise in the field of opto-mechanical design and testing, Glyndwr Innovations has taken part in another high-profile international project. The globally recognised specialist in precision optical and opto-mechanical engineering recently worked alongside the Chinese Academy of Science to service one of the largest optical telescopes in Asia – the Lijiang 2.4m telescope.
LANXESS Chooses Dialight LED lighting for New State-of-the-Art Facility in Jurong Island, Singapore
LANXESS announced the construction of a new butyl rubber plant in February 2008, to be located on Jurong Island, Singapore. Sitting on a 200,000 square metre plot of land, the new facility will process 100,000 tons per annum and LANXESS has allocated a record amount of EUR 400 million for this investment.
Displays Designed To Make Things Easy
Electronic Assembly markets a broad spectrum of top-quality industrial displays to customers in a number of industries ranging from process automation and machinery manufacturing to IT. A high level of vertical integration enables the company to keep a large portion of the value-add chain in house. Because Electronic Assembly offers all the familiar advantages of a mid-tier company, it has the flexibility to accommodate the wide-ranging needs of its customers.
Varitronix Keen To Boost European Industrial Business
LCD manufacturer Varitronix has announced a US$25m investment in a new LCD design and manufacturing facility in Heyuan, Guangdong, PRC. The new, four-floor 31,200m² plant will support design and development, display cell production and LCD module assembly. Two automated production lines employing new Japanese made manufacturing equipment will start production in the spring of 2013. The new factory will provide Varitronix with a 40% increase in production capacity.
Fairchild Semiconductor Showcases Low-, Mid- and High-Power LED Lighting Solutions at Strategies in Light 2013
During Strategies in Light 2013, February 12-14, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, Calif., Fairchild Semiconductor will demonstrate LED driver applications, including the highly integrated PFC and PWM controllers, which allow designers to reduce BOM count, enable smaller lamp sizes, eliminate design complexity, and improve overall lighting efficiency.
Alpha LED Technologies to Exhibit at the Strategies in Light Exposition & Conference, Feb. 12-14th, Santa Clara, CA
Alpha will exhibit once again at this year's Strategies in Light Expo & Conf., Feb. 12-14, Santa Clara, CA. Alpha LED Technologies will showcase its line of LED interconnect materials that reach across Levels one through five of the LED lighting system manufacturing process: ARGOMAX™ Sintered Film and ATROX™ Conductive Adhesives for LED die attach applications, and LUMET™ Solder Pastes, and ALPHA® Cored Wire for Package on Board applications, Luminaire Modules, Power Driver/Supply and Control Systems.
Zytronic’s Large Form Factor, Rugged Touch Sensors Show Star Quality
Touch sensor specialist Zytronic has, thanks to its patented Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT), been contracted to participate in yet another interactive digital signage project where long term operation must be assured. The Tyneside-based company has collaborated with Harp Visual Communications on the development of a series of very large format touch-operated display units for use in cinema foyers.