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Trio Electric Completes LED Project for Star Furniture
February 27, 2015
Houston-based Trio Electric reported that it recently completed a lighting retrofit of nine locations for Star Furniture, converting the retailer's showrooms to LED lighting to increase energy efficiency and light quality.

Kia Sportage Ranks Highest Among Small SUVs In 2015 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study; Top Honor Reinforces Brand's Continued Commitment to Craftsmanship
February 26, 2015
J.D. Power 2015 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) has ranked the Kia Sportage as the leader in the Small SUV category, marking the first-ever VDS award in the brand's history.  The industry-wide study examines problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year old vehicles (2012 model year).  Overall dependability is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100).  Thus, a lower score reflects a higher long-term quality level.  The Sportage ranked first in a field of seven contenders with a score of 129 PP100.  This latest recognition for Sportage follows the model's two consecutive J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey (IQS) awards in 2013 and 2014. "We believe the results of the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study demonstrate Kia's on-going commitment to quality and obsession with craftsmanship in building our world-class products," said John Crowe, vice president, service & aftersale operations, Kia Motors America (KMA).  "The Sportage is a clear example of how far the entire Kia model line-up has progressed, and this kind of quality is tangible evidence of our long-term strategy to enhance the Kia ownership experience."

Printed Electronics for Healthcare, Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals 2014-2024
February 26, 2015
Printed electronics for healthcare and beauty encompasses stretchable, flexible, conformal and sometimes biodegradable electronics and electrics. It is very thin and lightweight, even in hybrid constructions that, for now, incorporate conventional integrated circuits (IC), light emitting diodes (LED) and other chips in a partly printed device in order to perform functions not yet possible with entirely printed surfaces. Saving up to 40% of cost, space and weight and making new things possible are typical achievements. This is the only up to date, comprehensive report on this rapidly emerging technology and covers; electronic medical implants, patches, disposables, and drug and cosmetic dispensing: stretchable, flexible, wide area, low cost, disposable electronics. It looks at how technologies such as NFC are impacting healthcare provision.

CORRECTING and REPLACING Lighting Science Group Launches Innovative Solar-Powered LED Street Lights with Partner BHP Energy México to Light up Mexico City Streets; Breakthrough FreeLED(TM) Solar Roadway System Makes its Illuminating Debut
February 26, 2015
Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions. The corrected release reads: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE SOLAR-POWERED LED STREET LIGHTS WITH PARTNER BHP ENERGY MÉXICO TO LIGHT UP MEXICO CITY STREETS

3D Display Market Is Expected to Reach $112.9 Billion, Global, by 2020 - Allied Market Research
February 26, 2015
According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, "Global 3D Display Market - Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", the global 3D Display market is expected to reach $112.9 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 26.8% during 2014 - 2020. The 3D displays applications in TVs and smartphones would drive the 3D display market significantly by year 2020, contributing more than 2/3rd of overall market revenue collectively. About 50% of the TVs would be enabled with 3D display technology by 2018. The efficient OLED technology displays would grow rapidly in future, helping OEMs to develop compact and energy efficient electronic devices.      (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140911/647229)

3W Stereo Class-D Audio Amplifier from Diodes Incorporated Drives Bridge-Tied Stereo Speakers or Class-AB Headphones
February 26, 2015
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today introduced the PAM8009. This device is a 3W stereo class-D audio amplifier and class-AB headphone driver well-suited for the LCD monitor, all-in-one PC, and video projector markets. Featuring power limit technology for speaker protection and an advanced DC volume control for precise 64-step gain adjustment, this amplifier minimizes external components to achieve a highly integrated solution in compact 20-pin QFN or 24-pin SOP packages.

ON Semiconductor Demonstrates Low-Light Enabled Fast Auto Focus Technology; Innovative CMOS image sensor pixel technology accelerates auto focus performance in smartphone applications while operating in challenging low-light conditions.
February 26, 2015
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN ), driving energy efficient innovations, has successfully demonstrated its second generation Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF) technology featuring a unique pixel micro-lens technology that enables fast focus at 25 Lux light levels. This unique technology has been successfully implemented on a 13 megapixel (MP) test chip with 1.1 micron (µm) pixels and will be utilized in a new product introduction for mobile end-market customers later this year.

LG Electronics Announces U.S. Availabilty Of Award-Winning 2015 OLED And LED 4K ULTRA HD TVs; New 4K ULTRA HD OLED and 'PRIME UHD LED TV' Models Hitting Store Shelves this Spring
February 26, 2015
 LG Electronics USA today announced pricing and availability for the first of its 2015 4K ULTRA HD (UHD) TV models, which were unveiled with great acclaim last month at the 2015 International CES®. Leading the 2015 lineup is LG's 4K UHD OLED TV, widely praised by industry pundits for delivering the best picture ever by virtue of its perfect blacks and brighter, crisper images for infinite contrast. Other new 2015 models available this spring include LG's PRIME UHD LED TV - a premium tier above the company's ULTRA HD TV featuring LG "ColorPrime" wider color gamut technology which offers a broader range of colors for a truly premium, cinema-like experience. "Picture quality is the top consideration for television shoppers, and LG's 2015 4K TV lineup delivers," said David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing, LG Electronics USA. "OLED is unequivocally the best screen technology in the market today, and LG is the only manufacturer to offer OLED TVs, both 4K ULTRA HD and Full HD this year. Our PRIME UHD LED TV models with ColorPrime technology offer the best in 4K LED with expanded color capability for more lifelike images and, like all of our Ultra HD LED TVs, they deliver incredible clarity and detail with four times the resolution of Full HD."

Eco-Shift Power Corp (OTCQB: ECOP) Makes Further Progress Into UK Market by Receiving Accolades in the Canada Innovation Competition for the UK Green Building Sector
February 26, 2015
Eco-Shift Power (ECOP) (OTCQB: ECOP), one of Canada's leading energy management and lighting firms, received accolades from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service and the High of Canada in London for coming in second place in the 2015 Canada Innovation Competition for the UK Green Building Sector. The competition aims to find new and innovative products/services from Canada to meet current and emerging challenges in the UK green building and sustainable design sector. Although Eco-Shift did not place first in the competition, making the short list of only five select products reviewed and selected by a panel of industry experts in the UK and Canada comes with much benefit. In addition, it was a "photo-finish" with Eco-Shift receiving a total of 299 points while first place scored 300. Due to their achievement, ECOP's proprietary products will be featured on plinths at the Canada Innovation Showcase at Ecobuild (www.ecobuild.co.uk) in London, England in early March 2015. This acknowledgement displays the potential of what ECOP has to offer with their NetZero certified LED products -- both high bay and flat panel.

HARPER GOVERNMENT AND SDTC ANNOUNCE NEW CLEAN TECHNOLOGY FUNDING IN ONTARIO
February 20, 2015
The following information was released by the Government of Canada: Natural Resources Canada and SDTC The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canadas Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced funding of $26.8 million to support jobs and the development of clean technologies in Ontario. The funding was provided though Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)s SD Tech Fund. Projects: Grafoid Inc. Low-Cost, High-Quality Graphene from Graphite


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