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USPTO ISSUES TRADEMARK: HPWINNER
December 18, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 -- The trademark HPWINNER (Reg. No. 4651094; International Reg. No 1208050) was issued on Dec. 9 by the USPTO.

ON Semiconductor Releases 2 New Series of Power Factor Corrected Ac-Dc Drivers
December 18, 2014
ON Semiconductor reported two new series of power factor corrected offline Ac-Dc drivers for high performance LED lighting applications.

Rubicon Technology Taps William Weissman as President and CEO
December 18, 2014
Rubicon Technology reported that the Board of Directors has appointed William Weissman to the permanent position of President and Chief Executive Officer. According to a release from the Company, Weissman had served as Interim CEO and President since September 17, and as Chief Financial Officer of Rubicon since 2007. Weissman has also been appointed a member of the Board of Directors.

Intertek Launches New 'Class P' Service for LED Lighting Manufacturers
December 18, 2014
Intertek has launched the Class P program for LED lighting drivers. According to a release, the Class P program is a system for LED lighting drivers that defines evaluation and testing guidelines for standardized LED driver constructions and ratings. The goal of Intertek's Class P program is to simplify the process of product testing and certification for its clients and help them launch products that meet safety requirements for the North American marketplace. Intertek is the first Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) to offer Class P Listed status LED drivers.

Intertek Unveils Class P Service for LED Lighting Manufacturers
December 18, 2014
Intertek reported the launch of the Class P program for LED lighting drivers. According to a release from the Company, the Class P program is a system for LED lighting drivers that defines evaluation and testing guidelines for standardized LED driver constructions and ratings. The goal of Intertek's Class P program is to simplify the process of product testing and certification for its clients and help them launch products that meet safety requirements for the North American marketplace. Intertek is the first Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) to offer Class P Listed status LED drivers.

UBM Canon and Design News Updates on Golden Mousetrap Awards
December 18, 2014
UBM Canon and Design News reported the finalists in the 2015 Golden Mousetrap Awards, a program that celebrates the companies, products, and people who are energizing North American design, engineering, and manufacturing. According to a company release, the winners will be announced during a ceremony at the Anaheim Marriott, in Anaheim, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. This is in conjunction with the Pacific Design and Manufacturing trade event being held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Feb. 10-12. The awards ceremony will be hosted by Ben Heck, of element14's The Ben Heck Show.

GT ADVANCED: Court Sets April 6 as Governmental Claims Bar Date
December 18, 2014


TrendForce Updates on LED Manufacturers
December 18, 2014
Lighting market demands were stronger than expected in the first half of 2014, leading to a period of LED supply shortages, according to a company release, from TrendForce. In a release, Roger Chu, Research Director of LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, said, despite the positive development, the industry was impacted by clients double booking and distributors rising inventory levels during second half of the year. Many manufacturers were impacted by the markets cooling demands, and price competition as a result. Worth noting, the emergence of Chinese LED manufacturers led to sliding LED product prices. LED manufacturers will raise technology entry levels and find new applications in hopes to raise profitability in 2015.

Utah: EPA Applauds Work of Bennington College Students to Help Community Increase Energy Efficiency, Battle Climate Change
December 17, 2014
Environmental Protection Agency, The State of Utah has issued the following news release: EPA has released a short video that applauds the voluntary efforts of a professor and students at Bennington College to help their local community combat climate issues by analyzing energy use of municipal streetlights and working with the local power utility to dramatically increase efficiency, saving the town thousands of dollars and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In 2012, EPA’s New England office began an informal partnership with Bennington College to work with students in a class called “Solving the Impossible.” The class, taught by Professor Susan Sgorbati, charges students to study difficult policy problems and develop the skills to identify and implement solutions. EPA helped Professor Sgorbati by identifying environmental public policy problems for the students to address. One recent class tackled the issue of climate change.

Montana: Analog Engineer 10059533
December 17, 2014
Department of Labor & Industry, The State of Montana has issued the following job announcement: 10059533 Job Title: Analog Engineer Location: BOZEMAN, MT, 59715 Description: ILX (www.newport.com/ilxlightwave), a wholly owned subsidiary of Newport Corporation, designs and manufactures a broad range of photonics instrumentation, including laser diode controllers and drivers, temperature controllers, current sources, optical power and wavelength meters, semiconductor laser/LED burn-in, test and characterization systems, and fiber optic sources.


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