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New Smart LED Without Gateway
September 16, 2014
When it comes Smart LED light bulbs, which can be dimmed and made to change colour, the most popular product must be Philips Hue, using the Zigbee protocol, which you can control via iOS and Android devices though a Zigbee gateway, and costs about £50 on Amazon. Alternatives have started to show up such as LIFX, with WIFI technology, that you can control with recent iOS and Android device without the need for a gateway, but with a price starting at £80. If you're looking for more affordable alternatives, you'd have to turn to Yeelight, which provides Bluetooth Low Energy smart light bulbs, called Yeelight Blue. The Yeelight Blue is a Multi-Coloured Smart LED light bulb with E27 and B22 sockets that uses Bluetooth 4.0 to communicate with our iOS 5.0+ or Android 4.3+ device. The immediate advantage that Bluetooth use is not dependent on the unsecured Wi-Fi gateway as in the case of Philips Hue and this significantly lowers the price of the final product. Let's have a look at the specifications:

IQE to set up centre of excellence in Singapore
September 16, 2014
SEMICONDUCTOR supplier IQE has entered into a memorandum of understanding to set up a centre of excellence for the development of compound semiconductor technology in Singapore. The firm, which has headquarters in St Mellons, will jointly own the Compound Semiconductor Development Centre (CSDC) with WIN Semiconductors Corp and Nanyang Technological University.

-ON Semiconductor Announces High Performance System-in-Package (SiP) Solution for Precision-Sensing in Portable Medical Devices
September 16, 2014
ENP Newswire - 16 September 2014 Release date- 15092014 - PHOENIX, Ariz. - ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), driving energy efficiency innovations, has responded to rapidly-evolving product development demands within the portable medical market by introducing Struix, a semi-customizable System-in-Package (SiP) solution for precision sensing and monitoring in a variety of mobile medical electronics including glucose monitors, heart rate monitors and electrocardiogram analyzers.

-ON Semiconductor Expands Options for High-Quality CCD Image Capture
September 16, 2014
ENP Newswire - 16 September 2014 Release date- 12092014 - PHOENIX, Ariz. - ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), driving energy efficient innovations, is expanding its portfolio of high performance CCD image sensors with its latest device targeted to industrial imaging applications.

United Franchise Group Sees Global Growth Increases In 2014; UFG Brand Footprint Expands to 70 Countries
September 15, 2014
The five brands that are under the umbrella of the United Franchise Group can now be found in 70 countries worldwide. From the shadow of the Eifel Tower to small local communities, the diversity of locations in which a United Franchise Group brand can be found around the world has increased in 2014 as leading franchises Signarama, EmbroidMe, SuperGreen, and TransWorld all exhibit growth.         

North Carolina Department of Utilities Commission Issues Order Approving Revised Lighting Schedules and Agreement and Stipulation of Settlement
September 15, 2014
The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order: In the Matter of Petition of Duke Energy Progress, Inc. for Approval to Revise Outdoor Area and Street Lighting Schedules BY THE COMMISSION: On April 28, 2014, Duke Energy Progress, Inc. (DEP or Company) filed a Petition for Approval to Revise Outdoor Lighting Schedules (Petition) in the above-captioned docket requesting approval of several revisions to its area lighting and street lighting schedules. DEP stated that the schedules are being revised to enhance the deployment of Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology as a part of DEP's Lighting Modernization Program, which includes the phase-out of mercury vapor light fixtures.

Montana: Manager, Product Marketing 10060045
September 15, 2014
Department of Labor & Industry, The State of Montana has issued the following job announcement: 10060045 Job Title: Manager, Product Marketing Employer: NEWPORT CORPORATION Location: BOZEMAN MT, 59715 Description: ILX Lightwave (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.

Washington: First graphene-based display unveiled
September 15, 2014
The Institution of Engineering and Technology has issued the following news release: The world’s first flexible graphene display has been created by UK researchers, paving the way for printable, foldable electronics.

US Contract Notice: Department of Transportation Issues Solicitation for "All in One Touch Screen PC"
September 15, 2014
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Officer has issued requirement for "All in One Touch Screen PC."

Montana: Analog Engineer, LDT 10059533
September 15, 2014
Department of Labor & Industry, The State of Montana has issued the following job announcement: 10059533 Job Title: Analog Engineer, LDT Employer: NEWPORT CORPORATION 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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