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Cylindrix III LED Track Head by Amerlux recognized by IES Progress Committee for unique, significant advancement to art and science of lighting
December 17, 2014
 Amerlux CEO and President Chuck Campagna announces that the Cylindrix® III LED Track Head is featured in the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) 2014 Progress Report and is recognized for its unique, significant advancements to the art and science of lighting. The Progress Report, featured in the January issue of Lighting Design + Application (LD+A) Magazine, documents significant global developments and achievements in the lighting industry and highlights new products, applications and design tools that are significant enough to share with more than 10,000 lighting designers, electrical engineers and industry professionals worldwide.

ON Semiconductor Unveils New Family of Ultra-Low Power Precision Operational Amplifiers; New zero drift, low voltage devices highly suited to precision applications in industrial, consumer, wireless, IoT and automotive where strong stability across wide operating temperature ranges is mandated
December 17, 2014
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN ), driving energy efficiency innovations, has introduced a family of affordable, precision CMOS operational amplifiers (op amps) that deliver zero drift operation and industry leading quiescent current for front-end amplifier circuits and power management designs. Targeted at industrial, white goods, telecom, wearables, Internet-of-Things (IoT), test equipment and instrumentation applications, the NCS325 and NCS333 op amp devices enhance the accuracy of motor control feedback and power supply control loops, thereby contributing to higher overall system efficiency. These devices are complemented by the new NCV333 automotive-qualified (AEC-Q100 grade 1) op amp offering similar functional performance for power train, braking, electronic power steering, valve controls, fuel pump and fuel injection system applications. Featuring high DC precision parameters, such as the 10 micro Volts (µV) maximum input offset voltage at ambient temperature and the 30 nV/°C of offset temperature drift, make these amplifier devices extremely well optimized for low side current sensing and voltage differential measurement on front-end sensor functions. Minimal voltage variations over temperature along with close to zero offset ensure the efficiency of systems exposed to wide operating temperature ranges without the need for complex software calibration algorithms, resulting in a more manageable design and longer product lifespan.

GT Advanced Technologies Issues Response to Apple's Statement Following Release of October 8th Declaration
December 17, 2014
MERRIMACK, N.H., Dec. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (OTC Pink:GTATQ) today issued the following statement: "The position that Apple has taken in response to the release of our October 8th declaration is in line with our expectations, as reflected in paragraph 52 of Dan Squiller's October 28th declaration in support of the Apple Settlement," said Tom Gutierrez, president and chief executive officer. "Although we have different views on the matter, we believe we have settled our disputes with Apple and see no point in further addressing the circumstances that led to our Chapter 11 filing or our relationship with Apple. Our focus now is on moving the company forward through the bankruptcy process. We remainoptimistic that the Bankruptcy Court will approve the Apple Settlement Agreement on November 25th because it is in the best interest of all parties."

Samsung Adds High-Brightness Displays to Smart Signage Lineup; OMD Series delivers brilliant images and clear text in high ambient light environments where making a strong visual impact is important
December 17, 2014
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced a new lineup of 2,500 nit high-brightness displays in screen sizes from 46- through 75-inches. Designed to deliver consistently brilliant performance, the OMD Series LED-lit LCD displays convey easily readable text and bright graphics in high ambient light environments and outdoor applications, including transportation facilities, banking and retail storefront windows, sports arenas, quick service restaurants and convention centers (outdoor use requires custom-designed weatherproof enclosure). "Samsung continues to develop innovative solutions that enable businesses to make smarter signage choices, whether that's making the transition from a printed poster to dynamic digital signage in a storefront window for increased visibility or upgrading to an all-in-one solution for easier content management," said Thomas Evans, director of display product marketing at Samsung's Enterprise Business Division. "We understand that capturing the attention of consumers today can be challenging and created the OMD Series to offer a simple, smart and visually attractive way for businesses to showcase content, so that no matter the environment their messages will come across clear and bright."

PWM Controllers from Diodes Incorporated Improve Efficiency
December 17, 2014
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 a family of PWM controllers designed to improve operating efficiency and eliminate no-load losses. The AP3125 current-mode devices have been optimized for use in offline AC-DC converters in portable products, consumer electronics and domestic appliances.

Cree Launches Industry's First Extreme High Power LEDs to Radically Reduce System Cost; XHP LEDs Leverage SC5 Technology Platform to Double the Light Output of a Single LED
December 17, 2014
Cree, Inc. ( Nasdaq: CREE ) announces the commercial availability of XLamp® Extreme High Power (XHP) LEDs, a new class of LEDs that enable a system cost reduction of up to 40 percent for lighting applications. The first LEDs powered by Cree's revolutionary SC5 Technology(TM) Platform, XLamp XHP50 and XHP70 LEDs provide twice the lumen output and improved reliability compared to previous LEDs of the same size. The groundbreaking technology of the new XHP LEDs will help drive the next major innovations in lighting system design. "Cree's new technology is game-changing compared to the incremental advances of other LED suppliers. The breakthrough performance of XHP LEDs enables both new design possibilities and dramatically lower system costs for LED lighting," said Nate Heiking, Advanced Lighting product manager, Kenall Lighting. "We're excited that Cree's new class of Extreme High Power LEDs will accelerate customer adoption of LED lighting."

BeON Surpasses $ 100K Funding Target with 3 Days Left on Kickstarter; BeON wows new customers with its brand new preventative approach to home security
December 17, 2014
December 17, 2014 Cambridge, MA - BeON Home, a Cambridge, MA-based start-up is pleased to announce that it has surpassed its $ 100K funding goal with three days remaining in their Kickstarter campaign. The funding will allow BeON to manufacture and deliver its preventative security products to its customers in the late spring and early summer. During the campaign, BeON also announced seed funding of $ 1.5M and secured manufacturing partners for its products. BeON's first products are available by pledging on Kickstarter through Dec. 19th. Additional pre-ordering will start in early 2015.

Power Integrations Launches New Reference Design for High-Power LED-Lighting Applications
December 17, 2014
Calif, Dec. 17 -- Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-efficiency, high-reliability LED-driver ICs, today announced a new reference design for LED streetlights, high-bay lights and other high-power LED-lighting applications. The new design, RDR-382, describes a constant current, 43 V (nominal), 150 W reference power supply for 90-265 VAC solid-state lighting, utilizing Power Integrations HiperPFS 2 PFC controller ICs and HiperLCS integrated LLC power stage ICs.

The 2015 Nissan Patrol now comeswith irresistible benefits
December 17, 2014
Suhail Bahwan Automobiles the exclusive importer and distributor of Nissan vehicles celebrates their ten years of successful operations in Oman this year.To commemorate this occasion Nissan has launched series of irresistible offers on their sleek range of vehicles that comes with exclusive benefits.nbsp;Known as the 'Hero of All Terrain' - the 2015 Nissan Patrol now comes with irresistible benefits. With new stocks in all colours and variants readily available across all the showrooms in the sultanate the vehicle is available with free registration free insurance (for Oman only) easy finance options periodic maintenance service for two years/35K (whichever comes first) and extended warranty amount. Another major highlight of buying a Nissan Patrol is that customers will be eligible to get cashback of RO250 too.Meticulously engineered for over 60 years the Patrol is Nissan's flagship SUV model with a rich heritage and passionate following in the Middle East that dates back to the 1950s. With refreshed styling enhancements of the region's iconic SUV the all-new Nissan Patrol adds more style to its already impressive 'go anywhere' versatility technology and comfort.nbsp;EnhancementsThe all-new Nissan Patrol comes with a new front bumper and new vigorous and muscular front grille pattern with chrome. New 20' machining cut alloy wheels LED headlamps with day time running light and pop-up headlamp washer with new LED rear combination lamp and roof rails add to the range of new features.

The 2015 Nissan Patrol now comeswith irresistible benefits
December 17, 2014
Suhail Bahwan Automobiles the exclusive importer and distributor of Nissan vehicles celebrates their ten years of successful operations in Oman this year.To commemorate this occasion Nissan has launched series of irresistible offers on their sleek range of vehicles that comes with exclusive benefits.nbsp;Known as the 'Hero of All Terrain' - the 2015 Nissan Patrol now comes with irresistible benefits. With new stocks in all colours and variants readily available across all the showrooms in the sultanate the vehicle is available with free registration free insurance (for Oman only) easy finance options periodic maintenance service for two years/35K (whichever comes first) and extended warranty amount. Another major highlight of buying a Nissan Patrol is that customers will be eligible to get cashback of RO250 too.Meticulously engineered for over 60 years the Patrol is Nissan's flagship SUV model with a rich heritage and passionate following in the Middle East that dates back to the 1950s. With refreshed styling enhancements of the region's iconic SUV the all-new Nissan Patrol adds more style to its already impressive 'go anywhere' versatility technology and comfort.nbsp;EnhancementsThe all-new Nissan Patrol comes with a new front bumper and new vigorous and muscular front grille pattern with chrome. New 20' machining cut alloy wheels LED headlamps with day time running light and pop-up headlamp washer with new LED rear combination lamp and roof rails add to the range of new features.


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