GaN-on-Si Substrate Technology and Market for LED and Power Electronics; GaN-on-Si enables GaN power electronics, will LED transition as well?
September 22, 2014
GaN-ON-Si LED IS ALREADY ADOPTED BY SOME LED MANUFACTURERS, BUT COULD IT BECOME THE INDUSTRY STANDARD? Today, GaN on Sapphire is the main stream technology for LED manufacturing. GaN-on-Si technology appeared naturally as an alternative to sapphire to reduce cost. Our cost simulation indicates that the differential in silicon substrate cost is not enough to justify the transition to GaN-on-Si technology. The main driver is the ability to manufacture in existing, depreciated CMOS fabs in 6" or 8".

OLED Materials Markets - 2014
September 22, 2014
SUMMARY At the big picture level, not much seems to have changed in the OLED materials space since NanoMarkets reported on it in 2013. It is still a business that is dominated by Samsung and one that appears to be perpetually waiting; for OLED TVs, for OLED lighting and for solution processed OLED panels.

Exar Releases Rugged, High Throughput USB to Serial Bridge Devices; XR21B142x Family Provides Superior Performance and Ease of Design
September 22, 2014
Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of high-performance integrated circuits and system solutions, today announced a new family of USB to serial bridge devices for industrial applications. The XR21B142x family provides a convenient and straightforward way to interface with RS-232 or RS-485 serial networks through USB using a minimum of components and PCB space. The XR21B1420, XR21B1422, and XR21B1424 provide 1, 2, and 4 UART channels respectively. The XR21B1421 provides a single channel UART and uses the native operating system HID (Human Interface Device) driver. The XR21B142x devices are fully compliant to the USB 2.0 (Full-Speed) specification with 12Mbps USB data transfer rate, and deliver significantly higher data throughput compared to competing devices, especially when multiple channels are operating simultaneously. Large 512-byte transmit (TX) and receive (RX) FIFOs enable a maximum data throughput of 9Mbps across up to four UART channels.

Dialight's New Vigilant® LED High Bay with Cloud Based Smart Controls Delivers Superior Efficiency for Industrial Applications; Latest Addition to Industry-Leading LED High Bay Line Leverages Wireless and DALI Technologies for Maximum Control; Boasts 10 Year Full Performance Warranty and Low Glare Optics
September 22, 2014
 Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader inLED lighting technology, today announced the availability of its new CE compliant and UL-certified Vigilant LED High Bay fixture with integrated controls and cloud based monitoring for industrial applications, including manufacturing, material processing and other rugged applications.

Indian lighting sector upbeat on prospects in LED segment
September 22, 2014
The various measures being initiated by the central government as well as states to promote energy efficient lighting technologies will go a long way in making the Indian lighting industry buoyant and self reliant in the Light Emitting Diode (LED) segment. During an interaction with Projectmonitor on the sidelines of Light India 2014, a b2b trade fair organised by the Electric Lamp and Component Manufacturers' Association of India and Messe Frankfurt, in New Delhi, from September 18 till 21, Secretary General of ELCOMA Shyam Sujan said 27.5 million streetlights across the country were being replaced with LED lights. He added that the demand for LED lighting was being further driven by the distribution of retrofit LED lamps among BPL households under various government schemes. The distribution schemes are expected to generate a demand for 300 million retrofit LED lamps in the next two to three years.

GMC introduces 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition
September 22, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: GMC, a division of General Motors, has introduced the 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition, a new entry to the sport pickup truck market.

GEE announces strategic and technological relationship with BAE Systems
September 18, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., or GEE, a provider of content, connectivity and digital media solutions to airlines, has announced a strategic and technological relationship with BAE Systems, a provider of defense, security and aerospace systems, to integrate its WISE inflight streaming solution with BAE Systems's inflight entertainment, or IFE, offering for commercial aircraft.

Cree introduces XLamp MH-B LED
September 18, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Cree, Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductor light-emitting diode, or LED, materials and devices, has introduced the XLamp MH-B LED, a new generation of high-power LEDs.

EIZO releases FlexScan EV2455 and FlexScan EV2450 IPS monitors
September 16, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: EIZO Corporation, a manufacturer of computer displays, has released the FlexScan EV2455 and FlexScan EV2450 IPS monitors for business environments such as trading rooms, back offices and control rooms.

September 01, 2014
FULL TEXT WITH BROKERAGE PRICES LOW AND REFIT SERVICES BETTER THAN EVER, SOME SERIOUSLY IMPRESSIVE YACHTS ARE BECOMING AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER. GALAXY BENETTI O n a cool day this past April in Genoa, Italy, the new owner of the 183-foot Benetti Galaxy took five or six strides across the passerelle and onto the yacht's afterdeck. The 38-year-old, who had never before owned a yacht, had just arrived at Marina Molo Vecchio to see the results of the $6 million or so he'd invested in refitting the 2005 launch. The sliding-glass doors opened, and he stared ahead into the main salon with its new Oliver Stirling interior. A bright, backlit onyx bar was to port where a dark grand piano used to be. Lighted overhead panels created a cool, contemporary vibe far different from the feeling of standing beneath traditional cloth overhead (if there even is such a feeling, save boredom). In the distance, at the bulkhead beyond the formal dining table, a backlit black agate panel hung like a work of modern art. It dominated the space where traditional leather squares were once sufficiently stylish, but now would have seemed humdrum.


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