GT ADVANCED: Apple Denies "Bully" Allegations
December 17, 2014

Sanan Chooses Veeco Reactors
December 17, 2014
Veeco Instruments reported that Sanan Optoelectronics has ordered 50 TurboDisc EPIK700 Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) reactors for the production of light emitting diodes (LEDs).

Vishay Intertechnology Receives OFweek LED Award
December 17, 2014
Vishay Intertechnology said that the company's VLMx234.. series of power MiniLEDs in ultra-compact 2.3 mm by 1.3 mm by 1.4 mm SMD packages has been honored with a 2014 OFweek LED Award.

New 50w LED Retrofit Kits for Wall Packs Announced by Access Fixtures
December 16, 2014
Access Fixtures has expanded its LED retrofit product line by adding50w LED retrofit kitsfor wall packs and other types of area lights. Previously only available in a 25w version, the 50w LED retrofit kit enables property managers and electrical contractors to update to energy-efficient LED without the added cost of purchasing new fixtures. This is the ideal solution for fixtures that are architecturally unique or have historical value. The retrofit kit replaces up to 250w HID lamps and ballasts for most standardwall packsand many other types of area lights.

Chip-Scale Bi-Directional MOSFETs from Diodes Incorporated Save Space to Enable Higher Capacity Lithium Batteries
December 16, 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 chip-scale bi-directional MOSFETs. The DMN2023UCB4 provides superior protection for charging 1- and 2-cell lithium batteries. Its low on-state resistance reduces power loss while its thin chip-scale packaging allows designers to use the space saved to increase battery capacity. Target end-markets include smartphones, tablets, cameras, portable media players, and similar consumer products where size, weight and battery life are all key performance factors.

Toshiba Power Management IC Optimizes Electronic Power Functionality For Consumer And Industrial Mobile Products; New system power-management device manages optimum power for application processor, memory, I/O, camera, audio and LED backlighting
December 16, 2014
 Toshiba America Electronic Components,Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced a new system power management IC (PMIC) designed to help optimize power management functions for a wide range of mobile products. The TC7734FTG PMIC adopts a 130-nanometer analog semiconductor process with very low on-resistance and gate charge characteristics, and integrates various power management blocks within a single device.

Sensity Systems Awarded SAFETY Act Designation from the Department of Homeland Security; NetSense Light Sensory Networks Customers Receive the Highest Level of Liability Protection
December 16, 2014
Sensity Systems , the pioneer of Light Sensory Networks (LSNs) , today announced that the NetSense Light Sensory Network platform has achieved the Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation.

Quantum Dot Technology To Join LG's 4K ULTRA HD TV Lineup In 2015; LG Offers More Choices for Premium Home Viewing Experience
December 16, 2014
LG Electronics (LG) will unveil a new 4K ULTRA HD TV series with quantum dot technology as a new component of its expanded TV lineup at the 2015 International CES®, Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas. LG's 4K ULTRA HD TVs with quantum dot technology will offer a wider color palette and improved color saturation than conventional LCD TVs and will be available in 2015 to complement LG's other ULTRA HD TV and OLED TV offerings.

ON Semiconductor Introduces Two New Series of Power Factor Corrected Ac-Dc Drivers for LED Lighting Applications; Extends single stage solutions with high power factor capability and broadens two stage solutions up to 150 watts
December 15, 2014
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN ), driving energy efficient innovations, announces two new series of power factor corrected (PFC) offline Ac-Dc drivers for high performance LED lighting applications. Extending the NCL3008x family of products, the NCL30085 , NCL30086 and NCL30088 address single stage design implementations up to 60 watts (W) that require high power factor. The NCL30030 broadens the existing solutions which support higher power (up to 150 W) two stage topologies that require low optical ripple and wide LED forward voltage variation. "Compact, robust and flexible, these new PFC controllers address the need for higher performance solutions in the LED lamp and driver market," said Shane Chilton, senior director of the Ac-Dc Power Conversion division at ON Semiconductor. "These solutions deliver precise current regulation via our unique architecture. This translates into LED lighting designs that are more flexible and can be future proofed with a common control approach."

Rubicon Technology Names William Weissman President and CEO; Mardel A. Graffy Is Appointed Chief Financial Officer
December 15, 2014
Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RBCN) today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed William Weissman, 56, to the permanent position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Weissman had served as Interim CEO and President since September 17, 2014, and as Chief Financial Officer of Rubicon since 2007. Mr. Weissman has also been appointed a member of the Board of Directors.


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