With LED backlighting technology approaching the saturation point in the liquid-crystal display (LCD) television panel market this year; suppliers of light-emitting diodes are turning their attention to the new growth opportunity in the fast-expanding lighting segment.
Jeff Parker brings 25 years experience and has been granted over 100 patents covering inventions in LCD backlighting, fiber optics, LEDs, light management films, medical illuminators, and general lighting.
Cree has introduced two new XLamp(R) LED Arrays to enable high-lumen applications ranging from wallpacks to canopy lighting with one CXA LED family. The new CXA3590 LED Array delivers up to 16,225 lumens at 85°C, 68 percent more lumens compared to Cree's previous brightest array. The CXA3590 LED Array is the ideal light source to replace 250-watt metal halide (MH) fixtures--using 40 percent less power and designed to last twice as long.
Dow Corning today announced the appointment of Tang Yong Ang “TY.” to vice president of Dow Corning’s Compound Semiconductor Solutions, a provider of silicon carbide wafer and epitaxy product lines to the global power electronics industry. In this critical, newly created role, effective October 1, TY will lead the company’s expanding Compound Semiconductor Solutions business, and report to the general manager of the Specialty Chemicals business. This signals a major strategic step for Dow Corning, and highlights the company’s increased focus and support for the exciting and promising SiC power electronics market.
IQE announces the signing of an initial three-year supply contract with Philips Technologie GmbH (“Philips”) for epi-wafers used for the manufacturing of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) devices.
LayTec has announced that Epistar Corp. has qualified LayTec´s in-situ metrology system Pyro 400 for its GaN LED production. The worldwide LED manufacturer based in Taiwan will now use high accuracy GaN surface temperature sensing with Pyro 400.