Lighting & Illumination

August 2019
The Road to Success for Power Semiconductors

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Figure 1: Comparison of Superjunction transistor, SiC MOSFET, and GaN HEMT

The commercial availability of Superjunction transistors 20 years ago, challenged and finally proved wrong the limitations of conventional silicon-based transistors with respect to on-state resistance. What was regarded as revolutionary at that time is standard today. Today there is not a single transistor from
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08/31/2019
TTI Stocks Abracon's Automotive, Industrial Power Inductors
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, is now stocking the Abracon ASPIAIG family of power inductors. These Automotive and Industrial Grade (AIG) power inductors are manufactured on TS 16949 certified production lines, AEC-Q200 certified
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08/28/2019
LED Light Bars Enable UL-Listed Lighting Applications
San Diego, CA– Environmental Lights announced the launch of LiteLinks LED Light Bars. LiteLinks LED Light Bars are a new modular solution for display and accent lighting which enables users to create UL Listed lighting applications quickly. They feature built-in diffusers that run to the
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08/28/2019

LEDs Enable High-Flux Narrow-Spotlight Retail Designs
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking Oslon Pure 1010 LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors. Housed in an extraordinarily small 1 mm ×
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08/28/2019
Access Fixtures Introduces a Versatile New LED Canopy Light
WORCESTER, Mass./PRNewswire/ -- Access Fixtures has introduced a budget-friendly canopy light called the SYRF which is available in both a
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08/28/2019
Sager Electronics Stocks 30mm Stacklights from Mallory
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics is now stocking Mallory’s JR series of 30mm stacklights. Mallory has introduced the new JR series of 30mm stacklights with sound and light options. These leading edge stacklights are small
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08/27/2019
New Lens for Lasers Operate in Harsh Environments
Elk Grove Village, IL - BEA Lasers has announced the introduction of a new lens for use with its MIL Series Lasers.  The E²L Extreme Environment Lens incorporates a quartz glass lens into the end ferrule, providing resistance to harsh or extreme environmental conditions, such as welding
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08/27/2019
Detraction-Free Light-Matter Interaction

Sven Scholz (left) and Arne Ludwig are experts for generating quantum dots in semiconductors.

Certain semiconductor structures, so-called quantum dots, might constitute the foundation of quantum communication. They are an efficient interface between matter and light, with photons (light particles) emitted by the quantum dots transporting information across large distances. However, structures form by
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08/26/2019
Are you SiC of Silicon? â€

Anup Bhalla, Vice President Engineering, UnitedSiC

Ultra-High Voltage SiC and Supercascodes New applications are emerging that require high voltage switch technology which is significantly lower in balance-of-system costs and operating losses than silicon IGBT and IGCT technology. This spans a wide range from solid state transformers, MW motor drives,
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08/20/2019
A Laser for Penetrating Waves

An international research team has been able to show that it is relatively easy to generate terahertz waves with an alloy of mercury, cadmium and tellurium.

The "Landau-level laser" is an exciting concept for an unusual radiation source. It has the potential to efficiently generate so-called terahertz waves, which can be used to penetrate materials as well as for future data transmission. So far, however, nearly all attempts to make such a laser reality
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08/16/2019
Silicon Photodiode Offerings Include New Processes
Latham, NY, USA –  Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc.  has expanded its standard Silicon photodiode offerings to include additional processes, active area sizes, case isolation and packaging options.   Marktech customers can now choose
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08/15/2019
Laser and Sensor Research Advanced by new Inquiries

Schemes of PPC with equal effective refractive index and structure period. a 1D PPC and b 3D opal-like PPC

A group of researchers led by Professor Myakzyum Salakhov has been working on the problem of optical states in plasmonic-photonic crystals (PPCs). The group mostly consists of young scientists, some of whom started their participation in the project during their student years. First Category Engineer
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08/12/2019
High isolation, regulated DC/DC converters in compact package
The core characteristic of the TRI line is a sophisticated reinforced isolation system which is able to withstand high test voltages (9000 VDC for 1s and 5000 VAC for 60s) and working voltages (1000 VACrms). Complementing this isolation characteristic is a high Common
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08/09/2019
TTI Offers Infrared Emitters and Sensors from Kingbright
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., is now stocking the APT2012 Series infrared emitters and detectors from Kingbright. These LEDs are targeted for unique sensing applications in industrial and medical equipment applications.  Kingbright’s IR LEDs selection with infrared, phototransistor
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08/09/2019
Neural Networks Will Help Manufacture Carbon Nanotubes

This is a scheme of the proposed method.

Thin films made of carbon nanotubes hold a lot of promise for advanced optoelectronics, energy and medicine, however with their manufacturing process subject to close supervision and stringent standardization requirements, they are unlikely to become ubiquitous anytime soon. "A major hindrance
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08/08/2019
High-Energy Lasers to Treat Alzheimer's Disease
Amyloid fibrils are a type of self-assembled proteins/peptides that take on a stacked sheet-like formation. Amyloid fibril aggregates are known to be a cause of several diseases--including Alzheimer's--and therefore, it is of immense scientific interest to understand how these aggregates can be broken. Some
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08/08/2019
The Future of Perovskite-Based Light-Emitting Diodes

(A) Photoluminescence and (B) electroluminsecence in low-dimensional and 3D perovskite-based devices. Photoluminescence (PL) refers to the emission of light caused by the absorption of incident photons, whereas electroluminescence (EL) is the emission of light owing to the energy supplied by an electric current. Although low-dimensional perovskite exhibits better PL properties than 3D perovskite, the latter has better EL properties, which can be exploited to design very bright and efficient PeLEDs.

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology discover a new strategy to design incredibly efficient perovskite-based LEDs with record-setting brightness by leveraging the quantum confinement effect. Several techniques for generation of light from electricity have been developed over the years. Devices
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08/08/2019
700V Ultra-High Voltage Process Technologies
SEOUL, South Korea and SAN JOSE, Calif. -- MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation announced it now offers 0.35 micron 700V Ultra-High Voltage process technologies (UHV) suitable for different system requirements for AC-DC converter ICs and LED driver ICs. Currently,
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08/05/2019
LEDs with High-Efficiency Quantum Dot Technology
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking Osconiq S 3030 QD LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors. Utilizing Quantum Dot (QD) tunable light conversion technology, these mid-power LEDs are designed for area lighting and downlight applications that benefit from high efficacy and excellent color rendering. This
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08/02/2019