LED Drivers & Related Electronics

Sipex Enters Production with Jazz Semiconductor’s BCD05 Process and Selects BCD25 for Next Generation Products

Jazz BCD Processes Enable Sipex to Provide Leading Edge Analog Solutions and Achieve Higher Levels of Integration, Smaller Size, and Better Efficiency than General Foundry Offerings Newport Beach, California & Milpitas, California USA–Jazz Semiconductor, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jazz Technologies, Inc., and an independent wafer foundry focused primarily on …

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Bookham Releases LED Multiplexer Module for RPTVs

Bookham has released a modular multiplexer technology product called the ZoroLight LED Multiplexer. It supports rear projection televisions RPTV and pocket projectors that use LED illumination instead of conventional ultra high performance (UHP) lamps. The company has designed optical thin film filters required for multiplexing into a package that it …

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SID Conference Gets Underway in San Francisco

The Society for Information Display (SID) is putting on a conference in San Francisco where companies will showcase the latest display technology from June 4-9. Presenters will discuss the latest advances in LCD displays, backlighting, plasma displays, and organic light-emitting diode displays. Among the companies we regularly cover: MOCVD equipment …

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LED Lighting Fixtures Prototype Achieves 73 Lumens/Watt

LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc., located in Morrisville, North Carolina USA, has achieved an independently verified 73 lumens per watt with its new prototype. What makes it even more astonishing is the fact that the company achieved a 35 percent gain in efficiency in merely two months. According to the company …

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National Semiconductor Introduces LED Drivers for Handset Displays

Power management specialist, National Semiconductor Corporation, has introduced three inductor-less white LED drivers for display backlighting of mobile phones, PDAs, MP3 players, and portable gaming devices. The company said that the LM27951, LM27952, and LM27964 use no external inductors and therefore help reduce the size of LED lighting solutions. Additionally …

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Charge-pump-based Drivers Power up to Six LEDs in Parallel for Uniform Display Backlighting

Santa Clara, California USA– National Semiconductor Corporation, a leader in power management technology, introduced three new inductor-less white LED drivers for display backlighting in mobile phones, PDAs, portable gaming devices and MP3 media players. Using no external inductors, the LM27951, LM27952 and LM27964 significantly reduce the size of LED lighting …

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Osram and Avago Technologies Sign Patent Cross-License Agreement for White LEDs and LED System Technology

Munich, Germany and San Jose, California USA–Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH and Avago Technologies today announced that the companies have signed a limited patent cross-license agreement. Osram has granted Avago a patent license for several patents to manufacture and sell white LEDs with special conversion technology, and surface mount (SMT) LEDs. …

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