Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a novel organic light-emitting diode (OLED) architecture that reduces the number of individual layers in the device without...

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Hexagonal LED Chip

The Honeycomb™ LED Chip from Verticle, Inc. (Dublin, CA) is a vertically-structured LED chip developed for high-power LED applications. A wafer can yield 15% more hexagonal chips than square or rectangular chips of...

Products: Lighting
6-inch GaN Substrates

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) has developed 6-inch diameter GaN (gallium nitride) substrates to be used for white LEDs. The front face of the GaN substrates is a polarized c-plane. Polarity refers to...

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Sapphire Crystal Grower

The K1 Kyropoulos Crystal Grower from Thermal Technology (Santa Rosa, CA) is suitable for LED substrate production. The 90 kg crystal grower features multiple, independently-controlled heating elements, weight sensors...

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10-inch Sapphire Substrates

Monocrystal (Stavropol, Russia) has introduced ultra-large 10-inch c-plane epi-ready sapphire substrates. The LED industry continues shifting to larger diameter substrates as it strives to achieve higher cost...

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Projection Exposure System

The UX4-LEDs projection exposure system from USHIO America, Inc. (Cypress, CA) is for manufacturing LED chips. The system allows full-field exposure of 6-inch wafers while preventing wafer warpage or distortion —...

Intematix (Fremont, CA) has introduced two LED phosphor families: green aluminate and red nitride materials that enable high-quality white illumination when applied to blue LEDs. The phosphor...

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Bringing Machine Learning to Microscopy

Software called Micropilot may help researchers struggling to pinpoint particular cells in their microscopes. The technology, developed by European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) scientists, searches for cells with specific features.

After detecting the cells that a researcher is interested...

A cow's digestive system allows it to eat more than 150 pounds of plant matter every day. Now researchers report that they have found dozens of previously unknown microbial enzymes in the...

Products: Green Design & Manufacturing
LED Driver ICs

Power Integrations (San Jose, CA) offers seven new members of its LinkSwitch-PH family of LED driver ICs. Optimized for industrial and commercial settings where high efficiency and system longevity are dominant requirements,...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers
Multiplexer

Bitwise Systems (Goleta, CA) has announced their new Model QMUX16X2 Multiplexer designed to permit test and measuring equipment to connect to many signals. QMUX can measure two selected signals at the same time. The multiplexer...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers
Quarter Brick DC/DC Converter

FDK Corporation (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced a new high power regulated quarter brick to its Sensei Series of isolated DC/DC converters. The FPQR48T5R050 converter provides 50 Amperes (A) of output current...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers
Tactile Switch

The TL3300 series SMT tact switch from E-Switch (Minneapolis, MN) offers a long life expectancy of 200,000 cycles, multiple actuator options and multiple force options. Force options range from 160 grams to 520 grams. The size...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers
Switch-on-a-Chip ICs

Micrel (San Jose, CA) has launched the KSZ8895/8875/8864 series of low- power, highly integrated, 4/5-port Layer-2 switch-on-a-chip ICs. Leveraging Micrel’s latest green physical transceiver and switch technology, the...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers
MIL-STD-1553 PMC Card

Data Device Corporation (DDC) (Bohemia, NY) has introduced a new Enhanced Bit Rate-1553 (EBR-1553) and MIL-STD-1553 PMC combo card, for both embedded and lab applications. DDCís BU-65580MX PMC card combines one dual...

Question of the Week
Will an optional phone-disabling service make the roads safer?

This week's Question focuses on a new service from T-Mobile that, for just 4.99 a month, automatically disables rings and messages, and sends calls to voicemail when the phone is in a moving car. The services being tested and deployed are voluntary and can be overridden if a driver...

Products: Green Design & Manufacturing
Mid-Range Power MOSFETs

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) has introduced a family of DirectFET®plus power MOSFETs featuring IR’s new generation of silicon that sets a standard in efficiency for 12V input synchronous buck...

Fuel cells use the chemical energy of hydrogen or other fuels to efficiently produce electricity or heat with minimal byproducts, primarily water. The DOE is accepting applications for a...

Cerium oxide — or ceria — is a common metal most famously used in self-cleaning ovens, and it is the centerpiece of a new technology from California Institute of Technology that...

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Eye, Robot

Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a nickel-size, curvilinear camera with a 3.5x optical zoom. Or, to put it simply, an eyeball camera.

The lens and photodetectors are on flexible substrates. A hydraulic system then changes the shape of the substrates,...

Question of the Week
Will the Apple/Verizon partnership lead to widespread iPhone use in the enterprise?

This week's question addresses last week's news that Verizon will soon sell the iPhone 4. Although some analysts say the move may double Apple's market share, many enterprises and financial institutions have held back on the mobile device due to concerns of its...

Products: Energy
Power Modules

National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) introduced three SIMPLE SWITCHER® power modules to drive high output voltage applications in a variety of markets including industrial and communications infrastructure. The power...

Products: Green Design & Manufacturing
60V Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Controller

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) introduces the LTC3810H-5, a high input voltage synchronous step-down DC/DC controller with specifications for junction temperatures up to 150°C. The...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
2010 Create the Future Design Contest Winners E-Book

The 2010 Create the Future Design Contest, sponsored by COMSOL, Inc., PTC, and Tech Briefs Media Group (publishers of NASA Tech Briefs), recognized innovation in product design in six categories: Consumer Products, Machinery & Equipment, Medical, Safety & Security, Sustainable Technologies,...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
Speeding Cleanup of Contaminated Sites

An engineering team at Oregon State University has invented a new type of radiation detection and measurement device that will be useful for cleanup of sites with radioactive contamination - making...

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A Self-Repairing Solar Cell

Photoelectrochemical cells convert sunlight into electricity, but their light-absorbing dyes, called chromophores, eventually degrade because of sunlight exposure. For plant cells, the degradation of chromophores isn't a big deal - they simply self-regenerate.

Now, Purdue researchers are in the early stages of...

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Spring Tire

A new tire is made from helical springs, requires no air or rubber, and consumes nearly zero energy. The spring tire provides greater traction in sandy and/or rocky soil, can operate in microgravity and under harsh conditions,...

Briefs: Software
Distributed Aerodynamic Sensing and Processing Toolbox

A Distributed Aerodynamic Sensing and Processing (DASP) toolbox was designed and fabricated for flight test applications with an Aerostructures Test Wing (ATW) mounted under the fuselage of an F-15B on the Flight Test Fixture (FTF). DASP monitors and processes the aerodynamics with the...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Network-Capable Application Process and Wireless Intelligent Sensors for ISHM

Intelligent sensor technology and systems are increasingly becoming attractive means to serve as frameworks for intelligent rocket test facilities with embedded intelligent sensor elements, distributed data acquisition elements, and onboard data acquisition elements....

Question of the Week
Will Self-Erasing Chips Catch On?

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