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The lighting industry is in the midst of a transformation to an energy-efficient LED future--thanks to innovators like Nuventix, a company that has improved the efficiency and lifetime of LEDs using a unique cooling technique that reduces excess heat from the bulbs.
Date: 08/26/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
What are OLED's? Why aren't we seeing them in the market? This article provides a background of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and discusses barriers and competition.
Date: 02/01/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED, OLED
Organic LED light bulbs are being researched extensively due to their long lifetime, energy efficiency, and diffuse light. Consumers have mostly been receptive to the technology, the only major roadblock being economic large-scale production.
Date: 09/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
UCSB research team cracks root cause of "LED droop"
Date: 09/02/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Philips' EnduraLED A21
Philips Lighting has unveiled a new 75-watt equivalent LED bulb while Philips spinoff NXP announced that it has developed GreenChip, a low-powered networking device that can be inserted into bulbs for inexpensive networking.
Date: 05/16/2011
Type: Article, Video
The organic solar cell and OLED company Plextronics announced bringing in $14 million in funding, which could be enough for them to bring their thin, flexible cells to the market.
Date: 08/20/2009
Type: News
Umesh Mishra's group received $3 million in ARPA-E funding for vertical GaN semiconductor research.
Date: 12/12/2013
Type: News
Tags: ARPA-E, GaN, UCSB
LED lighting has improved significantly over the past few decades. As the price continues to drop and the quality continues to increase, LED lighting is becoming more practical for consumer use.
Date: 09/08/2009
Type: Article
Qualcomm's Mirasol MEM display.
Watch a video about Qualcomm's new energy-efficient display based on microelectromechanical (MEM) device technology.
Date: 08/24/2010
Type: Video
Quantum dot display
A new display technology that uses quantum dots for pixels could be easier to manufacture, brighter, and possibly more energy-efficient than OLED-based displays.
Date: 12/07/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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