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James Speck, a professor of materials at UCSB, member of SSLEC's Executive Committee, and director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors, has been named the campus's first Seoul Optodevice Chair in Solid State Lighting.
Date: 07/09/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
As follow-up to Josh Fox's documentary 'Gasland', his new short film, 'The Sky is Pink', specifically addresses New York's fracking proposal. In this short video, Huffington Post interviewers talk to Josh Fox about his new film.
Date: 07/10/2012
Type: Video
The California Solar Initiative is more than halfway to its goal of 1,940 megawatts of solar capacity by the end of 2016, according to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) assessment report.
Date: 07/11/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Seoul Semiconductor Company launched a new LED product. Institute faculty member Shuji Nakamura is an advisor to Seoul and was there for the unveiling. Also, Seoul Optodevice Company awarded Institute faculty member James Speck a $500,000 endowment for his work in solid-state lighting.
Date: 07/13/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The United States is ranked ninth by the ACEEE out of the 12 economies on energy efficiency. According to the ACEEE report, the US has made “limited or little progress toward greater efficiency at the national level." This ranking shows the need for increased energy efficiency in the United States.
Date: 07/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
The Smithsonian writes an article on Dan Morse's work on biologically-inspired semiconductors. This radical new approach to creating silicon semiconductors may increase the processing speed of our computers.
Date: 07/18/2012
Type: Article
Environmental stewardship is becoming increasingly important as we take steps toward a sustainable future. This is particularly important when it comes to construction of new data centers or renovations of older ones. This article discusses sustainable sites and water efficiency for data centers.
Date: 07/19/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Institute faculty member Shuji Nakamura and his research group have developed the first violet nonpolar vertical-cavity laser. This breakthrough opens doors to higher efficiency lasers with reduced manufacturing costs.
Date: 07/24/2012
Type: News
China’s market for energy storage is unique and may soon enter a new phase of rapid growth. This article discusses the major factors driving the energy storage push in China.
Date: 07/30/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage, Smart Grid
American businesses are striving to increase their energy efficiency. Improving energy efficiency is an important competitive advantage and senior business leaders are beginning to see it as a strategic business driver.
Date: 07/31/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information

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