Current Semiconductor Sales Leaders (Billions)

1. Intel
2. Samsung
3. TI
4. ST
5. Toshiba
6. Phoster



Homes, gardens and architectural spaces can be transformed using LED lighting products

Coolon introduces new LED trees.

LED Blogs

Friday, 23 March 2007
1000 Lumen LEDs
Osram have developed an 'up to' 1000 lumen LED called Ostar...

Monday, March 05, 2007
Music Powered MP3 Lightcast
Psychedelic light show at home. Project on wall, ceiling, door or floor? No problem.

Friday, March 2, 2007
Solid State Lighting Challenges and Promise
While brightness and cost have been two of the main obstacles to widespread adoption of solid state lighting (SSL), professionals in the field will be able to name a few more challenges.

April 13th, 2007
LED Sign; Now With Scrolling!
This morning I hammered out a quick and dirty method to scroll a message on my single character LED sign.

27 April 2007
$4.1m for transistor printing start-up
US start-up Semprius gains early-stage backing to develop its novel transfer printing approach to chip manufacturing.

May 11, 2007
SMIC inks $1.86B US tool purchase commitment
Chinese flagship foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Co. (SMIC) has signed six letters of intent to purchase a total of $1.86 billion worth of semiconductor manufacturing equipment over three-year periods from US vendors.

LED Guide
AC LED - What is it?

Adaptor - What is it and Why I need it with my LED?

Converter - Why I need it with my LED?

Driver - what is it and  what type should I use with my LED?

Can I use a dimmer with my LED?
Semi Conductor Market Data and News
New Classifieds

HW Student - Haifa – 486499

In this position, you will take part in varied hardware (HW) validation activities.

You must be a third to fifth semester student currently pursuing a course of studies in Electrical and Electricity.

  Job Category   Engineering  
  Location   Israel-Israel  
  Full/Part Time   Full Time  
  Job Type   Student/Intern  
  Regular/Temporary   Temporary  

Additional Information
  Posting Date   May 13, 2007, 02:51 AM, (UTC -4:00)  
  Apply Before   May 12, 2008, 07:59 PM, (UTC -4:00)  

Business Group
Employees in Intel's Mobility Group design and implement the Intel mobile technology used in notebook computers, phones, ultra-mobile PCs and other portable devices. Intel's industry leading technology includes processors, chipsets, Enhanced Data for GSM Environment (EDGE), Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), Wi-Fi and WiMAX wireless radios. These industry-leading technologies are driving the new mobile era of semiconductors, where people will carry their computing with them, making it truly personal. This group is growing very quickly, and has the broadest set of mobile and wireless technologies in the industry.

RFST Software Engineer, Haifa – 534332


Job Description: Software Engineers conduct or participate in multidisciplinary research and collaborate with design, layout and/or hardware engineers in the design, development, and utilization of productivity enhancement layout tools and design rule checkers, electronic data processing systems software. Determines computer user needs, advises hardware designers on machine characteristics that affect software systems such as storage capacity, processing speed, and input and/or output requirements, designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Responds to customer and/or client requests or events as they occur. Develops solutions to problems utilizing formal education, judgement and formal software process.

You should possess a degree in Software Engineering and/or Science with a minimum of one year experience in software developing. Additional qualifications include:
- Knowledge in C++ and/or .NET2003* and/or .NET2005* (C++ managed, C#)
- Ability to work in a group (team player)

  Job Category   Engineering  
  Location   Israel-Israel  
  Full/Part Time   Full Time  
  Job Type   Recent College Graduate  
  Regular/Temporary   Regular  

Additional Information

  Posting Date   May 13, 2007, 02:22 AM, (UTC -4:00)  
  Apply Before   May 12, 2008, 07:59 PM, (UTC -4:00)  

Business Group
Employees in Intel's Mobility Group design and implement the Intel mobile technology used in notebook computers, phones, ultra-mobile PCs and other portable devices. Intel's industry leading technology includes processors, chipsets, Enhanced Data for GSM Environment (EDGE), Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), Wi-Fi and WiMAX wireless radios. These industry-leading technologies are driving the new mobile era of semiconductors, where people will carry their computing with them, making it truly personal. This group is growing very quickly, and has the broadest set of mobile and wireless technologies in the industry.

This Week's Headlines

May 11, 2007

Osram to build chip plant in Malaysia
German lighting giant Osram has underlined the importance of LED applications to its future by building an additional chip-making plant for its Osram Opto Semiconductor business.The Munich-based firm is to convert its existing Asian packaging facility into a chip-making base, and will also expand its assembly plants at its Penang, Malaysia, and Regensburg, Germany, sites. Read More...


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ontario To Eliminate Old Incandescent Light Bulbs By 2012

They've been around since the days of Thomas Edison. But they're about to be turned off for good by Ontario. The province has confirmed that it plans to follow the lead of Australia and ban the old fashioned incandescent light bulbs Save that are in use in millions of homes across the country. Read More...


“Coney Island Parachute Jump Lights Up The Sky”

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) enlisted the help of famous lighting designer, Leni Schwendinger and Phoster Lighting LLC to light up the historic, Coney Island Parachute Jump with a dynamic and spectacular display.- Read More..

Stlye and LED

Erwin Redl: Riva Gallery Reviews: New York

Erwin Redl is a sculptor whose primary material is the light-emitting diode (or LED), deployed at a dominating and theatrical scale. He is best known in New York for having sheathed the Whitney Museum in red and blue curtains of light for the 2002 Biennial, a bravura gesture in spatial disorientation that made the massive building seem to float spaceshiplike. Read More...

LED therapy for acne

Light-emitting diode (LED) has been used widely for acne treatment and skin rejuvenation in recent years. The LED therapy involves the mechanism of photomodulation without downtime, leading to safe and painless therapy. Read More...


Upcoming Events

Display Illumination and Backlighting Technologies
May 31, 2007
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Each display technology has its own challenges and with the market demanding smaller, larger, brighter, confortable/non-comfortable displays with better resolution, this is driving new developments within the illumination and backlighting arena. The traditional technologies of CCFls and incandescents are making way for LEDs, El and others. UKLD is pleased to host an event focusing on display illumination and backlighting technologies with experts from various fields.



June 5-7, 2007
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Europe's leading conference and exhibition dedicated to the science, technology and application of HB LEDs and solid-state lighting. Now in its fourth year, the event offers an excellent opportunity for global organizations to penetrate, expand and understand the European and global LED and solid-state lighting markets, and continues to generate unprecedented industry participation from leading organizations.

Contact: Nina Blackmore  - Conference Director (+44 (0)121 260 6333)

LED lighting driver delivers high power density

Providing an adjustable output current of 1A from an SOT23 package, the ZXLD1360 LED driver from Zetex Semiconductors promises higher power density than alternative and much-larger SO8 devices. A buck regulator device, it operates over a supply range of 7-30V and is capable of handling up to 24W of output power in a wide range of high-power LED illumination applications. Read More...

New Online Resource Launched to Assist the Lighting Community in Developing Solid-state Solutions

MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Future Electronics today launched a new web site for the lighting community,, dedicated to providing detailed design, engineering and solution information required to appropriately build solid-state lighting solutions. Read More...

New Earth-friendly LED Lighting Company Launched by Grassroots Consumer Advocate Mike Adams

Consumer health advocate Mike Adams, the architect of the popular alternative health and environmental news site has launched a company offering mercury free, energy efficient, high-brightness LED lights to replace typical light bulbs in homes and offices. The lights use 1/10th the electricity of incandescent light bulbs, contain zero mercury and last an astonishing 50,000 hours before burning out (over a decade of normal use). Read More...
LED Lighting Fixtures Receives First Patent; Covers Innovative Technology for Creating White Light

MORRISVILLE, N.C. -- LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (LLF) announced that the U.S. Patent Office has issued LLF's first patent # 7,213,940. Read More...

Online firm offers new LED lighting options

The Business Journal of Phoenix - 3:01 PM MST Wednesday, May 9, 2007

A startup online store based in Tucson now is offering mercury-free, energy-efficient home and business lighting products. Read More...

Featured Talent

Dave A. D. Tompkins
Last Updated: 2007.04.24

Contact Information

Full Name: David Andrew Douglas Tompkins
Current Position: Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer Science
University of British Columbia
Mailing Address: Department of Computer Science
University of British Columbia
201-2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6T 1Z4

Phone: (cell) +1.604.377.4335
(lab) +1.604.822.4599
(fax) +1.604.822.5485
email: davet(@)

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Dr. J. Kim Welford

Department of Earth Sciences
Memorial University of Newfoundland
ER 4034 Alexander Murray Building
St. John’s, NL, Canada
Tel: 709-737-7568
Web site:
NSERC Post-doctoral Fellow June 2005 - present

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada

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Eran Toch

Date of birth: 20.4.1975
Citizenship: Israel, UK
Research Interests
I am interested in novel methods and theories for engineering information systems, including semantic models, information retrieval, and social-based systems.
2002-present: Ph.D. Student (direct PhD course), Information Systems Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Title: Semantics-Based Autonomic Implementation of Information Systems. Instructors: Prof. Dov Dori and Dr. Iris Reinhartz-Berger.
1998-2001: B.Sc., Computer Science; B.A., Honors Program, University of Haifa, Israel.

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LED Literature

‘Light-Emitting Diodes is an excellent examination of the physics and technology of semiconductor LEDs. The narration is simple and direct, and the book is well referenced for those seeking a deeper understanding of the topic.’ Physics Today

Book Description
Revised and fully up-dated, the second edition of this graduate textbook offers a comprehensive explanation of the technology and physics of LEDs such as infrared, visible-spectrum, ultraviolet, and white LEDs made from III-V semiconductors. Elementary properties such as electrical and optical characteristics are reviewed, followed by the analysis of advanced device structures. With nine additional chapters, the treatment of LEDs has been vastly expanded, including new material on device packaging, reflectors, UV LEDs, III-V nitride materials, solid-state sources for illumination applications, and junction temperature. Radiative and non-radiative recombination dynamics, methods for improving light extraction, high-efficiency and high-power device designs, white-light emitters with wavelength-converting phosphor materials, optical reflectors, and spontaneous recombination in resonant-cavity structures are discussed in detail. With exercises, solutions, and illustrative examples, this textbook will be of interest to scientists and engineers working on LEDs and graduate students in electrical engineering, applied physics, and materials science.

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In Other Press

Illuminating the Jump: A Conversation with Leni Schwendinger

The artist discusses lighting the Coney Island landmark and its potentially brighter future. Read More...

Crazy Wrist Watch

May 7, 2007 If the wrist-watch of today is merely the homely older sister of fancy, time displaying mobile phones, Tokyoflash is determined to give it an extreme makeover. With the Pimp Watch and Equaliser Watch already lighting up shelves and wrists all over Japan, Tokyoflash has now released the Shinshoku LED watch, a 4cm wide wristband style it promises will make a “truly unique statement.” Read More...

This is Krist's final year project Small Molecule Organic Light Emitting Diode and this is one of the devices.

Featured Products

LED Traffic Lights

LEDtronics® announces 12-inch (300mm) Type 1 and Type 2 TrafficLED™ direct incandescent replacement lamps designed to accommodate pre-existing traffic signal enclosures. Using Indium Gallium Aluminum Phosphide (InGaAlP) and Indium Gallium Nitride (InGaN) Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology, LEDtronics TrafficLEDs emit dazzling light through an optically optimized lens that disperses light uniformly across the entire face of the lamp. LEDtronics Type 1 and Type 2 Red and Green 12-inch LED traffic lamps meet ITE specifications and have Caltrans approval. Type 1 lamps require modifications (i.e., hard wiring the lamp) to retrofit existing traffic housings. Type 2 lamps feature male 25mm Edison bases that simply screw into a socket.

With power draws of just 10 Watts - 12 Watts, TrafficLEDs saves 80% - 90% of energy costs compared to an equivalent incandescent lamp. Such enormous energy savings alone repay the capital outlay in less than three years! The savings don't end with energy consumption. LED signals last much longer than incandescent signals, reduce relamping and routine maintenance, and lower liability costs for municipalities, cities and highway departments. Estimated energy savings for an eight-light intersection per year is between $500 - $550 based on $0.08 per kilowatt-hour. Multiply that figures by the thousands of signal-controlled intersections in the average city. The results? TrafficLED lamps save millions of dollars a year when compared to an equivalent incandescent lamp.

Reduced maintenance outlays are important factors to consider when evaluating the financial aspects of installing LED traffic lamps. With an average life span of 100,000-plus hours (11 years), TrafficLEDs operate reliably year after year. TrafficLEDs perform well in applications subjects to voltage dips or surges. Integrated current-limited resistors and polarity-protection diodes assure that no circuit modifications are required. With the use of multiple LEDs, a TrafficLED lamp continues to provide light even if one or more emitters fail unlike when the filament breaks in an incandescent bulb.

Additionally, since LEDs emit colored light, TrafficLEDs lower concerns surrounding broken or faded colored lenses or filters, which are necessary with incandescent traffic bulbs. (Color produced by an LED is determined by the composition of the semiconductor material comprising the diode chip.) Intensity and color remain virtually stable over lamp's lifetime. Solid-state design renders LEDs impervious to electrical and mechanical shock, vibration, frequent switching and environmental extremes. A molded polycarbonate, UV-resistant lens and a rubber o-ring protect the LED plate from environmental stresses.

Founded in 1983, LEDtronics® leads where others only follow when it comes to designing, manufacturing and packaging state-of-the-art LEDs to meet the world's constantly changing lighting needs. Our inventive product line encompasses an array of direct incandescent lamp replacement Based LED Lamps, low-cost snap-in and relampable Panel Mount LED Lamps, high intensity sunlight-visible Discrete LEDs, PCB LEDs circuit board status indicators, surface mount diodes SMT LEDs, full-spectrum rainbow RGB LEDs and Infra-Red (IR) LEDs.

Prices for TrafficLEDs range from $75.60 - $185.85 each in quantities of 250 depending on LED technology. Available are sunlight-visible Green (10,000mcd), Yellow (7,000mcd), and Red (3,500mcd). TrafficLEDs carry a 3-year limited warranty. Samples are available for qualified customers. For a additional information on how to incorporate TrafficLEDs into your traffic control systems, contact LEDtronics toll free at 1-800-579-4875, telephone 310-534-1505, fax at 310-534-1424, e-mail at or mail at LEDtronics Inc., 23105 Kashiwa Court, Torrance, CA 90505. Ask for data sheet log #136A. Visit our website at
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