Toshiba Launches White LEDs in 3535 Package

Irvine, Calif. — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) has extended its LETERAS family of white LEDs with the launch of its TL1L3 series for industrial LED lighting.The new series features ultra-compact devices that combine gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) chips with an industrial standard 3535 lens type package. While high-performance white LEDs are typically fabricated on expensive sapphire substrates…

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China Presents Opportunities & Challenges

There's no denying it: China is important in the electronics industry. At a global level, it exports more products than any other country and is second largest when measured by imports. A variety of challenges, including cross-boarder documentation, licensing requirements, and regulatory compliance, makes doing business in China challenging at best. At the same time,…

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10 Holiday Gifts for Tech Lovers

I can't believe I'm writing this post in early November, 1.5 months before Christmas. Then again, I noticed that brick-and-mortar stores were already putting up their holiday-shopping displays before Halloween this year , and I've also been seeing “leaked” Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving sales) ad previews since the beginning of the month, so maybe…

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4 Ways to Boost Supply Chain Performance Through Better Logistics

Transporting goods quickly and efficiently is a complicated process that requires coordinating and managing different variables within a fast-paced and volatile environment. In a just-in-time environment, it's critical to carry just enough inventory, but to get there, OEMs require visibility throughout their supply chain. Supply chain performance can be made substantially better by improving logistic…

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Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Avalanche of ‘Things’

High-tech companies focus so much on discovering “the next killer applications” they too often miss tectonic shifts already taking place around us. 2014 has been such a deceptive year. The global economy is tracking sideways and manufacturing pace has slowed down in China, Germany and other key production countries. That doesn’t bode well for end-of-year…

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Making the Grade in Industrial Design

As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making them great as metrics but a poor guide to creating a design that will function properly in real-world conditions. Only experience can show you the…

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