Light Art Project at the Kunsthaus Bregenz

On September 30th, starting at 8:30 p.m., attendees of the LED profes-sional Symposium in Bregenz will have the opportunity to experience the interplay of light and color on the façade of the KUB. Space, light and color are the basic components of the works by Miriam Prantl and she arranges them in lighting installations, architectural interventions, sculptures, mural reliefs and paintings. In her “Light Art Project”, Vorarlberg-based artist Miriam Prantl will be staging a presentation of the KUB’s façade for Zumtobel. This will be in the context of an evening reception for the guests of the LED professional Symposium +Expo 2014. In a guided tour of the Kunsthaus, visitors will also have the opportunity to take a look behind the façade of the installation. In this way, Zumtobel’s program will add a cultural component to the symposium, showing the wealth of options provided by LED technology in the area of art & culture.

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Kyma Extends GaN Template Tools and Materials to 6″ Diameter

Kyma’s GaN templates are comprised of crystalline layers of GaN deposited using Kyma’s patented and proprietary hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE) process and crystal growth tools. Kyma has used this approach to supply 2″, 3″, and 4″ diameter GaN template materials and HVPE tools for many years.

Kyma’s 6″ GaN HVPE crystal growth tool design utilizes a single wafer approach and include the option of adding the ability to deposit AlN and AlGaN materials.

All of Kyma’s HVPE tools benefit from many years of engineering advances that support high tool uptime, excellent process stability, and low maintenance costs.

The demand for 6″ diameter GaN templates and growth tools is growing as a result of the continuous drive to reduce LED manufacturing costs and the explosion in GaN power electronics development worldwide.

Kyma CEO Keith Evans stated, “We are pleased to field strong customer demand for these 6″ diameter materials and tools, and we are already discussing the possibility of moving to 8″ diameter in the not too distant future.”

For more information about Kyma Technologies, visit www.kymatech.com, e-mail info@kymatech.com

About Kyma Technologies:
Kyma’s mission is to provide advanced materials solutions that promote safety and energy efficiency. Kyma’s products include a diverse portfolio of crystalline nitride semiconductor materials, crystal growth and fabrication equipment, and power switching electronics. Additionally, the company is developing a novel electromagnetic field sensor technology.

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SemiLEDs Debuts New Chip Scale ReadyMount™ EC LED Series

SemiLEDs Corporation has made available its latest line of white chip scale
packages, the ReadyMount™ Enhanced CSP, or EC series. The EC series
combines the company’s Enhanced Flip chip (EF) approach with its
ReadyWhite™ phosphor technology. SemiLEDs boasts that the EC series
offers unprecedented reliability, manufacturability, and flexibility in a
single 1.4 x 1.4mm low-profile …

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Cree and Lextar Electronics Announce Investment, Supply, and Licensing Agreement

Durham, North Carolina- based Cree, Inc. has reportedly agreed to invest in
Lextar Electronics Corporation and supply Lextar with sapphire-based LED chips.
Under the terms of the agreement, Cree will invest about $83 million to
purchase 83 million Lextar shares at NT$30 per share. Lextar and Cree are also
entering into a long-term LED …

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Ammono Creates More Economical p-type Bulk GaN

Ammono S.A., a producer of bulk gallium nitride (GaN) using ammonothermal technology based in Warsaw, Poland, has added p-type bulk AMMONO-GaN substrates to its portfolio. The company points out that providing electronics majority charge carriers (n-type) though dedicated donor doping can increase GaN conductivity. However, Ammono says that successful and …

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IKEA GreenTech Invests in Scottish Company that Makes Light Tiles

IKEA GreenTech, an IKEA Group venture capital company, reported that it has
invested in Design LED Products Ltd, a Scottish company that has developed
unique, energy efficient “light tiles” . The thin and flexible
light tiles are LEDs embedded into clear resins and films. Design LED Products
boasts that the light tiles are low …

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Myanmar’s Solar Ambitions Kickstarted with $480 Million ACO Investment Pact

Myanmar will expand its sources of clean energy through an agreement with ACO Investment Group, a U.S.-based private-equity fund focusing on Asian emerging markets, to develop two solar-energy plants.

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Interested in Developing a 650 kW+ Solar Project in Massachusetts? Think Again (Or Be Very Patient)

This week’s announcement from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) may have taken some Massachusetts solar developers by surprise. Immediately following the announcement of the allocations for the 2014 and 2015 Managed Growth capacity, commercial and utility scale solar developers across New England began counting down the days t

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Little Monsters: going back to school

Shopping For School Clothes Parents and their two children shop for new school clothes. Greenpeace is campaigning to Detox the textile industry of hazardous chemicals such as polyflourinated chemicals (PFCs), a substance often used to make clothes and other products stain and water resistant. As a result of the campaign 20 fashion companies have committed to eliminate hazardous chemicals from their products. 08/21/2014 © John Novis / Greenpeace

Back to school time is upon us again. At this time of the year parents everywhere reveal their true nature: there is the excited and optimistic kind, longing for the school activities as a relief from a busy summer; and the I-am-not ready-for-autumn kind – which I must confess is probably me – dreading the hectic, early mornings biking the kids to school in the pouring rain.

There’s one more thing on my list of “back to school” pet peeves: shopping for school supplies. You know, the lunch box, the rain jacket, the backpack, the gym shoes; the basics. On top of balancing your kid’s wants and needs with the actual budget, there is another challenge waiting for us: which products in their wish-list are free from hazardous chemicals?

It turns out, many popular products may contain a whole range of hazardous chemicals.

You would think that the big companies would have thought long and hard about the safety of the chemicals used in their products. Well, it looks like they haven’t done their homework right.

Take perfluorinated chemicals, (PFCs), a group of chemicals used, amongst other things, to make products stain or water resistant. These little monsters escape into the air and into our waterways, being transported all over the world – they have even been found in polar bears in the frozen north. PFCs can end up in human blood, can disrupt our hormones and impact on our reproductive and immune systems.

A parent already has so many things to worry about aside from researching the safety of each and every product. Surely we cannot be expected to turn into hazardous chemicals experts during our weekly shopping. Why do companies continue to use these dangerous chemicals, failing to innovate and invest in the existing alternatives?

Some companies are already doing exactly this. Clothing companies like H&M and Mango are leading the way, having already got rid of PFCs. In July this year, adidas, one of the world’s biggest sports and outdoor companies, agreed to eliminate 99% of all PFCs by 2017. However, others are lagging behind and continuing to use old fashioned and dangerous chemicals like these.

Together, we can Detox our children’s future. When their customers speak out, big brands listen. It’s time the industry learnt a lesson here: it has outgrown its outdated manufacturing processes, just like our kids have outgrown their old school uniforms. Let’s say goodbye to the little monsters.

Helena Meresman is Digital Mobilisation Advisor for the Climate and Energy campaing, and a mother of two.

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