Source : Genuity PR

LUXIM Introduces LEP 2.0: Simpler. Smaller. Smarter.

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2013) - LUXIM, the world leader in Light Emitting Plasma™ (LEP), launches its new SMART chip technology at LIGHTFAIR 2013. Working with VeriSilicon, a leading Customer Silicon Solutions Provider, LUXIM scientists have integrated the LEP control functions onto a single piece of silicon allowing for LEP products that are simpler, smaller and smarter: Simpler, because the VeriSilicon solution integrates over 200 discrete components onto a single chip that integrates mixed signal, high frequency, high voltage and digital CPU functions; Smaller, because the chip has reduced the electronics footprint by over 50%; and Smarter because the LUXIM scientists designed the system to allow for more efficient startup, operation and control of the LEP light source.

"The SMART chip is a key part of our technology strategy. It gives us the ability to dramatically increase output without increasing size thereby extending LEP's tremendous advantage in high illuminance," said Tony McGettigan, President and CEO of LUXIM. "HID can't do this. LED can't do this. Only LEP." 

Wayne Dai, President and CEO of VeriSilicon, commented, "Working closely with LUXIM scientists and using IBM's high voltage silicon technology, we went from specification to release in six months and had successful first silicon. The SMART chip demonstrates VeriSilicon's unique capability in developing a System on Chip platform for lighting applications." 

To learn more, visit LUXIM at LIGHTFAIR, April 23-25 at the Philadelphia Convention Center, booth 3011.


LUXIM is the world leader in Light Emitting Plasma (LEP) technology. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, LUXIM develops and commercializes LEP solutions for a wide range of mission-critical applications. LUXIM's LEP has many advantages over conventional HID and high-wattage lamp solutions, including efficiency, lifetime, cost of ownership and light quality. LEP is revolutionizing lighting applications like high mast, horticulture and precision instrumentation. In each case, LUXIM's solutions provide better performance at lower cost to the end user and to the environment. LUXIM is in production with customers worldwide and has a complete product line for general, horticutural and specialty lighting.

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