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We usually associate Boston University with brain studies and bat-chasing UAVs; we'll have to add technology patent lawsuits to the list. Following similar claims versus the likes of Amazon and Samsung, the university has sued Apple for allegedly infringing on a 1997 patent for making gallium nitr...

July 3rd 2013 at 4:04pm 0 Comments
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Samsung's quest for transparency won't end with laptops, apparently. Today, the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology announced that its engineers have successfully created "single crystalline Gallium Nitride on amorphous glass substrates" -- an achievement that would allow the manufacturer to...

October 10th 2011 at 9:56am 0 Comments
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While Democrats and Republicans squabble over the future of the incandescent light bulb, a Livermore-based company has produced an LED that they claim could lead to brighter, more affordable solid state lighting. By growing gallium nitride on low-cost silicon wafers, as opposed to the typical sapph...

March 11th 2011 at 12:44am 0 Comments
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Stop us if you've heard this one before. A mysterious startup company operates in secret for a number of years, raises millions in funding from some of the biggest players in the industry (in this case, Google and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers), and announces a breakthrough technology that pr...

February 27th 2011 at 4:50pm 0 Comments
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A gadget without LEDs is like hug without a squeeze or apple pie without cheese -- no blinkenlights no care. But, what about nanoscale gadgets? Previously things that were smaller than LEDs naturally couldn't offer their charming glow, but now nanobots too can assault your rods, cones, and good tas...

October 3rd 2010 at 12:12pm 0 Comments