Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet,
Inc. has inked a distribution agreement with ROAL Electronics, a supplier of
ballasts and LED power supplies, designed
specifically for solid state lighting applications - such as high-brightness
light emitting diodes (HBLEDs). ROAL Electronics' comprehensive product catalog
includes solutions for HBLED power conversion as well as high-efficiency power
conversion solutions for medical, telecom and industrial markets. Avnet will
distribute ROAL's line of ballasts and power supplies throughout the Americas.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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