Hitting the Fast Track

“Technology start-ups need to coordinate their research and development, fundraising, and international customer engagement from inception,” explained Simon Bond, director of Silicon Southwest. The FASTtrack program, he said, “aims to make a difference by introducing strategic mentoring at a stage where typically companies most need it and are least able to afford it.”

(May 20, 2008) Carlesbad, CA &#151 LED lighting is expected to replace fluorescent lighting by 2012, according to Daniel Evans, senior scientist at Palomar Technologies. This is largely due to the fact that LED lighting capabilities already match those of both incandescent and fluorescent in many applications. However, Evans says to achieve this will require continuous improvements in LED devices and packaging to extract ever increasing lumens per watt.


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