Today in Cleantech

Thanks to LED lighting, Arizona State University is going to save a bunch of money on electricity and maintenance.  Just don’t expect to be wowed, unless you like parking structures. Industrial applications are all well and good, but if LED lighting is going to take off, it desperately needs to shed its image as a niche player. Sure, it may take a some time before an LED bulb hangs over every kitchen table, but silicon chip makers have a good reason to help make it happen. Why? LED fixtures can open market opportunities for semiconductor companies that are licking their wounds after getting battered during the IT downturn.