Friday, June 29, 2012

LighTimes: The favor of a quick vote for SSL Design for a grant to supportexpanded content

It's a good day to be in the LED and LED lighting industry. The industry is thriving and while we have all seen many key obstacles overcome during the last few years, the task isn't done yet.

Solid State Lighting Design has thrown its hat into the ring for a small grant opportunity that is being supported by Living Social, Chase and the US Chamber of Commerce. In order to move to the next round, we need to receive as many votes as possible from our served community. We're continuing to work to champion the LED and LED lighting industries, and would appreciate your help to advance us to the next step in the Mission Small Business competition where our business and expansion plans will be evaluated by the selection committee.

The deadline for voting ends the 30th, so the votes pretty much need to happen today and tomorrow.

Voting is simple, and should take less than a minute:

2) Towards the bottom right, you'll see Login and Support. Give a click.
3) If you are already logged in to your Facebook account, it may log you in automatically or it will pop-up a Facebook login page.
4) Once logged in, you will land on the "It's time to vote" page.
5) Simply type Solid State Lighting Design into the business name (don't worry about state or city) and hit Search.
6) Scroll down and give a click to vote for Solid State Lighting Design.

Your vote matters to us. We appreciate the SSL community we serve and thank you in advance for supporting us with your vote.

Continued Success!

Tom Griffiths
President & Publisher
Solid State Lighting Design News

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

FY 2012 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Soliciatation

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program FY 2012 Solicitation is open. The Phase I solicitation will close on March 2, 2012. SBIR is a competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federally funded R&D opportunities that have the potential for commercialization.

The solicitation describes 12 specific technologies for development. In the category of Manufacturing, they include:

  • · Development of a Microcompressor for Miniaturized Cryocooling
  • · High-Precision, Random Profile Roughness Specimens
  • · Low-cost Stabilized Diode Lasers for Displacement Measurements
  • · Non-contact Microwave Measurement of Electrical Properties of Nanofiber Materials
  • · Power Meter for EUV Lithography Sources
  • · Query-based Geometric Interoperability for Advanced Manufacturing
  • · Silicon Ion Source for Isotopically Enriched Deposition
  • · X-ray Chemical Shift Mapping for Industrial Materials Analysis

In the category of Information Technology and Cybersecurity:

  • · High-Power, High-Speed Photodiodes
  • · Microfabricated High-Frequency Connectors for Millimeter-Wave Technology
  • · Ultrafast Photodetector for Probing Coplanar Waveguide Electrical Circuits
  • · Web Services-Biometric Devices (WS-BD) Conformant Handheld Fingerprint Sensor

You may view the solicitation at:

More information about the NIST SBIR program is available at: