Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Avnet Electronics Marketing executive to deliver Keynote at Designing with LEDs 2011

PHOENIX, USA: For the second year in a row, Avnet Electronics Marketing’s global director of Lighting Business Development, Cary Eskow, will deliver the keynote address at the 2011 Designing with LEDs: Seminar and Hands-On Workshop in San Jose, Calif.

Eskow, a LED (light emitting diode) veteran, will present on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. As solid-state lighting and high-brightness LEDs become a staple of everyday life, Eskow will discuss the latest advancements in lighting and the bright future ahead in this booming industry. His keynote address will offer perspectives on ways to leverage LEDs for advanced life sciences, industrial and human health applications.

“We are all aware of the tremendous impact of high-brightness LEDs as clean, safe and energy-efficient sources for lighting. However, there are a multitude of new applications which may be enabled by this technology, well beyond basic interior and exterior lighting. These include vitamin D synthesis in humans, light-induced polyphenol production in plants, enhanced attentiveness, and many interesting industrial and scientific products,” said Eskow.

Eskow has worked closely with original equipment manufacturers, LED manufacturers, advanced analog integrated circuit (IC) and secondary optics vendors since his first patent using LEDs was issued two decades ago.

He is a frequent speaker at international LED, green photonics, medical electronics and investor conferences, a member of UL-8750 Standards Technical Committee for LEDs at Underwriters Laboratories, advisory board of Strategies in Light and editorial board of Energy and Efficiency Technology Journal. His prior development work includes systems for pulmonary delivery of micronized insulin and albuterol, and LED-based optical image classifiers.

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