The deep dimming characteristics of incandescent bulbs are well understood and accepted by consumers with millions of off-the-shelf triac dimmers installed in homes and offices today. An important aspect of enabling the growth of Solid State Lighting (SSL) fixtures as a replacement for incandescent bulbs is the need for similar dimming properties while fitting into existing infrastructure.

In this webinar, NXP Semiconductors will show deep SSL fixture dimming comparable to incandescent bulb dimming with standard off-the-shelf triac dimmers, with significant power efficiency improvements. NXP's SSL driver product portfolio offers great flexibility and wide product design options for today's emerging SSL market.

Michael Peña, Americas Technical Support Manager, and Paul Wilson, Product Marketing Manager, Power & Lighting Solutions

Michael received a BSEE from University of Alabama, Huntsville (UAH) in1985. He started as an FAE at Philips Semiconductors in 1991. Mike has held multiple field and product development roles in the company. Currently, Mike manages the Americas FAE organization, and two application support centers, focusing on developing system level solutions for a variety of markets using the extensive semiconductor portfolio of NXP Semiconductors.

Paul has a BSEE from Leeds University in the UK. After university, Paul joined Philips Semiconductors in London, UK as a technical support engineer for a wide range of products. Paul relocated to the US in 1999 to take up the position of Americas marketing manager for Philips RF Power products and after 4 years expanded that role to include Philips' complete line of RF and MMIC products. Recently, Paul's role expanded further and he now heads up NXP's High Performance Analog and Power portfolio in the Americas with special attention on Solid State Lighting.