Advanced Photonix relocates, consolidates fabs News & Analysis 1/17/2006 Post a comment Optoelectronic semiconductor supplier Advanced Photonix Inc. announced it would consolidate its California and Wisconsin semiconductor micro-fabrication operations into the Ann Arbor, Mi., facility leased by its wholly owned subsidiary, Picometrix.
New optical SC connector spec emerges News & Analysis 1/17/2006 Post a comment Several optical device makers have banded to develop new common specifications for optical devices including the SC connector, based on the 10 Gbit/s Miniature Device Multi-Source Agreement (XMD-MSA).
Entangled photons seen as route to secure comms News & Analysis 1/12/2006 Post a comment Making optical networks more secure has come a step closer following a major breakthrough with quantum devices reported Thursday (Jan. 12) by Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. (TRRL) and scientists from the University of Cambridge.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.