France targets Euros 23 million digital sensor project News & Analysis 1/30/2007 Post a comment The French government has put Euros 5.6 million towards a project to develop infra-red imaging sensors targeted at uses in the automotive, medical and aerospace industries. Participants in the Euros 23 million R&D project, dubbed Imalogic, include ST Microelectronics, image sensor specialist Sofradir, its subsidiary Ulis, Trixell, and French microelectronics research center CEA-LETI.
DLP pioneer tells how TI did it with mirrors Product News 1/23/2007 Post a comment Texas Instruments fellow Larry Hornbeck, inventor of the digital micromirror device (DMD), looks back on the development of TI's seminal digital light processor (DLP) technolgy and predicts the future of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) development at TI.
Camera for the car guy Automotive DesignLine Blog 1/18/2007 Post a comment If what you do behind the wheel qualifies as "action" (at least in your mind) here is a cool way to chronicle it--and impress that special someone.
Partners claim gigabit quantum encryption News & Analysis 1/12/2007 Post a comment A quantum cyptography developer has teamed with Australian cyptography company to create what the partners claim in the world's first 1- to 10-Gbit/s secure network that combines uncrackable quantum keys with classical encryption.
CVND filters are customizable Product News 1/10/2007 Post a comment Reynard Corp. now offers complete customization of its Circular Variable Neutral Density (CVND) filters. These devices are used in high-quality optical systems to change the intensity of light from 100% to less than 0.1%.
Struggling Chinese LCD firms set to merge News & Analysis 1/10/2007 Post a comment Looking to improve their lot against global giants, three Chinese TFT-LCD makers are planning to merge in June if they can come to an agreement by the end of this month. The deal would create a business with annual revenues topping $1 billion.
Quantum confinement ups optical-film efficiency News & Analysis 1/3/2007 Post a comment Dye-sensitized solar cells created at the Chinese Academy of Sciences to specifications from the University of Washington and then tested at the University of Leuven may enable organic solar cells and other optical devices that are 50 percent more efficient than today's versions.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.