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High-brightness flash LED aids in auto focus
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has introduced a high-brightness green auto focus auxiliary flash LED to assist the auto focusing function in digital still cameras when used in low ambient light conditions.
Tessera buys imaging startup for $18 million
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Semiconductor packaging technology specialist Tessera Technologies Inc. is buying, for $18 million, Eyesquad, a developer of micro-imaging products, only a year after the Israeli company was established.
France targets Euros 23 million digital sensor project
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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.
From Mars to your driveway
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1/29/2007   Post a comment
Autonomous vehicle technology being tested with the rovers on Mars could see use in automobiles.
LEDs deliver up to 210 lumens
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1/26/2007   Post a comment
Producing a luminous flux of up to 210 lumens, Cree's XLamp XR-E LEDs are qualified for use in high-power applications up to one amp.
Vertical laser stacks feature up to 20 laser bars
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1/26/2007   Post a comment
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors unveils its expanded range of high-power laser (HPL) products at Photonics West 2007.
DLP pioneer tells how TI did it with mirrors
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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
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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.
Intel looking at options for Jerusalem fab, says report
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1/16/2007   Post a comment
Intel Israel is planning to close at least part of its manufacturing operations in Jerusalem, according to local reports, which also suggest the chip company may shed workers at the plant over the coming months.
Partners claim gigabit quantum encryption
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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
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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%.
Researchers tout 3-D wafer stacking technology
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1/10/2007   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a technique that will allow silicon wafers to be stacked accurately and inexpensively in 3-D structures.
Struggling Chinese LCD firms set to merge
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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.
Metamaterials for cloaking gain visibility
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1/5/2007   Post a comment
What is claimed as the world's first metamaterial for visible wavelengths was demonstrated recently at the U.S. Energy Department's Ames Laboratory.
Quantum confinement ups optical-film efficiency
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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.


NASA's Orion Flight Software Production Systems Manager Darrel G. Raines joins Planet Analog Editor Steve Taranovich and Embedded.com Editor Max Maxfield to talk about embedded flight software used in Orion Spacecraft, part of NASA's Mars mission. Live radio show and live chat. Get your questions ready.
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