Exec calls for laser diode foundry News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment The photonics component business needs to adopt a foundry model to deal with an over capacity in laser diode manufacturing, according to a panel of senior executives from laser component makers at Photonics West here.
Solar cell startup taps infrared light News & Analysis 1/28/2009 1 comment San Jose startup Solexant has licensed materials technology that can harvest energy from infrared light, boosting the efficiency of solar cells, one of many advances under development at a photonics institute at the University of Buffalo.
Video: HP calls for on-chip optics News & Analysis 1/27/2009 Post a comment Multicore processors will need to adopt optical interconnects over the next decade to deliver the bandwidth and programmability the computer industry needs, said a researcher from Hewlett-Packard Co.
Bridgelux rolls LED arrays for lighting apps Product News 1/27/2009 Post a comment Seeking to reduce the cost and complexity of light-emitting diode (LED) technology, Bridgelux Inc. has expanded its strategy and rolled out an LED array product line for use in solid-state lighting and other applications.
Phyworks shifts transceivers design to CMOS Product News 1/16/2009 Post a comment Communications chip specialist Phyworks (Bristol, England) has taped out and will soon start sampling a generation of transceivers designed in CMOS instead of the traditionally employed SiGe process technology for optical transceivers.
Camera cubes: Compact camera heads and cost-effective cabling Design How-To 1/14/2009 Post a comment Eltec was working on a project that involved the development of a successor for a small intelligent camera that had become too slow for today's applications due to its limited computer speed. The objective was to come up with an intelligent camera that substantially boosts data speeds as a result of increased performance and that is still compact enough to fit into a weather guard housing.
Comment: Bad luck for Blu-ray News & Analysis 1/9/2009 3 comments Like Barack Obama, Blu-ray drives have won a historic battle, and like the President-elect, the proponents of the technology are finding some of the fruits of that victory are, well, a little less than sweet.
Cars share cameras, radar sensors News & Analysis 1/9/2009 Post a comment Under the auspices of tier one Delphi Deutschland, a consortium of six companies has launched the research project 'Active Safety Car'. The project aims at developing automotive-based systems that do not only recognize obstacles ahead of the vehicle but also communicate them to other vehicles nearby.
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.