Samsung Electro-Mechanics eyes LED market Product News 10/10/2005 Post a comment Korean electronics parts maker Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEM) plans to branch out into LED (light-emitting diodes) backlight unit (BU) and the LED market for illuminating homes and buildings from next year, the company said.
Startup to use IBM tech for optical cryptography News & Analysis 10/10/2005 Post a comment Optical chip and module specialist Princeton Lightwave has licensed IBM’s single-photon detection (SPD) technology for use in an avalanche photodiode it is developing for single-photon counting devices targeted at qantum cryptography systems.
Photo interrupters offer alternative to switches Product News 10/4/2005 Post a comment American Bright Optoelectronics has introduced its new photo interrupter family that is designed for use in IR/optical detection applications such as copiers, printers, high-speed industrial machinery, garage door openers and photo encoder-based devices.
Quantum optics developers take physics Nobel News & Analysis 10/4/2005 Post a comment Harvard University physics professor Roy Glauber will share the 2005 Nobel Prize for physics with John Hall of National Institute of Standards and Technology and Theodor Hansch of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics.
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.