Groups partner for OLEDS on metal substrates Product News 10/16/2007 Post a comment Organic light emitting diode (OLED) specialist Novaled AG (Dresden, Germany) has teamed with ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel maker, on a project to develop top-emitting OLEDs on flexible substrates for signage and lighting at the steel group's research centre in Liege, Belgium.
XLoom weaves optics option for Infiniband News & Analysis 10/8/2007 Post a comment Startup XLoom Communications rolled out a new optical module to migrate CX4 copper interconnects to 100 meters over standard optical fiber for a broad range of data center systems, following in the footsteps of Intel Corp. and startup Quellan.
Analyst: Compound semi spending spree to continue News & Analysis 10/3/2007 Post a comment The spate of consolidation in the RF and compound semiconductor industry over the past few months is set to continue, but the spotlight for acquisitions will increasingly shift to the possession of IP and the opportunity to expand into multiple markets, rather than just grabbing market share, according to researchers from Strategy Analytics.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times