Silicon fiber optics debut News & Analysis 10/29/2008 Post a comment By inserting crystalline silicon into the core of conventional optical fibers, Clemson University researchers hope to harness the embedded semiconductors to process optical signals.
Researchers target diamond based lasers and apps Product News 10/13/2008 Post a comment Researchers at the Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde, have started work on a three and a half-year project to develop a solid-state laser design incorporating CVD (chemical vapour deposition) diamond manufactured by Element Six Ltd.
Toshiba Cambridge team claims quantum key record News & Analysis 10/8/2008 Post a comment Researchers at the Cambridge Research Lab of Toshiba Research Europe Ltd have increased the bit rate of quantum key distribution (QKD) more than hundred-fold. They suggest the breakthrough will allow secure QKD to be used on optical networks with multiple nodes.
IQE joins European photonic components project News & Analysis 10/8/2008 Post a comment IQE plc, the Cardiff, Wales based semiconductor wafer products and wafer services specialist, has joined the effort by a group of European companies to develop photonic components for broadband access and local area networks.
Researchers demo all-organic, multicolour flexible displays News & Analysis 10/2/2008 Post a comment Researchers at Sony Deutschland GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany) and the Max-Planck–Institute for Polymer Research, (Mainz, Germany) have demonstrated the possibility of bendable optically assessed organic light emitting displays for the first time, based on red or IR-A light upconversion.
Groups push for full color flexible displays Product News 10/1/2008 Post a comment Liquavista BV, (Eindhoven, the Netherlands), a spinoff from Philips Research Labs, is setting up an operation in Cambridge, England, following the successful bid for a £12 million co-operative research program to develop next generation flexible electronic displays that support full color and video.
LED - revolutionary backlighting for industry LCDs? Design How-To 10/1/2008 Post a comment Light emitting diodes are used in an increasing number of medium- and large-format displays as backlight. As could be seen recently at the ifa, the Consumer Electronics sector is assuming a pioneering role here " all liquid crystal display manufacturers presented ultra-flat LCD TV appliances with LED backlighting. But is the new backlight technology also suitable for industrial applications?
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.