Infrared emitters offer greater design flexibility Product News 11/22/2006 Post a comment OPTEK has developed a family of OP280 series infrared emitters and OP580 series matching sensors for a broad range of applications in office equipment, industrial automation control, optical encoder equipment and bar code readers.
LEDs light up small- to large-screen LCDs Product News 11/21/2006 Post a comment One trend emerging over the past year is the use of LEDs as the backlighting choice for LCDs in all types of applications because of their relatively low cost, high reliability and wide operating temperature range.
Sharp enters blue-laser diode market Product News 11/20/2006 Post a comment Sharp has begun volume production of blue-laser diodes, giving the industry its second merchant supplier of the critical technology for platforms relying on next-generation optical media.
Korean group to light up AC LED sector News & Analysis 11/17/2006 Post a comment South Korea's leading supplier of LEDs, Seoul Semiconductor, has invested $40 million to bring on line volume production of a new kind of LED it has invented that can be directly connected to 110V or 220V AC outlets using a simple circuit, eliminating the need for a DC converter.
European chip sales re-bound in Q3 News & Analysis 11/2/2006 Post a comment Europe's semiconductor industry managed to reverse the past few months' lackluster performance and increased sales by 6.4 percent in September compared with the previous month to $3.4 billion, according to the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
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.