OSRAM to launch super-bright single-chip SMT LED Product News 11/21/2007 Post a comment OSRAM Opto Semiconductors plans to launch its Diamond DRAGON super-bright LED in January 2008. The LED features brightness of up to 250 lumens, and will be available in whites ranging from 2700 K to 6500 K as well as all monochromatic colors.
Yole highlights ways to improve LEDs profitability Product News 11/21/2007 Post a comment In an analysis of the market potential of light-emitting diodes, French research and strategy consulting company Yole Développement, in collaboration with the European Photonics Industry Consortium, noted that time has come to explore new and profitable sectors with higher margins.
LEDs shine as replacement for lightbulb News & Analysis 11/16/2007 Post a comment Researchers create a better white light-emitting diode (LED) by embedding yellow, green and red luminescent nanoparticles into a fluorescent blue polymer matrix and pump the hybrid organic/inorganic material with a near ultra-violet LED.
WSTS revises 2007 chip growth upwards to 3.8% News & Analysis 11/13/2007 Post a comment Global sales of semiconductors is projected to increase by 3.8 percent this year, to $257.2 bn, according to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization, which has revised upwards its previous forecast for 2.3 percent growth for 2007, made in May.
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.