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.
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.