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Cree expands EZBright LED platform
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
Cree's EZBright 700 LED blue chip may be used in general lighting applications including auto headlamps, streetlights, camera flash, projection lighting, personal lighting and indoor and outdoor displays.
JDSU acquires Picolight for $115 million
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Picolight Inc., the optical communications developer founded in 1995, is being acquired by JDSU for $115 million in JDSU stock, the companies said Tuesday (Feb. 27).
Optical isolators provide high voltage isolation
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
OPTEK Technology has developed a family of optical isolators aimed at dust-contaminated environments in industrial, medical and office equipment applications.
Infinera to raise $150 million through IPO
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Infinera Inc., the start-up that used a proprietary InP processes to integrate photonic and electronic elements in photonic ICs and which has raised over $330 million in venture capital funding since its founding in 2000, is to raise $150 million through an IPO.
Mindspeed, Terawave team on single-IC Gigabit PON
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Terawave will work with Mindspeed on a single-chip Gigabit passive optical network (PON) system-on-chip, based on an ARM11 core for voice processing, that will target optical-network terminal (ONT) applications.
Using a power-distribution switch to drive LEDs
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2/20/2007   Post a comment
Here's how to implement constant-current drive, which provides consistent output and control of LED intensity
Showa Denko tips hybrid process for compound semis
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2/20/2007   Post a comment
Japanese conglomerate Showa Denko K.K. is claiming a major breakthrough in the production of compound semiconductors based on gallium nitride (GaN) and other nitrides with a process dubbed "Hybrid PPDTM." The company has already started building a plant at its Chiba site that uses the process, to make devices targeted at blue/white LEDs.
Optoelectronics startup raises $7.4 million
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2/20/2007   Post a comment
Optoelectronics startup ColorChip, Inc., ( Caesarea, Israel) has completed a $7.4 million funding round led by Vertex Venture Capital joining existing investors including Bessemer, Eurofund, Motorola, Polytechnos and Walden Israel Venture Capital.
LED systems provide safety measures, increase efficiency
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2/19/2007   Post a comment
DDP has developed LED systems specifically designed for light-guided picking system applications that use LED indicator modules to help reduce the risk of errors and to improve throughput.
Parallel processing architecture brings advanced vision applications to today's cars
Design How-To  
2/16/2007   1 comment
Technologies now on the road enable automotive design engineers to implement robust and powerful recognition algorithms, while meeting the stringent automotive power consumption and operational constraints.
Bookham CEO resigns as cuts bite
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2/16/2007   Post a comment
Giorgio Anania, president and CEO of Bookham Inc., has stepped down from his executive positions and resigned his director's seat following the board's decision to make cuts to the company's operations.
Texas researchers claim fastest photonic waveguide
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2/16/2007   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Texas are claiming the world's fastest silicon photonic waveguide, which achieved a 1,000-fold increase in speed combined with lower power consumption than previously demonstrated chips.
High-power LED targets portable apps
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2/15/2007   Post a comment
Cree broadens its XLamp high-power LED family with the introduction of the XR-C LED for portable and general illumination applications.
Sharp unveils low-end Blu-ray player
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2/15/2007   Post a comment
Sharp Corp. will introduce a Blu-ray Disc player in Japan on March 20--but with limited capabilities.
Thermal design considerations for high-power LED systems
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2/12/2007   Post a comment
LEDs are more efficient than incandescent sources, and have very different thermal challenges. Understand how to manage the heat.
Consumer and automotive electronics converge: Part 1 - Ethernet, USB, and MOST
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2/9/2007   Post a comment
Automakers are developing connectivity systems that bridge the benefits of Ethernet, USB, and Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) to deliver fast and efficient data. But rapid evolution of consumer electronics has to be reconciled with longer automotive design cycles.
Ultra-high-brightness LEDs deliver high reliability in small package
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2/8/2007   Post a comment
LedEngin says its ultra-high-brightness LZ LED emitter product line has met all of the industry's accelerated reliability and qualification tests, pushing the envelope for operating life time.
White LEDs are housed in a PLCC-2 package
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2/7/2007   Post a comment
Vishay's high-intensity white SMD LED series offers high luminous intensity from 112 mcd to 3355 mcd with a 2-kV ESD-withstand voltage for a variety of backlighting applications.
ST launches 2-Mpixel camera module
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2/5/2007   Post a comment
Seeking to address high-volume mainstream camera-phone market, STMicroelectronics NV has introduced the VS6724, a new family of 2-megapixel camera subsystems.
More cutbacks feared at Bookham's UK fabs
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2/2/2007   Post a comment
Optical components supplier Bookham Inc. is looking to make further redundancies at its U.K. operations. The company said it is planning to save between $6 million and $7 million per quarter before the September 2007 quarter with the goal of reaching breakeven this year.
More cutbacks feared at Bookham's UK fabs
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2/2/2007   Post a comment
Optical components supplier Bookham Inc. is looking to make further redundancies at its U.K. operations. The company said it is planning to save between $6 million and $7 million per quarter before the September 2007 quarter with the goal of reaching breakeven this year.
4-pin SSRs replace reed relays
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2/1/2007   Post a comment
Clare Inc. offers a family of 4-pin solid-state relays (SSRs) as a replacement for reed relays.


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