ITC to hear complaint about LED / LD patent infringements
News & Analysis 3/20/2008 Post a comment
The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to hear a case filed by a former Columbia University professor with a 50-year engineering career, Gertrude Neumark Rothschild, who has accused 34 companies including Nokia, Sony, Motorola, and Samsung of infringing her patents for LEDs and laser diodes.
Cheap photonic devices production in sight
News & Analysis 3/19/2008 Post a comment
Researchers at AMO GmbH and the Institute of Semiconductor Electronics at RWTH Aachen (both Aachen, Germany) have developed a cheap method to produce resonant photonic devices on silicon-on-insulator substrate.
OLED lighting technology achieves new levels of efficiency
Product News 3/17/2008 Post a comment
OSRAM has achieved record values of efficiency and lifetime while maintaining the brightness of warm white organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). For the first time, laboratory researchers have demonstrated it is possible to improve two crucial OLED characteristics simultaneously: efficiency and lifetime.
Retina implant receives signals, energy wirelessly
News & Analysis 3/12/2008 Post a comment
Scientists of the Aachen university clinic and the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits have developed a retina implant that that wirelessly receives optical signals from the outside. The development aims at a technology to restore eyesight for blind persons.
Under the Hood: The next gold rush - solar power
Teardown 3/10/2008 3 comments
In December 2007, more than 1,500 participants from industry, academia, and military and government institutions converged on Fukuoka, Japan, to attend the Seventeenth Annual Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC).
Zinwave raises $10 million in Round B
News & Analysis 3/6/2008 Post a comment
Zinwave, a start-up focusing on wideband active distributed systems based on multi-mode or single mode fibre-optic cables and targeted at extending in-building cellular and wireless access, has raised $10 million in a B-round funding.
Plugging the laser gap
News & Analysis 3/3/2008 Post a comment
Researchers at Binghamton University claim to have devised a strategy to bridge the lasing gap with new materials and architectures that could enable applications not now possible.