Oplink acquires majority stake in OCP
News & Analysis 4/23/2007 Post a comment
Oplink Communications Inc., a photonic components and module provider, has signed a definitive agreement with The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. to acquire a majority interest in Optical Communication Products Inc.
Optical sensor can prevent collisions in urban traffic
Product News 4/19/2007 Post a comment
Automotive tier-one Continental AG has developed a sensor that can in connection with a brake assistant attenuate or even prevent collisions at speeds typical to urban traffic. Already 2008, the first cars equipped with the sensor will enter mass production.
Fuji gives Given Imaging's video capsule a boost
Product News 4/12/2007 Post a comment
Fujicon Corporation is joining forces with Given Imaging Ltd. (Yoqneam, Israel), a startup which supplies a camera that can be swallowed to obtain pictures of the digestive tract. The companies will develop products for the gastrointestinal endoscopy and diagnostic fields.
SSRs offer higher current handling
Product News 4/11/2007 Post a comment
Clare Inc. has expanded its family of AC/DC and DC-only 1-Form-A solid-state power relays with the CPC1708 and CPC1709, offering designers up to 24 amps and 32 amps of current handling, respectively.
Camera module captures images in near-zero visibility
Product News 4/9/2007 Post a comment
NEC has developed an infrared camera module that enables the detection and image capturing of objects even under near-zero visibility conditions. The uncooled HX0830M1 module delivers a highly sensitive infrared detector capable of detecting far infrared energy from 8 to 14 microns.
LED indicator assemblies offer four to eight tiers
Product News 4/6/2007 Post a comment
Bivar has introduced a multi-tier LED indicator assembly, considered the first of its type for surface-mount applications. The SHA series offers an individual display station design with four- to eight-tier elevations, which makes the design suitable for a variety of applications.
LedEngin teams with Mouser
News & Analysis 4/5/2007 Post a comment
Startup LedEngin Inc. has tapped Mouser Electronics to distribute its ultra-high-brightness LED emitters and solid-state light-source modules.