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.
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.