Researchers claim photovoltaic cell advance News & Analysis 4/30/2008 Post a comment Scientists at the University of Tel Aviv in Israel claim they have found a way to construct efficient photovoltaic cells costing at least a hundred times less than conventional silicon based devices, and with similar or better energy conversion efficiency.
Solar industry challenges semi equipment manufacturers Design How-To 4/21/2008 Post a comment The solar photovoltaic industry might be a seller’s market for equipment manufacturers but representatives of the world’s leading photovoltaic product manufacturers are calling for suppliers to better address their needs. PV industry demands came across loud and clear at conferences running alongside the Photon Technology Show in Munich earlier this month.
Osram boosts LED production Product News 4/4/2008 Post a comment Optical semiconductor manufacturer Osram GmbH Friday (April 4) inaugurated the final section of its Regensburg production site. The move expands the company's production capacity at that location by about 50 percent.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times