Heliatek pushes organic solar cell efficiency higher News & Analysis 4/29/2012 4 comments Heliatek GmbH (Dresden, Germany), a startup developing organic solar cells, has pushed the record efficiency for organic solar cells higher, achieving an efficiency of 10.7 percent in a 1.1 square centimeter tandem cell. The efficiency was measured by indepdendent test house SGS SA (Geneva Switzerland).
Beta rolls MIL-STD-1553 data bus coupler Product News 4/27/2012 1 comment Beta Transformer Technology Corp., a subsidiary of Data Device Corp., has launched the BXC-A-3, MIL-STD-1553 data bus couplers designed for use in systems development, benchtop test and flight maintenance applications.
Pixel Qi claims it can beat iPad display News & Analysis 4/26/2012 9 comments Pixel Qi, a developer of reflective liquid crystal displays that can be read in sunlight thereby saving power, has announced that it can produce a screen with higher image quality than the iPad 3 retina screen.
Power supply solutions for flat-screen TVs Design How-To 4/24/2012 Post a comment TV performance is coming under intense scrutiny, not only by consumer groups but also by legislators; large screens, high-performance electronics and increasing usage have implications for the average household energy consumption that run contrary to demands for lower worldwide carbon emissions.
Simplified luminaire design with LED modules Design How-To 4/23/2012 7 comments LED modules in which the complete drive electronics is included simplify the design of modern luminaires. Acrich 2 modules, made by Seoul Semiconductor, are available in different brightness levels and can be driven direct from the AC network without a ballast.
Chinese VCs back U.S. materials startup News & Analysis 4/13/2012 6 comments Polyera Corp. (Skokie, Illinois), a 2005 startup that supplies organic semiconductor, dielectric, and interfacial materials for the flexible and printed electronics industry, has raised $24.5 million in Series C funding.
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.