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.
Nissan Leaf redux
Automotive DesignLine Blog 4/9/2012 41 comments
A look at new features, including a photovoltaic charging panel, and cold-weather performance.