Optical sensors meet AEC Q101 qualification Product News 5/31/2007 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology says it has introduced the industry's first transmissive optical sensors qualified to the AEC Q101 standard. The TCPT1300X01 and TCUT1300X01 sensors are also said to be the industry's first with a MSL 1 moisture rating.
European semis distribution sales get lift in Q1 News & Analysis 5/21/2007 Post a comment Sales by members of the Distributors’ and Manufacturers’ Association of Semiconductor Specialists (DMASS) increased by 4.8 percent to Euros 1.48 billion in the first quarter of the year compared with the same period in 2006. The sequential increase from the last quarter of 2006 was 14.5 percent.
A storage system for all-optical nets Product News 5/14/2007 Post a comment Taking an approach that is unique on two fronts, Access Optical Networks Inc. is developing a holographic storage system that is based on crystals and will be part of an end-to-end optical network, eliminating the need for optical-to- electronic conversions. The storage system would have a capacity of 1.2 terabytes and an access time of 1 Gbit/second.
White LED package suits single and array apps Product News 5/10/2007 Post a comment OPTEK Technology has developed a 0.5-W surface-mount white LED package that can be used in both single use and array applications. The OVS5WBCR4 series device measures 6 x 6 mm with an ultra-low-profile of 1.5 mm.
Mouser named as Avago distributor News & Analysis 5/10/2007 Post a comment Avago Technologies is reaching out to designers of solid-state lighting, optoelectronics, and wired and wireless communications through a new distribution agreement with catalog house, Mouser Electronics.
Full-color LED features 130-degree viewing angle Product News 5/9/2007 Post a comment OPTEK Technology has developed a full-color surface-mount LED package with a 130-degree viewing angle. The ultra-low-profile OVSPRGBCR4 device, designed for high current drive, offers high luminance and a long operating life.
Laser diode platform delivers high efficiency Product News 5/8/2007 Post a comment Photodigm, Inc. has entered the global laser market with a proprietary semiconductor diode laser technology platform that is said to deliver new efficiency and diffraction-limited beam quality advantages over conventional laser solutions.
Half-watt LED is housed in PLCC-4 package Product News 5/8/2007 Post a comment Avago Technologies touts the industry's first half-watt high-brightness LED in a PLCC-4 SMT package. These Power LEDs are aimed at automotive interior and exterior lighting, electronic sign and signals (ESS), office automation, home appliances and industrial equipment.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.