Taiwan to install LED street lighting, says report News & Analysis 5/17/2010 Post a comment The Taiwanese government plans to begin installing street lights that use light emitting diodes (LEDs) replacing traditional sodium- and mercury-vapor and other external light systems, according to a Taiwan Economic News report that referenced President Ma Ying-jeou, speaking on Sunday (May 16).
DNA makes self-assembling optical computer News & Analysis 5/13/2010 Post a comment Researchers at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina)have used DNA [deoxyribonucleic acid], the double-helix carrier of genetic information, to create self-assembling logic circuits that use light for binary computation and communication.
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.