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Silicon laser harnessed
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6/30/2006   Post a comment
UCLA researchers claim to have harnessed excess energy generated by a continuous-wave laser using a photovoltaic effect that converted heat into electricity to power a chip.
LEDs are RoHS compliant
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6/28/2006   Post a comment
Philips Lumileds Lighting has announced its LUXEON, SnapLED and SuperFlux LEDs are fully compliant with the EU's RoHS directive.
Tech Tutorial: Driver Assistance Systems, an introduction to Adaptive Cruise Control: Part 1
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6/23/2006   Post a comment
The first installment of this primer on Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) discusses "surround sensing" and a frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar as the basis of an all-weather ACC system.
1/18-inch CMOS sensor targeted at medical imaging
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6/20/2006   Post a comment
CMOS image sensor specialist OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has started sampling a 1/18-inch sensor targeted at medical diagnostic applications.
Unaxis takes "strategic" stake in US laser maker
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6/14/2006   Post a comment
Unaxis Optics has bought a "substantial strategic stake" in Novalux Inc., the California-based maker of solid state lasers. Terms of the deal — which includes the joint development of laser modules for mass production and its commercialization by Unaxis Optics — were not disclosed.
2006 chip market to grow 9.8%, says SIA
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6/7/2006   Post a comment
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has revised upwards projected worldwide sales of chips for 2006, and now suggests growth of 9.8 percent to $249 billion, up from its previous estimate of 7.9 percent growth to $245 billion.
OLED fabrication uses direct-photolithography process
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6/6/2006   Post a comment
Researchers from the University of Cologne reported at SID on a high-resolution, full-color organic light-emitting diode display based on a direct photolithographic process.
Adva Optical acquires Movaz
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6/6/2006   Post a comment
Adva Optical Networking Inc. announced at Globalcomm it will acquire Movaz Networks Inc. for stock and $6 million cash.
Mini optical encoder offers wide resolution range
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6/1/2006   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has expanded its motion control product line with a low-cost ultra-miniature transmissive optical encoder module. This "one-size-fits-all" encoder is a good fit for industrial and motor control applications that require resolutions from 2,500 to 7,500 CPR.
Bookham throws light on rear projector displays
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6/1/2006   Post a comment
Optical components group Bookham, Inc will demonstrate at two trade exhibitions next week a novel LED multiplexing device targeted at rear projection television and pocket projectors.


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