White LEDs double brightness from compact package Product News 6/22/2007 Post a comment The TLWK1100B from Toshiba Electronics Europe is a white LED that provides double the brightness of previous devices in the same form factor. Supplied in a standard, compact package, the part delivers typical luminous intensity levels of 1500mcd from a drive current of only 20mA.
SMD blue LEDs backlight all types of equipment Product News 6/13/2007 Post a comment Vishay says its series of sapphire-based, high-intensity blue SMD LEDs offers highly efficient InGaN technology at a lower cost than standard InGaN blue LEDs. The VLMB41XX LEDs feature a high luminous intensity of 45 to 112 mcd.
Wafer-scale lenses shrink phone cameras Product News 6/11/2007 Post a comment Tessera Technologies has developed licensable intellectual property that allows camera module companies and sensor makers to develop a camera so small, it can be manufactured on a semiconductor wafer.
Infinera raises $182 million in IPO, shares rising News & Analysis 6/7/2007 Post a comment Infinera Inc., the start-up that used a proprietary InP processes to integrate photonic and electronic elements in photonic ICs and which has raised over $330 million in venture capital funding since its founding in 2000, raised $182 million in its IPO.
Nu Horizons continues European expansion News & Analysis 6/7/2007 Post a comment Electronic component distributor Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. has bought, for $2.7 million in cash, Dacom-Süd Electronic Vertriebs GmbH, a franchised electronic component distributor, based in Munich, Germany.
Nanotech Semi increases funding to $10 million News & Analysis 6/7/2007 Post a comment Nanotech Semiconductor Ltd , the Bristol, England based specialist in analog and mixed-signal ICs for fiber optic communications, has pulled in a further $2.5 million in funding in a "top-up" round that brings total investment in the start-up to $10 million.
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.