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.
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.