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EU researchers demo Si-based optical interconnects
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
European researchers have demonstrated an integrated device that could form the basis for on-chip optical interconnects. The group integrated electrically-pumped microdisk lasers with a nanophotonic silicon wire waveguide.
White LEDs double brightness from compact package
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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.
Blue LEDs are 70 percent brighter
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6/21/2007   Post a comment
Cree has released an enhanced version of its blue XLamp XR-E LEDs that is 70 percent brighter than the company's previous blue power LED model.
Optical components business sees 1Q07 decline
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6/21/2007   Post a comment
The optical component market saw its first quarter-on-quarter decline since the second quarter of 2003, according to market research group Ovum RHK.
Molex redesigns SMI interconnect for compact consumer electronics devices
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6/20/2007   Post a comment
Molex has introduced a plastic optical fiber (POF) data link solution for consumer electronics applications with a smaller size and added surface-mount capabilities.
Polatis picks Poland for production plant
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6/14/2007   Post a comment
Optical switch specialist Polatis Inc. is to start production in a facility in Poland as a response to increasing market demand for and application of its switching technology to new sectors.
SMD blue LEDs backlight all types of equipment
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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.
Photocoupler delivers high-speed switching, low-power consumption
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6/11/2007   Post a comment
Toshiba has introduced its fastest 50 Mbd photocoupler. The high-speed 5 V TLP117 is aimed at digital transmission applications with demanding isolation and switching speed requirements.
Wafer-scale lenses shrink phone cameras
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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.
LEDs allow attractive and stylish auto interior lighting: Part 2 - dimming, color mixing
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6/8/2007   Post a comment
Auto interior light quality should be as attractive as possible. Here are several ideas and applications of different techniques for using LEDs for interior illumination--and the pitfalls of poor design choices.
Infinera raises $182 million in IPO, shares rising
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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
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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
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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.
LEDs allow attractive and stylish auto interior lighting: Part 1 - drivers
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6/6/2007   1 comment
Auto interior light quality should be as attractive as possible. Here are several ideas and applications of different techniques for using LEDs--and the pitfalls of poor design choices.
Laser navigation sensor delivers speed, accuracy for wireless mice
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6/6/2007   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor expands its OvationONS family with the introduction of the CYONS1001G laser navigation sensor. Delivering high speed and accuracy with low power consumption, the CYONS1001G is well suited for wireless gaming mice.
Snap-in LED indicator features 1/2-inch panel mounting
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6/6/2007   Post a comment
DDP has developed a solid-state LED indicator light that features a snap-in installation to a 1/2-inch panel opening and protection circuitry for critical monitoring and harsh environment applications.


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