'MOMS' boost DLP applications News & Analysis 7/20/2006 Post a comment A University of Delaware engineer claims to have solved a power issue that has prevented wider use of digital light processors in power-sensitive applications.
Making sense of light sensors Design How-To 7/19/2006 Post a comment As light sensors, whether photoresistor, photodiode, or phototransistor, become more common and less expensive, understanding their fit with the application is increasingly important. The use of integrated circuitry enables on-chip calibration, filtering and increased resolution.
Funding secured for U.K. MEMS research center News & Analysis 7/18/2006 Post a comment The Institute for System Level Integration has received ?£1.12 million ($2 million) of funding from Scottish Enterprise to help U.K. industry adopt Micro-Electromechanical Systems [MEMS] technology. Other groups involved in the design and prototyping initiative include Heriot Watt University and Strathclyde University, the SemeMEMS open access facility run by Semefab and Coventor Inc.
Lucent drags down Alcatel News & Analysis 7/11/2006 Post a comment A profit warning from Lucent Technologies Inc. hit Alcatel's share price the next day (July 11) on the Paris bourse, even though the French giant announced trading in line with expectations.
CoreOptics closes $28 million VC round News & Analysis 7/10/2006 Post a comment CoreOptics Inc., a developer of 10- and 40-Gbit transponders and subsystems, has closed a $28 million round of financing from new and existing investors, bringing the company's total funding to date to over $68 million.
Lumera gets DARPA contract for electro-optic polymers News & Analysis 7/6/2006 Post a comment Nanotechnology company Lumera Corp. announced Thursday (July 6) that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded a $3.45 million contract to build state-of-the-art electro-optic polymer modulators. An additional $2.43 million contract would follow upon achieving certain objectives, bringing the total to $5.8 million.
British group looks into portable DNA analyzer News & Analysis 7/6/2006 Post a comment Optical integration specialist CIP (Ipswich, England) is partnering with others on a project to integrate micro-fluidics with solid-state and thin-film optics, microwave and electronic technologies that would be used for a portable DNA analyzer to help in crime detection.
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.