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posted in July 2006
Infrared LED delivers 100-degree beam angle
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7/20/2006   Post a comment
OPTEK Technology has expanded its IR SMD product line with the introduction of an 880 nm wavelength IR LED that delivers a 100-degree beam angle.
'MOMS' boost DLP applications
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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.
Optocoupler suits industrial and office networks
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7/19/2006   Post a comment
Avago Technologies targets developers of Ethernet switch boxes used in industrial and office networks with its high-speed, low-power ACPL-M60L digital optocoupler.
Making sense of light sensors
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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
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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.
Optical Communication Products acquires GigaComm
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7/14/2006   Post a comment
Optical Communication Products Inc. has agreed to acquire privately-held GigaComm Corp., a Taiwan-based supplier of passive optical network (PON) fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) components, for $20 million in cash.
Low-end 8-bit MCUs enable high-brightness automotive LED control
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7/13/2006   Post a comment
Basic controllers cut automotive electronics cost for displays, signals, and illumination. Switched-mode regulation controls dimming while running LEDs at maximum efficiency.
Lucent drags down Alcatel
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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
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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.
Sensors enable advanced automotive features
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7/7/2006   Post a comment
Vishay adds three ambient light sensors to its optoelectronics portfolio that allow automatic control of LCD brightness and enable several advanced automotive driver comfort and safety features.
Optical device could help read most disk formats
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7/7/2006   Post a comment
Ricoh said it has developed an optical component that reads and writes all disk formats--Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD, as well as DVD and CD--with one pickup and one objective lens.
Lumera gets DARPA contract for electro-optic polymers
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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.
Reflective optical encoder offers higher 212 LPI resolution
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7/6/2006   Post a comment
Avago Technologies offers a higher resolution option for the AEDR-8300 series of reflective optical encoders, targeting consumer and industrial applications.
British group looks into portable DNA analyzer
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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.
VCSELs offer better long distance visibility, clarity
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
Offering long distance visibility and low power consumption for security camera applications, OPTEK's OPV330 VCSEL series uses lower drive currents to achieve the same power output levels as conventional infrared LEDs.


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