Sharp, Foxconn from LCD venture, say reports News & Analysis 7/18/2011 2 comments Japanese electronics giant Sharp is planning a 50/50 joint venture with contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industries, otherwise known as Foxconn, according to reports that cite a Nikkei as their source.
Samsung, LG fire back at Osram in LED war News & Analysis 7/18/2011 1 comment Samsung LED Co. Ltd. has gone to the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking an injunction against the sale of LED products made by Siemens' Osram subsidiaries. It has also filed a court case in Delaware alleging patent infringement by Osram, according to a Reuters report.
Sicily 'fab' PV plant is its own first customer News & Analysis 7/8/2011 2 comments A building in Catania, Sicily, that was originally constructed by STMicroelectronics to be a 300-mm wafer fab, has been inaugurated as a manufacturing site for photovoltaic panels. And the plant is going to be its own first customer with plans to site a 1-megawatt solar energy farm on the roof of the building that was formerly known as M6.
Solar firm demos flexible military display tech Research 7/4/2011 7 comments PowerFilm Inc., a developer of flexible solar panels, has said it has given a demonstration of a flexible backplane for rollable displays to U.S. government officials. However, the company has not given details of the size, resolution or radius of fold of the backplane.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.