IR emitter designed for speed and low power consumption Product News 8/26/2004 Post a comment Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced a new high-speed LED infrared (IR) emitter that features high radiant intensity, high speed and low forward voltage. Based on the company's high-power aluminum gallium arsenide (AlGaAs) LED technology, the new HSDL-4261 IR emitter from Agilent's Semiconductor Products Group provides manufacturers with a low-cost illumination source suitable for a broad range of applications from communication devices and IR LANs to consumer products such as optical mice,
Stratos Lightwave performs testing and eval services for opto systems Product News 8/25/2004 Post a comment Stratos Lightwave LLC has announced new services for performance testing and verification of opto-electronic products and systems used in harsh operating environments, specifically for military, commercial aviation, or industrial applications. These product testing and evaluation services provide optical system designers with validation of proper optical performance, environmental testing, and failure analysis.
Axsys to produce optics for Webb telescope Product News 8/19/2004 Post a comment Axsys Technologies Inc. (Rocky Hill, Conn.) has received a $18.6 million definitive contract from Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp. to produce beryllium optical substrates for the James Webb Space Telescope.
Metal matrix composite addresses reliability and cost issues Product News 8/13/2004 Post a comment CPS Corp. says its new metal matrix composite packaging material provides a highly reliable and cost-effective solution for the housing, interconnection and thermal management of microelectronic, optoelectronic and power electronic devices. The aluminum silicon carbide (AlSiC) metal matrix composite allows for tailored or controlled coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE). This means the isotropic CTE value of AlSiC can be adjusted for specific applications by modifying the Al-metal/SiC particula
Agilent sees growth slowing after strong quarter News & Analysis 8/12/2004 Post a comment Agilent Technologies Inc. reported net earnings of $100 million on sales of $1.89 billion in the fiscal third quarter ended July 31, compared to a net loss of $1.56 billion on sales of $1.89 billion in the year-ago fiscal third quarter.
Cree to expand North Carolina plant, add 300 jobs Product News 8/10/2004 Post a comment Cree Inc. (Durham, N.C.) said it would expand its manufacturing and research and development operations in Research Triangle Park, spending $300 million in plant and equipment improvements while adding at least 300 new jobs over the next five years.
IR emitters improve radiant intensity by up to 43% Product News 8/9/2004 Post a comment Targeting emerging automotive, consumer and industrial applications, Vishay Intertechnology's next-generation family of high-speed infrared emitters combines high-speed performance with significant improvements in radiant intensity. Built on double hetero chip GaAlAs/GaAlAs technology, the new IR emitters offer improvements of up to 43% in radiant intensity compared with previous generation devices, which extends the range and reliability of infrared data transmission and light barrier systems i
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.