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Exciton transistors inch toward commercialization
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Researchers have refined the materials mix and architecture of excitonic transistors to permit economical operation at 125 degrees Kelvin, which they say is attainable with inexpensive liquid nitrogen.
Update: Intel debuts optical link for PCs
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9/23/2009   2 comments
Intel Corp. wants to consolidate all the wired connections on your PC to a single 10 Gbit/second optical cable it calls Light Peak that it plans to support in silicon sometime next year working with Sony Corp.'s Viao group and other unnamed partners.
CIP claims breakthrough performance for integrated SOA-EAM
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
CIP Technologies (Martlesham Heath, England) has unveiled a monolithically integrated reflective amplifier-modulator for wavelength division multiplexing and DWDM networking applications.
40Gb Ethernet set to be major feature at ECOC
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
40GbE transceivers and other parts, including testers, are set to be a major talking point at both the exhibitor stands and conferences at this week's European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Vienna, Austria.
Phyworks integrates more functions into 10G transceiver
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
Optical component specialist Phyworks (Bristol, England) has started sampling a single chip transceiver in CMOS that integrates a temperature sensor and diagnostic reporting.
Next steps for Ethernet. Join the conversation
9/17/2009   1 comment
We want to hear your comments on what's the next big step for Ethernet--400 Gbits/second or a terabit rate.
Optical Ethernet eyes low power, higher speeds
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9/16/2009   Post a comment
Engineers are exploring ways to make optical Ethernet networks run at lower power, higher speeds and even over backplanes, according to presentations at a meeting of the Ethernet Alliance.
e2v targets 1.3MP and 2MP sensors at industrial apps
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9/16/2009   Post a comment
Image sensor specialist e2v (Chelmsford, England) will start shipping by the end of this year a range of 1.3MP CMOS sensors targeting industrial applications and having embedded features.
Ethernet caught in demand/cost squeeze
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9/16/2009   1 comment
In one of the central ironies of the Internet era, popular Web sites and service providers are driving bandwidth requirements through the roof while pushing the costs of systems through the floor, according to presentations from Facebook engineers and others at a meeting of the Ethernet Alliance.
Groups partner for OLED printing materials
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9/8/2009   Post a comment
OLED specialist Novaled AG (Dresden, Germany) and Plextronics (Pittsburgh, PA.), which focuses on conductive organic inks, are teaming to develop doped and solution processed organic materials for high performance printing of OLED devices.
OneChip readies EPON transceivers
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9/7/2009   Post a comment
Photonics chip startup OneChip Photonics Inc. (Ottawa, Canada) has started sampling to selected customers and potential partners its Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) transceivers, targeting optical line terminals and optical network units.
Nanoscale laser harnesses plasmons
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9/1/2009   Post a comment
What is being billed as the world's smallest semiconductor laser boasts a 5-nm active region that is 20 times smaller than the wavelength of the light it emits, according to university researchers.
Thales launches technology prize for ideas from Scottish universities
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9/1/2009   Post a comment
Thales UK has announced the launch of its second Thales Scottish Technology Prize. This year, the company is looking for creative and innovative ideas in the areas of data and image processing and their associated applications.

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