Update: Intel debuts optical link for PCs News & Analysis 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.
40Gb Ethernet set to be major feature at ECOC Product News 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.
Ethernet caught in demand/cost squeeze News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
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.