Sharp calls for tougher wage cuts News & Analysis 9/14/2012 1 comment Japan's troubled Sharp Corp. has asked its labor union to agree a 7 percent cut in wages for the general work force and the company is imposing a 10 percent cut in managers' salaries.
Improving medical imaging with direct radiography Design How-To 9/10/2012 3 comments Traditional analog X-ray imaging systems is being replaced by Direct Radiography. The DR X-ray image is available within seconds after exposure of the patient and can be distributed immediately for consultation with medical experts anywhere. This article focuses on design challenges with respect to digital X-ray flat panel detectors.
Infrared LEDs for camera systems Design How-To 9/7/2012 1 comment This article explains that powerful infrared LEDs, or IRED, facilitate compact illumination units for video and CCTV systems on infrared basis. They reduce the cost for packages, optics, reflectors and production.
Sharp mortgages factories to keep going News & Analysis 9/6/2012 5 comments Japan's troubled Sharp Corp. has mortgaged nearly all of its domestic factories and offices, including one making liquid crystal displays for Apple products, to secure loans, according to a Reuters report.
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.