Voltage regulation IC market powered down in '07 - analyst News & Analysis 1/31/2008 Post a comment The global voltage regulation IC market, which over the past few years has enjoyed growth in the 10 to 15 percent range, only managed to increase by 5 percent in 2007, to more than $7 bn, according to the latest analysis from IMS Research (Wellingborough, England).
World's darkest material comes to light News & Analysis 1/28/2008 1 comment What's claimed to be the world's darkest material is composed of vertical arrays of carbon nanotubes, aiming to boost the sensitivity/efficiency of solar panels, infrared sensors and astronomical observatories.
High-current inductors provide EMI protection Product News 1/25/2008 Post a comment Datatronic Distribution has developed the DR370-1, -2 and -3 series radial-leaded inductors provide EMI protection for electronic equipment -- used in lightning prone, and other high-voltage areas and/or high-reliability environments.
A Practical Guide to Selecting and Applying RFID Tags Design How-To 1/16/2008 2 comments Followers of the ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui attest to its effects on health, wealth and personal relationships. Practitioners of RFID are equally well served by following the guidelines of "Tag Feng Shui" to place and arrange RFID tags to achieve optimal read performance.
Smart fabric specialist bought from administrator News & Analysis 1/10/2008 Post a comment Peratech Limited (Richmond, Yorkshire, England) has bought, for an undisclosed sum, the assets of Eleksen from Deloittes, the accountancy group that was appointed administrator of the developer of electrically conductive sensor fabrics in October 2007.
Famous photonics names set to disappear News & Analysis 1/9/2008 Post a comment Some famous global names in the optoelectronics and photonics sectors are set to disappear later this month when Gooch & Housego plc (Ilminster, England) celebrates its 60th anniversary with a major integration of its various component operating companies.
Sensor design gets systematic News & Analysis 1/4/2008 Post a comment EEs invent a unified framework for designing new nanoscale sensors using nanotubes, nanowires, nanocomposites and nanonets, with surprising results.
AlSiC base plates target IGBT modules Product News 1/2/2008 Post a comment CPS Technologies has introduced base plates, based on its AlSiC metal matrix composite material, for IGBT modules used in high-power traction, power control, hybrid electric vehicle power systems, and fly-by-wire applications.
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.