Carbon transistors touted as outperforming amorphous silicon News & Analysis 11/28/2007 1 comment Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are claiming to have perfected a method of making room- temperature transistors that are 100-times faster--as fast a amorphous silicon--by fabricating their channels from thin films of carbon-60, also knows as buckyballs or fullerenes.
Philips strengthens position in 'green' lighting Product News 11/26/2007 Post a comment Royal Philips has entered a definitive agreement to take over luminaries company Genlyte Group Inc, creating North America's largest lighting company. With the move, Philips intends to speed the acceptance of energy efficient lighting solutions in Northern America.
Fuel cell firm raises $4 million News & Analysis 11/26/2007 Post a comment Fuel cell materials company Bac2 Ltd. (Southampton, England) has raised £2 million (about $4 million) from London Seed Capital and a group called London Business Angels.
OSRAM to launch super-bright single-chip SMT LED Product News 11/21/2007 Post a comment OSRAM Opto Semiconductors plans to launch its Diamond DRAGON super-bright LED in January 2008. The LED features brightness of up to 250 lumens, and will be available in whites ranging from 2700 K to 6500 K as well as all monochromatic colors.
Avnet, Emerson ink global distribution deal Product News 11/16/2007 Post a comment Avnet Electronics Marketing and Emerson Network Power have signed a global distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Avnet will distribute the full line of standard and modified standard AC/DC and DC/DC power supplies produced by the Embedded Power division.
LEDs shine as replacement for lightbulb News & Analysis 11/16/2007 Post a comment Researchers create a better white light-emitting diode (LED) by embedding yellow, green and red luminescent nanoparticles into a fluorescent blue polymer matrix and pump the hybrid organic/inorganic material with a near ultra-violet LED.
High-density power supply built for rugged applications Product News 11/14/2007 Post a comment Bravo Electro Components has introduced its XUP series of modular/configurable power supplies that offers a low noise/ripple of less than 10-mV and wide operating temperature of -40°C to +75°C, two key features for sensitive equipment in harsh environments.
Adaptive dimming and adaptive boosting backlight technologies for LCD-TV systems Design How-To 11/14/2007 Post a comment LCD-TV systems need to render video and multi-media images with an optimal front-of-screen performance. They have to meet many requirements, like: contrast, brightness, color, flicker, motion portrayal, viewing angle, dissipation and cost. All these items are directly related to the backlight. In this paper we will show the benefits of adaptive dimming and adaptive boosting technologies, and extend the scope to 2D backlights
DSP-based PFC chips claim lowest harmonic distortion Product News 11/13/2007 Post a comment Marvell's digitally-based 88EM8011 and 88EM8041 power-factor-correction (PFC) controllers, for universal PFC front-end boost conversion, flyback converters, AC/DC LED drivers, ballasts, and TV/monitors, claim the lowest total harmonic distortion in the industry.
Robust Energy - Meter Network with RS-485 Design How-To 11/9/2007 Post a comment Electronic energy meters steadily are replacing the historical, electromechanical meters in industrial plants and commercial buildings. Robust RS-485 differential signaling has become the preferred method of remote data transmission in these harsh and noisy environments.
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.