Xunlight achieves roll-to-roll photovoltaic manufacture News & Analysis 5/29/2009 Post a comment Xunlight Corp. (Toledo, Ohio), a developer of lightweight, flexible thin-film silicon solar modules, has announced it has demonstrated wide-web, roll-to-roll photovoltaic manufacturing process for the production of thin-film silicon photovoltaic modules.
Web "fun-da-mentals" Power DesignLine Blog 5/27/2009 Post a comment David Wilson, a motion products specialist at Freescale Semiconductor for the past 30 years, has found the Web, and is making it a fun place to be.
SIM cards identified as a growing market News & Analysis 5/27/2009 Post a comment The mobile communications market as a whole may be suffering, notably as regards subscriber growth, but shipments of SIM cards are powering ahead, having reached record levels in 2008 and set to continue growing this year, according to market trackers IMS Research (Wellingborough, England).
Clouds clearing away for PV industry News & Analysis 5/27/2009 Post a comment Despite the current crisis, the German photovoltaics industry sees a bright future. According to industry association BSW-Solar, most companies expect a significant uptrend beginning already in the near future.
Transportation Sector looks to Battery Power Blog 5/26/2009 Post a comment Owen Glubiak guest blogs about the rising importance of batteries to the automotive sector and how, despite the battery being an efficient solution, one must look at the effects this additional draw will have on the electric grid.
Stream of renewable placements may run dry News & Analysis 5/26/2009 Post a comment Recent share placements by renewable energy companies suggest the industry has passed through a financial bottleneck, but investor appetite for further stock sales could vanish as quickly as it surfaced.
Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor Fundamentals Design How-To 5/25/2009 Post a comment Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) motors are gaining popularity and are used in the Appliances, Automotive, Aerospace, Consumer, Medical, Industrial Automation Equipment and Instrumentation areas. This technical paper looks at the fundamentals of these motors, and provides example control applications.
Efficiency record for laser-processed solar cells News & Analysis 5/25/2009 1 comment A team of researchers at the Stuttgart university has achieved an efficiency record for laser-processed solar cells based on crystalline silicon. The manufacturing process is fit for industrial volume production, the research group claims.
Toyota reworks Prius HEV key components News & Analysis 5/25/2009 Post a comment For the third generation of its Prius HEV vehicle, Toyota has reworked and optimized 90 percent of the hybrid drive components. It also has implemented other measures to improve the car's fuel efficiency.
Solyndra wins $115 million solar order News & Analysis 5/25/2009 Post a comment Solyndra Inc. (Fremont, Calif.), a developer of photovoltaic systems, has signed a long-term contract with solar integrator EbitschEnergieTechnik GmbH (Zapfendorf, Germany) worth up to $115 million.
Court reverses ITC in Linear- AnalogicTech spat News & Analysis 5/22/2009 Post a comment A U.S. federal appeals court partially vacated a final determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission that found a patent held by Linear Technology to be invalid, according to statements released by Linear and Advanced Analogic Technologies.
Researchers warn of major flaw in transistor theory News & Analysis 5/22/2009 Post a comment Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S have warned of a fundamental flaw in the understanding of transistor noise, and suggest that unless it is solved, it could stand in the way of developing more efficient, lower powered devices.
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.