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Organic solar cell startup raises $27 million
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Heliatek GmbH (Dresden, Germany), a startup developing organic solar cells, has raised $27 million in a second round of financing, with which it plans to build a manufacturing facility.
Infineon extends energy efficient lighting IC portfolio
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG is extending its portfolio of energy efficient lighting ICs with a new family of low cost linear LED drivers.
60 GHz reflective electro-absorption modulator claims world first
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
CIP Technologies has released a combined modulation and photodetection transducer capable of working at up to 60 GHz — designated 60G-R-EAM-1550.
Texas Instruments spin-off files for $500 million IPO
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
Sensata Technologies Holding BV, a vendor of sensors and controls used in the automotive and aerospace industries, has filed for an IPO that would raise $500 million.
LED maker Seoul raises $248 million
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. has announced that it and its affiliate company, Seoul Optodevice Co. Ltd., have raised $248 million by way of a share issue.
Soitec builds growth strategy on 4 pillars, says CEO
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
The end of 2009 is fast approaching, and there is no better time to assess the year's achievements and highlight priorities for the coming year, and even years. At a press conference last week in Paris, André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé, president and CEO of Soitec SA (Bernin, France), said the company has the financial resources it needs to seize market opportunities and has built its growth strategy on four pillars.
U.S. pumps another $620M into smart grid projects
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11/24/2009   1 comment
The U.S. government has announced a second and final round of economic stimulus grants aimed at accelerating the transition to a smart electric grid with Boeing and two up-and-coming battery makers among the winners of a total of $620 million in grants from the Department of Energy to 32 projects mainly organized by electric utilities.
Ten technologies, seven predictions lead weekly story ranking
11/20/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 15, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 20. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Video: Al Gore stumps for smart grid
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11/20/2009   1 comment
In between takes of guest appearances on TV's "30 Rock," Nobel prize winner and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore swept into Silicon Valley Thursday to stump for the smart electric grid and help hand out awards to technologists honored for their work in social justice.
Magic microphone: All smoke, no mirrors
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11/19/2009   1 comment
To get around the dynamic range issues of current microphone pickups, Schwartz Engineering and Design has devised a laser-based pickup that detects voice-induced 'distortions' in a flowing stream of smoke and that then relies on proprietary digital signal processing to translate those distortions into audio. And it works!
Video: VC John Doerr bullish on smart grid
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
The smart grid promises to be in some ways similar to and even bigger than the Internet, according to veteran venture capitalist John Doerr, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers who helped fund Google and but now focuses on green technology.
Ten emerging technologies to watch in 2010
11/18/2009   6 comments
EE Times has compiled a list of emerging technologies that we think will be worth watching out for in 2010.
Accounting glitch may force SunPower to restate
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11/17/2009   Post a comment
Solar panel provider SunPower might restate financial results from 2009 and 2008 after the discovery of possible accounting irregularities, the company said.
PV market continues to suffer from glut, iSuppli says
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Despite a surprisingly strong demand in Germany, the global solar panel market suffers from extreme oversupply. For the next few quarters, much will depend on the demand development in Germany as the world's largest single solar panel market, finds a study from market researcher iSuppli.
EnOcean Alliance reveals first open specification for battery-less wireless sensors
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11/12/2009   Post a comment
The first global, open specification for energy harvesting wireless sensors which ensures interoperability between products of different manufacturers is to be published by The EnOcean Alliance.
Startup formed to offer liquid crystal OLED materials
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11/11/2009   Post a comment
Polar OLED Ltd. (Leeds, England) is a startup formed by researchers from the University of Hull to commercialize liquid crystal OLED technology and intellectual property developed there. The company, founded in November 2008, has received venture capital from IP Group plc although the amount was not been disclosed.
Toppan, Casio to form OLED display venture
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11/11/2009   Post a comment
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. and Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. have agreed to form a joint venture to make organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays.
TI, Fullpower team for mobile motion sensing
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11/11/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas, Texas) has announced a collaboration with Fullpower Technologies Inc. (Santa Cruz, Calif.) to bring motion sensing and gesture recognition to portable equipment.
Demand uptick strains supply chain, says analyst
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11/11/2009   Post a comment
Prices for most categories of electronics parts rose in the third quarter compared to the second, according to market research firm iSuppli. But because of uncertainty regarding fourth-quarter demand levels, component makers are reluctant to expand capacity or build inventories, placing strains on the global electronics supply chain, according to the firm.
Academic wins $550,000 prize for blue LED work
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11/10/2009   Post a comment
The Inamori Foundation (Kyoto, Japan) has presented its 25th annual Kyoto Prize for technology, which includes a gift of about $550,000, to semiconductor scientist Isamu Akasaki for his work developing the blue light emitting diode.
NXP ICs power LED-based street lighting in Andhra Pradesh
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11/9/2009   Post a comment
NXP ICs have been used in lighting streets in two towns in Andhra Pradesh in south India.
Mitsubishi deal brings professor's LED patent haul to $27 million
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11/6/2009   Post a comment
Mitsubishi has agreed terms with Professor Gertrude Neumark Rothschild, professor emeritus at Columbia University, New York, over her assertion that Mitsubishi and dozens of other electronics manufacturers in Asia and Europe violated her patents for producing light emitting diodes and laser diodes.
Accelerometer propels HP into sensor networks
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11/5/2009   Post a comment
A secret side project for a Hewlett-Packard engineer has quietly spawned an ultra-sensitive accelerometer that the PC giant hopes to leverage to propel it into sensor networks, an emerging market it sees as the next big wave of computing.
Miniature solar panels come to mobile telephones
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11/5/2009   Post a comment
Sharp is diversifying its solar component portfolio to address a wide range of mobile applications, such as mobile phones. However, integrating miniature solar panels into mobile telephones is just the beginning — further applications include all network-independent and mobile applications in particular.
EE Times' Top 10 women in microelectronics
11/4/2009   Post a comment
EE Times has compiled an international list that celebrates women who are business and technology leaders in microelectronics.
AdaptivEnergy, GainSpan link on energy harvesting Wi-Fi nodes
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
Energy harvesting company AdaptivEnergy Inc. (Hampton Roads, Va.) and GainSpan Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), a developer of Wi-Fi sensor network technology, have entered into a technology development partnership. Parts Search

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