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SENSORS - CMOS image sensor has pipelined snapshot shutter capability
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12/30/2009   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor's new 1.3-Mega-Pixel VITA 1300 image sensors deliver 150 fps at full resolution and has pipelined snapshot shutter capability.
Taiwanese solar cell maker to buy GE Energy plant
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12/29/2009   Post a comment
Motech Industries, the Taiwan-based solar cell manufacturer that is 20 percent owned by chip foundry TSMC, said it signed an agreement to acquire GE Energy's Delaware solar module assembly operation. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Germany launches national OLED research project
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12/29/2009   1 comment
Germany's BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) is providing support for a 14.7 million euro (about $21 million) project called So-Light, intended to accelerate the application of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) for lighting and signage.
The 10 most popular stories of 2009
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12/29/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top ten stories for 2009 as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Tuesday, Dec. 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Broadlight, Ralink team on home gateway reference
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12/28/2009   Post a comment
BroadLight Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.), a supplier of software and silicon for gigabit passive optical networks (GPONs), has announced the integration of BroadLight's BL2348 residential gateway IC with the RT3062 300-Mbps 802.11n Wi-Fi chip from Ralink Technology Corp. (Hsinchu Taiwan).
Power Paper, GE team on OLED lighting
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
Power Paper Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel), a group developing thin and flexible micro-power source technology and devices, is working with GE Global Research, the technology development arm for the General Electric Company to develop self-powered OLED lighting devices.
LG forms OLED patent administrator, says report
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
LG Electronics Inc. is reported to be forming a company to manage licenses and royalties for its patents in the area of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and OLED displays, according to the Korea IT Times.
Universities gear up for smart grid training
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. Department of Energy is evaluating dozens of proposals from universities and others seeking $100 million in grants to train tomorrow's engineers and technicians for as many as 30,000 new jobs that could be needed over the next few years as today's electric grid transitions to a digital network.
European Investment Bank provides EUR 500 million for solar projects in France and Italy
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a memorandum of understanding to set up an innovative financing structure for an EDF EN solar photovoltaic projects portfolio in France and Italy which will see EIB allocating EUR 500 million in funds.
Road to electro-mobility is paved with good intentions
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
It is an obvious fact. Society seeks electro-mobility for the future. But, to ensure customers' adoption, the electric vehicles (EVs) will have to be completely affordable.
EnOcean gains new funding to develop energy-autonomous wireless technology
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
EnOcean GmbH has completed its fourth round of financing which will give the company a boost of eight million Euros to fund the development of energy-autonomous wireless technology and expand the company's international market presence.
European biometrics market booming, says analyst
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Biometrics in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) earned 216.1 million euro in 2008 (about $300 million) and is anticipated to reach 1,058.0 million euro by 2015 (about $1.5 billion), according to market research firm Frost & Sullivan.
Study: Indian companies not using innovation to reposition themselves
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
A study of R & D in ICT has found that Indian companies are not using innovation to position themselves higher in the value chain. They also innovate mostly with clients and customers and are mostly short-term oriented in this too.
Longwave 640x480 pixels 17-micron format infrared detector
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12/11/2009   2 comments
Infrared vision specialist ULIS will introduce a new longwave 640x480 pixels 17-micron format infrared detector to fill the gap between IR camera makers' needs for high-resolution and system compactness in imaging devices.
Soitec goes solar with Fraunhofer spinoff purchase
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12/11/2009   Post a comment
Seeking to expand on the solar energy market, French SOI specialist Soitec SA (Bernin, France) announced it has acquired Concentrix Solar GmbH, German provider of concentrated photovoltaic solar systems.
U.K. appoints managers for $500 million national VC fund
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
The U.K. government has appointed Hermes Private Equity and the European Investment Fund as managers for the UK Innovation Investment Fund.
U.K. launches national plastic electronics initiative
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
The U.K. government has launched a national strategy for plastic electronics and alongside it the government-backed Technology Strategy Board has announced an £8 million (about $13 million) investment in plastic electronics technologies.
OLED market to hit $6.7 billion in 2014, says analyst
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
The market for Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) lighting and displays will grow from $615 million in 2008 to more than $6,700 million in 2014 according to market research company IntertechPira (Leatherhead, England).
Norway invests $9.0 million in solar cell re-user
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
Norwegian national investment company Investinor AS (Trondheim, Norway) is investing NOK51.7 million (about $9.0 million) in the solar cell and module maker Innotech Solar AS (Narvik, Norway). Employees joining the company have also invested NOK2.3 million (about $400,000).
'Perfect wafer' ups solar power density
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
Comtec Solar and NSP 's 'perfect wafer' enables cell and panel makers to increase the active area and hence the amount of electricity generated.
Optical tools address solar cell market needs
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
Ocean Optics has unveiled optical-sensing systems and components addressing the photovoltaic solar cell market needs - from characterization of the thin films comprising such cells to measurement of the spectral output of solar simulators.
TSMC to buy 20% stake in solar cell maker
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has said it will pay NT$6.2 billion (about $192 million) for a 20 percent stake in Motech Industries Inc. (Tainan, Taiwan).
Day of the Indian engineer
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12/9/2009   17 comments
Indian engineers can have their day under the sun soon blessed as they are with advantages such as low average age, desirous of staying current on news and continuing technical education and are not blinkered by age-old methods, according to a senior Mentor Graphics executive.
U.S. starts fellows program in energy
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) is looking for a few high voltage power engineers and scientists for its new R&D arm--the Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy—which announced it is taking nominations for a new fellows program.
IEDM: IMEC picks up on vibrations to harvest energy
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12/9/2009   Post a comment
A MEMS piezoelectric harvesting device used to power a wireless sensor node is purported to generate a record 85¼W electrical power from vibrations.
U.S. accelerates battery R&D, green patents
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12/7/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. government will provide more funds for battery research and accelerate some green technology patent applications as part of a set of announcements made days before the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
Osram introduces first OLED lighting panel
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12/3/2009   Post a comment
Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH (Regensburg, Germany) has said it is introducing its first OLED lighting panel, a unit called Orbeos.


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