Taiwanese solar cell maker to buy GE Energy plant News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Universities gear up for smart grid training News & Analysis 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 biometrics market booming, says analyst News & Analysis 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.
Norway invests $9.0 million in solar cell re-user News & Analysis 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).
Optical tools address solar cell market needs Product News 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 News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 Product News 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.
U.S. accelerates battery R&D, green patents Product News 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.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.