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Report: $2B chip market in alternative energy
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Alternative energy systems and the semiconductors used in them could grow at an annual rate of as much as 40 percent over the next several years, according to a new market research report.
Standards needed to tap smart grid potential
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
The move to so-called smart electric grids will open new opportunities for communications companies in the energy sector, but it will require new standards, according to Jake MacLeod, chief technology officer with Bechtel Communications.
At ESC Silicon Valley, survival's in the bag
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Books, scholarships, games, training, and more, all in a pretty cool Safari bag--yours if you register quickly for ESC Silicon Valley.
2009 EE Times ACE Awards finalists announced
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
See the companies, executives, teams, and others selected as ACE Award finalists.
Stimulus: Energy Department scrambles to build new R&D agency
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2/23/2009   1 comment
Energy Department officials are scrambling to assemble a team that will work out details for creating an agile new research agency that will focus on energy technology R&D.
Netbooks, smart phones: Will the twain meet?
2/23/2009   Post a comment
Conventional laptops and mobile phones remain worlds apart when it comes to cost, size and design metrics.
Study: U.S. photovoltaic costs declining
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2/19/2009   Post a comment
The installed costs of solar photovoltaic power systems in the U.S. declined significantly between 1998 and 2005, but remained relatively flat from 2006 through 2007, according to the results of a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Capteur CMOS 3 Mpixels avec grande profondeur de champ
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2/19/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics annonce les premiers capteurs CMOS disponibles sur le marché à 3 Mpixels, avec un motif Bayers bruts, au format optique ¼ de pouce, et avec profondeur de champ étendue.
Teardown ESC: Oregon Scientific's SmartGlobe Deluxe
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
The SmartGlobe is the first Internet-updatable model of the earth. Check out its innards at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose.
Stimulus breakdown: $43 billion for energy technology
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
The economic stimulus package signed into law by President Obama includes $43 billion in energy spending and tax credits.
Stimulus: DoE readies $4.3 billion for smart grid
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. Department of Energy has 60 days to set up a competitive process to award an estimated $4.3 billion for projects that will upgrade the nation's electric grid as one of the top clean technology provisions of the $787 billion economic stimulus package signed by President Barack Obama.
Trend Communications : Fibre optic testers are inexpensive and easy to use
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2/17/2009   Post a comment
Six fibre optic testers from Trend Communications include optical power meters, attenuators and multimeters, laser sources, fibre identifiers and fault locators, and a PON (Passive Optical Networks) power meter.
Video: Computer science meets the grid
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2/13/2009   Post a comment
Tomorrow's computers need to be designed to meet the energy efficiency needs of growing data centers and the power grid needs to evolve to be more like the Internet, according to Randy Katz, a professor of computer science speaking at an annual gathering of researchers from the University of California at Berkeley.
Photonics specialist Agiltron acquires SensArray IR
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2/12/2009   Post a comment
Photonic components manufacturer Agiltron Inc. said it has acquired the assets of privately-held SensArray Infrared.
Want to connect at ESC? Use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and MyESC
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2/11/2009   2 comments
Embedded systems designers can exchange ideas via Internet-based social networking.
Reflective object sensor housed in miniature package
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2/11/2009   Post a comment
This sensor's IR LED and phototransistor are lensed to extend detection range to 1.0" (25.4mm).
Connect with international press at ESC
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2/9/2009   Post a comment
Spread the news about your products around the world. ESC Silicon Valley has new opportunities to meet the international press.
Free sponsored sessions at ESC deliver real stuff
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2/9/2009   Post a comment
Vendors offer indepth info about Windows' Embedded, nonvolatile memory architectures, and more.
La vision intelligente sur une puce bon marché
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2/9/2009   Post a comment
Un nouveau composant intelligent intègrant un DSP et un capteur d'image CMOS va faire baisser le côut des systèmes de vision dans l'éléctronique automobile, industrielle et grand public selon le CSEM.
Esolo "MP4": Apple Nano clone adds some extras
2/9/2009   1 comment
External branding of the multimedia player is Esolo, from a Houston-based importer Esolo Digital who claims to be aligned with "over 100 factories in China".
Video: Startup's founder describes 'black silicon'
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2/5/2009   Post a comment
James Carey, co-founder of SiOnyx, talks about "black silicon," a material he developed that boasts more than 100 times the sensitivity of silicon, detects energy from the ultraviolet to the short-wave infrared bands, operates at a low voltage bias and, at less than 0.5 micron, is extremely thin.
Thin-film solar said to outperform crystalline
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2/3/2009   1 comment
Thin-film module makers claim their solar cells are not only cheaper, but could outperform expensive crystalline solar cells in many climates.
Light-sensing photodiode reacts like human eye for auto safety applications
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Sensor reacts to light like the human eye to allow automatic control of LCD brightness and keypad backlighting and to enable automotive safety and driver comfort features.
Xenics and Quadrox cooperate on thermal imaging and video management
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Xenics thermal imaging cameras are now available integrated with Quadrox standards-based platform of video management software.

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