Kyocera to acquire LCD facility from Sony News & Analysis 3/31/2010 Post a comment Kyocera Corp. has agreed to acquire a part of Sony Mobile Display Corp.'s thin-film transistor liquid crystal display design and manufacturing business. The amount Kyocera is spending was not disclosed.
Report: India plans wafer fab for LED lighting News & Analysis 3/25/2010 Post a comment De Core Nanosemiconductors Ltd. is planning to spend about 900 crore rupees (about $200 million) building a wafer fab for LEDs in Gandhinagar, Gujurat in the west of India, according to a Business Standard report.
Philips, researchers light up clothes with LEDs Product News 3/15/2010 6 comments Philips and several European research institutes have formed an initiative to design LED lighting into a wide variety of consumer products under the so-called PLACE-it program that has won nearly $15 million in funding from the European Commission under its Seventh Framework Program.
Chip firm makes solar cells on RF production kit News & Analysis 3/15/2010 Post a comment RF Micro Devices Inc., a provider of radio frequency integrated circuits for wireless communications applications, has claimed that it has manufactured the industry's first photovoltaic cell using high-volume six-inch gallium arsenide (GaAs) semiconductor production machinery.
Email: Is there still room for startups in WSN? News & Analysis 3/12/2010 2 comments A postgraduate student from Newscastle in the northeast of England writes asking if there is room left for startups to make an impact in wireless sensor networks. If so, he asks that the industry to save a space for him while he finishes his PhD.
Audio codecs, algorithms target the ARM Cortex-M4 Product News 3/10/2010 Post a comment Ittiam Systems has announced audio processing software for the ARM Cortex-M4 processor, including a fully optimized implementation of MP3 and WMA decoders, complemented by a set of audio effects and acoustic processing algorithms.
ESC: Panel to debate wireless sensor networks News & Analysis 3/4/2010 4 comments A panel of experts has been drawn together to discuss the future of wireless sensor networks at the Embedded Systems Conference, which take place April 26 to 29 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
NXP in talks on solar cell manufacture at Nijmegen News & Analysis 3/1/2010 Post a comment NXP BV is in talks on the possibility of converting a 6-inch wafer fab at Nijmegen, The Netherlands, to solar cell manufacture. The company does not wish to make solar cells itself but is interested in bringing a partner onto its Nijmegen site, according to CEO Rick Clemmer.
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.