Design brings multi-touch interface to large displays News & Analysis 4/28/2009 Post a comment Moto Development Group, a San Francisco design house, has demonstrated a technology for bringing a multi-touch interface to large screen displays, claiming its approach can cost effectively scale an iPhone-like capability to LCD displays 60-inches in diagonal or larger.
Market watcher predicts solar cell slump News & Analysis 4/17/2009 Post a comment A steep drop in sales for solar photovoltaic systems this year will create a shakeout, pruning back an overbuilt industry, according to one market research company that projects a return to strong growth in 2011.
Diatoms could triple solar cell efficiency News & Analysis 4/9/2009 1 comment Microscopic algae called diatoms could help triple the electrical output of experimental, dye-sensitized solar cells, according to researchers at Oregon State University and Portland State University.
Solar gear firm announces cuts, preliminary revenue News & Analysis 4/9/2009 Post a comment Solar cell production equipment supplier Amtech Systems said that its workforce has been reduced by 22 percent since its peak on Sept. 30, 2008, and reported preliminary revenue for the fiscal second quarter ended March 31 of $10.5 million.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.