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Bluetooth headset turns to SUN and goes green
9/29/2008   Post a comment
Last year, I purchased a hands-free Bluetooth car kit as a Christmas gift for a family member who, as a sales rep, spends significant time talking in her car. Worried for her safety as she drives with one hand on the wheel and the other around a cell phone, I initially felt a sense of pride as she unwrapped a gift that demonstrated concern for her well-being. Sometimes, however, a buzz can be short-lived. After a quick explanation of what the gift was, I could see a bit of uneasiness creep in as
Intelligent cameras enable fast image data transmission
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Eltec has developed an innovative camera concept. The scalable multi-channel solution can process up to 32 cameras on one basic unit and the Ethernet patch cables guarantee industry-compatible and low-cost cabling.
Syntune targets next-generation optical nets
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
The European Commission has turned to Syntune AB to help develop next- generation wavelength-division multiplexing passive optical networks.
Euro investment bank in talks with Indian cleantech sector
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
Europe's leading private banking group is in talks with Indian clean technology companies to offer investment services and to help them list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Ovum sees continued optical components growth
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
Ovum reports a 5 percent sequential growth in optical components, and 23 percent growth over second quarter 2007.
Temperature range extended for magnetosensors
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
Univerity of Chicago researchers think they have a solution to overheating engine sensors: polycrystalline indium antimonide magnetosensors.
Days getting sunnier for solar in Silicon Valley
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
When it comes to the emerging U.S. solar technology industry, there's no contest: Silicon Valley shines the brightest.
Group pushes Internet Protocol for sensor nets
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
Proponents of Internet Protocol for sensors networks have formed the IP for Smart Objects Alliance which already has kicked off work on setting an interoperability standard for running IPv6 on nets based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard.
Germany, Korea eclipse U.S. in solar
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9/12/2008   1 comment
It's a sunnier climate for solar equipment makers in Germany and South Korea than in the U.S., according to presentations from leaders of the three hot spots competing for global investment from the emerging green tech industry.
MEMC shutting down operations ahead of hurricane
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9/11/2008   Post a comment
Silicon wafer supplier MEMC Electronic Materials is shutting down its manufacturing facility in Pasadena, Texas, as a safety precaution in preparation for Hurricane Ike. Operations will likely resume early next week.
Diverse researchers see the light in green applications
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9/10/2008   Post a comment
Photonics developers in diverse fields meet at inaugural "Green Photonics Forum" to share power-saving strategies.
Green photonics could dominate a $345 billion market by 2015
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9/10/2008   Post a comment
Optoelectronics Industry Development Association sees common energy-reduction strategies for solar-cell, LED, and communication components in photonic industry.
Korea gears up for solar market
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9/10/2008   Post a comment
Korean display giants including Samsung and LG Electronics will join the global rush to make photovoltaic solar cells starting next year, accelerating a cost reduction drive that some say will look like the DRAM market on steroids.
CCD image sensor delivers 1080p resolution at 60 fps
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9/9/2008   Post a comment
Eastman Kodak Company has developed a CCD image sensor, based on its latest Interline CCD technology, which enables HD image capture for industrial and broadcast video markets.
1A phototriac eliminates need for separate power TRIAC
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9/3/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has released an integrated power phototriac that outputs currents up to 1A to drive resistive and inductive loads.
IC polysilicon demand softening, MEMC warns
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9/3/2008   Post a comment
Silicon wafer supplier MEMC Electronic Materials warned of "increased softness in demand" from semiconductor manufacturers, primarily due to inventory reduction initiatives.
Suntech inks polysilicon supply agreement
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9/2/2008   Post a comment
China's Suntech Power Holdings, a supplier of photovoltaic cells and modules, has signed a seven-year, $750 million polysilicon supply agreement with DC Chemical, a chemicals producer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

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