Osram Morphs from Lightbulbs to Optoelectronics
News & Analysis 1/23/2018 Post a comment
Aldo Kamper’s seven-year career as CEO of Osram Opto Semiconductors neatly overlaps the transformation of parent company Osram over the last decade. Basic semiconductor technologies– developed and manufactured by his team – have been critical to Osram’s recent growth.
Quad Cam Vision for Robocars Comes to CES
News & Analysis 1/3/2018 1 comment
Foresight Automotive is coming to the Consumer Electronics Show next week to demonstrate the company’s new automotive vehicle vision technology, called QuadSight, consisting of four cameras including two pairs of stereoscopic infrared and day cameras.
The Outlook for Robocar Sensors in 2018
News & Analysis 1/2/2018 Post a comment
For highly automated vehicles to track their surroundings, they must rely on a range of sensors, including cameras, radar, ultrasound, GPS antennas and lidars. EE Times lists sensor companies we think might impact the robocar development in 2018.
Velodyne Pads Lead in Lidar Derby
News & Analysis 11/29/2017 1 comment
Velodyne LiDAR is still lapping the field in an embryonic but increasingly competitive lidar market, an advantage that grew when it unveiled a new 128-channel lidar sensor. The VLS-128 boasts range and resolution that other lidars have not offered.
17 Views of Mobile World Congress
Slideshow 9/15/2017 Post a comment
Carriers and their suppliers showed efforts in Gbit 5G and Kbit IoT networks and the handsets, smartwatches and nodes that ride them at Mobile World Congress Americas.
MicroLED Pits Big Apple vs. Tiny LED Chips
News & Analysis 9/15/2017 5 comments
The emergence of new display technology such as microLED will change not only the face of mobile devices but also the Who’s Who of the display industry. The race is involving big guns like Google, Apple and Huawei.
Facebook Shows Smartphone AI
News & Analysis 9/1/2017 4 comments
Facebook demoed neural network inference in smartphones at its @Scale event, where a researcher described work on DNA storage.
13 Views of Sensors Expo 2017
Slideshow 6/30/2017 2 comments
Sensors Expo showed the broadening range of motion, environmental, biological and other sensors flooding the emerging Internet of Things and wearables markets.
Data Growth Drives 5G, Cloud
Blog 6/7/2017 Post a comment
Traffic to the cloud is doubling each year, driving demand for new technologies for everything from the RF front end of mobile phones to the architecture of data centers.
18 Views of an AR World
Slideshow 6/2/2017 8 comments
Lenovo, Intel, Microsoft, Sony, and Epson, along with basement startups, were among hundreds of exhibitors showing products for augmented reality.
HPE Builds Big Data Server
News & Analysis 5/16/2017 4 comments
Hewlett Packard Enterprise built its first full-scale version of the Machine, a 160-TByte research prototype to test benefits of a big main memory.
Optical Industry Needs Automation
Blog 5/15/2017 1 comment
For many years, the optical communications industry has been getting by with artisan techniques, but we are approaching a time when vendors must automate.
OFC Debates Road to Photonic ICs
News & Analysis 3/23/2017 3 comments
An OFC keynoter made the case for indium phosphide photonic ICs, but analysts said that silicon photonics has bigger backers for merging optics and electronics.
EUV in Focus at Photonics West
News & Analysis 1/25/2017 3 comments
Researchers at Photonics West will discuss advances in a 250W light source for EUV lithography, new infrared cameras and Li-Fi, data communications using LED lights.
15 Views from a Silicon Summit
Slideshow 1/16/2017 4 comments
Moore’s law may last longer than originally thought, although semiconductor revenues remain stuck in mid-single-digit growth, said speakers at ISS.
Macom Buys Applied for Comms
News & Analysis 11/21/2016 1 comment
Macom has bid $770 million for Applied with plans to sell off its X-Gene ARM server SoC unit but cherish its "gold nugget" of networking chips.
15 Views of Printed Electronics
Slideshow 11/21/2016 10 comments
Printed electronics showed progress in manufacturing gear and processes, e-textiles, sensors, batteries, and printed NFC tags at the IDTechEx event.
Sunic System Promises 2,250ppi OLEDs for VR
News & Analysis 8/31/2016 Post a comment
At the 16th International Meeting on Information Display (IMID 2016) held in South Korea, OLED deposition equipment manufacturer Sunic System unveiled its technical solution for the production of 11K (2,250 ppi) AMOLEDs.
Renesas to Exit Microwave Device Biz
News & Analysis 8/3/2016 Post a comment
Renesas plans to stop the production and supply of microwave devices, shutting down the business in the summer of 2018. Renesas' microwave device division has been pulling back from product development for some time.
VR Helps Treat Poor Vision
Blog 7/20/2016 1 comment
Five students supported by an IEEE program used a VR system to create a fun and inexpensive way to treat a vision problem in young people.
Google To Acquire Image Recognition Startup
News & Analysis 7/7/2016 Post a comment
Google announced a deal to buy image-recognition startup Moodstocks. Created in 2009, the French startup first introduced on-device image recognition in 2012, enabling smartphones to recognize whatever their camera sees.
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