Posts Tagged ‘plasma’

Ho Chi Minh City plans fab

The Vietnam government is planning to set up a fab, following the establishment of a programme called ‘Development of the IC industry of Ho Chi Minh City.’

The programme envisions founding chip company start-up incubators, design and prototyping facilities and a fab.

By 2017, the programme expects to have…

Read More

Touchscreen uses scatter, works with gloves, or anything

Swedish start-up FlatFrog has an in-glass touchscreen that uses scattered light to provide multi-touch. “The capacitive technology used in most competing screens reacts to electronic fields in the screen, hence it responds only to fingertips,” said FlatFrog. “Planar scatter detection [PSD] reacts also to thick gloves, plastic…

Read More

Inside: Heliatek’s organic solar cell

Earlier this week, Dresden-based Heliatek claimed a world organic solar cell efficiency record: 9.8%. Although the record setting cell was 1cm2 and made on glass, the firm is entirely focussed on producing large sheets of solar cells on flexible plastic film that will be integrated into the fabric…

Read More

Colour rendering from LED lighting

See also: Electronics Weekly’s other roundups of content related to LEDs:LED technology – White LEDsLED technology – Coloured LEDsLED technology – LEDs generalLED technology – LEDs Lighting 1LED technology – LEDs Lighting 2LED technology – OLEDs Start to look into LED lighting and quickly it becomes obvious that one type of LED will not…

Read More

Cambridge-based mini projector firm LBO raises $15m

Cambridge-based mini projector firm Light Blue Optics (LBO) has raised $15m. Robert Bosch Venture Capital led the round, which included 3i, Earlybird, Capital-E and the Government’s NESTA fund. “The money will enable LBO to accelerate its product development roadmap across multiple markets including automotive, industrial and consumer…

Read More

Active matrix technology to drive fast OLED growth

After a slower than expected start, the OLED market is about to become significant according to US analysts DisplaySearch who see the $600m OLED market translating into a $7bn market by 2016. Driving the growth is the rise of the active matrix OLED (AMOLED), sales of which overtook passive matrix…

Read More

LED Circuit Diagram – LED strobe has independent delay and duration

High-brightness LEDs, with independent delay and duration, find use in a visual-inspection application. This circuit is not complex, but it saved the day in an application involving visual inspection of the spray pattern of fuel injectors for quality and consistency. In this application, xenon strobe lights did not…

Read More

Top Ten 2008 news stories – NXP, Infineon dominate

At the start of 2009, we take a look back to consider the most-read stories of 2008 – the news articles that proved the most interesting to your fellow readers. Some things do not change, with NXP dominating 2008 as it is already doing with 2009. A number of research…

Read More

Semi equipment sales fall from $54bn to $35bn in two years

Semiconductor equipment sales have fallen from $54bn to $35bn in two years China has failed to emerge as a chip manufacturing nation, to the surprise of industry analysts, says iSuppli, while 2009 will see worldwide spending on new IC manufacturing equipment fall to its lowest level for six years, knocking…

Read More

Freescale not going all-analogue, but more analogue, says Beyer.

See also: Freescale Semiconductor plans investment, but sees consumer confidence falling Freescale Semiconductor is not going to become an analogue company, but it’s going to become more of an analogue company. That was the message of Rich Beyer, chairman and CEO of Freescale, at last week’s Freescale Technology…

Read More