After three consecutive quarters of red ink, the global market for LCD-TV panels returned to profitability in the second half of 2009, paving the way for a resumption of revenue growth in 2010, according to iSuppli Corp.
In a groundbreaking effort, IMS Research has released the first market research report characterizing the supply side of white and RGB LED production used for high brightness (HB) LEDs. HB LEDs, including GaN and InGaN, have been experiencing record breaking growth from early 2009 as a result of the rapid shift to LEDs in notebook displays. While this growth continues to accelerate, other markets are also increasingly migrating to LEDs such as signaling, very large outdoor displays, digital billboards, personal lighting, automotive and industrial.
A recent survey of solar cell/photovoltaic device researchers and manufacturers working in government, university-based, and corporate labs and manufacturing facilities indicates distinct differences in testing methods and priorities among respondents from Asia, North America, and Europe. Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE: KEI) conducted the study during Summer 2009 using a by-invitation-only online survey generating 564 responses. A white paper summarizing the results is available for downloading at no charge from Keithley's website at: http://www.keithley.com/data?asset=52794.
Researchers in the Electro-Optics Center (EOC) Materials Division at Penn State have produced 100 mm diameter graphene wafers, a key milestone in the development of graphene for next generation high-power, high-frequency electronic devices. Graphene is the two-dimensional form of graphite and consists of tightly bound carbon atoms in a hexagonal arrangement resembling chicken wire. With its remarkable physical, chemical and structural properties, graphene is being studied worldwide for electronics, displays, solar cells, sensors, and hydrogen storage.
Intense Ltd, developer of next generation semiconductor lasers, systems and solutions, and Compound Semiconductor Technologies (CST) have announced that the two companies have completed a deal to consolidate their business operations in the UK.
Columbia, SC, USA - January 20, 2010 - Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETI), world leaders in deep UV LEDs announces it has gained and is operating in full compliance with the International Quality System Standard ISO9001:2008 as of December 13th, 2009.
AIXTRON AG today announced an important step in the implementation of its accelerated Research and Development strategy by building a new state of the art R&D campus at its premises in Herzogenrath-Kohlscheid in support of the company-s Research and Development strategy.
Recent developments in LED lighting technology have increased functionality and reduced -whole-life- costs through their greater power efficiency and the reduced need for maintenance. This makes them more suitable to use in hazardous areas.
Plextek, the Cambridge-based electronics and communications design consultancy has announced that it is cooperating with TriQuint Semiconductor, an RF products manufacturer and foundry services provider, on a co-marketing agreement.
The hyper-quick electronics of the future will require new materials and the hottest around is graphene - a single layer of carbon atoms. Graphene produced using a method developed at Link-ping University is now being used as part of a study at Chalmers University of Technology, where it has been shown that graphene maintains the same high quality as silicon, thus paving the way for large-scale production.
Sofradir, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors for military, space and industrial applications, announced today that it has been awarded an additional EUR 2.5 million contract to provide a second batch of 15 micron pitch multi-linear shortwave infrared (SWIR) arrays for the space-borne Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative. GMES is a joint undertaking of the European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA).