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Solar panels are solar photovoltaic modules/arrays that use solar cells to convert light from the sun into electricity. The term is sometimes used to refer to solar thermal collectors that use the sun's energy to heat water or other fluids.
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2012-01-13 China set to grow despite looming IP fears
The country consumed about 40 percent of the world's $298 billion in semiconductors in 2010, a slice set to expand to 50 percent as it grows as a global systems maker.
2007-08-02 Carbon nanotubes promise stronger touchscreens
Unidym claims its transparent nanotube-based thin films will enable CE devices to use more durable touchscreens that combine the stronger-than-steel properties of carbon nanotubes with the transparency of exotic indium-based films.
2008-11-17 AVX beefs up wire-to-board connector line
AVX has expanded the original 9175 series of discrete wire-to-board Insulation Displacement Connectors (IDC) into two larger formats to meet the growing market requests.
2009-12-16 Asia Pacific green trend boosts fuel cells
The stationary fuel cells segment that earned $142 million in 2008, will grow to $1.9 billion by 2015, says Frost & Sullivan.
2010-04-15 Applied sets up Singapore IC equipment facility
Applied Materials Inc. has opened its new Singapore Operations Center, Applied's first facility in Asia for manufacturing its advanced semiconductor equipment.
2015-09-30 Apple's thin-film battery start-up buy seen as long shot
Of the recent high-profile deals, only Xerox's tie-up with smart packaging developer, Thin Film Electronics, represents a clear winning transaction, according to Lux Research.
2012-11-06 Analysis: Japanese CE powerhouses losing steam
Japan-based Sony, Panasonic and Sharp have had to deal with a series of losses as market volatility ensues and are desperate to keep themselves above water.
2008-11-20 Analysis: Investing in renewable technologies
It was a good line, and it also happens to be true: "Moore's Law never mentioned anything about power efficiency."
2007-08-06 Ambient light sensor operates in direct sunlight
Avago Technologies has released an ambient light sensor with a precise, logarithmic output response over a wide range of lighting conditions and that can operate in direct sunlight.
2012-03-05 A primer on narrowband PLC and power line medium
Here's a discussion on the narrowband PLC, a communication over power line that is typically operating in transmission frequencies of up to 500kHz.
2014-11-19 3D microtechnology design inspired by origami
Antoine Legrain, a doctoral degree candidate at the University of Twente, showed that origami can be applied at all kinds of levels, revealing a technique to design microtechnology in three dimensions.
2005-06-09 3 new inverters from SunPower
SunPower Corp., a Silicon Valley-based subsidiary of Cypress, introduced a new line of inverters, which are offered in three power ratings: 2,000W (120V), 2,900W (208V) and 3,200W (240V
2008-07-04 USDC, Applied team on TFTs for next-gen displays
The U.S. Display Consortium (USDC) and has awarded Applied Materials Inc. a cost-shared contract to develop metal-oxide films for next-generation TFTs.
2008-07-11 USDC switches name to FlexTech Alliance, expands mission
The U. S. Display Consortium (USDC) is expanding its mission to support the emerging flexible, printed electronics marketsubsequently changing the organization's official name to the FlexTech Alliance to reflect this new activity and opportunity.
2004-03-01 TSIP chief expects hike in sales revenue
The Tainan Science-based Industrial Park (TSIP) Administration has revealed that the projected revenue for the park this year is NT$250 billion ($7.5 billion at NT$33.27:$1), up by 61 percent from 2003. Director Chien Tai said,
2009-01-14 Toyota reveals third-generation Prius
Toyota has revealed its third-generation Prius at the North American International Auto Show. The word is lighter, more efficient components and evolution rather than revolution in the car's technology.
2015-12-22 Top 10 innovative products of 2015
Many companies have introduced products in preparation for the growing IoT. There are also innovations in computing devices, where chips have not only become smaller but more powerful as well.
2007-07-06 TI floating point DSCs enable power savings
Texas Instruments will start sampling in September a floating point digital signal controller that provides 300MFLOPS performance at 150MHz.
2011-07-21 STMicro unveils power supply solutions
STMicro has revealed its new line of power supply systems that include DC/DC converters, battery chargers, battery level indicators and home smart meters that, the company said, support energy efficiency.
2007-10-11 Starter kit eases evaluation of TI floating-point DSCs
TI has introduced the F28335 eZdspTM starter kit, which the company claimed makes it easy for engineers to evaluate and develop software on its new floating-point TMS320F2833x DSCs.
2009-02-24 ST champions Green Power at IIC-China
"Green Power" will be the theme of STMicroelectronics' demonstration at this year's IIC-China conference and exhibition in Shenzhen (Feb.26-29).
2008-06-30 Space project pushes Microchip engineers to extreme
What started out as an innocent call about their company's line of MCUs, locked a small cadre of Microchip Technology Inc. engineers into a multiyear, space-based design project that would push the boundaries of their professional knowledge and flexibility.
2011-12-06 Smart meters to cross $200B in 2015
IC Insights' report reveals that global investment in smart grids will reach about $100 billion this year.
2006-04-28 Sharp posts record sales as LCD TV sales boom
For the 2005 fiscal year ended March, Japan-based Sharp Corp. reported record high sales of $24.3 billion, up 10 percent from the previous year.
2006-07-04 Semicon forecast: second half will be rough
2006 has seen it alla stock option scandal, different chip predictions, materials shortages and it's not even over yet. Here's our take on where things stand and where we see the industry heading.
2012-04-25 Polysilicon surplus seen to erode prices, says analyst
The pricing pressure is inevitable, but polysilicon prices can vary depending not only on contract type but also on purity level, supplier's location and contract terms employed, noted IHS.
2005-08-23 Ovonic Battery grants patent license to China's NiMH battery maker
Ovonic Battery Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD Ovonics), has entered into a patent license agreement in connection with its proprietary nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery technology with Intellect Battery Co. Ltd (Intellect) of China.
2006-08-21 Ovonic Battery grants NiMH license to China's TMK
Ovonic Battery has entered into a patent license agreement in connection with its proprietary NiMH battery technology with China's TMK Power Industries.
2007-07-02 OLEDs glow in efficient lighting quest
OLEDs are staking out claims in mobile devices and TV displays, with the first OLED-based TVs expected to emerge this year. A European research project has reported on a prototype that could bring the lighting application closer to realization, and similar programs are under way elsewhere.
2006-02-06 LCDs drive Sharp to strong sales
For its third fiscal 2005 quarter ended December, Sharp Corp. reported record high sales of $6.2 billion, up 12.5 percent from a year ago.
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