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  • Palm-Sized Mid-Infrared Spectral Sensing Platform to Replace Benchtop Equipment

    October 23, 2020 Leading fabless semiconductor company, Si-Ware Systems, has introduced the first highly compact Mid-Infrared (MIR) spectral sensing platform that offers wide wavelength coverage for accurate, cost-effective detection and quantification of chemical compounds. The NeoSpectra-MIR Platform offers off-the-shelf and custom application specific products for solid, liquid and gas detection
  • POET, Sanan IC Sign Definitive Joint Venture Contract to Form New Photonics Solutions Company

    October 23, 2020 POET Technologies Inc. (POET) and Xiamen Sanan Integrated Circuit Co. Ltd. (Sanan IC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanan Optoelectronics Co., Ltd., have announced the signing of a definitive joint venture contract. Under the contract, the companies have applied for the registration of Super Photonics Xiamen Co., Ltd. (Super Photonics), a new company to offer new generation of cost-effective, high-performance optical engines to transceiver module manufacturers, systems suppliers, data center operators and network providers globally.
  • OFC 2021 Event Has Been Rescheduled to June 2021

    October 22, 2020 The OFC (Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition) event organizers have announced that the next edition of OFC – the premier event in telecom and data center optics, will now take place from June 6-21, 2021, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, USA. The exhibition will be held from June 8-10, 2021. Considered the foremost gathering of leaders in academia, engineering and industry, OFC represents the entire optical communications ecosystem—from research to the marketplace, from components to systems and networks, technical sessions and an interactive exhibition.
  • Newly Developed Microchip Technology Could Help Produce Wide Range of Laser Colors from Single Source

    October 22, 2020 Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have developed a microchip technology that can convert invisible near-infrared laser light into any one of a panoply of visible laser colors, including red, orange, yellow and green. Their work provides a new approach to generating laser light on integrated microchips.
  • Vuzix Receives Follow-On Order to Further Develop Customized Waveguide-based Optics Engine

    October 21, 2020 Vuzix Corporation, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, has received a follow-on order from a major US defense contractor to further develop a customized waveguide-based head worn AR Display Engine.
  • Cree Set to Sell Its LED Business to SMART Global Holdings for $300 Million

    October 20, 2020 Cree Inc. (CREE) has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its LED Products business unit (“Cree LED”) to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 million, including fixed upfront and deferred payments and contingent consideration. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been approved by the Company’s board of directors, Cree expects to receive an initial cash payment of $50 million upon closing and $125 million to be paid upon maturity of a seller note issued by SMART to Cree due August 2023. Cree also has the potential to receive an earn-out payment of up to $125 million based on the revenue and gross profit performance of Cree LED in the first full four quarters post-transaction close, also payable in the form of a three-year seller note.
  • ON Semi Unveils New XGS CMOS Image Sensors for High-Resolution Industrial Imaging

    October 20, 2020 ON Semiconductor has expanded their XGS family of image sensors with high performance, low noise products that offer 12-bit image quality at a high frame rate. The new offerings include the XGS 45000, the XGS 30000 and the XGS 20000, which provide detailed imaging with up to 45 Mp for resolution critical applications and up to 60 fps in 8K video mode. Also available is the new XGS 5000, designed with low power performance and state-of-the-art image quality for compact 29 x 29 mm2 camera designs. Alongside the XGS 5000, 3Mp and 2Mp variants have been released for production.
  • BluGlass Developing NextGen Laser Products for GaN Laser Industry

    October 19, 2020 Australian semiconductor technology developer, BluGlass Limited has released updates on its laser diode product development. The laser diode business unit, according to the company, has made progress in all three of its development areas: technology, product development and manufacturing preparedness.
  • TriEye Using Cadence Spectre X Simulator to Shorten Time-to-Market of NextGen CMOS-Based SWIR Image Sensors

    October 15, 2020 Cadence Design Systems Inc. has announced that leading fabless semiconductor company, TriEye, has used the Cadence Spectre X Simulator to accelerate the design of a next-generation CMOS-based Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) image sensor by several months. Using the Spectre X Simulator, TriEye observed at least a 2X performance gain over previous simulators while achieving the required accuracy to meet ISO requirements for critical automotive applications.
  • World’s First 1.0 Micron 64MP Image Sensor for Best Low Light Performance in High End Phones

    October 15, 2020 OmniVision, a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, has released its new OV64A image sensor, offering 64 megapixel (MP) resolution with the largest pixel size in its class, at 1.0 micron, along with a class-leading optical format of 1/1.34”. Its large optics and high resolution provide premium low light performance for the wide and ultrawide main cameras in high end smartphones.