Big Promise in Little Screens

Sales of large display screens have been declining for several quarters, and major providers such as Samsung, Sony, and LG say this has hurt their most recent quarterly earnings. (See: Headache, but Also Some Relief in Q3 for Asian OEMs.) TV sales in particular have stalled as consumers pull back on their spending, and features…

GigOptix Posts Q3 Results

SAN JOSE, Calif. — GigOptix, Inc. (OTCQB:GGOX), a leading fabless supplier of semiconductor and optical components that enable high speed information streaming, today announced its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended October 2, 2011. For the third quarter of 2011, product revenue, which does not include government contract revenue, increased 43%…

Digi-Key, Illumra Have Distribution Deal

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the global addition of ILLUMRA products to its expansive line card. ILLUMRA products are known globally for offering design engineers and product procurers with state-of-the-art wireless…

What Does LCD Merger Mean for Apple?

With three of Japan's leading LCD makers set to merge into the world's largest display entity, {complink 379|Apple Inc.} may want to think twice about further antagonizing South Korea's {complink 4751|Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.} with patent-related lawsuits. Reuters reported that Sony Corp., Toshiba Corp., and Hitachi Ltd. are set to merge their liquid-crystal display operations…

OLED Technology Gets a Boost in Samsung-Universal Deal

Organic light emitting diode (OLED) display technology got a boost today as leading display manufacturer Samsung Mobile Display Co. Ltd. licensed OLED technology from Universal Display Corp. Universal is an early researcher and developer of OLED technology and materials. The companies have already worked together for more than a decade, and today's agreement will accelerate…

Technology Advances Simplify LED Supply Chain

LED lighting systems are beholden to high-quality standards, which present a number of challenges to designers. While not always a requirement for every solid state lighting (SSL) solution, many commercial and residential applications require strict color consistency, especially in multi-fixture applications where it is easy to see even minor variations in fixture-to-fixture color. In the…