0.18 & 0.35μm UV photodiodes offer high quantum efficiency
X-FAB Silicon Foundries has announced the expansion of its 0.18 and 0.35μm device portfolio with highly sensitive ultraviolet photodiodes, the first of its kind developed by a silicon foundry. Easily integrated into designs implemented in X-FAB’s modular XH018 and XH035 CMOS process technologies, X-FAB says that the diodes provide the highest quantum efficiency available from a silicon foundry.
ZnO heterostructures yield GaAs-style quantum phase
Heterointerfaces composed of dissimilar materials have been applied to functional devices such as transistors and LEDs. In particular, the best-quality electron system is formed in gallium arsenide heterostructures, where a unique quantum phase was found at low temperature about 30 years ago, the characteristics of which have yet to be clarified.
2mm quantum dot technology enables ultra-slim displays
QD Vision has introduced a 2mm wide quantum dot optic, expanding the market for the industry’s best colour to ultra-slim displays such as LCD monitors, all-in-one computers and televisions. The colour IQ optical component represents a 33% width reduction from the 3mm optic, making it the thinnest quantum dot, full-gamut colour solution available today.
Quantum rubidium clock exceeds LTE base station requirements
Microsemi has announced the availability of its enhanced Quantum Rubidium Miniature Atomic Clock (MAC) SA.3X family. The company says that its enhanced Quantum MAC SA.3X family, based on Coherent Population Trapping (CPT) technology, is one of the industry’s smallest, lightest and highest-performing MACs, meeting all traditional broad market frequency reference application needs.
QD Vision at Quantum Dots Forum 2015
QD Vision will play prominently in this year’s Quantum Dots Forum, which takes place on 18th March. The forum, hosted by Smithers Apex is the only event in the US dedicated exclusively to quantum dots. More than 150 industry professionals are expected at the conference to explore market opportunities, technological developments, environmental issues and more.
One more step towards a quantum leap in computing
In order to develop future quantum computer networks, it is necessary to hold a known number of atoms and read them without them disappearing. To do this, researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have developed a method with a trap that captures the atoms along an ultra thin glass fibre, where the atoms can be controlled. The results are published in the scientific journal, Physical Review Letters.
Quantum dot technology deemed beneficial for the environment
The European Commission has granted an exemption to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS 2) Directive for Electrical and Electronic Equipment, confirming that QD Vision’s Color IQ quantum dot technology is beneficial for the environment.
Quantum dots enable spray-on wide-spectrum PV cells
Load bearing structures that are also electronic or electrical are called structural electronics. This two-for-one approach can be more reliable, attractive and long-lived and saves space. With a vehicle, saving weight also reaps dividends, such as when devices and circuits are applied experimentally to an electric car or plane that travels much further on a single charge as a consequence.
Government announces investment in quantum technologies
A consortium of universities and businesses is set to bring innovative quantum technologies to market soon. The futuristic technologies include cameras which use just a single pixel to see through smoke, imaging systems which can time light to see around corners and miniature structures to create earthquake warning systems.
CCD improves camera's quantum efficiency
Signalling an expansion of the Grasshopper3 GigE Vision PoE camera line, Point Grey has released a 9.1MP CCD (Charge Couple Device) model. The Grasshopper3 GS3-PGE-91S6 model is based on colour and monochrome versions of the 1” Sony ICX814 global shutter CCD sensor, which features 3.69µm pixels and 3376x2704 pixel resolution.