National Semiconductor announced today that it has entered the photovoltaic market. The semiconductor giant says it has developed new technology “designed to increase the effectiveness of solar panels under variable light conditions.” Called SolarMagic, the technology is said to recoup up to 50% of lost energy under variable light conditions.
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, 3,600 exhibitors demoed new products, most of which used sensors. Accelerometers, magnetometers, gyroscopes, cameras, touch screens, infrared and radar sensors endowed products with the ability to see, hear, and feel.
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