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Display and Optoelectronics Components

  • September 1, 2022

Made from Crystalline materials, Optoelectronic devices are parts of a circuit that transform electrical energy to light and light to energy through semiconductors. Optoelectronic devices can detect or send out electromagnetic radiation, usually in the visible and near-infrared (NIR) parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. 

Different types of Optoelectronics Devices are Photodiodes, Photovoltaics, Photoresistors, Light-emitting Diodes, Optical Fibres, etc.

Photodiodes - A photo diode is a semiconductor light sensor that generates a voltage or current when light falls on the junction.
Photovoltaics – A photovoltaic cell, is a device that uses the energy from the sun to make electricity.
Photoresistors – Used in light-sensitive switching devices, when the intensity of light increases, the electric current through photoresistors also increases.
Light-emitting Diodes (LED) – Semiconductor device that when electric current passes through it, it produces light.
Optical Fibres – A transparent fibre that is made of plastic or glass that transmits information through modulated light.

Optoelectronic devices are used in different fields. LED are used for lighting, medical devices, household appliances, indication lights, etc. Photovoltaics are used for electrification, ocean navigation aids, power generation in space among other applications. Photodiodes are utilized in cameras, communication devices, safety and medical equipment, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are Optoelectronic Devices?

Optoelectronic devices are parts of a circuit that transform electrical energy to light and light to energy through semiconductors.

What are the advantages of using Optoelectronics?

Some of the advantages of using Optoelectronic devices are they are cost effective; the devices also consume less power; and high bandwidth for communications.

In what field are Optoelectronic Devices used?

Optoelectronic devices are proven beneficial in different sectors, such as, communications, aerospace, defence, and medical among others.

Why Chip 1 Exchange?

Chip 1 Exchange is a franchised distributor specializing in the distribution of electronic components for medical, automotive, industrial, mobile computing, and aerospace applications. We want our consumers to have a one-stop shopping experience for everything from regular off-the-shelf electronic components to entire custom solutions.

The needs of its customers in the electronics and semiconductor industries are met by many trustworthy partners at Chip 1. Find out more about them in our Products List.


Chip 1 Exchange has specialized teams that meet the needs of our clients for electronic components and semiconductor devices without interfering with their production flow. We offer our customers swift sourcing and logistical services with short lead times thanks to our offices all over the world. Customers that require out-of-date, unusable, or hard-to-find electric components and semiconductors can also find them on Chip 1. 



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