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G.fast set to bring 500Mbit/s broadband to 'most of the UK' by 2025
30.01.2015 - 22:40

BT is planning to roll out 'G.fast' technology in a move that could see 500Mbit/s broadband being available to 'most of the UK' by 2025. Testing will start in two pilot locations this Summer. According to the company, G.fast will initially offer download rates of 'a few hundred Mbit/s'. Rates will then increase to arou...

Weightless-N v1.0 on schedule for publication in Q2 2015
30.01.2015 - 22:36

The Weightless SIG has completed its first quarter Weightless-N Working Group conference, convened to progress development of the new IoT specification for sub GHz spectrum. Professor William Webb, pictured, CEO of the Weightless SIG, commented: "Solid development work has progressed the specification significantly since October 2014. We...

Intel goes to 60GHz to enable 'the end of wires'
30.01.2015 - 22:32

Intel has announced the availability of its 5th generation Intel Core vPro processor family which, it claims, will meet the needs of a more mobile and dynamic workforce The latest iteration of Intel Core vPro processors offers wireless innovations, built in security, faster performance and improved manageability. It also believes the new proc...

STM32F3 range extended to address high performance applications
30.01.2015 - 22:28

STMicroelectronics has extended its STM32F3 MCU family to address applications that require high performance and innovative features at affordable cost. The range now offers memory densities of up to 512kbyte of flash and 80kbyte of SRAM, as well as more capable peripherals for high speed control and off chip storage. Added to the range are t...

Freescale 'outgrows the market' as it continues its recovery
30.01.2015 - 22:23

Freescale is continuing its turn round from the seemingly dark days when it was dealing with the twin problems of large amounts of debt and declining product revenues. Speaking exclusively with New Electronics, president and CEO Gregg Lowe – now about two and a half years into the job – pointed out two things. "Our top line r...

Five UK universities to lead the Alan Turing Institute
28.01.2015 - 22:19

The universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford and Warwick, along with University College London, will lead the Alan Turing Institute, which will be based at the British Library in London. The Institute is intended to position the UK as a leader in the analysis and application of big data and algorithm research. Business Secretary Vince Cab...

Lattice buys Silicon Image in $600m cash deal
28.01.2015 - 22:15

FPGA vendor Lattice Semiconductor has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Silicon Image for $600million. Darin Billerbeck, Lattice's president and chief executive officer said the move was a transformative event for both companies. "For the first time in the semiconductor industry, a single company will combine the design flexibili...

New class of IGBT reduces switching losses
28.01.2015 - 22:11

A new class of low saturation voltage IGBTs specifically optimised for switching frequencies ranging from 50Hz to 20kHz has been announced by Infineon. Applications for the devices are said to include inverters for photovoltaic and welding systems. The L5 family is based on the company's TRENCHSTOP 5 thin wafer technology, with the intrin...

A new professional network is looking to address the growing scope and sophistication of obsolescence management
27.01.2015 - 22:44

"OM tools and mitigation practices are also becoming increasingly sophisticated and, as a result, we believe there is a real need for a professional body capable of providing best-practice guidance, training, career development and qualifications to an emerging class of professional obsolescence managers." Electronic component obsol...

Early stage work shows graphene could be used as a semiconductor
27.01.2015 - 22:40

A team of researchers from three US universities has demonstrated a way to vary the number of electrons in a give region of a piece of graphene. The team says this is a proof of principle in the creation of semiconductor devices using the so called 'wonder material'. It adds that the number of electrons can be tuned through the applicati...

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