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GS family optimised for DSC applications
13.05.2015 - 23:18

Microchip has unveiled the dsPIC33EP GS family of Digital Signal Controllers, which the company says will be able to support more sophisticated non-linear, predictive and adaptive control algorithms at higher switching frequencies. "These higher frequencies will enable the development of much smaller power supplies," according to Mi...

Intel, eASIC working to address data centre acceleration
13.05.2015 - 23:15

Intel is to work with eASIC on the development of integrated products that combine processing performance and customisable hardware. According to the partners, the move will meet increasing demand for custom compute solutions for data centres and the cloud. "Having the ability to customise our solutions for a given workload will not only...

IBM creates 100Gbit/s silicon photonics chip
13.05.2015 - 23:11

IBM has announced what it calls a significant milestone in the development of silicon photonics technology. Its engineers have designed and tested a fully integrated wavelength multiplexed silicon photonics chip which supports data rates of up to 100Gbit/s. "Making silicon photonics technology ready for widespread commercial use will hel...

JSR and imec partner to address EUV lithography materials development
13.05.2015 - 23:09

Japanese photoresist specialist JSR is entering a partnership with Belgian research centre imec in a move intended to develop EUV lithography materials. As part of the deal, JSR will provide manufacturing technology, as well as an upgrade to the manufacturing and analytical equipment at its Belgian subsidiary. Imec, meanwhile, will provide ex...

Renesas turns a profit despite 5% drop in sales
13.05.2015 - 07:37

Renesas Electronics has reported net sales for the year ended March 31 2015 of ¥791.1billion ($7.3bn), a 5% decrease compared to the previous year. According to the company, this was due mainly to a decrease in sales of drivers for small and medium sized displays in mobile handsets and consumer electronics devices. While sales into the au...

Molex adds printed electronics specialist to its portfolio
12.05.2015 - 23:34

In a move said to complement its printed circuit based solutions, Molex has acquired what it says are 'certain assets' of US based Soligie, which specialises in printed and flexible electronic solutions for applications in the medical, military, industrial, lighting and consumer sectors. "Soligie's business expands our capabi...

BIS ministerial team completed
12.05.2015 - 23:23

Following the appointment of Sajid Javid as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the rest of the BIS team has now been announced. Joining Javid in BIS' Victoria Street headquarters in London will be: Jo Johnson, minister of state for universities and science; Anna Soubry, minister of state for business and enterpr...

IoT Best in Breed fund set to go the distance
12.05.2015 - 23:19

Innovative incubator looks to offer longer term support to 'start ups'. Neil Tyler reports. London based Internet of Things incubator Breed Reply has just completed its second IoT Best in Breed funding round. The initiative, started last year, is intended to identify and support innovative IoT ideas. Speaking to New Electronics, Em...

Sajid Javid gets BIS post
12.05.2015 - 22:15

Sajid Javid has been appointed Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, replacing Vince Cable, who lost his seat at the General Election. Javid, previously Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, also acted as Minister for Equalities. He has also held the post of Financial Secretary to the Treasury. Before being electe...

FPGA design iterations reduced with new engine
11.05.2015 - 23:11

Altera says its Spectra-Q engine will accelerate design productivity and time to market for those working with next generation programmable devices. Alex Grbic, senior director of software and IP marketing, said: "Spectra-Q will offer a significant productivity improvement for FPGA designers. It is a game changing combination of software...

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