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Drop in replacement boosts performance, cuts power consumption
22.04.2015 - 22:58

Broadcom has unveiled the next generation of its StrataXGS Trident Ethernet switch portfolio. Called the Trident-II+ series, the parts are said to be optimised to meet the bandwidth, scalability and efficiency demands of 10GbE virtualised data centres. The company adds the parts can also replace ASICs.Supporting data rates of up to 1.28Tbit/s,...



Semi sales see 'best growth since 2010'
22.04.2015 - 22:52

Market analyst IHS says worldwide semiconductor revenues grew by 9.2% in 2014, reaching $354.5billion. According to the company, the year ended on a strong note, with fourth quarter revenues showing 9.7% improvement over Q4 2013."While 2014 marked a peak year for semiconductor revenue growth, the health of the semiconductor supply base and...



ST expands automotive MCU range with safety oriented parts
22.04.2015 - 21:12

In a move intended to make cars even safer, STMicroelectronics has expanded its range of multicore microcontrollers and is building them using a proprietary 40nm embedded flash process. In a move intended to make cars safer, STMicroelectronics has expanded its range of multicore microcontrollers and is building them using a proprietary 40n...



USB based debug of advanced SoCs
22.04.2015 - 21:10

Cambridge based UltraSoC has added USB based debugging capabilities to UltraDebug. The patented technology is said to allow a single USB 2.0 interface to be used simultaneously for system communication and applications such as debugging. Cambridge based UltraSoC has added USB based debugging capabilities to UltraDebug. The patented technol...



2015 British Engineering Excellence Awards open for entries
22.04.2015 - 20:55

Have you developed breakthrough technology, grown an innovative business or excelled in a specialist field? If so, why not enter your company into the 2015 British Engineering Excellence Awards – or BEEAs.The BEEAs reward companies who have shown innovation in design within the last year, as well as the design engineers who made the innov...



Process allows transistors to be printed on paper
22.04.2015 - 20:51

A technique developed by a research team from the University of Delft is said to be capable of producing fast, low power and flexible polycrystalline silicon transistors at low cost. Tests showed the thin film transistors created using the process exhibited mobilities as high as those of conventional polysilicon conductors.The team says the abi...



ARM grows revenues, passes 300 Cortex-M licenses
22.04.2015 - 20:46

ARM says its Q1 revenues grew by 22% over the same quarter of 2014, a position it ascribes to continuing momentum in licensing of advanced technology, as well as a growth in the shipments of devices featuring ARM processors. ARM says its Q1 revenues grew by 22% over the same quarter of 2014, a position it ascribes to continuing momentum in...



Molecular electronics research team sees the light
21.04.2015 - 10:30

Scientists at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the University of Konstanz are working on storing and processing information at the molecular level in order to create the smallest possible components that will combine autonomously to form a circuit. Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the Univers...



Fly inspires next generation hearing aids
21.04.2015 - 10:27

Staff at the University of Strathclyde have used the way a fly hears to develop what is claimed to be a revolutionary hearing aid design involving multi-directional microphone technology.Staff at the University of Strathclyde have used the way a fly hears to develop what is claimed to be a revolutionary hearing aid design involving multi-direct...



Magnesium could outperform lithium in batteries says research team
17.04.2015 - 20:37

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago say they have taken a significant step toward the development of a battery technology that could outperform lithium-ion technology.According to the team, lithium ions – which carry a single positive charge can be replaced with magnesium ions, which have a plus two charge."Becau...






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