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Imagination unveils first members of Ensigma Whisper IP family
15.04.2015 - 21:08

Imagination Technologies has unveiled the first members of its Ensigma Whisper flexible connectivity IP family, which have been designed specifically to enable the integration of ultra-low power communications in SoCs targeting wearables, IoT and other connected devices that require extended battery life. The Ensigma Whisper radio processing ...

Nokia in deal to buy Alcatel-Lucent
15.04.2015 - 21:04

Nokia has announced that it is planning to buy French rival Alcatel-Lucent in a deal worth €15.6billion. Under the terms of the deal Alcatel-Lucent shareholders will own 33.5% of the new combined firm, and Nokia shareholders 66.5%. The takeover is expected to be completed by the end of the first half of next year. Alcatel-Lucent has been...

Partnership invests in Test Centres of Excellence
15.04.2015 - 21:00

The test and measurement equipment management company, Microlease, along with Keysight Technologies, the University of Portsmouth, the University of Southampton Science Park (USSP) and the Future Solent Green Growth Programme have invested £500K in two centres of excellence to support innovation and start-up companies in the Southampton an...

Intel blocked from working on world’s biggest supercomputer
13.04.2015 - 21:08

Intel is being blocked from working on the world’s largest supercomputer by the US government. The company, which had applied for a licence to export thousands of chips to update the Tianhe-2 computer based in China, was blocked by the Department of Commerce on the grounds that nuclear research could be done on the machine. The Tianhe-2...

New liquid crystal transistors overcome organic challenges
13.04.2015 - 21:05

Researchers in Japan have designed a smectic liquid crystal that overcomes many of the challenges posed by organic field effect transistor materials. Crystalline organic semiconductors have attracted a lot of interest as they offer convenient low-cost fabrication by printed electronics. Development to date has been slow because of the low the...

Farnell element14 to distribute ARM mbed IoT Starter Kit
13.04.2015 - 21:02

Farnell element14 is become the first distributor to stock the recently launched ARM mbed IoT Starter Kit – Ethernet Edition for IBM Internet of Things Foundation. The agreement will open up opportunities for technical enthusiasts around the world looking to experiment and innovate with the Internet of Things (IoT). Available now from elem...

Graphene research opens door for spintronics development
10.04.2015 - 22:29

Large area graphene is able to preserve electron spin over an extended period, and communicate it over greater distances than had previously been known, according to researchers based at Chalmers University of Technology. The findings, published in Nature Communications, have opened the door for the development of spintronics, with an aim to man...

Rochester to support 'mature' Altera components
10.04.2015 - 22:24

Following an agreement with Altera, Rochester Electronics will be able to provide a long term supply pipeline of the company's mature FPGAs and CPLDs. Following an agreement with Altera, Rochester Electronics will be able to provide a long term supply pipeline of the company's mature FPGAs and CPLDs. Chris Gerrish, Rochester's ...

Electromagnetism mystery 'unravelled' says Cambridge research team
10.04.2015 - 22:10

Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they have unravelled one of the mysteries of electromagnetism and add their work could allow the creation of antennas small enough to be integrated into a chip. "Antennas are one of the limiting factors when trying to make smaller and smaller systems, since below a certain size, the losses b...

Nucleus RTOS receives safety critical certification
08.04.2015 - 21:56

The Nucleus SafetyCert real time operating system (RTOS) from Mentor Graphics has been verified and documented by Verocel to meet the certification requirements for IEC61508 SIL 3, IEC62304 Class C and RTCA DO-178C Level A. "We conducted thorough code reviews, analysis, testing and generated full traceability mapping between related life...

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