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RFID tag detects chemicals at low concentrations
17.02.2015 - 22:24

GE Global Research has made what it says is a significant technological achievement in the development of a sensor capable of detecting 'chemicals of interest' at low concentrations. Working with the Technical Support Working Group, Quantum Magnetics and KemSENSE, the company has used its RFID technology to develop battery free RFID t...



Scientists see light interact with sound in silicon photonics chips
17.02.2015 - 22:07

Scientists from Ghent University and imec have seen a peculiar interaction between light and sound in a nanoscale area. The work is said to hold the prospect on enhanced signal processing being integrated on mass producible silicon photonic chips. Silicon photonics builds on structures called silicon photonic wires, which carry optical signal...



Better performing optoelectronic devices in prospect
16.02.2015 - 22:26

A material that might be used to create efficient plasmonic devices that respond to light in the mid infrared (IR) range has been identified and synthesised by a team led by North Carolina State University. According to the team, it is the first time such a material has been demonstrated. The research focuses on surface plasmon resonance, whe...



Samsung puts 14nm into mass production
16.02.2015 - 22:23

Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of the Exynos 7 Octa, said to be the first mobile application processor to incorporate 14nm FinFET process technology. "Samsung's advanced 14nm FinFET process technology is undoubtedly the most advanced logic process technology in the industry," claimed Gabsoo Han, executive vice pre...



Half spheres could enable molecular circuits
16.02.2015 - 22:18

A team of scientists from Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) and the University of Zurich believes a carbon molecule called corannulene could help in the development of molecular circuits. Corannulene is a carbon molecule similar in shape to the C60 fullerene – or buckyball. However, where C60 is football like, co...



Hybrid versions of germanane being researched as silicon replacements
16.02.2015 - 22:15

Germanium – used to create transistors in the early days of electronics – is being researched by a number of institutions as a potential replacement for silicon. Germanium – used to create transistors in the early days of electronics – is being researched by a number of institutions as a potential replacement for silic...



Mouser signs deal with technology based education tool developer
13.02.2015 - 22:08

Mouser Electronics has signed a distribution agreement with National Instruments subsidiary Digilent, which offers technology based educational tools to a range of customers. Mouser Electronics has signed a distribution agreement with National Instruments subsidiary Digilent, which offers technology based educational tools to a range of custo...



18bit A/D converter draws 40mA at 1Msample/s
12.02.2015 - 20:17

Linear Technology has introduced the LTC2373-18, an eight channel, 18bit, successive approximation register (SAR) A/D converter sampling at 1Msample/s.  With an SNR of 100dB, the LTC2373-18 features a programmable sequencer that can store up to 16 control words for configuring the multiplexer and input range. This, says the company, prov...



Smart fabric market set to boom, but cost effective products needed
12.02.2015 - 20:14

If smart fabric manufacturers overcome existing business challenges, the market has the potential to grow to $2billion by 2018, according to market researcher Frost & Sullivan. The report, called Technology Innovations in Smart Fabrics, says market segments in the spotlight will include digital fabrics, energy harvesters and nano based se...



Peptides could result in better Li-ion batteries
11.02.2015 - 22:09

While nanostructured electrodes in Li-ion batteries have several advantages over bulk material electrodes, including shorter distances for charge-carrying particles to travel and a high surface area, battery researchers find it difficult to work with nanoscale materials. However, researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)...



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