Electronics News and Product Design Updates
11.02.2015 - 22:05
ARM saw a 19% increase in revenue for Q4 2014 compared to the same quarter in 2013, according to its latest financial statement. Other positives highlighted by the company included an increase in processor licensing revenue of 30% and what it says is a record cash generation figure of £122million. Simon Segars, chief executive officer, ...
Smart trolley set to navigate supermarket aisles
11.02.2015 - 22:01
Shopping trolleys fitted with low cost sensors and Bluetooth Smart technology could revolutionise the retail experience, says Cambridge Consultants, pinpointing the location of trolleys within stores to within 1m and alerting shoppers to promotions as they browse the aisles. The innovation is a small device that fits on a trolley wheel and wh...
FlexEnable, Merck reach 'important stage' in development of plastic LCDs
11.02.2015 - 21:57
Organic electronic materials specialist Merck and flexible electronics company FlexEnable claim they have reached an important stage in the development of plastic LCDs. Between them, the companies have created a demonstrator in what is said to be a 'very short timeframe' and which is said to show a route to low cost solutions for volume ...
MoS2 could meet the need for electronic materials which resist high temperature
10.02.2015 - 19:14
The number of applications requiring electronic devices which can resist high temperatures is growing and some, such as turbines and down hole sensing, need devices which can operate at temperatures of more than 200°C. A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered t...
Thin film multiferroic retains electrical properties when curved
10.02.2015 - 19:10
Researchers from South Korea have developed a thin film that retains its electric and magnetic properties, even when highly curved. According to the team, flexible electronics have been hard to manufacture because many materials with useful electronic properties tend to be rigid. The solution, says the team, is to take tiny bits of materials ...
New smart city programme looks to unlock the benefits derived from the IoT
10.02.2015 - 19:07
HyperCatCity, a smart city initiative backed by technology companies, private organisations and public institutions, was launched last month. The initiative looks to exploit the HyperCat standard, unveiled last year to ensure that various IoT services and systems can work together more effectively. Supported by more than 250 organisations and mu...
ARM buys IoT security specialist
10.02.2015 - 18:36
In a move said to underline the importance of security in IoT, ARM has acquired Offspark, a Dutch company which specialises in IoT communications security. According to ARM, the company's PolarSSL technology is already deployed in a range of devices, including sensor modules, communication modules and smartphones. "We have always sai...
Team uses TEM to determine electronic device temperature
09.02.2015 - 19:19
Researchers from the University of Southern California say they have made a major step forward in understanding temperatures in microelectronic devices. The team says thermal management is a struggle for the electronics industry as there is no way to measure temperature accurately at the scale of individual microelectronic devices. The mere i...
Patent awarded for large area graphene transfer process
09.02.2015 - 19:16
Spanish company Graphenea has won its first patent for a method it has developed to transfer large areas of graphene grown by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) from a metal foil to an insulating substrate. The company claims that, as CVD is the most promising way of growing large, high quality graphene sheets, this could be a key patent in the...
European demand for semiconductors is 'unusually strong'
09.02.2015 - 19:14
The European semiconductor distribution industry displayed unusual strength in the last quarter of 2014, ending the year with a healthy growth rate, according to DMASS, the Distributors' and Manufacturers' Association of Semiconductor Specialists. In its latest report, the industry group reported Q4 sales grew by 10.3% to €1.57billi...
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