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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...



Display module has high vibration resistance
06.02.2015 - 23:07

Avnet Embedded is introducing a 7in WVGA TFT-LCD module for industrial applications such as construction, agricultural vehicles and factory automation. The module, manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric, will be available in sample quantities at the end of February.  Resisting vibration as high as 6.8G – said to be seven times greater...



ADLINK launches COM Express module with 5th generation Intel Core processors
06.02.2015 - 23:05

ADLINK Technology has launched its first COM Express Compact Size Type 6 module. The cExpress-BL, based on 5th generation Intel Core processors, comes with support for up to 16Gbyte of dual channel DDR3L memory and features improved graphics and processing performance. Said by ADLINK to be suitable for use in fanless edge devices, the cExpres...



ST finishes roll out of STM32 software development platform
06.02.2015 - 23:01

Designers looking to work with STMicroelectronics' STM32 microcontrollers can now do so using the company's STMCube software development platform. According to the company, it has now completed roll out of the package to all members of the STM32 MCU family currently in production.  Designers looking to work with STMicroelectronic...



MOSFETs feature lower on state resistance
06.02.2015 - 22:58

Infineon Technologies has extended its OptiMOS 5 portfolio with the addition of 80V and 100V variants. Optimised for applications requiring high switching frequencies, OptiMOS 5 MOSFETs are said to offer significant reductions in on-state resistance (RDS(on)) compared to the previous generation. According to Infineon, this can be up to 45% le...



Disorderly structure could bring order to light diffraction
05.02.2015 - 22:55

A breakthrough by researchers from UCLA, Columbia University and other institutions could lead to the more precise transfer of information in chips, as well as new types of optical materials for light emission and lasers. The researchers were able to control light by using random crystal lattice structures to counteract light diffraction. Tec...



SMBus upgraded to version 3.0
05.02.2015 - 22:52

The System Management Interface Forum (SMIF) has upgraded the System Management Bus (SMBus) specification to version 3.0. The upgrade is said to incorporate a number of revisions to ease implementation of the protocol, broaden its performance and harmonise the specification with the I2C and Power Management Bus (PMBus) specifications. Recogni...



ST to lead €26m project to develop optical MEMS technologies
04.02.2015 - 21:57

STMicroelectronics is to lead Lab4MEMS II, a €26million project which brings together 20 industrial, academic and research partners in nine European countries to focus on Micro Optoelectromechanical Systems (MOEMS). While the Lab4MEMS project focused on developing a pilot line for next generation MEMS devices augmented with such technolo...



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