Team creates magnetisation and electrical polarisation in same material
27.01.2015 - 22:16
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have controlled the structure of a material to simultaneously generate both magnetisation and electrical polarisation. The team says the development has potential applications in information storage and processing.Making a single material demonstrating magnetisation and electrical polarisation is said t...
Flexible electronics company raises another £5.4million
27.01.2015 - 22:05
PragmatIC Printing, a leading flexible electronics company, has completed a £5.4million funding round led by Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) with support from ARM Holdings and existing shareholders.Scott White, chief executive officer, said: " We have become accustomed to silicon chips being incorporated into high value documents...
Design and engineering centre opened
24.01.2015 - 22:42
Nick Gibb, secretary of state for education, has officially opened a new design and engineering centre at John Warner School, an 11 to 18 comprehensive school in Hoddesdon. The new block will support students at the school in a range of topics, including electronics, robotics and design.Gibb said: "The secretary of state Nicky Morgan is de...
Software could make chip design more manageable – and cheaper
23.01.2015 - 17:03
IT researchers working at the University of Twente say they have developed a programming language which could make the cost of designing hardware more manageable.For the last 20 years, chip manufacturers have been using the same chip design techniques in which extensive testing is required after each design step. The newly developed functional...
Stable long term operation of graphene devices achieved
23.01.2015 - 17:00
Although graphene based devices have shown outstanding electrical and optical performance, they are sensitive to environmental factors, such as humidity or gas composition. This, says a research team, has made reproducible operation in a normal atmosphere impossible.Generally, adsorbates from the ambient (such as moisture or oxygen) and resid...
ARM backs Cortex-R5 core with safety documentation package
22.01.2015 - 22:18
In a move intended to boost adoption of the Cortex-R5 processor in safety critical applications, ARM has delivered a comprehensive safety document set that will allow semiconductor companies to demonstrate their chips are compliant with new functional safety standards.Richard York, vice president of embedded marketing, noted: "As long as 2...
Top 10 buy 37% of all semiconductors
22.01.2015 - 22:14
The top 10 consumer electronics companies bought $125.6billion worth of semiconductors in 2014, equivalent to 37% of all semiconductor purchases and 9.4% more than in 2013, according to a report from market analyst Gartner.Together, Samsung Electronics and Apple bought $57.9bn of semiconductors in 2014, $3.9bn more than in 2013 and equivalent t...
ORC team combines semiconductor lasers for precise pulses
21.01.2015 - 23:19
Scientists from the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) have unveiled a technique that will allow more powerful, more energy efficient and low-cost pulsed lasers to be developed.The approach is said to have a fundamentally different principle to that of existing pulsed lasers, relying upon the coherent comb...
Scientists say graphene allows control of light emission
21.01.2015 - 17:48
Lasers, displays and other light emitting depend upon the electrically controlled modulation of photons. But, says a research team, electrical control of the light emission pathways opens up the possibility of novel types of nano photonics devices, based on active plasmonics.Scientists from ICFO, MIT, CNRS, CNISM and Graphenea have demonstrated...
TDK-Lambda wins patent for power supply heat sink design
21.01.2015 - 17:43
TDK-Lambda UK has been awarded a patent by the UK Intellectual Property Office for a novel power supply heat sink arrangement.According to the company, the various components in a power supply that dissipate heat require different cooling arrangements and a combination of both surface mount and leadedcomponents is generally required.&qu...
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