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IEDM’s 60th anniversary features more than 200 papers
11.12.2014 - 22:30

The IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) – the leading forum for the presentation of advances in microelectronic, nanoelectronic and bioelectronic devices – will celebrate its 60th anniversary when it gets underway next week in San Francisco.  "The IEDM conference has long been the place where the world'...



Intel rolls out IoT Platform as ‘end to end’ reference model
10.12.2014 - 21:05

Intel has launched Intel IoT Platform, described as an end to end reference model designed to unify and simplify connectivity and security for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company also announced integrated hardware and software products based on the new platform.  "With this platform we are continuing to expand our IoT product ...



Partnership develops 8bit microprocessor for printed electronics
10.12.2014 - 21:01

A partnership between the Holst Centre, imec and Evonik has resulted in a general purpose 8bit microprocessor. The device has been made using complementary thin film transistors (TFTs) processed at temperatures compatible with plastic foil substrates (250°C).  The new 'hybrid' technology integrates two types of semiconductors...



Infineon launches power module platform, offers royalty free license
10.12.2014 - 20:56

Infineon has launched two power module platforms that aim to improve the performance of high voltage IGBTs. The company is also offering a royalty free license of the design to IGBT power modules developers. The first products to use the platform will address 3.3kV (450A), 4.5kV (400A) and 6.5kV (275 A) applications using a package measuring 100...



Researchers all in a spin over magnetite structure
10.12.2014 - 20:52

Scientists at the University of York, in partnership with researchers from Tohuku University in Japan, have revealed how defects affect the atomic structure of magnetite and say this discovery may enable the development of more powerful electronic devices. Magnetite has a number of applications, including spintronics, where it can be used to hel...



Wireless sensor tells your smartphone if your food is going off
09.12.2014 - 21:45

Researchers in the US are working on a low cost, wireless sensor that can identify spoiled food early by detecting hazardous gases in the air. The device, created by a team from MIT, is then able to share its data with a smartphone, potentially alerting users to mouldy food.  "The beauty of these sensors is that they are real...



Freescale introduces 15W wireless charging solution
09.12.2014 - 21:40

Freescale has broadened its wireless charging portfolio with the a 15W device which is Qi compliant. The part is said to pave the way for 'ultra fast' wireless recharging for larger mobile devices, including tablets, large screen smartphones and portable industrial and medical equipment.  "Today's mobile products offer a...



Southampton goes on Safari to develop new high speed network technology
08.12.2014 - 18:50

In a move aimed at developing new technologies that will support high speed networks in densely populated areas, the University of Southampton is to join the European and Japanese backed Safari project.  Safari is one of four research projects receiving €12million from the EU and Japan. In all, there will be more than 40 academic an...



Digital skills hub comes to London
08.12.2014 - 18:47

A National College for Digital Skills will open in London in 2015, the government announced today. The aim is to provide tomorrow's 'digital innovators' and coders with high level technical training, so that the UK can compete in the 'global race'.  "This is all part of our long term economic plan for Britain ...



Nanoscale spheres may enable low cost 3D structures
08.12.2014 - 18:42

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a lithography technique in which nanoscale spheres are placed on a photosensitive film in order to create 3D structures.  Because the nanospheres polystyrene spheres are transparent, they bend and scatter light in predictable ways. The researchers can control the nanolithogr...



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