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Current generated by rotating magnetisation
10.11.2014 - 20:54

An international research team, including the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Cambridge, has demonstrated that it is possible to generate an electric current in a magnetic material by rotating its magnetisation. This link between magnetism and electricity may have applications in electronics, says t...

Imagination beefs up GPU performance in latest cores
10.11.2014 - 20:49

Imagination Technologies has announced the PowerVR Series7, the latest generation of its Rogue GPU architecture. There are two versions: the 7XE range, aimed at cost sensitive applications; and the 7XT range, tuned for power/performance. Each has optional feature packs for optimisation. Kristof Beets, director of PowerVR business development,...

Broadcom looks to become IoT leader
10.11.2014 - 20:45

With the addition of more than 40 new partners and channel distributors, Broadcom says it is positioning itself as the 'go to' vendor for developers and OEMs in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. "As the IoT market continues to evolve, we're seeing increased demand from thousands of emerging developers wanting to get their h...

MEMS group looks to promote open source development
09.11.2014 - 12:07

The MEMS Industry Group (MIG) has announced the Accelerated Innovation Community (AIC), an open source algorithm cooperative intended to collaboration across the MEMS/sensors supply chain.  MIG executive director Karen Lightman said: "When companies are developing products that use MEMS/sensors, they often have to develop algorithms...

Discovery holds promise for optical computers
09.11.2014 - 12:03

Researchers in the UK have found a way to manipulate glass to create a material that allows computers to transfer information using light – a development which could significantly increase computer processing speeds. A team led by the University of Surrey, in collaboration with the Universities of Cambridge and Southampton, found a way ...

Globalfoundries signs design services deal
09.11.2014 - 12:00

Invecas, a newly formed design services provider, has signed a deal under which it will provide exclusive support for Globalfoundries' customers. The partnership is intended to support companies of various sizes operating in a range of markets who are looking to differentiate their products through customised silicon.  Invecas will f...

Connectivity modules support 2.4 and 5GHz Wi-Fi
06.11.2014 - 17:30

Looking to help engineers add Wi-Fi and dual mode Bluetooth to their embedded designs, Texas Instruments has announced the WiLink 8 family of connectivity modules. The devices support Wi-Fi in the 2.4 and 5GHz bands. They offer high throughput and an extended industrial temperature range, and are suitable for applications such as home and bui...

Low cost polymers could enable new flexible electronics applications
06.11.2014 - 17:25

Low cost polymers which can carry electric charge with almost no losses have been developed at Cambridge University. The materials could lead to faster, more efficient flexible electronics and displays.  The work is the latest effort in a long search for semiconducting polymers that can be solution processed and printed, but which retain...

Organic electronics market set for explosive growth
05.11.2014 - 20:34

Sales of organic and printed electronics are expected to grow by 19% next year, after climbing an impressive 10% in 2014. Allied Market Research says the market for organic electronics will grow by 29.5% between now and 2020, propelling the industry to a global worth of $79.5billion.  Also positive about the booming market sector is t...

Toshiba unveils first DTMOS-IV super junction MOSFET
05.11.2014 - 20:18

Looking to help designers achieve greater efficiency and reduced system size,Toshiba has introduced the first 800V power MOSFET based on its high voltage DTMOS IV super junction technology. Sampling now, the TK17A80W utilises the company's single epitaxial process and is suited to equipment that requires high reliability, power efficiency...

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