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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...



Apple and Samsung drive adoption of next gen sensors
05.11.2014 - 20:09

The market for sensors in smartphones and tablets is set to nearly triple from 2012 through 2018, propelled by the race between Apple and Samsung to enhance their mobile products with cutting edge sensor technology. According to IHS, worldwide market revenue for sensors used in mobile handsets and media tablets will rise to $6.5billion in 201...



100GHz scope means bandwidth no longer a limiting factor in design
04.11.2014 - 21:37

Teledyne LeCroy has launched the LabMaster 10-100Zi, a 100GHz oscilloscope said to demonstrate its long running commitment to leadership in the high end oscilloscope market.  First demonstrated in public in July 2013, the technology has found its way to market in the LabMaster 10-100Zi, which can handle 240Gsample/s. According to the com...



Oxis claims 300Whr/kg energy density for Li-S cells
04.11.2014 - 21:31

Lithium sulphur battery specialist Oxis Energy has developed its largest cell yet, said to have an energy density of 300Whr/kg. The company addds that is also increased cell capacity to 25Ahr, which it describes as 'a world first'.  According to Oxis' CEO Huw Hampson-Jones: "Oxis is set to remain at the forefront of the ...



Digi-Key, Mentor collaborate to target low cost tools market
04.11.2014 - 21:26

Digi-Key and Mentor Graphics have collaborated to launch professional level EDA/CAD tools available on an annual subscription basis. The tools – Designer Schematic and Designer Layout – can be downloaded immediately from Digi-Key's website.  Randall Restle, pictured, Digi-Key's director of applications engineering, sa...



Tektronix targets low cost spectrum analysis market with USB 3.0 device
04.11.2014 - 21:18

Test and measurement specialist Tektronix has introduced what it calls a new class of affordable spectrum analysers based on a USB architecture. The RSA306 range, which is claimed to set a new price/performance threshold for spectrum analyzers, covers frequencies ranging from 9kHz to 6.2GHz and boasts a real time bandwidth of 40MHz.  Dea...



Ford debuts pedestrian detection technology
04.11.2014 - 21:06

A new 'pre-collision assist' system has been unveiled by Ford, which it says could reduce the severity of and, in some cases, even eliminate fatal collisions on our roads. The system takes advantage of data from radar and cameras to actively detect pedestrians and automatically apply the brakes.  A windshield-mounted camera an...



Campaign aims to inspire tomorrow’s engineers
03.11.2014 - 22:06

Today marks the start of Tomorrow's Engineers Week, an initiative which sees government and industry unite to engage with the engineers of the future. Through talks, events, discussions and competitions, the campaign aims to change perceptions of engineering among young people, their parents and teachers.  In particular, Tomorrow&...



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