Electronics News and Product Design Updates
18.08.2016 - 22:32
Cambridge Pixel has been selected by Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems to supply software modules for radar scan conversion, target tracking and radar fusion for integration into Lockheed Martin’s naval vigilance radar system. The deal is part of a £44million Royal Navy Upgrade awarded to Lockheed Martin by the UK Ministry of Def...
PragmatIC awarded grant to develop production equipment
18.08.2016 - 22:30
PragmatIC has been awarded €1.6million funding under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme (phase 2), for development of its FlexLogIC equipment. Described as a ‘fab-in-a-box’ model, FlexLogIC is said to produce flexICs at costs between 100 and 1000 times lower than a silicon fab. Scott White, CEO, said: “This signif...
Laboratory test SELFA for nanomaterial safety screening
18.08.2016 - 22:28
A test developed at UCLA uses lab-on-a-chip technology to predict how hazardous engineered nanomaterials might be. It could also be used to identify biological biomarkers that can help scientists and doctors detect cancer and infectious diseases. The new platform, which is called semiconductor electronic label-free assay, or SELFA, is said to...
Smartkem upgrades with more engineers and equipment
18.08.2016 - 22:25
UK organic semiconductor developer SmartKem has expanded its presence at the UK’s Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) with new equipment and more engineers. The investment includes a large area slit coating machine to enable further process optimisation of truFLEX semiconductors. This allows the refinement of specific coat process proto...
Artificial neurons to store and process event-based data
06.08.2016 - 13:44
IBM scientists in Zurich have created artificial neurons to store and process data. This innovation is said to mark a step towards energy efficient, ultra-dense neuromorphic technologies for applications in cognitive computing. The artificial neurons consist of phase-change materials, including germanium antimony telluride. These materials ar...
Scientists discover light could exist in a previously unknown form
06.08.2016 - 13:41
Research by Imperial College London suggests a new form of light could be created by binding light to a single electron in a topological insulator and combining the properties of both. According to the team, the coupled light and electron would have properties that could lead to photonics based circuits. Dr Vincenzo Giannini said: “The ...
Stress and strain method to test battery electrodes
06.08.2016 - 13:36
Researchers from University of Illinois have developed a method to test stress and strain in battery electrodes in a move to further understand the mechanical, electrical and chemical forces within lithium-ion batteries. According to professor Nancy Sottos, the materials in a battery cell cannot truly expand and contract as they would when un...
Liquid metals for elastic electronics
06.08.2016 - 13:18
Self-propelling liquid metals, developed by researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, are said to be a critical step towards flexible and reconfigurable soft circuit systems, such as 3D electronic displays and components. Potential applications range from smart engineering to biomedicine. As well as being malleable, any droplet of liqu...
Silicon and tin anode to improve lithium-ion batteries
06.08.2016 - 13:13
A silicon-tin nanocomposite anode developed by researchers at the University of California Riverside (UCR) could lead to lithium-ion batteries that can be charged and discharged more times before they reach the end of their useful lives. Applications range from handheld electronic devices to electric vehicles. While graphite is the material o...
Everspin pushes ST-MRAM to 256Mbit
06.08.2016 - 13:09
Everspin Technologies has used the Flash Memory Summit to announce that it is shipping samples of the first memory to use perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction (pMTJ) based ST-MRAM. The 256Mbit DDR3 compatible device is said to be the highest density perpendicular ST-MRAM available commercially. Joe O’Hare, director of marketing, claim...
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