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Micro hotplate specialist acquired by ams
19.06.2016 - 16:02

Cambridge CMOS Sensors has been acquired by sensor specialist ams in an all cash transaction. Founded in 2008 as a spin off from Cambridge University, CCMOSS has built expertise in micro hotplate design and manufacturing for gas and infrared sensing.Alexander Everke, ams’ CEO, said: “The addition of CCMOSS makes ams the clear leader...



Imagination offers PUF technology on M5150 CPU
19.06.2016 - 15:56

Imagination Technologies and Intrinsic-ID are collaborating to bring higher levels of security to products that use Imagination based technologies.The first product from the partnership is the availability of Intrinsic-ID’s Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) technology for Imagination’s M5150 CPU,targeted at low power applications s...



Nanowire FETs could take scaling beyond 5nm node
19.06.2016 - 15:51

Belgian research centre imec has described work on the development of junctionless gate all around (GAA) nanowire FETs (NWFETs) created in lateral and vertical configurations.Such devices are said to offer simplified processing, improved reliability, reduced low frequency noise and lower IOFF values, making them attractive for advanced logic, l...



Mid range parts added to UltraScale+ portfolio
19.06.2016 - 15:45

Xilinx has added dual core devices to its Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC portfolio. The dual core CG family members are said to add processing scalability at a lower cost entry point than current UltraScale+ parts.“The new members of the portfolio address customers’ need for a scalable, common hardware platform, giving them flexibility with...



IT professionals ‘confused’ about IoT security
19.06.2016 - 15:39

A survey which quizzed more than 350 IT professionals in the US about their organisations’ IoT security practices revealed that, while most acknowledge growing numbers of IoT devices on their networks, they are unaware of how to secure them properly.Amongst the findings of the survey – conducted on behalf of US network security spec...



Secure development platform for connected cars
17.06.2016 - 23:24

Three companies – STMicroelectronics, ETAS and Escrypt, an ETAS subsidiary – are collaborating with the aim of delivering a platform comprising microcontrollers, software tools and security solutions that accelerates development of automotive control units for connected cars.According to the partners, their goal is a cost-effective...



Semiconductor database made available online
17.06.2016 - 23:21

What is said to the largest and most comprehensive online semiconductor database has been unveiled by Chipworks. Called Inside Technology, the database gives access to Chipworks’ analysis of thousands of devices and technologies. The web portal is said to streamline the user’s ability to find competitive differentiators, as well as...



New Radio Equipment Directive now in force
17.06.2016 - 00:00

The new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) has came into force in Europe. It aligns the previous Directive with the new legislative framework for the marketing of products, setting requirements for safety and health, electromagnetic compatibility and the efficient use of the radio spectrum.Unlike the previous Directive, RED puts emphasis on receiv...



A new way to control oxygen for electronic properties
16.06.2016 - 23:16

Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have used a small electric current to introduce oxygen voids that dramatically change the conductivity of thin oxide films. They say the discovery improves their understanding of how these materials work and could be useful for new electronics, catalysts or more.Oxides...



Fuel cell research generates new supercapacitor material
16.06.2016 - 23:06

A new type of supercapacitor material developed at the University of Amsterdam is said to have potential applications in electronics, transportation and energy storage devices.Dr David Eisenberg and Professor Gadi Rothenberg of the University’s Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences discovered the material during work on a fue...






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