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EU project to develop multicore programming approach
21.03.2016 - 23:09

A three year European programme with funding of €3.9million, is bringing together industry and researchers to develop a tool chain for what the partners call ‘efficient, standardised and real time capable programming’. The ARGO project, being coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), is working on a method to co...

ORNL discovery looks to replace silicon in some applications
19.03.2016 - 22:41

A team of researchers from the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a processing technique that could bring two-dimensional electronic devices closer to their ultimate promise of low power, high efficiency and mechanical flexibility. Led by Olga Ovchinnikova of ORNL's Centre for Nanophase Mat...

Superconductor-based memory could be hundreds of times faster than current devices
19.03.2016 - 22:35

Scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and the Moscow State University claim to have developed a memory cell based on superconductors that could work hundreds of times faster than the types of memory devices currently used. Alexander Golubov, head of MIPT's Laboratory of Quantum Topological Phenomena in Supercon...

Contest encourages advances in MEMS technology
19.03.2016 - 22:33

The MEMS Design Contest has been launched by Cadence Design Systems, Coventor, X-FAB and Reutlingen University at DATE 2016. The contest aims to encourage greater ingenuity with regard to the integration of MEMS devices and mixed-signal CMOS blocks. Design teams are encouraged to propose design concepts that combine MEMS and mixed-signal tech...

Graphene market to reach 3800 tonnes per year in 2026
19.03.2016 - 22:29

IDTechEx Research has projected that the graphene market will grow to $220m in 2026. This forecast is at the material level and does not count the value of graphene-enabled products. According to the research, continual decline in average sales prices will accompany the revenue growth, meaning that volume sales will reach nearly 3800 tonnes per ...

Bluetooth LE module has 400m range
16.03.2016 - 23:48

A Bluetooth Low Energy module from Cypress is said to extend range to 400m, eight times more than current solutions. Using the EZ-BLE PSoC XT/XR module, the company claims, will open the use of Bluetooth connectivity to a range of home automation, industrial and smart city applications. The EZ-BLE PSoC XT/XR CYBLE-224110-00 module is supplied...

It’s time to enter the British Engineering Excellence Awards
16.03.2016 - 23:45

Entries to the British Engineering Excellence Awards – Findlay Media’s celebration of all that’s good about engineering in the UK – are now open. Since the British Engineering Excellence Awards – BEEAs – were launched in 2009, the winning entries have ranged in size from chip designs to pipe laying systems,...

Texas team says it has broken antenna symmetry
16.03.2016 - 23:41

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed an antenna that can process incoming and outgoing signals more efficiently and without the need for the separate components commonly used. According to the team, its development could lead to faster, cheaper and clearer telecommunications. Their breakthrough is the design of an an...

Nanomotors help electronics fix themselves
14.03.2016 - 17:08

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have looked to the body's immune system for inspiration on how to fix ever more intricate electronic devices. The team, led by Professor Joseph Wang, have built self-propelled nanomotors that can seek out and repair tiny scratches to electronic systems. The researchers say the nanomotors...

Magnetic chips could dramatically increase energy efficiency in computing
14.03.2016 - 17:04

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), claim to have shown for the first time that magnetic chips can operate with the lowest fundamental level of energy dissipation possible under the laws of thermodynamics. This means that dramatic reductions in power consumption are possible - as much as one-millionth the amount of...

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