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Imec and Kaneka expand their collaboration in thin-film electronics
10.11.2015 - 23:20

Imec and Kaneka have signed an agreement that is said to strengthen and extend their R&D collaboration. As well as working on next generation solar cells, under this frame agreement imec and Kaneka will explore new applications in life science and thin-film electronics. Luc Van den hove, president and CEO at imec, said: “Collaborati...



Anglia Components appointed as business development partner for EnSilica’s eSi-Modules
10.11.2015 - 23:07

EnSilica has appointed Anglia Components as its business development partner in the UK and Ireland for its eSi-Modules family of FPGA-based system-on-modules. Anglia will target the eSi-Modules at key vertical industry sectors including utilities, smart cities, oil and gas, access control, medical devices, IoT, industrial internet and telematics...



Wireless power bodies announce AirFuel Alliance
08.11.2015 - 23:34

Following the merger announcement earlier this year by the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA), the two organisations have rebranded under the AirFuel Alliance banner. The combined body has 195 members. “AirFuel technology is the next step in fast tracking the commercialisation of wirelessly charged produ...



More efficient semiconductor characterisation
08.11.2015 - 23:30

A research team led by Matthew Grayson, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science in Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering, has created a mathematical method claimed to make semiconductor characterisation more efficient, more precise, and simpler. By flipping the magnetic field and repeating one measurement,...



AMD tapes out products on GloFo’s 14LPP process
08.11.2015 - 00:55

AMD says it has taped out multiple products using Globalfoundries’ 14nm low power plus (14LPP) process technology and is currently conducting validation work on 14LPP production samples. The 14LPP platform uses fully depleted FinFET transistors to deliver more processing power in a smaller footprint. “FinFET technology is expected...



Hydrogen helps graphene based Li-ion batteries run faster and longer
08.11.2015 - 00:52

Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in the US have found that lithium ion batteries can operate for longer and more quickly when their electrodes are treated with hydrogen. “The performance improvement we’ve seen in the electrodes is a breakthrough that has real world applications,” said Jianchao ...



Continental’s eHorizon heralds the ‘Internet of Cars’
07.11.2015 - 00:48

Continental is testing its dynamic electronic horizon (eHorizon) on the roads for the first time with demo vehicles. The eHorizon is Continental’s advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), which is designed to provide precise information about road characteristics such as gradients, curve radii, temporary speed limits and other traffic sig...



Helping inventors bring their ideas to market
07.11.2015 - 00:45

Product design and development company, IDC (Industrial Design Consultancy Ltd) has launched a service tailored to help inventors turn their bright ideas into a reality. The service works through all the aspects of developing and launching a new product and evaluates the opportunities and challenges of an inventor’s concept. Inventors a...



‘Over optimistic’ expectations could damage IoT development, consultant claims
06.11.2015 - 23:42

Don’t believe the hype and over optimistic predictions surrounding the IoT, says Beecham Research. Although some forecasts predict there could be 50billion connected devices by 2020, the consulting company believes these numbers to be ’unrealistic’ and ’potentially damaging’ to the industry. “There is no do...



NPL opens quantum technology facility
06.11.2015 - 23:39

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has opened a facility to help accelerate the development of new quantum technologies and help the UK secure a £1billion industry in this sector over the coming decades. The Quantum Metrology Institute is based at the NPL, the UK’s National Measurement Institute, in Teddington, and is part of the...



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