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Ultrahaptics announces £10.1m funding round
02.11.2015 - 23:21

Ultrahaptics has announced a Series A funding round of £10.1million led by Woodford Investment Management alongside existing shareholder IP Group.The start-up, specialising in mid-air haptics aims to revolutionise how we interact with computers, automobiles and consumer goods.Steve Cliffe, CEO of Ultrahaptics, said: “The company is...



Responsive flexible silicon phototransistor
02.11.2015 - 23:19

Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created what they believe to be the fastest, most responsive flexible silicon phototransistor yet. The device – which boasts good sensitivity and response time – could improve the performance of products ranging from digital cameras and smoke detectors to surveillance systems and sat...



Bitstream generator wins Electronic Product of the Year Award at BEEAs 2015
02.11.2015 - 23:15

Argon Streams, from Argon Design, has been named Electronic Product of the Year at this year’s British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs).As higher display resolutions become more popular, data needs to be compressed so that it can be transmitted at lower bit rates or stored in smaller memory areas.Looking to meet these requirement...



Oxford Space Systems wins BEEAs Grand Prix 2015
02.11.2015 - 23:10

Oxford Space Systems (OSS) has won the Grand Prix at this year’s British Engineering Excellence Awards. Just two years old, the company has already raised more than £1million in investment and will see one of its products launched into space in 2016.Every satellite requires some form of deployable structure and designers need to imp...



IDT introduces a solution to ease compliance with latest network synchronisation standards
30.10.2015 - 19:17

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has introduced a hardware and software solution that is claimed to simplify IEEE 1588 synchronisation of network communications equipment. The 82P339xx-1 products are composed of IEEE 1588-compliant software and IDT Synchronisation Management Unit (SMU) chips that deliver a complete telecom network synchronisation...



InP lasers grown on silicon substrate by imec, Ghent University
30.10.2015 - 19:13

Belgian nanotechnology research centre imec, along with Ghent University, has created arrays of indium phosphide lasers integrated monolithically on 300mm silicon substrates in a CMOS pilot line. The achievement is said to provide a path toward high volume manufacturing of cost effective photonic integrated circuits with monolithically integrated l...



Scientists develop super sensitive magnetic sensor
30.10.2015 - 19:10

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a hybrid magnetic sensor that they claim is more sensitive than most commercially available sensors. This could encourage the development of smaller and cheaper sensors for fields such as consumer electronics, information and communication technology and automotive.When...



‘Ultimate’ battery demonstrated by Cambridge researchers
30.10.2015 - 19:05

Researchers at Cambridge University have developed a working laboratory demonstrator of what they call the ‘ultimate battery’. The lithium-oxygen battery is said to have high energy density, to be more than 90% efficient and which has, so far, been recharged more than 2000 times.The energy density of the battery is said to be compar...



Ambiq Micro low energy MCU to power next-generation wearables
30.10.2015 - 18:56

Ambiq Micro has announced that its Apollo microcontroller (MCU) has been selected by Misfit as the ‘brain’ in the Misfit Shine 2 Fitness and Sleep Monitor.The next-generation Misfit Shine 2 is claimed to provide new features, functions and capabilities without sacrificing its six month battery life.Shine 2 tracks activity and sleep...



Element14 announces Raspberry Pi customisation agreement
30.10.2015 - 18:52

Element14 has signed an exclusive global agreement with Raspberry Pi Trading to provide design and manufacturing services to OEM customers looking to create bespoke designs using the Raspberry Pi technology platform.In what was described as the next phase in the development of the Raspberry Pi Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Trading, said, &ldq...






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