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£21m fund announced for Engineering Grand Challenges research
17.10.2015 - 22:12

Seven research programmes that aim to tackle some of the UK’s major science and engineering challenges were given the green light today by the Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson. Academics, industrialists and policy makers will address issues such as: how new ways of using robotics and autonomous systems can restore the balan...



ISO17025 Accreditation received by Yokogawa’s European Calibration Laboratory
17.10.2015 - 22:10

Yokogawa’s European Calibration Laboratory, based at the company’s European Headquarters in Amersfoort, Netherlands, has become the world’s first non-governmental facility to receive full ISO17025 Accreditation for power measurements at up to 100kHz. This is in addition to its capability for providing high-accuracy calibration ...



Researchers take first steps to create biodegradable displays for electronics
17.10.2015 - 22:06

Researchers from the University of Missouri are on the path to creating biodegradable electronics by using organic components in screen displays. The researchers' advancements could one day help reduce electronic waste in landfills. On average, consumers replace their mobile phones every 22 months, throwing away more than 150 million phon...



Nucleo development boards for ST’s 32-Pin STM32 MCUs
17.10.2015 - 22:03

STMicroelectronics is extending its range of STM32 Nucleo development boards with scalable, small-form-factor variants to support the 32-pin members of its STM32 microcontroller family. The STM32 Nucleo-32 boards come with direct support from a choice of IDEs and direct access to mbed online resources. The STM32 Nucleo open platform is said to e...



Bosch opens research campus in Germany
17.10.2015 - 22:00

Bosch has opened a €310million research campus at Rennigen, on the outskirts of Stuttgart, to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. Dr Volkmar Denner, chairman of the Bosch board of management, said: “Like a university, our campus brings together many faculties. Here, we want our researchers to do more than just...



Nanoscale manipulation of the electrical properties of graphene oxide
16.10.2015 - 23:57

Researchers at New York State’s Binghamton University have demonstrated an eco-friendly process that enables unprecedented spatial control over the electrical properties of graphene oxide. By using the probe of an atomic force microscope to trigger a local chemical reaction, Jeffrey Mativetsky, assistant professor of physics at Binghamt...



Cadence's Voltus-Fi improves Phison's time to market by 40%
16.10.2015 - 23:53

Cadence Design Systems has announced that Phison Electronics Corporation has used the Cadence Voltus-Fi Custom Power Integrity Solution to achieve silicon-proven accuracy on electromigration and IR-drop (EMIR) checks for its flash controller chips. Phison claims the tool reduced its tapeout schedule by eight weeks, improving time to market by 40...



Researchers control the growth of semiconducting graphene nanoribbons
16.10.2015 - 23:50

A research team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has developed a way to control the growth paths of graphene nanoribbons on the surface of a germanium crystal. "Researchers have wanted to make transistors out of carbon nanotubes but the problem is that they gr...



Fluorescent lights point way towards making quantum chips
16.10.2015 - 23:47

An accidental discovery by scientists from Penn State University and the University of Chicago may enable the next generation of advanced computers and quantum chips. “To be honest, we were trying to study something completely different,” said Andrew Yeats, a graduate student in Professor David Awschalom’s laboratory at the ...



‘Most powerful’ embedded SoC features A15, DSP, M4 cores
16.10.2015 - 23:44

Texas Instruments has launched what it says is the most powerful embedded SoCs. The Sitara AM57x range also offers real time processing and a range of multimedia features. Adrian Valenzuela, marketing director, noted: “We haven’t seen anything like this in the market. It’s a combination of heterogeneous cores, including Cort...



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