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PPS and Strathclyde partner to conduct sensor based research
21.10.2015 - 05:36

Pressure Profile Systems (PPS) has announced a major investment in a five-year research partnership with the University of Strathclyde, worth around £300,000.During the first 12-month phase of the partnership, three co-funded PhD/EngD students will be recruited to work on sensor-based projects, jointly with PPS and Strathclyde research. T...



Swiss researchers have created a memristor with three stable resistive states
21.10.2015 - 05:33

Researchers funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation have created an electronic component that could replace flash storage. This memristor could also be used one day in new types of computers.The principle of the memristor was first described in 1971, as the fourth basic component of electronic circuits (alongside resistors, capacitors a...



£3.9m awarded to Loughborough University to redesign communications circuitry
17.10.2015 - 22:16

Loughborough University has been awarded £3.9million to develop a new way of designing and fabricating high frequency communications circuitry. The funding from the EPSRC will be used to establish the SYMETA – SYnthesizing 3D METAmaterials for RF, microwave and THz applications – research programme.Current conventional printed...



£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 balance...



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 at...



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 phones...



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 enab...



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 th...



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 Binghamton...



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% w...






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