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Gigaphoton achieves 24-hour continuous operation of EUV light source
02.10.2015 - 23:52

Gigaphoton Inc. has announced that it has successfully achieved 24-hour continuous operation of its EUV light source with average output power of 60W on its prototype laser-produced plasma (LPP) light sources, using operating patterns that simulate usage in a high-volume manufacturing (HVM) environment. This achievement represents a major ste...



Anritsu becomes UK and Ireland distributor for Teledyne LeCroy
02.10.2015 - 23:49

Teledyne LeCroy and Anritsu Corporation have signed an agreement that Anritsu will become an authorised distributor of Teledyne LeCroy products in the UK and Ireland. Anritsu will also provide sales and support, including customer demonstrations and technical support. “Anritsu’s sales and support operations in the UK will provide ...



Freescale SBCs offer highest levels of functional safety
02.10.2015 - 23:46

Freescale Semiconductor has announced that its analogue MC33907 and MC33908 system basis chips (SBCs) have received ISO 26262 functional safety assessments up to the ASIL D level from TÜV SÜD. “We have issued a technical report of functional safety to Freescale that qualifies the MC33907 and MC33908 analogue ICs for design cap...



First European Standard supporting European eIDAS regulation
02.10.2015 - 23:43

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has published the first of a series of European Standards to support the European Regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market, or eIDAS. EN 319 403, developed by ETSI’s Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI)...



Gold electrode gives micro-supercapacitor macro storage capacity
30.09.2015 - 23:06

Researchers in the Laboratoire d’analyse et d’architecture des systèmes (LAAS-CNRS) in Toulouse and the INRS in Quebec claim to have developed an electrode material that means electrochemical capacitors produce results similar to batteries, yet retain their particular advantages. With the development of on-board electronic ...



Certified partners announced for Microsoft Azure IoT platform
30.09.2015 - 23:01

Microsoft has announced the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT programme, an ecosystem of partners whose offerings have been tested and certified so businesses can take their next IoT project from testing to production more quickly. Current partners include BeagleBone, Freescale Intel Corporation, Raspberry Pi, Resin.io, Seeed Technology, and Tex...



Plessey to increase LED capacity by factor of 30, triple workforce
30.09.2015 - 22:58

Plessey is to invest £60million to expand its LED manufacturing facility in Plymouth. The expansion will increase production capacity by a factor of 30, triple the workforce and put Plessey in a position to capture what it calls a ‘significant share’ of the growing market for solid state lighting market. Michael LeGoff, Ples...



ST takes licence for ARM’s 32bit v8-R processor, targets auto applications
30.09.2015 - 22:54

STMicroelectronics has licensed ARM’s 32bit ARMv8-R processor technology and will deploy it in 32bit MCUs targeting real time safety related smart driving applications, as well as in industrial applications. According to the company, the first implementations of the ARMv8-R processor will be in multicore devices for powertrain, safety a...



Optimised high voltage 0.35µm CMOS transistors available as foundry process
30.09.2015 - 22:52

The full service foundry division of ams has added the H35 process to its platform. The 0.35µm high voltage CMOS process is said to offer voltage scalable transistors, allowing area and performance improvements. The transistors are optimised for drain-source voltage levels ranging from 20V to 100V, with significantly lower on-resistance...



Optical receivers can handle signal rates of up to 130Gbaud
30.09.2015 - 22:49

The IQS series of coherent optical receivers, from Teledyne LeCroy, is said to feature the industry’s highest bandwidth. The company says that, when combined with its LabMaster 10Zi-A oscilloscopes and integrated Optical-LinQ analysis software, the IQS receivers can test DP-QPSK and DP-16QAM optical signals at rates of up to 130Gbaud. P...



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