EPSRC invests £12m in quantum fellowships
30.09.2015 - 22:46
The UK’s ability to lead the world in quantum science and technologies has been boosted by the announcement of a £12million investment in key researchers.The Quantum Technologies Fellowships, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), will support individuals and their teams to help realise the country...
2D perovskites could be used for FETs and photodetectors
30.09.2015 - 22:44
Continuing the recent trend for researchers to develop novel 2D materials, a team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in the US has successfully grown 2D sheets of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites from solution. The sheets, said to be large and square shaped, exhibited photoluminescence, colour tunability and what is called a...
Bringing certified security to computing and IoT applications
30.09.2015 - 22:41
Infineon Technologies has announced that its OPTIGA TPM (Trusted Platform Module) will be the first device to comply with internationally recognised computer security requirements. The Common Criteria certification is an independent third party process said to help system and device manufacturers select trustworthy solutions.This most recent ve...
Advance in cheaper, safer flow battery research
30.09.2015 - 22:38
A team of scientists and engineers from Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has demonstrated a rechargeable battery that, it claims, could make storage of electricity from intermittent energy sources safe and cost-effective for residential and commercial use.The work builds on the earlier development of a flow battery, in...
X-FAB reduces CMOS flicker noise by a factor of five
30.09.2015 - 22:33
X-FAB Silicon Foundries has announced that it has reduced flicker noise on its mixed-signal 0.35 and 0.18µm CMOS process platforms. Flicker noise in CMOS MOSFETs has claimed to have been reduced in both the n-channel device in the XH035 0.35µm process and the p-channel device in the XH018 0.18µm process by a factor of five, settin...
Flexible electronics gives SmartKem a foothold in Asia
24.09.2015 - 22:32
Through the development of its tru-FLEX semiconductor technology, SmartKem Ltd has signed Letters of Intent (LOI) with two Asian displays manufacturers. The agreements signify increasing interest for SmartKem’s semiconductors, with Asian manufacturers collaborating to drive manufacturing, integration and commercialisation of organic thin-film...
Cathode material creates possibilities for Sodium-ion batteries
24.09.2015 - 22:29
A team of researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas, led by Professor John Goodenough, the inventor of the Lithium-ion battery, has identified a safe, nontoxic, inexpensive and sustainable cathode material for low-cost Sodium-ion batteries, called Eldfellite.Sodium-ion batteries are emerging as a promising rec...
Simplifying Bluetooth audio development
24.09.2015 - 22:27
The sixth-generation of the iWRAP Bluetooth software stack has been released by Bluegiga for the Bluetooth 3.0 wireless audio accessory market. iWRAP 6.1 software is an embedded Bluetooth stack designed to support the WT32i Bluetooth Audio module. Target applications include smart phone accessories, stereo and hands-free audio, cable replacement an...
Researchers create 10 times faster zinc-based thin-film transistor
24.09.2015 - 22:24
Researchers at Korea University and the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology have developed a thin-film transistor that is said to be significantly faster than its predecessors. This is a step toward accelerating image displays on devices like TVs and smartphone screens.Much of the thin-film research involving zinc oxide materials has focus...
Researchers develop optical memory chip
24.09.2015 - 22:20
Research by a team of scientists from England and Germany has developed techniques that it says will lead to the first memory chip that can capture light. This will allow large quantities of data to be stored directly on an integrated optical chip, rather than being processed and stored electronically, as happens today.Light is suited to ultra-...
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