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GaN devices for base station transmitters chart path to 5G cellular infrastructure
09.09.2015 - 20:38

Infineon Technologies has introduced its first devices in a family of Gallium Nitride (GaN) on Silicon Carbide (SiC) RF power transistors. The devices are claimed to allow manufacturers of mobile base stations to build smaller, more powerful and more flexible transmitters. With higher efficiency, improved power density and more bandwidth than...

Record numbers of first time exhibitors at DSEI 2015
09.09.2015 - 20:35

The Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) begins in just over a week and while it is still home to the usual industry giants such as Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Finmeccanica, General Dynamics, Rolls-Royce, SAAB and Thales it is proving to be an increasingly important sales arena for SMEs. According to the show’s organiser...

Integrating multiple antennas into vehicle OBD and telematics
07.09.2015 - 22:58

Antenova Ltd has built a model design for On Board Devices (OBD) and vehicle telematics. The OBD design is said to use three antennas inside an OBD housing to link to a satellite (GNSS), Bluetooth and a terrestrial network, whilst obtaining optimum performance from all three antennas simultaneously. The design also features a small GNSS RF modul...

Intel to invest $50m in quantum research collaboration
07.09.2015 - 22:55

Intel, Delft University of Technology and TNO, the Dutch Organisation for Applied Research, have embarked on a 10 year project to accelerate advancements in quantum computing. As part of the collaboration, Intel will invest $50million, as well as engineering resources and technical support. "A fully functioning quantum computer is at lea...

The multiferroic sandwich
07.09.2015 - 22:53

Italy’s International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) and Northwestern University, Illinois, are conducting a study into the development of a ‘multiferroic’ material that contained both elements of magnetism and ferroelectricity. Obtaining the two properties in one material to make sensors, computer memory and other compo...

Developing compostable printed electronics
07.09.2015 - 22:49

Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) have received €1.7million funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to develop printed electronics made of compostable natural materials and processes for industrial production. This is to combat the two million tons of electronic scrap being produced annually in G...

Loongson processors run both ARM and x86 instructions
07.09.2015 - 22:47

China’s Loongson Technology has launched two quad-core processors based on the company’s GS464E 64-bit processor architecture, the Loogson-3A2000 and -3B2000. The two MIPS64 devices are said to execute both ARM and x86 instructions using LoongBT, a binary translation technology for Linux. The Loongson-3A2000 and -3B2000 are four-w...

Diodes buys Pericom for $400m, strengthens analogue offering
07.09.2015 - 22:43

Diodes is buying analogue semiconductor company Pericom for $400million in a move which strengthens the former’s analogue and mixed signal connectivity portfolio. Dr Keh-Shew Lu, Diodes’ president and chief executive officer, said the deal will accelerate the company’s goal of hitting a $1billion annual revenue run rate. &ld...

Semi sales in Europe being driven by microprocessors
06.09.2015 - 23:47

Semiconductor shipments in Europe in July reached $2.837bn, an increase of 0.4% from sales in June, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA). However, when stated in Euros, sales were €2.55bn, down 0.3% compared to June, but 7.1% higher than July 2014. The figures, based on the latest WSTS report, show the incr...

CPI to print low cost energy harvesting device for use in NFC applications
06.09.2015 - 23:29

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced a project to develop a printed energy harvesting device that is powered by near-field communication (NFC). The device will facilitate the wider adoption of NFC-enabled applications in consumer packaging, document and brand security, in addition to wireless sensor networks for defence, healthc...

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