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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...



£3m project to use nanotechnology to improve safety
06.09.2015 - 23:26

A £3million grant has been awarded to the University of Southampton from Lloyd’s Register Foundation to bring together some of the world’s brightest early career researchers to find new ways of using nanotechnologies to improve safety at sea, on land and in the air. Dr Themis Prodromakis, from the Nanoelectronics and Nanotec...



TransferJet-equipped SDHC card launched by Toshiba
06.09.2015 - 23:23

Toshiba Electronics has launched an SDHC card that combines Class 10 memory with TransferJetTM close proximity wireless transfer technology. The 16GByte SDHCTM card, THN-J301W0160E6, will enable users of digital cameras or camcorders to transfer photos and videos to mobile devices such as tablets, notebooks and smartphones equipped with Transfer...



IBM and ARM collaborate to deliver integrated IoT Foundation
06.09.2015 - 23:19

IBM also announced the first in a series of IBM Cloud-based, industry-specific IoT services with IoT for Electronics. The service will enable electronics manufacturers to gather data from individual sensors that can be combined with other data for real-time analysis. The IBM IoT Foundation is a platform upon which fully managed, cloud-hosted ...



Communicating wirelessly around the body by magnetic field
04.09.2015 - 10:29

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have demonstrated a wireless communication technique that works by sending magnetic signals through the human body. "In the future, people are going to be wearing more electronics, such as smart watches, fitness trackers and health monitors. All of these devices will need to communicat...



'Patchwork' graphene analogue predicted by international team
04.09.2015 - 10:23

Scientists from Russia, the US and China have predicted the existence of phagraphene, which they describe as a 'patchwork' analogue of graphene. "Unlike graphene, a hexagonal honeycomb structure with atoms of carbon at its junctions," said team leader Artyom Oganov from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, "p...



New technique enables low-cost, energy-efficient embedded systems
04.09.2015 - 10:19

Electrical and computer engineers at North Carolina State University claim to have developed a technique for creating less-expensive, low-power embedded systems. "Using our techniques, we've been able to create prototype systems with power converters that have a combination of energy efficiency and low cost that - as far as we've...



Information displays on clothing give feedback
04.09.2015 - 10:14

Researchers from Holst Centre, imec and CMST, imec's associated lab at Ghent University, have demonstrated what they claim to be the world's first stretchable and conformable thin-film transistor (TFT) driven LED display laminated into textiles. This paves the way to wearable displays in clothing providing users with feedback. Wearabl...



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