Electronics News and Product Design Updates
29.07.2015 - 23:05
A research team based at The University of Texas has made electrically conducting fibres that can be reversibly stretched to over 14 times their initial length and whose electrical conductivity increases 200-fold when stretched. Fibres and cables derived from the invention might one day be used as interconnects for super-elastic electronic ci...
Flextronics changes name to Flex
29.07.2015 - 22:56
Flextronics has announced that it has officially changed its name to Flex, with a promise to help the world live smarter in what it is dubbing the 'Age of Intelligence'. "We have progressed in our product and service offering over the years, and today we are much more than just an EMS, supply chain solutions or 'tronics' ...
Superfast fluorescence could enable quantum computing
28.07.2015 - 10:49
Researchers from North Carolina's Duke University have developed an ultrafast light-emitting device that can flip on and off 90billion times a second and could form the basis of optical computing. In a study, a team from the Pratt School of Engineering pushed semiconductor quantum dots to emit light at more than 90GHz. This so-called plas...
BEEAs 2015 entry deadline extended
28.07.2015 - 10:45
Due to an overwhelming demand to extend the submission date for the British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs) entries, Friday 7th August has been chosen as the new deadline for entries. The Awards recognise companies and individuals who have excelled in design engineering within the last year. Receiving one of these prestigious awards pro...
Silicon based device is sensitive to photon spin, say scientists
28.07.2015 - 10:43
A research team from the University of Pennsylvania has demonstrated a silicon based photonic device that is sensitive to the spin of the photons in a laser shined on one of its electrodes. According to the team, light that is polarised clockwise causes current to flow in one direction, while anticlockwise polarised light makes it flow in the ot...
Summer school set to whet students' appetites for electronics
28.07.2015 - 10:38
More than 70 school students from the UK, Ireland, Romania and Greece will be taking part in the University of Southampton's Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) annual summer school, which starts on Monday 27 July. Dr Geoff Merrett, senior admissions tutor for ECS, said: "We hope that, by taking part in the summer school, we have ...
VR set to revolutionise UK transportation network
23.07.2015 - 21:39
Previously deployed for military purposes, a new commercial version of the Omnideck from the Swedish company Omnifinity has been installed at the Transport Systems Catapult's (TSC) Innovation Centre in Milton Keynes. Part of the centre's 'Visualisation laboratory' it is the UK's first commercially available omnidirectional...
Blu Wireless joins the 5G Innovation Centre
23.07.2015 - 21:37
Blu Wireless Technology has joined the University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) as part of its SME Technology partner programme. Due to open in September 2015, the 5GIC is said to be the UK's only research centre dedicated to the next generation of mobile communications. The centre aims to bring together leading academic exp...
ROHM acquires Powervation for $70m
23.07.2015 - 21:34
ROHM has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Powervation for approximately $70million. The combination of Powervation's Intelligent Digital Power platform with ROHM's analogue power technology and global market access will enable the company to address a range of market opportunities in digital high density systems and ICs...
Qualcomm to cut jobs, realign structure as Q3 revenues dip significantly
23.07.2015 - 21:31
More than 4500 Qualcomm employees are set to lose their jobs in the wake of a strategic realignment plan designed to improve the company's financial position. In its third quarter results, Qualcomm saw its revenues decline to $5.8billion, 14% lower than Q3 2014 and $1.1bn less than revenues in Q2 2015. The strategic realignment plan ca...
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