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TNMOC receives £50,000 donation from Ensoft
16.07.2015 - 22:08

Ensoft has donated £50,000 to The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC), which will be used to assist in the Museum's development.Tim Reynolds, chairman of TNMOC, said: "Recognition of TNMOC's achievements by a company as dynamic as Ensoft is a great boost to our work and underlines the educational value of computing history t...



Simplifying IoT connectivity with Thread solution
15.07.2015 - 15:44

Silicon Labs has introduced its Thread networking solution, offering developers the fastest path to developing Thread-compliant products for the IoT including thermostats, wireless sensor networks, smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, connected lighting devices, control panels, wireless access points and gateways.Thread technology is said to fill a...



Replacing wing and interior mirrors with a camera monitor system
15.07.2015 - 15:41

Continental has used a prototype vehicle to demonstrate how a camera monitor system can replace a car's exterior and interior mirrors. Instead of the rear-view mirror, the driver has two monitors with organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) oriented in the usual viewing directions and displaying what is happening at the rear and sides of the vehi...



£10m competition for UK cities to become more connected
15.07.2015 - 15:38

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Innovate UK are encouraging UK cities and businesses to apply for a £10million fund in a competition that will revolutionise the way the Internet of Things (IoT) benefits citizens by offering environmental improvements, economic opportunities, and more efficient and effective delivery of service...



2Mbit RRAM cell overcomes filament instability, temperature issues
15.07.2015 - 15:35

Imec and Panasonic have fabricated a 2Mbit resistive RAM (RRAM) cell based on TaOx technology on a 40nm process. The approach, said to have precise filament positioning and high thermal stability, is believed to pave the way to realising 28nm embedded applications.RRAM is based on current or voltage induced switching of a resistive element mate...



ALD technology develops to support the move to 3D devices
15.07.2015 - 15:32

According to Applied Materials, the move to 3D devices is driving demand for atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment that can enable new patterning films, new conformal materials and lower thermal budgets.Looking to meet these needs, the company has introduced the Olympia system, which is said to bring the flexibility needed to allow low temper...



Chart the next steps in the 'technology revolution'
15.07.2015 - 15:28

Last month, speakers from around the world came to imec's Technology Forum in Brussels to share their views on what was described as our 'collective digital future'.According to Padmasree Warrior, a strategic advisor at Cisco: "We are currently living through what is quite possibly the most exciting time that I have experienced...



Transistor created from 'one molecule and small number of atoms'
14.07.2015 - 10:18

A team of physicists from Germany, the US and Japan says it has used a scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) to create a transistor consisting of one molecule and a small number of atoms. The team says the device's action is 'markedly different' from that which might be expected and claims this could be important for future such devices....



UK's Digital Economy research given £23m investment
14.07.2015 - 10:15

As part of the Government's Summer Budget, the Chancellor, George Osborne, confirmed funding for six new multidisciplinary research centres, worth a total of £45million, which will drive forward the UK's Digital Economy research, knowledge and skills.The £23m investment will come via The Engineering and Physical Sciences Res...



GloFo takes FD-SOI to the 22nm node
14.07.2015 - 10:08

Globalfoundries has unveiled the 22FDX platform, said to deliver FinFET-like performance and energy efficiency at a cost comparable to 28nm planar technologies. It claims the process could provide an optimal solution for IoT, RF connectivity and networking products.The fully depleted silicon on insulator (FD-SOI) process has an operating voltag...






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