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Semiconductor IP revenues drive EDA sector forward
09.07.2015 - 22:31

Revenues for EDA products and services grew by 7.5% in Q1 2015 to $1.877billion, compared to $1.746bn in Q1 2014. And, according to the EDA Consortium, the moving average – which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters – increased by 8%. "The EDA Industry continues to show solid revenue growth in the...

Omnidirectional wireless charging system works over 50cm
09.07.2015 - 22:26

Researchers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) claim to have developed a wireless-power transfer (WPT) system that allows mobile devices to be charged at any location and in any direction, even if the devices are away from the power source, just as Wi-Fi works for Internet connections. Team leader, Professor Chun Ri...

Exchange rate issues clouding European semi sales
09.07.2015 - 22:15

European semiconductor sales reached $2.873billion in May 2015, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA). The figures are said to show that, while the European semiconductor market remained essentially at the same level as the previous month, there was increased demand in key application sectors. In particular, sale...

Black phosphorus transistors 'one step closer' say Canadian researchers
07.07.2015 - 23:37

Research conducted by McGill University and Université de Montréal is said to provide further evidence that black phosphorus could be a strong candidate for use in chips of the future. The researchers have found that when electrons move in a phosphorus transistor, they do so only in two dimensions. "Transistors work more ef...

New standard in EMC testing
07.07.2015 - 23:34

RN Electronics has become one of the first Test Houses in the UK to be UKAS accredited to EN55032 (CISPR32), the new standard for electronics described as Multimedia Equipment (MME). EMC (electromagnetic) testing is already taking place on a range of professional audio equipments to the new standard. "We have a number of clients in the P...

Terahertz sensor enables detection of hidden objects
07.07.2015 - 23:26

Scientists at the University of Warwick have developed the 'Q-Eye', a sensor that is said to be much faster than competing technologies used to detect and identify hidden objects. The invention senses radiation across the terahertz band of the electromagnetic spectrum, just between the infrared and microwave bands. Professors in Warwi...

Toshiba develops process technologies
07.07.2015 - 23:23

Toshiba has announced a method of embedding flash memory based on 65nm logic process that uses less power than current mainstream technology, and a single-poly non-volatile memory (NVM) process based on 130nm logic and analogue power. Applying the optimal process to various applications will allow Toshiba to expand its product line-up in such ar...

Spinning a yarn when it comes to powering wearable electronics
07.07.2015 - 23:20

Researchers at MIT and the University of British Columbia claim to have found a promising new approach to delivering the short, but intense, bursts of power needed by wearable electronic devices. The trick, they say, is to use yarns made from niobium nanowires 140nm in diameter as the electrodes in tiny supercapacitors – pairs of nanowires...

Redesigned Arduino board said to suit space constrained applications
07.07.2015 - 23:17

The Arduino Yun WiFi microcontroller board has been redesigned in a more compact housing so that it can be used with a breadboard. This is said to make prototyping easier. Called the Yun Mini – and available from RS Components – the board has approximate PCB dimensions of 70 x 23mm, less than half the area required by the Arduino ...

Many-core computing power for automated driving
07.07.2015 - 23:07

The AMALTHEA4public project is attempting to develop more powerful computers and complex software for autonomous vehicles to help them become more intelligent. The project, headed up by Bosch, comprises a team of 21 international technology specialists looking to develop embedded systems with central processing units that work in parallel. To...

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