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Chipset supports ZigBee and Thread simultaneously
02.07.2015 - 23:06

GreenPeak Technologies has announced the GP712, said to be the industry's first single radio multi-protocol chipset with multi-channel receive capability for set-top boxes, gateways, and other advanced IoT devices. As ZigBee is the dominant communication technology for wireless sensor networks and Thread is expected to become a prevailing...



GloFo completes its acquisition of IBM microelectronics
01.07.2015 - 23:25

Following the announcement in October 2014 of its intention to buy IBM's microelectronics business, Globalfoundries has now completed the transaction. "Today, we have significantly enhanced our technology development capabilities and reinforce our long term commitment to investing in R&D for technology leadership," said Sanj...



Researchers use leaves as inspiration for graphene micro supercapacitor
01.07.2015 - 23:22

An international team of researchers, including scientists from Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea, has devised a technique for creating an micro supercapacitor (MSC) that delivers high electrochemical performance. The team modelled the film structure of its MSC on natural vein-textured leaves in order to take advantage of the natural tra...



Online compliance training courses launched
01.07.2015 - 23:16

York EMC Services (YES) has announced the launch of its York Training Academy (YTA), offering online regulatory compliance training courses for industry. YES has been offering compliance training for more than 30 years, however, increasing demands in the workplace often make it difficult to find the time to attend training courses. The lau...



Synopsys buys Elliptic Technologies, expands security portfolio
01.07.2015 - 23:12

In a move that boosts its security portfolio, Synopsys has acquired Elliptic Technologies, which develops security IP cores and software solutions for a range of applications. The move follows Synopsys' recent acquisition of Codenomicon. Both acquisitions are said to demonstrate the company's investment in providing the electronics indus...



Researchers send signals over 12,000km of fibre
26.06.2015 - 23:30

Photonics researchers at the University of California, San Diego claim they have successfully deciphered information after it travelled 12,000km through fibre optic cables equipped only with standard amplifiers. The work is said to effectively eliminate the need for regenerators along the fibre link. "With fibre optics, after a certain p...



Conductive ink aimed at smart clothing applications
26.06.2015 - 23:27

A conductive ink developed by University of Tokyo researchers can be printed on textiles in a single step to form highly conductive and stretchable connections. The tram says the ink will enable the creation of clothing incorporating sensors for such indicators such as heart rate and muscle contraction. Previous attempts to create a highly co...



Government 'must do better on export support', says independent commission
26.06.2015 - 23:23

A report published by the Cole Commission recognises that the Government has put in place a number of welcomed initiatives to boost the UK's export performance, but is pushing for further action. However, it notes that, if the Government is serious about exports, it needs to commit resources and, most of all, the highest possible political l...



Imec, Toshiba and SanDisk expand partnership
26.06.2015 - 23:21

Imec has announced that Toshiba and SanDisk have joined imec's industrial affiliation programme on advanced patterning. The programme tackles the challenges in bringing extreme ultraviolet lithography to high volume manufacturing. The program also develops other technologies for extending 193nm immersion lithography. Toshiba and SanDisk h...



Advanced smart garments
26.06.2015 - 23:18

Imec and Holst Centre are demonstrating what is claimed to be the most advanced smart garment to date at the imec Technology Forum in Brussels. The smart t-shirt features an electrocardiogram and motion sensing which monitors data such as the wearer's heart rate, activities performed and energy expenditure. The information is stored on the c...



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