Pumpkin shaped molecules boost lithium-ion battery performance
05.07.2015 - 23:25
Looking to improve performance and reduce the risks of overheating, South Korean researchers at Pohang University have created a lithium-ion battery made from a porous solid.The new battery is built from pumpkin shaped molecules called cucurbituril – or CB. These molecules are organised in a honeycomb like structure. The molecules h...
3D printing set to speed complex optical fibre production
02.07.2015 - 23:14
University of Southampton researchers are to trial new techniques to produce optical fibre using additive manufacturing. This new way of making fibre could pave the way for more complex structures capable of unlocking applications in a range of industries, from biotechnology to aerospace and telecommunications.Current techniques used to produce...
Xilinx tapes out MPSoC on TSMC's 16FF+ process
02.07.2015 - 23:10
Xilinx has taped out an UltraScale+ MPSoC on TSMC's 16FF+ process, an event that appears to be adhering to the schedule outlined by the company earlier this year.The part integrates seven user programmable processors, including a quad core 64bit Cortex-A53 application processing unit, a dual core 32bit Cortex-R5 real time processing unit an...
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 pl...
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 Sanjay...
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 transp...
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 launch...
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 industry...
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 poin...
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 condu...
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