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Southampton researchers create large area MoS2 films
22.06.2015 - 21:57

Researchers at the University of Southampton's Zepler Institute say they have used ambient pressure chemical vapour deposition to fabricate large area 2D films of molybdenum disulphide (MoS2). The team says the room temperature process, which is scalable to any size wafer, could pave the way for the large-scale manufacture of devices such as...



Rohde & Schwarz expands collaboration with Avnet and EBV Elektronik
22.06.2015 - 21:53

The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group has extended its partnership agreement with Avnet and EBV Elektronik. The contract enables the distributors to ensure the availability of the electronic components and technical support it requires. Rohde & Schwarz has worked with Avnet and EBV for more than 40 years. Miguel Fernandez, president E...



SSTL gets contract for Canadian satellite constellation
20.06.2015 - 22:25

Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) is to work with Canadian Earth observation company UrtheCast on the forthcoming 16 satellite Generation-3 constellation. The moves comes follows several months of close co-operation between the two teams to design a high performance low earth orbiting platform. SSTL will design and build the satellite platfo...



Keysight expands wireless test business as it snaps up Anite for £388million
20.06.2015 - 22:22

Keysight is to pay about £388million in cash to Anite, the UK based supplier of test and measurement solutions that span the design and validation of chipsets, mobile devices and network equipment. The 500 employee company, established in 1973 as Cray Electronics, turned over £49m in the last six months of 2014. The 500 employee c...



Boosting chip speeds with graphene
19.06.2015 - 09:56

Traditionally, tantalum nitride has been used for the protective layer around copper wires in computer chips, but Stanford electrical engineer H-S Philip Wong says that using graphene to wrap wires could allow transistors to exchange data faster than is currently possible. He adds the advantages could increase in the future as transistors contin...



Project MORPHEUS set to change the face of military communications
19.06.2015 - 09:53

The changing nature of military communications has prompted the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to take a different approach to the way in which it develops communications systems that will support future military requirements. MORPHEUS will be the main vehicle for the procurement of the UK Armed Forces' tactical communications capability for t...



Bluetooth Smart market 'redefined' with single chip solution
19.06.2015 - 09:37

In a move which it claims will redefine the single chip Bluetooth Smart market, Nordic Semiconductor has launched the nRF52832, said to be the first in a series of ultra low power multiprotocol radio SoCs. Amongst the target applications for the part are IoT edge nodes and wearable devices. "Current single chip Bluetooth Smart solutions ...



IoT development addressed with module, reference design and connector standard
18.06.2015 - 23:12

Sierra Wireless has launched the AirPrime WP Series of smart wireless modules, designed to reduce system complexity and to accelerate the development of IoT products and applications. "We have launched a powerfully integrated device-to-cloud architecture to make it easier for our customers to innovate," said Dan Schieler, senior vic...



Take one chip and and wait for the results
18.06.2015 - 23:09

The realisation that silicon dissolves slowly in water could lead to a new class of medical sensor, Professor John Rogers claimed in a keynote at this year's Design Automation Conference, which took place recently in San Francisco. Prof Rogers – pictured using his phone to scan a skin 'tattoo' sensor during his DAC keynote &...



Cellulose based circuits can be 3D printed
18.06.2015 - 23:07

A group of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden has managed to print and dry 3D objects made entirely by cellulose. The team also added carbon nanotubes to create electrically conductive material. "Combining the use of cellulose with the technological development of 3D printing offers great environmental advantages,...



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