Small and discreet data glasses for everyday use
03.06.2015 - 23:05
In a move intended to counter the lukewarm reception by consumers of products such as Google Glass, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, have developed a design which they say is small and unobtrusive. They also claim the glasses can correct farsightedness.Data glasses usually consist of a mi...
Micron launches 16Gbyte TLC NAND on 16nm process
03.06.2015 - 23:03
Micron Technology has expanded its flash storage portfolio with the addition of what it calls a 'purpose built solution for cost sensitive consumer applications seeking high performance and reliability'.The triple level cell (TLC) NAND device, built on Micron's 16nm process, is said to deliver features which suit applications like U...
Full colour OLEDs demonstrated with resolution of 640pixel/in
02.06.2015 - 22:33
Fujifilm and nanoelectronics research institute imec have demonstrated full colour OLEDs created using a jointly developed photoresist technology. The partners say this approach – which enables sub micron patterning – paves the way to producing high-resolution and large organic electroluminescent (EL) displays and establishing cost comp...
EPSRC calls for £10m hub to explore IoT security issues
02.06.2015 - 22:29
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have begun a competition to develop a £10million research hub, combining a small number of leading universities, to explore the challenges around security, privacy and trust in the IoT.Professor Philip Nelson, EPSRC's chief executive said: "Our lives are becoming ever...
Steady growth forecast in semiconductor market
02.06.2015 - 22:27
The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics has released its semiconductor market forecast. It anticipates the world semiconductor market to show a moderate growth of 3.4% to US$347billion in 2015, largely driven by smartphones and automotive.All major product categories are forecasted to have positive growth rates. The highest are expected for th...
Partnership signals industrialisation of AMOLED displays
02.06.2015 - 22:24
FlexEnable has partnered with Chunghwa Picture Tube (CPT) to develop and mass-produce AMOLED displays, a market forecast to rise to $16billion by 2020. Market research company IDTechEx has predicted that this rapid growth will be spearheaded by the release of the first phone with a flexible display in 2017.Building on a series of flexible AMOLE...
Memory developer gets funding boost
02.06.2015 - 22:22
Carbon nanotube electronics pioneer Nantero has closed a $31.5million financing round, taking its total funding to date to $78m. The company says the successful funding round reflects the prospects for its NRAM – non volatile RAM – technology."With Nantero's NRAM, the wait for a new generation of super fast, high density no...
Intel to acquire Altera
01.06.2015 - 21:22
Intel has announced that it is to acquire Altera in a deal that values the company at US$16.7billion. The acquisition will see Intel bundle its processing chips with Altera's programmable FPGA devices in a move that will enable the chip maker to deliver a host of new products targeting the growing IoT and data centre markets.The deal is Int...
European semiconductor sales dip in April
01.06.2015 - 21:20
The European Semiconductor Industry Association has reported that according to the latest World Semiconductor Trade Statistics data European semiconductor sales amounted to US$2.889billion in April 2015. That represents a fall of 2.3% on the figure for March and is down 5.6% on this time last year.The results are in line with sales developments...
'Designer carbon' set to boost battery performance
01.06.2015 - 21:17
A new carbon material developed at Stanford University is said to boost the performance of energy storage technologies. "We have developed a 'designer carbon' that is both versatile and controllable," said Zhenan Bao, professor of chemical engineering at Stanford. "Our study shows this material has exceptional energy-storage...
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