Mentor says new approach 'revolutionises' power analysis
28.05.2015 - 23:11
While FinFET technology has helped to keep leakage under control as process dimensions shrink, dynamic power consumption remains a major concern.Looking to provide system designers with a better way to explore dynamic power consumption, Mentor Graphics has released the Veloce Power Application software, said to enable accurate, timely and effic...
Wooden semiconductors could help to recycle electronic products
27.05.2015 - 16:31
In an effort said to be aimed at alleviating the environmental burden posed by electronic devices, a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has worked with the US Department of Agriculture's Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) to develop a semiconductor chip made almost entirely of wood.The research team, led by UW-Madiso...
Subcutaneous biosensor draws power from skin patch
27.05.2015 - 16:28
Researchers from EPFL's Integrated Systems Laboratory, working together with the organisation's Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit group, have developed a biosensor chip featuring six sensors, a control unit and a radio transmission module.According to EPFL, the biosensor chip – which would be implanted just beneath the skin &ndas...
Leading US chip-maker sets out its stall as it targets The Internet of Things
27.05.2015 - 16:25
According to Qualcomm's president Derek Aberle, the company is now looking to grow its presence in the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) market significantly.Speaking at an event held by Qualcomm in San Francisco, Aberle said the industry needed technology leaders with the right scale and resources if the Internet of Everything, as the co...
Single molecule diode has rectification ratio of more than 250
27.05.2015 - 16:22
Researchers at Columbia University in New York say they have developed a technique that allows the creation of a single molecule diode. The team adds that its molecular diodes perform 50 times better than all prior designs. Researchers at Columbia University in New York say they have developed a technique that allows the creation of a sing...
IDT, EPC partnering to develop GaN based devices
27.05.2015 - 16:19
IDT and EPC have announced that they are collaborating to develop technology based on gallium nitride (GaN). Under the agreement, the partners will explore how EPC's eGaN technology can be integrated with IDT's products."GaN offers exciting opportunities to develop higher performance, differentiated products for our customers,"...
Where are the discounts?
27.05.2015 - 16:16
The Carrefour hypermarket in Lille, France has replaced its fluorescent lighting with 2.5km of LED lighting from Philips that can also transmit location signals to a shopper's smartphone, triggering an app to provide location based services.The system in operation at the hypermarket comprises 800 linear LED fixtures that use Visible Light C...
Nanowire transistors the way forward, says simulation specialist
27.05.2015 - 15:55
Risk is the biggest issue facing semiconductor manufacturers, according to Professor Asen Asenov, the Glasgow University academic who is also chief executive of Gold Standard Simulations (GSS), which specialises in predictive simulation of nano CMOS devices.Risk is the biggest issue facing semiconductor manufacturers, according to Professor Ase...
Semiconductor sales boosted by currency effects, but growth is 'strong'
22.05.2015 - 23:52
Demand for semiconductors through European distributors grew strongly in the first quarter of 2015, continuing the positive trend shown in the last half of 2014, according to DMASS – the Distributors' and Manufacturers' Association of Semiconductor Specialists. Sales of semiconductors through distribution channels in Q1 grew by 13.3%...
This device will self-destruct
22.05.2015 - 23:41
University of Illinois researchers have developed heat-triggered self-destructing electronic devices, a step toward reducing electronic waste and boosting sustainability in device manufacturing.The researchers, led by aerospace engineering professor Scott White, published their work in the journal Advanced Materials. "We have demo...
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