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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...



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 s...



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,&q...



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 Ligh...



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 ...



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....



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 d...



Amantys assets acquired by German power transformer specialist
22.05.2015 - 23:36

Regensburg based Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR) has acquired all of Amantys' industrial property rights, including patents and brands, as well as most of its technical facilities and equipment. MR is a leading developer of power transformers, employs about 3000 people and has revenues of €650million. It says the deal represents anot...



Health-tracking technology in eyewear
22.05.2015 - 23:18

Ophthalmic technology group and eye care retailer VSP Global has announced the development of 'Project Genesis', a wearable prototype pair of optical frames that integrates health-tracking technology. Sensors, including an accelerometer and gyros, integrated into the temples of the glasses track health metrics such as steps, calories ...



Platform allows domain specific formal verification 'apps' to be developed
22.05.2015 - 23:05

Looking to create a market in formal verification apps, OneSpin Solutions has launched a software platform that allows third party companies with limited knowledge of formal technology to develop and deliver domain specific formal based apps. Called 360 LaunchPad, the software can be delivered as part of the app by the developer or the app ca...



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