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60GHz technology features in Chinese smartphone
20.05.2015 - 22:25

SiBeam's UltraGig SiI6400 transmitter is enabling 60GHz millimetre wave wireless video technology in Letv's Le Max smartphone. Letv – China's leading internet service provider – launched its first smartphone earlier this year. According to SiBeam, its wireless technology will expand the consumer content experience for ...



Worldwide launch for community-driven PCB design tool
20.05.2015 - 22:21

An open beta program has been announced by Altium for its community-driven PCB design tool. CircuitMaker, which is a free software offering, will be available worldwide to all interested electronics designers, and aims to address the needs of the electronics maker and hobbyist community. "We're incredibly excited to see how the Circu...



Applied Materials develops tuneable hardmask technology
19.05.2015 - 23:19

In a move which it claims as a breakthrough, Applied Materials has unveiled a new approach to patterning copper interconnects that is believed to be applicable at the 10nm node and beyond.  In a move which it claims as a breakthrough, Applied Materials has unveiled a new approach to patterning copper interconnects that is believed to be ...



Fairchild looks to cut IGBT energy loss by 30%
19.05.2015 - 23:13

Fairchild claims it will reduce energy loss by 30% in its fourth generation 650V and 1200V IGBTs by using a novel design approach tailored for high and medium/speed switching applications in industrial and automotive markets. According to the company, it is applying an advanced high density pitch, self balancing cell build using a novel self ...



MEMS oscillator aimed at wearable applications
19.05.2015 - 22:15

MEMS specialist SiTime is addressing opportunities in the wearables and mobile markets with a new family of µPower MEMS oscillators. The first part to be announced, the SiT8021, is said to consume 90% less power than a quartz device, as well as being 40% smaller and 70% lighter. MEMS specialist SiTime is addressing opportunities in the ...



Programme announced to support first time exporters
18.05.2015 - 23:12

Minister for Trade and Investment Francis Maude has announced the First Time Exporters initiative, a new package of support which includes training and advice for those companies looking to sell overseas for the first time Minister for Trade and Investment Francis Maude has announced the First Time Exporters initiative, a new package of suppo...



Manchester team prints graphene RFID antenna on paper
18.05.2015 - 23:08

Researchers from the University of Manchester, together with graphene manufacturer BGT Materials, have used compressed graphene ink to print an RF antenna measuring 14cm x 3.5mm onto a piece of paper. According to the team, the antenna performed well enough to make it practical for use in RFID tags and wireless sensors. Graphene ink is usuall...



Sodium-ion battery demonstrated
18.05.2015 - 23:05

British battery developer Faradion says it has made the first demonstration of a vehicle powered by a sodium-ion battery. In the trial, which took place at Williams Advanced Engineering, an e-bike was propelled by 418Whr battery. The e-bike battery pack, which has been designed and manufactured by Williams Advanced Engineering, is made up of ...



Graphene antenna shows promise for microwave applications
18.05.2015 - 23:02

A pan European collaboration, involving researchers from Romania, Greece, Italy, and Ireland, has demonstrated a graphene antenna that operates in the spectrum and which can be tuned using an external voltage.  The antenna, developed using graphene from Graphenea, is less than 1mm thick and has a planar diameter of 100mm, which the team ...



Element acquires TRaC Global
14.05.2015 - 23:34

Element Materials Technology has completed the purchase of TRaC Global in a deal that represents Element's largest single acquisition to date. This purchase expands Element aerospace footprint in Europe with the addition of six UK laboratories and capabilities in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), vibration and environmental simulation,...



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