Wearables by the Yole Forecast Numbers News & Analysis 9/23/2015 Post a comment Eric Mounier, senior technology and market analyst for Yole Developpement gives a bullish forecast for MEMS market, saying that wearable equipment will be one of the next main opportunities for MEMS components.
Synopsys Touts IP Portfolio for IoT News & Analysis 9/22/2015 Post a comment Stable of intellectual property, cobbled together largely from acquisitions, targets connectivity, security and sensor processing requirements of the Internet of Things.
TSMC Discusses Next MEMS, Monolithic Mics News & Analysis 9/22/2015 Post a comment To expand its role as a supplier to fabless MEMS vendors foundry TSMC plans to use its advantages in being able to combine CMOS logic and MEMS sensors together to come up with innovative sensors and use cases.
3D Printed Parts Help Regenerate Nerves News & Analysis 9/21/2015 Post a comment For the first time ever, regrowth of nerve complexes has been demonstrated in rats by creating a custom 3-D scaffold shaped like the missing nerves and "seeding" it with biochemicals that promote both sensory an motor nerve regeneration.
60 GHz Tested for 5G Backhaul News & Analysis 9/16/2015 Post a comment The XHaul Project, a €7.3 million euro program based in Bristol, UK, will test millimeter wave backhaul and fiber optic networks for 5G cellular networks.
Dresden Memory Startup To Debut At Semicon Europa News & Analysis 9/15/2015 4 comments A startup company that is working on a ferroelectric non-volatile memory technology based on hafnium oxide is set to make its debut at the Semicon Europa exhibition taking place in Dresden, Germany, October 6 to 8.
Smart Prosthetics to Learn Mind Reading News & Analysis 9/11/2015 3 comments Smart prosthetics, where the prostetic learns to read the human brain's signals instead of the human learning the prosthetic's signals, is the focus of a project sponsored by the directors of the European Union's Human Brain Project, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Smart Inks Monitor Glucose News & Analysis 9/10/2015 Post a comment Researchers at the University of California San Diego are working toward the holy grail of sensor technology – non-invasive glucose testing. A team at the school’s Jacobs School of Engineering developed high-tech bio-inks that react with several chemicals, including glucose, to create temporary sensors.
DARPA Enlists Civilians to Secure U.S. Tech Lead News & Analysis 9/10/2015 4 comments The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hosts a three-day conference called "Wait What?" (St. Louis, Mo.) for researchers in industry, academia and government to share ideas that will keep the U.S. ahead of the rest of the world in technology.
GaN For Power To Show Extended Market Boom News & Analysis 9/10/2015 Post a comment Specialist companies will benefit from a forthcoming boom in gallium nitride for power semiconductors, but will find themselves under competitive or acquisitive pressure from larger players such as Infineon/International Rectifier.
Nokia Shows Next-Gen Network News & Analysis 9/9/2015 Post a comment Nokia Networks announced a programmable 5G architecture for next-generation networks. Its 5G system will automatically adapt to legacy network’s separate parts to achieve lower latency and higher reliability.
Post-Silicon Tech Compared News & Analysis 9/9/2015 4 comments The Semiconductor Research Corporation is creating a joint benchmarking effort with Georgia Tech to guide post-silicon era electronics development at IBM, Intel, Freescale and Texas Instruments.
Open Source GPU Debuts News & Analysis 8/27/2015 6 comments The first open source general-purpose graphics processor was described at Hot Chips along with an open source core more power efficient than an ARM processor.
EUV Breaks Through to Angstrom News & Analysis 8/27/2015 10 comments A new type of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) microscope designed at the University of Colorado can take optical images with angstrom resolution.
iPhone6 Powered by Hydrogen News & Analysis 8/25/2015 17 comments Intelligent Energy, the company that already sells external fuel cells to recharge iPhone in Apple Stores, wants to put one inside the phone, demonstrating a prototype fuel cell exactly the same size as an iPhone6's lithium-ion battery.
Quantum Highway Frictionless News & Analysis 8/24/2015 4 comments Marrying topological insulators with ferromagnets yields a quantum highway that could be adapted to encode, transmit and receive qubits using novel transistor designs, according to MIT researchers.
Albany Research Hub Drives Collaboration News & Analysis 8/24/2015 Post a comment The College of Nanoscience and Engineering has grown from a physics department at the State University of New York’s Albany Polytechnic campus to the hub of research and development for New York state.
SK Hynix Invests in Hyperspectral Sensor Startup News & Analysis 8/21/2015 1 comment SK Hynix has invested 2.2 billion won (about $1.8 million) in Stratio Technology Inc. (Menlo Park, Calif.), a startup developing germanium-based hyperspectral image sensors, according to Korea Times article. SK Hynix has acquired a 9.1 percent stake the article said.
Plastic Solar Cells Double Output News & Analysis 8/19/2015 6 comments Fluence--for fluid enhanced crystal engineering--used a micron-sized "rake" to mix the two different polymers needed for plastic solar cells thus doubling their output over traditional mixing methods
Inside GlobalFoundries' Fab 8 News & Analysis 8/18/2015 5 comments We tour GlobalFoundries' Fab 8, one of the largest chip fabs in the United States, in Malta, N.Y. and a hub for innovations developed at R&D centers in Albany.
Natcore Takes Silver Out of Photovoltaics News & Analysis 8/18/2015 Post a comment Research company Natcore Technology claims its scientists have produced a low-cost all-back-contact silicon heterojunction photovoltaic structure in which silver has been completely eliminated, being replaced by aluminium.
Metamaterials Single-Out One Voice News & Analysis 8/17/2015 2 comments Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) has invented a metamaterial-based voice-locator system that can pick out an individual's voice even from a crowded, noisy room.