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Researchers from Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), the company’s R&D hub, have found a way to extend lithium-ion battery life using silicon and graphene. The carbide-free graphene combats expansion to increase battery life by 1.8x over conventional lithium-ion batteries.
Intel, the world's largest chip company, is set slip to third place in a ranking of chip companies compiled by Semico Research, based on forecast capital expenditure in 2015.
A consortium of 11 European institutions in eight countries aim to one-up the cheap Chinese thin-film solar cells with efficiencies rivaling silicon at a fraction of the cost.
Using a proprietary FlexConnect algorithm, Microchip's Smart hub can be reconfigure to handle a variety of one to one and one to many USB device/host connections.