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Comment: Re: Tall claim - R_Colin_Johnson - 11/21/2014
Comment: Re: New Details - R_Colin_Johnson - 11/20/2014
Comment: New Details - R_Colin_Johnson - 11/20/2014
Carbon Nanobuds Flex, Replace Indium Tin Oxide
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11/20/2014   5 comments
Carbon nanobud films will replace indium tin oxide as the transparent conductors enabling touchscreens, buttons, sliders, and more.
Carbon RF to Extend Battery Life
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11/19/2014   6 comments
Carbonics aims to use carbon for next-gen RF semiconductors and other essential parts of smartphones and wearables, claiming it may extend lifetime per charge to a week.
Flexible OLEDs Clear Last Hurdle
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11/18/2014   2 comments
Kateeva Inc. claims to solve last remaining hurdle to flexible, bendable, rollable OLED displays: keep moisture and oxygen away.
Comment: Great Effort ! - R_Colin_Johnson - 11/17/2014
IBM to Build DoE's Next-Gen Coral Supercomputers
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11/14/2014   9 comments
Bring the processing to the data: IBM won two contracts with the DoE's Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Livermore (Coral) program, which aims to outperform its current supercomputers by not moving data.
MEMS/Sensor Interface I3C Rocks
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11/12/2014   2 comments
The Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance has upgraded to the I3C interface to handle modern high-speed data transfers from MEMS and other sensors.
MEMS Sensor Hub Goes All-in-One
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11/11/2014   5 comments
PNI Sensor Corp. offers all-in-one sensor hub including the MEMS sensors and bifurcates into two companies.
Comment: Re: Outstanding - R_Colin_Johnson - 11/10/2014
TSMC Predicts Next Big Thing
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11/10/2014   5 comments
With MEMS and CMOS on same chip, sourced from a single well-oiled supply chain offering dirt-cheap prices, innovators will create the "next big thing." One-stop shopping at a semiconductor manufacturer is the future, says TSMC.
Superconductivity Predicted by Supercomputer
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11/5/2014   4 comments
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel) has started manufacturing the military grade MAXL-OL-2000 MEMS-based accelerometer family for fabless chip company Physical Logic AG (Zurich, Switzerland) using a thick-film silicon-on-insulator (SOI) version of its 180nm modular MEMS process.
ST's Small 6-Axis IMU a Big Move Into Automotive
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11/4/2014   1 comment
STMicroelectronics has synchronized an accelerometer and a gyroscope on the world's smallest 6-axis inertial measurement unit.
DARPA Gets Guinness Record for World's First THz Amp
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11/3/2014   3 comments
DARPA and Northrop Grumman Corporation break the communications equivalent of the sound barrier with a terahertz amplifier and now they have a Guinness World Record to prove it.
3D Prints World's Best Inverter
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10/29/2014   13 comments
Oak Ridge National Laboratory wants to become the world leader in operational 3D device printing and has already started its patent portfolio.
Lucio Lanza to Receive EDA Honor
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10/27/2014   4 comments
The annual Phil Kaufman award for excellence in electronic design automation (EDA) will be awarded to Lucio Lanza at ICCAD 2014 on Nov. 4th.
Comment: Re: Ingenious - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/26/2014
Comment: Re: Quiet Aids - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/26/2014
China's 5-Year Plan Revealed
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10/23/2014   12 comments
China's next five-year plan, starting in 2016, will emphasize connectivity, a smartphone for everyone, and the Internet of Things en masse.
Comment: Re: Impressive - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/23/2014
World's Wireless Record Breaks 40 Gbit/s
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10/22/2014   11 comments
A whole world of engineers is shooting for the next speedup in wireless communications beyond the LTE Advanced 1 Gbit/s ceiling. Now researchers have demonstrated 40 Gbit/s wireless speeds to be used for backhaul for now but for commercial users someday.
Comment: Re: Efficiency - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/22/2014
Comment: Re: Efficiency - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/22/2014
Intel, IBM Dueling 14nm FinFETS
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10/21/2014   24 comments
The duel of the FinFETs will take place between Intel and GlobalFoundries now that it has taken over manufacturing of semiconductors from IBM with the details of architectures here.
First 2D Atomic Piezoelectric Discovered
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10/20/2014   6 comments
The world's first 2D monolayer material has been shown to be piezoelectric, enabling a new era of super-sensitive sensors, and when stacked, a new power source for wearables and IoT.
Comment: Re: IOT? - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/19/2014
Comment: Re: Other uses - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/17/2014
Nanotube Field Emitters Beat OLEDs
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10/16/2014   13 comments
Like a cathode ray tube of old, nanotube field emitters energize a phosphorous display for flat-panel lighting that uses 100 times less energy than LEDs and is brighter than OLED panels.
River Sensors to Clean Up Waterways
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10/16/2014   11 comments
Inexpensive sensors track the movement/source of pollution.
Comment: Re: How long? - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/15/2014
Med Implants Get Dissolvable
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10/14/2014   6 comments
Like dissolvable stitches, the medical implants of the future will be able to do their job until its finished, then ordered to self-destruct by dissolving and being flushed from our bodies.
Comment: Re: How long? - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/14/2014
Comment: Re: How long? - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/14/2014
Hybrid Solar Cells Promise More Than 95% Efficiency
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10/13/2014   17 comments
By coating normal silicon solar cells with an inorganic compound, researchers at the University of Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory hope to boost efficiency to more than 95%.
Comment: Re: Questions - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/13/2014
Comment: Re: Really? - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/13/2014
Comment: Re: Questions - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/13/2014
Comment: Re: Really? - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/13/2014
Cheap Fusion Beats Fossil Fuels
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10/10/2014   51 comments
A new fusion reactor design is based on a plasma configuration called a spheromak that is one tenth the size and a whole lot cheaper than alternative fusion reactor designs -- even cheaper than current-day fossil-fuel power plants.
Comment: Re: Efficiency? - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/10/2014
IBM's Watson Going Global
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10/10/2014   9 comments


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