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Startup Tunes MEMS Switch for IoT
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12/26/2017   Post a comment
Startup Menlo Microsystems reported progress making and getting its MEMS power/RF switch designed in to a variety of systems in the Internet of Things.
Microbial Fuel Cell Fabbed on Flex Fabric
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12/15/2017   2 comments
Binghamton University researchers have demonstrated a flexible, stretchable, fabric-based microbial fuel cell for powering wearable devices.
Apple's Plans Could Doom Dialog Semi
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12/1/2017   2 comments
Speculation that Apple will begin designing its own power management chips by next year could be bad news indeed for its primary supplier of these parts, Dialog Semiconductor.
IoT Collar Fights Illegal Poaching
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11/15/2017   1 comment
Designers of an electronic collar to prevent poaching of big game in Africa share the story of their still-evolving efforts.
Low-cost Lifetime Boost for Lithium Batteries
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11/9/2017   2 comments
Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute is seeking a U.S. patent on a composite paste that OEMs can apply to battery electrodes to prevent solid electrolyte interface buildup and thereby extend battery life up to 70%.
Facebook Likes $1K Base Stations
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11/9/2017   3 comments
Facebook showed its design open source cellular base station that could cost less than $1,000 at a summit of carriers working on software-defined networks.
Nanodiamonds Found to Prevent Lithium Battery Fires
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10/31/2017   Post a comment
The dendrite formation that causes lithium batteries to overheat can be prevented by mixing nanodiamonds with the Li-ion electrolyte at a concentration of at least 1 percent, says a Drexel nanomaterials researcher.
Magnetic Connective Wireless Charging and Data Transfer
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10/18/2017   Post a comment
Magconn is an innovative magnetic connection technology that is a simple and safe low-cost alternative to induction charging and conductive wireless charging.
iPhone 8 Still Packs Q’Comm, NXP
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9/22/2017   6 comments
A teardown of the iPhone 8 by iFixit shows good news for Qualcomm, NXP, Broadcom, and Skyworks, who maintain or expand sockets in Apple’s latest handset.
Cellular Puts IoT on Speed Dial
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9/18/2017   2 comments
Carriers laid out their plans for cellular IoT variants LTE-M and NB-IoT at last week’s Mobile World Congress Americas.
5G Startup Aims to Beat Intel, Q’comm
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9/6/2017   Post a comment
Startup Movandi aims to leapfrog Intel and Qualcomm with an efficient RF front-end module for 5G cellular at 28 and 39 GHz.
11 Crazy & Creative Gadgets Getting Traction on Kickstarter
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8/9/2017   Post a comment
A quick exploration of the Kickstarter crowdsourcing platform uncovers ideas that range from sublime to ridiculous—and demonstrates that people are lining up to take some of them from the drawing board to reality.
20 Coolest Kickstarter Wearables This Summer
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7/11/2017   Post a comment
As everyone turns to their favorite summer activities, the interest wearable electronic innovations is on the rise. We're looking at some of the most popular wearable wins on Kickstarter.
15 Kickstarter Robots Engineers Will Love
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7/11/2017   Post a comment
Everybody likes robots, and soon they'll be doing all sorts of things with them, if these wildly successful Kickstarter projects are any indication.
‘Europe First’ Emerges as Theme of Tech Reboot
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6/29/2017   5 comments
The joint collaboration agreement announced by Europe’s two large research institutes this week has amplified an upbeat “pro-Europe” sentiment. “For Europe, it’s no longer about CMOS,” said CEA-Leti CEO.
25 Global Electronics Distributors Win Revenue Wresting Match
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6/19/2017   Post a comment
In recent years, getting ahead in electronics industry has been a game of inches, with major players wrestling for greater customer share. Here's a look at the biggest names in 2017.
Renesas Getting Healthy with Healthcare
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5/18/2017   1 comment
Renesas is pushing the company’s healthcare solutions. Its bio-sensing reference module, measuring 11x18 mm, coupled with software analytics, can continuously monitor blood pressure. Other home-grown technologies in the offing include Silicon-on-Thin-Box (SOTB) and wireless charging technology.
Google Revs Faster TPU
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5/17/2017   4 comments
Google announced a second-gen TPU packing twice the punch of the first, available as a service to run training and inference jobs for machine learning.
Peregrine Semi Buys MIT Spinoff Arctic Sand
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3/20/2017   Post a comment
RF chip vendor says deal will expand its power module business in the telecommunications, data communications and industrial electrical markets.
Littelfuse Takes Majority Stake in Monolith Semi
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3/2/2017   Post a comment
Power control and sensing chip and component supplier increases stake in developer of silicon carbide chips.
TI Sees New Exponential Drivers
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2/6/2017   1 comment
Tomorrow’s exponential growth in semiconductors will be fueled by a combination of specialized processes and design methodologies as transistor scaling becomes increasingly expensive, said the chef technologist of Texas Instruments.
Batteries Get Safer Enclosures
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2/3/2017   Post a comment
Safer battery enclosures may be one solution to the issues plaguing lithium-ion batteries.
AI Tapped to Improve Design
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2/3/2017   14 comments
Nine companies and three universities are exploring how machine learning could tackle difficult problems in electronics design.
Intel Shows Analog Clout at ISSCC
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1/17/2017   Post a comment
Intel’s analog experts will get a chance to show how they power processors with billions of transistors at the next month's International Solid State Circuits Conference.
Infineon: What Makes Robo-Cars Zero Defect?
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1/11/2017   Post a comment
Infineon CEO discussed why autonomous cars are “much more than high-performance computing platform.” He talked about how to achieve “100 percent reliability – aircraft-level – at the price of a car” and how “sensor fusion can’t afford to have confusion.”
Sensor Net to Run on RF Power
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12/20/2016   1 comment
Researchers at PARC are developing a distributed building automation network using sensors that sip power from 900-MHz RF hubs.
Programmable Power Supply/Management ICs Save Time & Money
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12/16/2016   Post a comment
These new ICs may be thought of as analog FPGAs for power, which is ironic since the power market is 6X larger than FPGA market.
Microgrid Shares the Power in NYC
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12/5/2016   Post a comment
Off-the-shelf hardware and blockchain-enabled virtualization is enabling a distributed energy system, the Brooklyn Microgrid, that faces policy hurdles.
IoT to Get Security, Gateway Benchmarks
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11/29/2016   1 comment
The EEMBC group has started work on benchmarks for Internet of Things security and gateways and has existing work in measuring IoT connectivity.
Tech Volunteers Heed the Call
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11/29/2016   Post a comment
Disaster Tech Lab needs a few technically minded volunteers to help set up solar power and Wi-Fi networks in global disaster sites and refugee camps.
Wireless Charging Market Still Seeks Use Cases
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11/25/2016   5 comments
Outside of cell phone users, the user base for wireless charging has not grown. Is this a lost opportunity?
15 Views of Printed Electronics
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11/21/2016   10 comments
Printed electronics showed progress in manufacturing gear and processes, e-textiles, sensors, batteries, and printed NFC tags at the IDTechEx event.
Virtual Reality Will Stay Hot
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11/17/2016   Post a comment
Virtual reality could be a killer app in more ways than one.
Engineers Power Electricity’s Future
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11/14/2016   Post a comment
The electrical power engineering profession plays a critical role in enabling the widespread use of clean power to advance technology for the benefit of humanity.
Lowly Bus Gets Reinvented
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11/11/2016   4 comments
Buses have a boring image but they are actually a hotbed of innovation.
Electric Cars Plug in Flow Batteries
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11/4/2016   1 comment
Lithium-ion batteries will dominate the automotive scene, but flow batteries are playing an interesting wild card.
Energy Harvesting Seeks Good Vibes
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11/2/2016   Post a comment
Energy harvesting using vibration is a niche business but one attracting significant research in hopes of pioneering a broader market.
EVs Will Innovate on Land, Sea, Air
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10/31/2016   1 comment
Hybrid and pure electric land, water and air vehicles are becoming one business increasingly served by the same companies, but the vehicles and their components are changing out of all recognition.
Daimler: First to Go Wireless Charging
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10/12/2016   6 comments
The upcoming 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e will become the first commercially available plug-in hybrid featuring Qualcomm’ wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) technology.
Samsung Needs to Get Transparent
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10/11/2016   5 comments
Samsung owes its customers and the tech community a clear explanation of what happened with the lithium ion batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.
Better DRAM with No New Materials
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10/11/2016   12 comments
Kilopass' Vertical Layered Thyristor architecture eliminates the need for power-consuming refresh cycles
EVs Carry Big Impact, Big Risks
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10/6/2016   8 comments
Electric vehicles are on the cusp of making a huge impact worldwide, but the road ahead entails big risks and will be bumpy.
Toyota: Hydrocar as 'Power Bank' 20 Years out
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10/4/2016   7 comments
Toyota brought to Paris Toyota FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) PLUS. It uses compressed hydrogen as its fuel source. Toyota proposes the FCV PLUS will be also used as a “generator” for homes, other cars and local power grids.
Intersil Deal: Renesas' Survival Bid
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9/13/2016   Post a comment
In an exclusive telephone interview with EE Times, Renesas CEO said the Intersil deal won't be the last big M&A for Renesas. Intersil CEO will stay with the new company in a senior management position.
Samsung Gets Kicked Off the Plane
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9/13/2016   2 comments
Lithium-ion battery fires are infrequent but not rare. Incidents involving Samsung’s latest smartphone may encourage mobile device makers to reexamine the integrity of their power trains.
Upcoming Technical Seminars & Courses
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9/6/2016   Post a comment
Learn about EMC and power-supply design from experts.
ON Semi to Sell Automotive IGBT Biz to Littelfuse
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8/30/2016   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) has agreed to sell its ignition IGBT power device business to Littelfuse (Chicago, IL) for $104 million to allow its acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor to go ahead.
SiC Muscles Rohm into Auto Biz
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8/24/2016   Post a comment
Rohm, a Japanese component vendor whose business could be harmed by the steady decline in market share among leading Japanese CE vendors, has good reason to sweat its own prospects. But Rohm says it has a clear growth strategy.
Are Energy Standards for Computers on Horizon?
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8/19/2016   1 comment
California has put the wheels in motion, and a NRDC says electricity use by computers can be cut in half using off-the-shelf technology with no impact on performance, and at negligible cost.
Tiny Solar Cells Could Power Personal Devices
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8/5/2016   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created high-performance, micro-scale lateral solar cells that could be used for wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, and even auto-focusing contact lenses.
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