$1m power inverter challenge

Calling all power electronics engineers and inventors! If you think you can figure out how to shrink a power inverter down to the size of a small laptop (roughly 1/10th its current size), Google wants to hear from you.

  • Google launches $1m power inverter challenge

    Calling all power electronics engineers and inventors! If you think you can figure out how to shrink a power inverter down to the size of a small laptop (roughly 1/10th its current size), Google wants to hear from you.

    In collaboration with the ...
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  • InAs crystal embedded into silicon nanowire

    Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Vienna University of Technology and the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Lublin have embedded nearly perfect indium arsenide crystals into a silicon nanowire.

    This integration of ...
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  • Energy harvester offers record efficiency

    A partnership between OMRON and imec has resulted in a vibrational energy harvesting DC power supply with the world's highest efficiency.

    Able to convert and store energy from vibrations in the µW range, the device incorporates OMRON's electret ...
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  • Singapore invests $200m in semiconductor R&D

    Faster and cheaper commercialisation of semiconductor technologies will be achieved with the launch of four new labs in Singapore.

    That is the opinion of Professor Dim-Lee Kwong, executive director of the Institute of Microelectronics (IME), who ...
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