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Versarien buys stake in Cambridge Graphene

Materials specialist Versarien has acquired a majority stake in Cambridge Graphene, a spin out from the University of Cambridge which has commercialised graphene inks for novel technology applications.

Mark Shepherd, CEO of Cambridge Graphene, said: “This is an exciting development and will bring significant benefit to both companies, enhancing the prospects of technology developed at Cambridge Graphene, and Versarien as a whole. Cambridge Graphene brings novel ...

Liverpool researchers to develop liquid antennas

University of Liverpool researchers have been awarded £578k by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to develop liquid antennas, which the researchers claim have the potential to transform modern radio communications and radar.

E-waste in Asia jumps 63% in five years

The volume of discarded electronics in East and Southeast Asia jumped almost two-thirds between 2010 and 2015, and e-waste generation is growing fast in both total volume and per capita measures, United Nations (UN) research shows.

NRAM poised for the big time, says researcher

Non volatile memories based on carbon-nanotube technology could prove more disruptive in enterprise and consumer applications than flash memory, according to BCC Research. With the technology scheduled for commercialisation in 2018, the researcher expects a wave of innovation, with potential applications including consumer electronics, mobile computing, IoT devices, enterprise storage automotive.

Electronics academics feature in New Year’s Honours

Professor John McCanny, director of Queen’s University Belfast's Institute for Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), has received a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours List. ECIT, established in 2004 on the site of the old Harland and Wolf shipyard in Belfast, was designed to attract high tech industry to the Northern Ireland Science Park, which was a brownfield site in 2004. Today, it houses 140 high technology companies employing more than 2400 people.

ARM buys Allinea as it firms HPC offerings

In a move which strengthens its presence in the high performance computing sector, ARM has acquired Allinea Software, a developer of tools that maximise software efficiency. According to ARM, Allinea’s tools are used by leading supercomputer developers, with customers including the US Department of Energy and NASA.

FDXcelerator programme expanded

Globalfoundries has added eight partners to its FDXcelerator Program, designed to help its customers to develop SoCs targeted at its FD-SOI based 22FDX and 12FDX processes. According to the company, these platforms provide a lower-cost migration path from 40nm and 28nm

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