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Printed battery can stretch and recharge

A printed battery that is flexible, stretchable and rechargeable has been developed by nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego. The zinc batteries could be used to power everything from wearable sensors to solar cells and other kinds of electronics.

"This is a significant step toward self-powered stretchable electronics," said Joseph Wang, a nanoengineering professor at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego. "We expect this technology to ...

Coating turns fabrics into circuits

Breathable, pliable, metal-free electrodes could be applied to fabric and off-the-shelf clothing to transport enough electricity to power small electronics, according to researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Graphene based biosupercapacitor for implantable devices

Researchers from UCLA and the University of Connecticut have designed a biological supercapacitor which operates using ions derived from bodily fluids. According to the team, its work could lead to longer-lasting cardiac pacemakers and other implantable medical devices.

V2X collaboration to speed time to market

u blox, Commsignia and NXP have announced a collaboration designed to address growing demand for reliable V2V and V2I technology. The collaboration, building on company’s strengths, is looking to deliver ‘future-proof’ solutions and to accelerate the adoption of V2X technology.

CDNLive 2017 highlights the complexity of new designs

In his keynote address to this year’s CDNLive, the annual gathering of developers and engineers in Munich, Tom Beckley, general manager of Cadence’s Custom IC and PCB Group, said that all industries were being affected by new technology and its combination of complex software and advanced electronics.

Silica to distribute Silego’s CMICs

Under a recently signed distribution agreement, Avnet Silica has been named Silego’s sole global distributor and its sole demand creation distributor in the Americas and Europe. The company will also work alongside Silego’s regional distributor network in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China.

GloFo, Chengdu plan 'FD-SOI centre of excellence'

Following the recent announcement by Globalfoundries and China’s Chengdu municipality to build a 300mm FD-SOI fab (22FDX), the partners have now unveiled a $100million plan to build what is said to be a world-class FD-SOI ecosystem. The plan, which includes multiple design centres in Chengdu and university programmes across China, is designed to make Chengdu a centre of excellence for chips targeting mobile, IoT, automotive and other high-growth markets.

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