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EPSRC puts £250m into Doctoral training centres 09/12/2008

Described as the biggest ever investment in training scientists and engineers, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has allocated £250million to create 44 training centres across the UK.  Read More

More cores 09/12/2008

In a move aimed at helping designers to migrate embedded systems to asics and fpgas, IP licensing specialist IPextreme is adding the Freescale HCS08 8bit microprocessor to its line of industry standard 16 and 32bit microprocessor cores.  Read More

Bathed in moonlight 09/12/2008

MoonLITE – the Moon Lightweight Interior and Telecom Experiment – will be the focus of a technical study to ascertain its feasibility. The mission aims to place a satellite in orbit around the Moon and deploy four penetrators to deliver scientific instruments below the surface of the Moon.  Read More

Optical component offers ‘world record’ performance 08/12/2008

Researchers from Intel Corp are claiming to have achieved world record performance using its silicon based Avalanche photo detector (APD).  Read More

Mandelson backs over 50s 08/12/2008

Secretary of State for Business, Lord Mandelson has given his backing to a government scheme aimed at encouraging the over 50s to get involved in business.  Read More

AFDEC forecasts further decline 05/12/2008

For the first time in its history, The Association of Franchised Distributors of Electronic Components (AFDEC) has been unable to issue a whole year’s forecast for the UK electronic components market.  Read More

Infineon reports big loss 03/12/2008

Infineon expects revenues in the first quarter of its 2009 fiscal year to be approximately 30% less than the previous quarter. The decline, says the company, reflects a worsening global recession, significant production cuts in the automotive markets, inventory reductions throughout the supply chain and a general global weakening in demand.  Read More

Flexible circuits 03/12/2008

Researchers are working on circuits that can be ‘twisted’ allowing components to be used in places where flat, unbending electronics would fail, such as the human body.  Read More

Researchers make ‘maskless’ lithography breakthrough 02/12/2008

European researchers claim to have developed a promising solution to ‘maskless’ semiconductor lithography. The approach is said to reduce the costs and production times associated with low volume device manufacture and prototyping.  Read More

Wavecom agrees to €218m acquisition 02/12/2008

Despite close attention from another company, embedded wireless provider Wavecom has agreed to be acquired by Sierra Wireless, which specialises in wireless modems for mobile computing. The deal values Wavecom at about €218million.  Read More

Forget 2008, iSuppli tells memory sector 02/12/2008

2008 will be a year for memory suppliers to forget, according to preliminary market share figures from iSuppli.  Read More

Partnership goes global 01/12/2008

As part of its strategy to ‘aggressively grow’ its worldwide customer base, Actel has agreed a global distribution partnership with Future Electronics.  Read More

Gloomy forecast for semiconductor sales 01/12/2008

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has released its annual forecast of global semiconductor sales and projects the first decline in sales since 2001.  Read More

Semiconductors may store and process data 01/12/2008

Researchers at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in assocation with Korea University and the University of Notre Dame, have confirmed that thin magnetic layers of semiconductor material can exhibit antiferromagnetic coupling, where one layer aligns its magnetic pole spontaneously in the opposite direction to the next ...  Read More

Big in Japan 01/12/2008

Avnet has entered into an agreement to acquire Tokyo based distributor Nippon Denso Industry (NDI).  Read More

Qimonda delays results, ‘pursues partnership’ 01/12/2008

Qimonda has delayed providing results for its last financial year, believing discussions in progress about a strategic partnership may be concluded shortly.  Read More

Global boost for UK electronics industry 28/11/2008

Guildford based Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) says that the UK electronics industry will be in a much stronger position, following this week’s ESA Ministerial.  Read More

Different transistor structures integrated 27/11/2008

French research institution CEA-LETI says it has successfully integrated a range of advanced transistor structures on the same silicon on insulator wafer.  Read More

Partnership creates ‘seamless FPGA design environment’ 27/11/2008

A technical partnership has been announced between low power 65nm FPGA specialist SiliconBlue Technologies and Magma Design Automation.  Read More

Making light of development challenge 26/11/2008

Consulting and IP exploitation specialist Sagentia has deployed its full concept through to manufacture service to ensure the rapid and successful development of a photodynamic treatment (PDT) lamp.  Read More

Health crystal ball in IBM’s five year forecast 26/11/2008

The third annual ‘IBM Next Five in Five’ is a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years. Included are: energy saving solar technology; a ‘crystal ball’ for your health, the ability to talk to the web; your own digital shopping assistant; and ‘forgetting’ will become a distant ...  Read More

Apple accused of infringement 25/11/2008

Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro (JMBM) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit on behalf of EMG Technology against Apple, based on the way the iPhone navigates the web.  Read More

Protein fibres form semiconductors 25/11/2008

Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have succeeded in creating electrical wires consisting of protein fibres encased in plastic. The 10nm thin fibres are self organising and compatible with biological systems.  Read More

Not green enough 25/11/2008

According to Greenpeace, a number of companies are failing to support the necessary levels of global cuts in emissions to tackle climate change.  Read More

White OLED outputs 60lm/W 25/11/2008

BASF and Osram Opto Semiconductors have developed a highly efficient white organic led (OLED) which not only has a light yield of more than 60 lumen/W, but which also meets the international Energy Star SSL Standard’s colour requirements.  Read More

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