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Sound affects - Cover story 06/06/2008

The latest innovations in loudspeaker technology mean that audiophiles need not wait too long for their next aural fix. By Mike Richardson.  Read More

Photonics Cluster launches R&D support programme 06/06/2008

The UK Photonics Cluster has launched an initiative designed to support the development and success of companies pursuing R&D in its sector.  Read More

Robot delivered to US military 05/06/2008

QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group has shipped the first MAARS ground robot to the US military.  Read More

Wind River, Intel working on Linux for MIDs 05/06/2008

Wind River Systems is collaborating with Intel to develop an open, extensible Linux platform for the emerging mobile internet device (MID) market.  Read More

Water cooled chip stacks 05/06/2008

IBM scientists are using water to cool 3d chip stacks. The company claims the approach promises to advance Moore’s Law in the next decade and to reduce significantly energy consumed by data centres.  Read More

Microsoft unveils XP Embedded successor 04/06/2008

Microsoft has launched Windows Embedded Standard 2009, the successor to XP Embedded. The package, which features Microsoft Silverlight, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 6.1, and .NET Framework 3.5, is designed to drive managed and secure thin clients, point of service and kiosk devices, as well as smart networked multifunction printers.  Read More

TTI, Tyco target European mil/aero connector demand 04/06/2008

TTI and Tyco Electronics have entered an exclusive partnership covering distribution of connectors in the aerospace, defence and marine markets. The agreement will strengthen Tyco’s presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  Read More

Verification uses SVA approach 04/06/2008

OneSpin Solutions has announced what it believes to be the industry’s first verification solution that features gap free RTL verification using SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA).  Read More

Transparent transistors to boost solar cell efficiency 04/06/2008

Hewlett-Packard and solar energy developer Xtreme Energetics are working together to develop a solar energy system that will generate electricity at twice the efficiency and half the cost of traditional solar panels.  Read More

Tundra pulls plug on IBM deal 03/06/2008

Ottawa based interconnect specialist Tundra has terminated a product acquisition agreement it signed with IBM Global Engineering Solutions in August 2007.  Read More

IMEC, Aixtron make GaN progress 03/06/2008

IMEC and Aixtron have demonstrated the growth of uniform AlGaN/GaN heterostructures on 200mm (111) silicon wafers. This demonstration, say the partners, is a milestone on the road to fabricating low cost GaN power devices for high efficiency, high power systems that are currently beyond the capabilities of silicon.  Read More

NEW lease of life 03/06/2008

Exhibitors and organisers urge industry to support National Electronics Week (NEW).  Read More

CSR unveils BlueCore7 03/06/2008

CSR has launched the seventh generation of its BlueCore silicon. BlueCore7 integrates Bluetooth v2.1+EDR, Bluetooth low energy (previously known as Wibree), enhanced Global Positioning System and FM transmit and receive technologies. The chip is said to reduce significantly the cost and complexity of adding multiple radios into a mobile phone, ...  Read More

Expert to drive ultra efficient lighting 03/06/2008

BERR enlists Dr Geoff Archenhold to drive public procurement use of ultra energy efficient lighting and promote the Government’s sustainability objectives.  Read More

Battery free condition monitoring 03/06/2008

Energy scavenging specialist Perpetuum and supercapacitor developer CAP-XX have combined their technologies to produce a battery free machinery condition monitoring system.  Read More

Tegra uses ARM11 core, ARM confirms 02/06/2008

ARM has confirmed that Nvidia’s Tegra processor is based on its ARM11 MPCore multicore processor technology.  Read More

ARM launches 1Gpixel/s GPU 02/06/2008

ARM has launched a scalable graphics multiprocessor that can handle refresh rates of up to 1Gpixel/s. The Mali-400 MP architecture is said to offer breakthrough scalability, whilst reducing development costs.  Read More

CAD link eliminates ‘guesswork’ 02/06/2008

Altium has introduced technology which is said to allow electronic designers fit their boards into enclosures in real time in 3d without guesswork. This, says the company, can eliminate trial and error ECAD-MCAD iterations.  Read More

Nvidia set to launch rival to Atom 02/06/2008

Nvidia is expected to unveil processors targeted at the emerging mobile internet device market. As such, the devices are likely to compete with Intel’s recently announced Atom.  Read More

‘Revolutionary’ fpgas targeted at hand held market 02/06/2008

SiliconBlue has announced what it believes to be ‘revolutionary’ single chip, low power fpgas that set new standards for price, power and size, whilst providing ‘asic like’ logic capacity.  Read More

Gartner more optimistic about 2008 02/06/2008

Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to reach $286.5billion in 2008, according to the latest forecast from Gartner. This represents a 4.6% increase over 2007 revenues and is slightly higher than Gartner’s February forecast of 3.4% growth.  Read More

Roadmap lights the way 02/06/2008

Philips Lumileds implement Lumiramic phosphor technology to deliver white LEDs for general lighting.  Read More

Intel, Micron unveil 32Gbit NAND on 34nm process 29/05/2008

Intel and Micron Technology are unveiling a 32Gbit multilevel cell NAND flash chip, manufactured on a 34nm process developed by them and their NAND flash joint venture IM Flash Technologies (IMFT).  Read More

Link found between magnetism and superconductors 29/05/2008

Researchers at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered that a class of iron based superconductors discovered earlier this year shares similar unusual magnetic properties with previously known high temperature superconductors based on copper oxide materials.  Read More

Global reception claimed for chip 29/05/2008

By developing a complete rf, host interface and software demodulation solution for pcs, Mirics says any notebook pc equipped with its technology will be able to receive all global analogue and digital broadcast standards. The solution, called FlexiTV, also enables a sub $5 bill of materials for a PCTV MiniCard.  Read More

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