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EU collaboration to boost the IoT

A collaboration of 13 partners has been announced to form the Necomada consortium, which will focus on integrating electronics into a broader range of everyday items in a bid to widen the scope of the IoT and enable Industry 4.0.

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.

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.

Micro display has 10µm pixel pitch

In a move which it says extends its expertise in high-brightness microdisplay technology for augmented-reality (AR) and other applications, Leti is demonstrating a GaN based microdisplay with 10µm pixel pitch at Display Week in the US.

Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed

A wafer-thin ferrimagnet – in which molecules with different magnetic centres arrange themselves on a gold surface to form a checkerboard pattern – has been produced for the first time, claim researchers from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).

Quantum emitters could enable hybrid photonic chips

Graphene Flagship researchers from the University of Cambridge have created large scale arrays of quantum emitters in different transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). The work could lead to large quantities of on demand, single photon emitters, in turn paving the way for integrating such features in electronic devices, creating hybrid on-chip photonics devices for networks and sensing applications.

Researchers solve dendrite problem, boost Li-ion performance

Rice University scientists have created a rechargeable lithium metal battery which is said to have three times the capacity of commercially available lithium-ion batteries. The improvement is ascribed to resolving the dendrite problem, which can cause the battery to fail and, in the worst case, to explode.

Second generation TPU boasts 180TFLOPs

Google has announced its second generation Tensor processing unit (TPU), aimed at machine learning and similar applications. While the first generation was designed to accelerate machine learning models, the latest device not only runs these models, but can also train them.

Cathode material boosts Li-S battery performance

While lithium-sulphur batteries provide a potential replacement for Li-ion technology, issues with the chemistry mean the battery’s capacity declines over multiple charging cycles as a result of the ‘shuttle effect’. Looking to overcome this problem, researchers are developing cathode materials that can either confine or encapsulate polysulphides.

Paper could enable flexible displays

Today’s flexible electronic prototypes are generally built using polymer thin films, but the cost of these films becomes a factor when they are scaled up. To address this issue, a team from the South China University of Technology and Monash University in Australia has explored the use of paper.

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