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Edible batteries for future medical devices

Edible, non-toxic batteries could one day power ingestible devices for diagnosing and treating disease and a team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the United States has reported progress in their development by using melanin pigments, which are naturally found in the body, to develop edible batteries.

A chip that checks for sabotage

The outsourcing of microchip and fabrication worldwide is now worth in excess of $350billion but it is an industry whose supply chain is vulnerable to those looking to install malicious circuitry. This malicious circuitry, described as a ‘Trojan Horse’ may look harmless but can allow attackers to sabotage healthcare devices; public infrastructure; and financial, military, or government electronics.

Semiconductor distribution market slows in second quarter

Growth rate for European semiconductor distribution slowed down through Spring quarter. According to Distributors’ and Manufacturers’ Association of Semiconductor Specialists (DMASS), sales in the second quarter grew by 2.15% to €1.86billion over the same quarter last year.

Renesas to buy Intersil?

Renesas Electronics is said to be in the final stages of acquiring Intersil, the US chipmaker, according to reports from Reuters quoting industry sources close to the deal.

Interscatter enables implanted devices to 'talk' WiFi

Researchers from University of Washington (UW) have developed a way for devices as varied as brain implants, contact lenses and credit cards, to communicate with mobile devices. In one demonstration, a smartwatch transmitted a Bluetooth signal to a smart contact lens fitted with an antenna.

Solid lithium garnet batteries improve safety

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a non-flammable battery that consists of solid chemical compounds. "Solid electrolytes do not catch fire even when heated to high temperatures or exposed to the air," explained Jennifer Rupp, professor of electrochemical materials at ETH Zurich.

Alternative material for transparent circuits

Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have found a way to make transparent transistors and other essential electronic components using inexpensive, readily available materials and a simple fabrication technique.

Hassane El-Khoury Cypress’ next CEO

Hassane El-Khoury has been named Cypress’ president and chief executive officer. In addition, Ray Bingham’s current role as chairman of the board has been expanded to executive chairman, mainly to focus on customers and investment opportunities.

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