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Wireless sensor module for range of apps

A wireless sensor module developed by Samtec and STMicroelectronics is said to be a production-ready solution that allows engineers to sense and measure inertial, environmental and acoustical parameters remotely.

Process to print flexible e-stickers

A process developed by KAUST prints silicon-based networked sensors on to soft, sticker-like surfaces that can be attached anywhere. Pressure-sensitive ‘e-stickers’ contain all the functionality of traditional silicon circuits, but can be fabricated into complex, flexible shapes such as butterflies.

Nano-chimneys in graphene material may cool circuits

Putting a cone-like ‘chimney’ between graphene and carbon nanotubes may be all that is required to eliminate a barrier that blocks heat from escaping, according to Rice University scientists. The theory offers a strategy to channel heat away from next-generation nanoelectronics.

MCUs for automotive radar systems

Renesas Electronics has unveiled a series of MCUs intended for use with automotive radar systems. The RH850 based parts are said by the company to deliver the performance and features required for future advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving vehicles.

Diamondoids to make wires three atoms wide

Scientists at Stanford University and the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a way to use diamondoids – the smallest possible bits of diamond – to assemble atoms into electrical wires just three atoms wide.

Skyrmion displacement for better memory devices

Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have proven that is possible to move magnetic textures, or skyrmions, backwards and forwards between different positions billions of times, which could improve memory devices.

Electronics academics feature in New Year’s Honours

Professor John McCanny, director of Queen’s University Belfast's Institute for Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), has received a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours List. ECIT, established in 2004 on the site of the old Harland and Wolf shipyard in Belfast, was designed to attract high tech industry to the Northern Ireland Science Park, which was a brownfield site in 2004. Today, it houses 140 high technology companies employing more than 2400 people.

Scientists turn memory chips into processors

Memory chips may be able to perform tasks which were traditionally done by computer processors, according to Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in collaboration with the RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Juelich research centre.

Dark lattice modes used to create laser light

A plasmonic nanolaser that operates at visible light frequencies and uses dark lattice modes has been made by researchers at Aalto University, Finland. The results are said to open new prospects for on chip coherent light sources.

Scientists create self-healing material

A transparent, self-healing, stretchable, conductive material has been developed by scientists at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Colorado, Boulder. The material can be activated electrically to power artificial muscles and could be used to improve batteries, electronic devices and robots.

‘Safe & Sound’ wearables design challenge

Sponsored by Texas Instruments (TI), element14 invites electronic engineers, designers and makers to participate in the ‘Safe & Sound’ design challenge. To win the challenge, makers need to design a safety-oriented wearable device or solution that protects a person from personal and environmental risks, monitors personal health or protects personal property from theft.

Electrons trying to catch up with photons

How electrons interact with other electrons in graphene affects how quickly they travel in the material, leading to its high conductivity. Scientists from the Centre for Extreme Matter and Emergent Phenomena at Utrecht University have developed a model attributing the greater conductivity in graphene to the accelerating effect of electrons interacting with photons.

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