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Solitons form a new field of electronics

Self-reinforcing solitary wave packets called solitons could achieve a more stable transmission of information, according to scientists at the Centre for Artificial Low Dimensional Electronic Systems (CALDES), within Korea's Institute for Basic Science (IBS). Their experiments and models are said to pave the way to a new field of electronics: solitonics.

Op amp said to ‘set the standard’

In a move which it claims sets the standard for precision amplifiers, Texas Instruments has launched the OPA388, which it describes as the first operational amplifier to offer zero-drift and zero-crossover technology.

Terahertz wireless could replace fibre-optic links

A terahertz (THz) integrated-circuit-based transmitter has been developed by Hiroshima University, the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, and Panasonic. It is capable of transmitting digital data at a rate exceeding 100Gbit/s using the 300GHz band – which is said to be 10 times faster than 5G.

Germanium outperforms silicon in transistors

A germanium-based transistor that can be programmed between electron and hole conduction has been demonstrated by a team of scientists from the Nanoelectronic Materials Laboratory and the Centre for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) at the Dresden University of Technology.

Samsung, Apple dominate chip purchases in 2016

Between them, Samsung and Apple made more than 18% of all chip purchases in 2016, according to Gartner, with combined orders said to be worth $61.7billion; $400million more than in 2015. Although this is the sixth year in a row where the two companies have dominated consumption, they swapped places in 2016, with Samsung now the biggest consumer.

Oxis joins ZIP, targets 425Wh/kg Li-S cells

As part of the Zephyr Innovation Programme, battery technologist Oxis Energy is developing cells with a specific energy of 425Wh/kg. Huw Hampson-Jones, Oxis’ CEO said: “It is not lost on us that it’s because of the strides that Oxis has made in developing … lithium-sulphur battery chemistry that we have been selected for this programme.”

Nano LED could solve on chip interconnect problems

Looking to overcome the limitations of on chip connection technology, scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology have created a nano-LED that is said to be 1000 times more efficient than its predecessors and capable of handling Gbit/s data rates.

Imaging pioneers win Queen Elizabeth Prize

Four engineers responsible for the creation of digital imaging sensors have won the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. Between them, the four – Eric Fossum, George Smith, Nobukazu Teranishi and Michael Tompsett – have worked on three innovations over three decades.

Team identifies better lithium-ion electrolytes

By running hundreds of simulations using the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer at the US Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team from the California Institute of Technology has found new electrolytes which could enhance the performance of lithium-ion batteries.

Infineon makes ‘good start’ to 2017 FY

Infineon has had a good start to its new fiscal year, according to CEO Dr Reinhard Ploss, pictured. First quarter revenue and earnings were better than expected, driven by strong demand for automotive electronics and MOSFET power transistors.

Compiler modified to boost parallel processing efficiency

According to researchers from MIT, code written explicitly to take advantage of parallel computing usually loses the benefit of a compiler’s optimisation strategies. The reason, they say, is because managing parallel execution requires a lot of extra code and that existing compilers add this code before optimisation.

Nokia updates IoT management platform

Nokia has updated its Intelligent Management Platform for All Connected Things (IMPACT) solution and says the improvements will make it easier to deploy new services and business models in such IoT verticals as smart parking, smart lighting and transportation/automotive.

Low cost Terahertz emitter to be miniaturised

High performance and low power driven THz emitters can now be mass-produced at low cost claim researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering and the Tongji University in China. The THz emitters could also function on flexible surfaces without compromising on performance.

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