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New Electronics’ top five online news reads of 2017, as chosen by our readers

A New Year has arrived and we can expect to see a host of new and exciting innovations. But 2017 also saw a number of stand out news stories and product launches.

  1. A device developed by Stanford University scientists that can charge a moving object wirelessly. Read full article here.
  2. A MEMS microphone that enabled voice activation, while drawing almost no power. Read full article here.
  3. XMOS launched the XVF3000 family of voice processors, which it said will enable voice capture at distances of 5m or more via arrays of MEMS microphones. Read full article here.
  4. Ilika Technologies launched what it said was the first solid state device designed for use in hostile environments. Read full article here.
  5. An international research team developed black phosphorus inks that are compatible with conventional inkjet printing techniques and said the approach could be used to make optoelectronic and photonic devices. Read full article here.

Bethan Grylls

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