• Intel & Lockheed Martin Collaborate to Launch New...
    by Hailey Lynne McKeefry on 19/04/2019 at 4:01 PM

    Lockheed Martin and Intel have collaborated to create a hardened security solution to protect data centers. […]

  • Foxconn Wisconsin deal to be re-negotiated
    by David Manners on 19/04/2019 at 5:33 AM

    The planned $10 billion 20 million square foot Foxconn investment in Wisconsin is once again in question with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers saying he wants to re-negotiate the contract. The reason is that the amount of jobs the scheme is now […]

  • Lesson 4: Integrity Matters
    by Bolaji Ojo on 19/04/2019 at 4:00 AM

    As a journalist, your word is your bond. In my view, accuracy tops the list of reporters' best practices, but fairness - to the issue, the event, or the people you're covering - runs a close second. […]

  • Phil Koopman on Autonomy, Life after Nokia, Graphcore CEO
    by David Finch on 19/04/2019 at 4:00 AM

    This is your EETimes Weekly Briefing. Today is Friday, April 19th, and among the top stories this week: Samsung is moving toward a 5-nanometer foundry process; Underwriters Lab is collaborating with Edge Case Research to draft a standard for […]

  • Wi-Fi on Trial in U.K. Factory
    by Rick Merritt on 19/04/2019 at 4:00 AM

    An aerospace parts maker will test 802.11ax this year, one of several trials of it and 5G in industrial IoT. […]

  • US, China Vying for AI and 5G Supremacy
    by Nitin Dahad on 19/04/2019 at 4:00 AM

    The world might be divided between US-led and China-led spheres as the competition between the two countries carries over into artificial intelligence and 5G. […]

  • Foxconn Boss Aims to Run Taiwan
    by Alan Patterson on 19/04/2019 at 4:00 AM

    A few days ago, Terry Gou said Mazu, a Chinese sea goddess, told him that he should run in Taiwan's presidential elections in 2020. […]

  • AVs Need New Compute Platforms
    by Nitin Dahad on 18/04/2019 at 10:00 PM

    Today's processors are inadequate for tomorrow's automated vehicles. The AV industry is also in dire need of standards and a regulatory framework, auto makers told Forrester Consulting. […]

  • Anritsu, Keysight, R&S Raise 5G Test Game
    by Martin Rowe on 18/04/2019 at 8:00 PM

    April has already seen several 5G-related announcements with new equipment, certifications, and collaborations. […]

  • Data repeater extends links for PCIe 4.0, as well as 3.0,...
    by Steve Bush on 18/04/2019 at 2:14 PM

    For long data cables, Diodes has introduced aPCIe 4.0 compliant equalising repeater for use between 2.5Gbit/s and 16Gbit/s. Called PI3EQX16904GL, and branded a ReDriver by the firm, the device supports four 100Ω differential current mode […]

  • Fable: The Prophet
    by David Manners on 18/04/2019 at 1:25 PM

    72 years ago a statistician arrived in a war-torn, defeated country to help with the reconstruction effort. The statistician had original ideas about how statistical quality control could deliver manufacturing excellence. In his own country, the […]

  • Deep learning spots fusion reactor problems before they...
    by Steve Bush on 18/04/2019 at 12:04 PM

    Artificial intelligence is really doing stuff – for example, a company who I can’t mention, tried it alongside normal methods to flesh-out corner cases in a complex sensor product, and it got a better answer quicker. Now the US Princeton […]

  • An unintended consequence of self-driving cars?
    by Steve Bush on 18/04/2019 at 11:01 AM

    The benefits of self-driving cars are likely to prompt vehicle owners to drive more, and that extra distance could partially or completely offset the potential energy-saving benefits that automation may provide, according to a University of Michigan […]

  • 4x2mm chips senses ambient light and proximity
    by Steve Bush on 18/04/2019 at 9:24 AM

    Vishay has announced VCNL4040, a combined optical proximity detector and ambient light sensor, that includes infra-red LED, two photodetectors, signal processing and a 16bit ADC in a 4 x 2 x 1.1mm package. “The three-in-one sensor features an […]

  • Robotic dogs pull truck
    by David Manners on 18/04/2019 at 5:28 AM

    Boston Dynamics has demo-ed  a pack of its robotic dogs  pulling a truck.   Boston Dynamics say that the dogs, called Spot, are being made on a production line and could be sold in the market this year. Boston Dynamics didn’t […]

  • Murata launches noise filter ferrite beads
    by David Manners on 18/04/2019 at 5:09 AM

    Murata is shipping its BLM18DN_SH series of noise filter ferrite beads. The devices are specifically designed for automotive networks using Power over Coaxial (PoC) with high impedance, high frequencies and supporting large currents, up to 1400 mA. […]

  • Mouser signs ODU
    by David Manners on 18/04/2019 at 5:06 AM

    Mouser has  signed a global distribution agreement with connector specialist ODU. The ODU product line includes the ODU MINI-SNAP, ODU MEDI-SNAP, and ODU MINI-MED connector series. The ODU MINI-SNAP K Series and ODU […]

  • Graphcore CEO Touts 'Most Complex Processor' Ever
    by Sally Ward-Foxton on 18/04/2019 at 4:00 AM

    Graphcores new IPUs run complex neural networks up to 50x faster than GPUs. […]

  • GPUs Holding Back AI Innovation
    by Sally Ward-Foxton on 18/04/2019 at 4:00 AM

    Graphcore CEO points to GPUs as a problem for futuristic AI techniques. […]

  • Superiority Complex
    by David Manners on 18/04/2019 at 12:06 AM

    Ten years ago Silicon Valley execs had to put Atlas Shrugged on their lists of favourite books, now they have to put Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. There are similarities. Atlas is about a group of very superior people who live in a valley. […]

  • Biosensor 'bandage' collects and analyzes sweat
    on 17/04/2019 at 2:27 PM

    Like other biofluids, sweat contains a wealth of information about what's going on inside the body. However, collecting the fluid for analysis, usually by dripping or absorbing it from the skin's surface, can be time-consuming and messy. Now, […]

  • Need more energy storage? Just hit 'print'
    on 17/04/2019 at 12:45 PM

    Researchers have developed a conductive ink made from a special type of material they discovered, called MXene, that was used by the researchers to print components for electronic devices. The ink is additive-free, which means it can print the […]

  • Taking Care of Power Systems for Space Missions
    on 17/04/2019 at 4:01 AM

    Electrical power systems require the optimal combination of primary and secondary sources. […]

  • Fab Tool, Materials Sales Broke Records in 2018
    by Dylan McGrath on 17/04/2019 at 4:00 AM

    Markets expected to come back to earth after three-year growth run. […]

  • China on NXP's Radar Screen
    by Junko Yoshida on 17/04/2019 at 4:00 AM

    NXP and Infineon are expanding radar development activities beyond their home turf - with NXP into China, Infineon to Linz, Austria, as the automotive radar chip market is turning red hot. NXP calls such a move "a war for talent." […]

  • Apple, Intel, Q'comm Keep Their Secrets
    by Rick Merritt on 17/04/2019 at 4:00 AM

    The tech industry talks about the values of openness and collaboration, but it thrives on secrecy and self-interest, as the recent mobile shenanigans of Apple, Intel, and Qualcomm show. […]

  • Don't Worry, Be H(AI)ppy
    by Brian Santo on 16/04/2019 at 10:00 PM

    The worry is that AIs will replace humans, but the unexpected sometimes happens. Meet an AI that is increasing employment for humans. […]

  • Intel Buys U.K. FPGA Developer
    by Rick Merritt on 16/04/2019 at 4:01 PM

    Omnitek has designed more than a dozen cores in recent years for rival Xilinx. […]

  • New discovery makes fast-charging, better performing...
    on 16/04/2019 at 12:14 PM

    Creating a lithium-ion battery that can charge in a matter of minutes but still operate at a high capacity is possible. This development has the potential to improve battery performance for consumer electronics, solar grid storage, and electric […]

  • Apple, Q'comm Deal Leaves Open Questions
    by Rick Merritt on 16/04/2019 at 4:00 AM

    Apple and Qualcomm settled their bitter patent disputes. The new comity produced an instant casualty: Intel killed its own 5G business, presumably because Apple will be using Q'comm chips instead. […]

  • Dialog PMIC Team Now Officially Apple Staff
    by Nitin Dahad on 16/04/2019 at 4:00 AM

    Dialog Semiconductor's PMIC team has now completed its transfer to Apple, with more than 300 Dialog staff now officially becoming Apple employees. […]

  • UL Takes Autonomy Standards Plunge
    by Junko Yoshida on 16/04/2019 at 4:00 AM

    By the end of this year, designers of self-driving vehicles, mining robots and a plethora of other industrial systems featuring autonomy could be signing on to the emerging UL 4600 standard to ensure their products' safety. […]

  • Laser processing method to increase efficiency of...
    on 15/04/2019 at 2:49 PM

    Researchers discover new method to passivate defects in next generation optical materials. […]

  • Characterization of 'hidden' dioxins from informal e-waste...
    on 14/04/2019 at 3:15 PM

    The composition of mixed brominated/chlorinated dibenzofurans (PXDFs) and diphenyl ethers in soils from an e-waste site in Ghana suggests a formation of PXDFs through condensation of the flame retardant PBDEs and subsequent bromine-to-chlorine […]

  • Electric vehicle adoption improves air quality and climate...
    on 12/04/2019 at 4:29 PM

    A new study quantified the differences in air pollution generated from battery-powered electric vehicles versus internal combustion engines. The researchers found that even when their electricity is generated from combustion sources, electric […]

  • SLAC develops novel compact antenna for communicating where...
    on 12/04/2019 at 12:52 PM

    A new type of pocket-sized antenna could enable mobile communication in situations where conventional radios don't work, such as underwater, through the ground and over very long distances through air. […]

  • Wonder material: Individual 2D phosphorene nanoribbons made...
    on 10/04/2019 at 6:20 PM

    Tiny, individual, flexible ribbons of crystalline phosphorus have been made in a world first, and they could revolutionize electronics and fast-charging battery technology. Since the isolation of 2-dimensional phosphorene, which is the phosphorus […]

  • Bionics: Electric view in murky waters
    on 09/04/2019 at 5:58 PM

    When dealing with disasters or searching for objects, robots or drones with cameras are usually used. However, conventional cameras are of rather limited use in murky, dark water, such as in a sewage pipe or a lake that is cloudy with sediment. […]

  • Newly devised static negative capacitor could improve...
    on 08/04/2019 at 10:37 PM

    Researchers have created a permanent static 'negative capacitor,' a device believed to have been in violation of physical laws until about a decade ago. […]

  • High-capacity transmission over multi-core fiber link with...
    on 08/04/2019 at 2:10 PM

    Scientists report a record SDM transmission experiment using multi-core fiber amplifier. Fully decoded optical data transmission of 715 Tb/s was achieved over a distance of 2,009 km in 19-core cladding pumped erbium doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) […]

  • Electricity-conducting bacteria yield secret to tiny...
    on 04/04/2019 at 6:37 PM

    These strange bacteria conduct electricity via a structure never before seen in nature -- a structure scientists can co-opt to miniaturize electronics, create powerful-yet-tiny batteries, build pacemakers without wires and develop a host of other […]

  • Ushering in ultrafast cluster electronics
    on 04/04/2019 at 1:48 PM

    A new computational method can help fast track the development of tiny, ultrafast electronic devices made from small clusters of molecules. […]

  • It's a one-way street for sound waves in this new technology
    on 03/04/2019 at 5:50 PM

    Imagine being able to hear people whispering in the next room, while the raucous party in your own room is inaudible to the whisperers. Researchers have found a way to do just that -- make sound flow in one direction -- within a fundamental […]

  • Wearable sensors mimic skin to help with wound healing...
    on 02/04/2019 at 12:15 PM

    Researchers have developed skin-inspired electronics to conform to the skin, allowing for long-term, high-performance, real-time wound monitoring in users. […]

  • Copper-based alternative for next-generation electronics
    on 01/04/2019 at 3:59 PM

    Scientists have developed a technique to transform a copper-based substance into a material that mimics properties of precious and pricey metals, such as gold and silver. […]

  • New polymer mixture creates ultra-sensitive heat sensor
    on 01/04/2019 at 2:52 PM

    Scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive heat sensor that is flexible, transparent and printable. The results have potential for a wide range of applications -- from wound healing and electronic skin to smart buildings. […]

  • Dark matter experiment finds no evidence of axions
    on 28/03/2019 at 7:09 PM

    Physicists have performed the first run of a new experiment to detect axions -- hypothetical particles that are predicted to be among the lightest particles in the universe. The team reports that in the first month of observations, the experiment […]

  • Ferromagnetic nanoparticle systems show promise for...
    on 28/03/2019 at 3:25 PM

    In the future, ultrahigh-speed spintronics will require ultrafast coherent magnetization reversal within a picosecond. While this may eventually be achieved via irradiation the small change of magnetization it generates has so far prevented any […]

  • New approach could boost energy capacity of lithium...
    on 28/03/2019 at 3:25 PM

    Researchers have found a new way to make cathodes for lithium batteries, offering improvements in the amount of power for both a given weight and a given volume. […]