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Panasonic releases its updated touch-sensitive knob
27 July 2022, Altron Arrow
Panasonic, in conjunction with Microchip, has launched an update to its existing Magic Knob, a capacitive knob ready for standard touch sensors for use in controlling automotive information displays.

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Microchip’s new IC to replace Hall effect position sensors
30 May 2022, Altron Arrow
The LX34070 IC from Microchip is set to help accelerate the global move away from expensive and less accurate magnet-based solutions for safety-critical EV motor position monitoring.

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A brief history of HBTs
24 November 2021, Conical Technologies
In 1947 the engineers at Bell Labs were tasked with developing a transistor. This development heralded the beginning of the semiconductor industry which changed the world forever. Transistors would have ...

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Research project achieves major advance toward fusion energy
29 September 2021
New superconducting magnet designed by MIT breaks magnetic field strength records, paving the way for practical, commercial, carbon-free power.

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Report forecasts impact of electrically conductive adhesives
25 August 2021
IDTechEx recently published a market research report, ‘Electrically conductive adhesives 2022-2032: Technologies, markets and forecasts’, covering this emerging form of joining technology. Electrically ...

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NXP exhibits the art of semiconductors
25 August 2021
An exhibit of semiconductor history reinterpreted as art recently finished its run at ArtEZ University of the Arts in the Dutch city of Arnhem, close to Nijmegen and it was based on NXP Semiconductor’s ...

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IBM shrinks chip geometries to 2 nm
26 May 2021
The current state-of-the-art in terms of semiconductor chip geometries has been superseded by a new breakthrough coming out of IBM’s world renowned research division. Currently the ‘process node’ most ...

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Challenges for electronic circuits in space applications
28 April 2021, Altron Arrow
Outside the protective cover of the Earth’s atmosphere, the natural space radiation environment can damage electronic devices and the effects range from a degradation in parametric performance to a complete functional failure.

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The surprising ingredients used to bake a solar-panel cake
31 March 2021
Jon Major, from the BBC’s Future Planet team, has written an article that explores “The unexpected ingredients that improve solar cells”. Some of these ingredients include the likes of capsaicin, the ...

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Analog Devices leverages Microsoft’s 3D ToF tech
25 November 2020
Analog Devices is working with Microsoft to leverage Microsoft’s 3D time-of-flight (ToF) sensor technology, allowing customers to easily create high-performance 3D applications that bring higher degrees ...

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IoT communication without batteries
28 October 2020
When we talk about IoT, we often gloss over the fact that all these interconnected things need batteries and electronics to carry out the job of collecting and processing data while they’re communicating ...

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Stable perovskite LEDs one step closer
25 March 2020
Researchers at Sweden’s Linköping University, working with colleagues in Great Britain, China and the Czech Republic, have developed a perovskite light-emitting diode (LED) with both high efficiency and ...

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Infineon works with Qualcomm for 3D authentication
25 March 2020
Infineon Technologies has collaborated with Qualcomm Technologies to develop a reference design for 3D authentication based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform. Infineon is thus extending its ...

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Online training: Battery Safety and Protection Overview
23 October 2019, Multimedia, Videos
So many of the portable devices, electronic equipment, and tools we use every day are powered with lithium-ion battery systems. But one challenge for engineers who design these lithium-ion-powered products ...

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Using Wi-Fi to detect dangerous concealed objects
15 August 2018
American university researchers have come up with a way of using Wi-Fi signals to detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals concealed in bags, backpacks or other luggage. The collaborative, peer-reviewed ...

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Wits researchers make carbon nanotube discovery
13 June 2018, Editor's Choice
Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have found ways to control the spin transport in networks of the smallest electrical conductor known to man.

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Evolution of home technology from connected to proactive
16 May 2018
The idea of ‘home’ has evolved greatly over the millennia. Over the last decades, technology has transformed homes into hubs of functionality – centres of entertainment, environmental management, work, ...

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Wits researchers demonstrate quantum teleportation of light
15 November 2017, News
Quantum communication over long distances is seen as the future of information security and has been demonstrated in free space and fibre with two-dimensional states, recently over distances exceeding ...

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Tiny Bluetooth low energy module
15 November 2017, NuVision Electronics
Silicon Labs introduced what was the industry’s smallest Bluetooth low energy system-in-package (SiP) module with a built-in chip antenna. Available in a tiny 6,5 x 6,5 mm package, the BGM12x Blue Gecko ...

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