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Electronica 2014 Features SCHOTT’s Extensive Range of Glass Products and Wafers

Electronica 2014 Features SCHOTT’s Extensive Range of Glass Products and Wafers

The international technology group SCHOTT offers a wide variety of specialty glass products for use in touch displays. From cover glasses for large format professional displays in public places to protective glasses for smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks and even control panels and displays in automobiles, the company offers many different solutions. [More]
ALD Technique Creates Highly Conductive and Robust Tungsten-On-Kevlar Yarns

ALD Technique Creates Highly Conductive and Robust Tungsten-On-Kevlar Yarns

Researchers from North Carolina State University have been working on novel techniques to apply industrial semiconductor processes to substrates, such as fabrics and textiles, to “weave together” multifunctional materials. [More]
MegaChips to Acquire MEMS and Analog Semiconductor Company, SiTime

MegaChips to Acquire MEMS and Analog Semiconductor Company, SiTime

SiTime Corporation, a MEMS and analog semiconductor company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement under which MegaChips Corporation, a top 25 fabless semiconductor company based in Japan, will acquire SiTime for $200 million in cash. This transaction combines two complementary fabless semiconductor leaders that provide solutions for the growing Wearables, Mobile and Internet of Things markets. [More]
Scientists Create New Hydrogen Mixture that Exhibits Different Molecular Interactions

Scientists Create New Hydrogen Mixture that Exhibits Different Molecular Interactions

Scientists have combined hydrogen (H2) and deuterium (D2) to produce a new “Phase IV” material in which molecular interaction was found to be different than previously observed. This is the first time Anderson localization from vibrational energy has been noticed during interaction with different masses in a material. [More]

BeSpoon Unveils Tools to Create Multiple Uses For its Ultraprecise 3D, Real-time Location Technology

BeSpoon SAS today unveiled three turnkey system-level development packages that enable companies to integrate 3D real-time location system (RTLS) technology into industrial and consumer products. With these hardware a... [More]
Direct Observation of Atomic Diffusion in Bulk Material

Direct Observation of Atomic Diffusion in Bulk Material

The first direct observation of atoms while in movement inside a bulk material has been made by researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). They were able to directly image the movement or diffusion of single dopant atoms inside a material. [More]
PTMA Radical Polymers Exhibit Solid-State Electrical Properties

PTMA Radical Polymers Exhibit Solid-State Electrical Properties

Scientists from Purdue University have created a new class of electrically conductive polymers known as PTMA which are likely to revolutionise the manufacture of smart lightweight batteries, ultrathin antiglare coatings and transparent solar cells for the aircraft and electronics markets in a relatively inexpensive manner. [More]
Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 Awarded for the Invention of Blue LEDs

Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 Awarded for the Invention of Blue LEDs

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 to the inventors of a new eco-friendly, energy-efficient light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED). [More]
Unusual Photoconduction in Semiconductors Paves Way for New Excitonic Devices

Unusual Photoconduction in Semiconductors Paves Way for New Excitonic Devices

An increase in the conductivity of semiconductors such as silicon present in solar cells and computer chips, in the presence of light is a widely accepted principle. MIT researchers have invented a distinct two-dimensional semiconductor which acts as a poor conductor under illumination. The semiconductor is made of a single molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) layer, as thick as three atoms. [More]
Chromium Oxide Filter Improves Energy Efficiency of Mobile Gadgets

Chromium Oxide Filter Improves Energy Efficiency of Mobile Gadgets

A research team from The University of Texas have produced a breakthrough technology in the field of wearable computers with self-sufficient power sources. More immediately this could be used in smartphones to extend their battery life. [More]