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Transparent solar technology represents ‘wave of the future’

See-through solar materials that can be applied to windows represent a massive source of untapped energy and could harvest as much power as bigger,...

Researchers bring optical communication onto silicon chips

However, this downsizing has also meant packing the wiring within microprocessors ever more tightly together, leading to effects such as signal leakage between components,...

Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI

The chipmaking giant is partnering with Facebook and other internet titans investing heavily in artificial intelligence to create the first in what will be...

Flexible ‘skin’ can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear force

Engineers have developed a flexible sensor 'skin' that can be stretched over any part of a robot's body or prosthetic to accurately convey information...

China to be biggest semi manufacturing equipment buyer in 2019

15 new fab projects in China are underway or have been announced since 2017, says SEMI, boosting spending on semiconductor fab equipment to more...

Semi market will be worth $411bn this year

The chip market will be worth $411 billion this year says Gartner, representing an increase of 19.7% from 2016. This will be the strongest...

XP Power acquires Comdel

XP Power has acquired Comdel, a US-based designer and manufacturer of radio frequency (RF) power supplies. The $23 million deal expands XP Power’s product...

Single chip 25GHz mmWave circulator works without magnets

Researchers at Columbia University in New York have created an rf circulator that works at 25GHz. It uses a non-reciprocal structure – one whose physical...

Smart lighting: A beginner’s guide

Setting up just one smart light bulb makes your home more controllable than before, and because bulbs are small and easy to change, they’re...

‘Simple’ process developed for flexible electronics manufacture

A development by the University of Wisconsin-Madison is claimed to allow manufacturers to add smart wireless capabilities to any object that curves, bends, stretches...