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  • Old tyres become batteries

    September 1st, 2014

    Old tyres could be a source of anode carbon for lithium-ion cells, said Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US. When used in lab…

  • Freescale goes mobile with wireless charging

    August 28th, 2014

    Freescale Semiconductor is going big on wireless charging with a number of programmable wireless charging ICs and reference designs. The company said it expects to see…

  • How Harvard's 1,024 robot swarm does what it does

    August 27th, 2014

    Researchers at Harvard University’s school of engineering have been puzzling over autonomous robot collaboration – in particular, how do you get robots that can…

  • Murata buys silicon RF chip firm for mobile expansion

    August 22nd, 2014

    Murata has agreed to acquire Peregrine Semiconductor, the silicon RF chip maker for $471m. Peregrine manufactures RF chips used in mobile phone front-end circuits using a SOI…

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