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Seminar on component test at high frequencies

Seminar on component test at high frequencies

Keysight Technologies is holding a component and material test seminar at its offices in Winnersh, Reading on 10th February 2015.

The seminar objective is to provide an overview of the state-of-art techniques used to measure the impedance and the dielectric properties of materials that are widely incorporated into…

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Quick turn-around LED design service

Quick turn-around LED design service

Swiss design house Escatec is offering fast turn-around LED prototyping, sometimes in one day.

It has a specialist facility, called Moems Factory, that can handle: bare LED die, wire-bonding and encapsulation. Around this it has created a concept called ‘Future Lab’.

“We have developed the workshop concept to…

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Online Linux designer certification gets easier

Online Linux designer certification gets easier

The Linux Foundation, the organisation promoting the take-up of Linux for development, has introduced a new self-paced Essentials of System Administration course (LFS201) as part of its Linux design certification scheme.

LFS201 has been available previously as an instructor-led course in person or online, but will also…

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Samsung falters, Apple cleans up in phones

Samsung falters, Apple cleans up in phones

Global smartphone shipments grew 30% annually from 1.0 billion units in 2013 to a record 1.3 billion in 2014 with Android accounting for 81% of shipments, reports Strategy Analytics…

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Tabula to close down

Tabula, the 3D FPGA company with an Intel fab deal, is to close, reports SemiWiki.

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Imagination Creator CI20 hits production

Imagination Creator CI20 hits production

Imagination Technology has revealed the production version of its Creator CI20 single board computer.

Compared with the developers version, available for a few months, on-board flash is doubled to 8Gbyte and the PCB is now a rather striking purple.

CI20 is Imaginations attempt to popularise the MIPS architecture (which…

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Qualcomm drops ARM for premium CPU

Qualcomm drops ARM for premium CPU

Qualcomm is dropping ARM for its next top-of-the-range mobile processor.

“With the 810 (Snapdragon 810) we made a conscious decision to use licensed cores to accommodate the accelerated shift to 64 bit,” says Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf, “our next premium processor will use our own 64 bit…

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NI to help CERN adopt 64bit Linux

NI to help CERN adopt 64bit Linux

European lab CERN is working to standardise 64bit Linux as the operating system for all if its control systems, according to test firm National Instruments (NI).

NI has been involved with CERN for many years, and NI’s LabView system design tool was used to develop control software for, amongst…

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ST out of IBM Common Platform Alliance

ST out of IBM Common Platform Alliance

STMicroelectronics is pulling out of the IBM Alliance for semiconductor process technology and is now, apparently, without a source of core CMOS technology…

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A model for nanocrystal solar cells

A model for nanocrystal solar cells

An electron flow model of nano-crystalline solar cells has sprung from work at Swiss university ETH Zurich.

Nano-crystal cells are important because the crystals give designers a way to tune material characteristics outside their bulk behaviour, opening a door to increased efficiency and thinner cells.

“These solar cells…

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Osram laser chip simplifies fibre optic power

Osram laser chip simplifies fibre optic power

Osram Opto is claiming cleaner laser injection into optical fibres with its most recent laser bar.

The device is 5mm wide and consists of five emitters, each 100μm wide with a 4mm long cavity.

Called SPL BF98-40-5, it creates 976nm infra-red at 3W/mm.mrad at…

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