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Glass for battery electrodes

Glass for battery electrodes

Swiss scientists have developed a glass that can be used as a cathode material in lithium-ion batteries

The material is vanadate borate glass, made from vanadium oxide (V2O5) and lithium-borate (LiBO2) precursors, and coated with reduced graphite oxide (RGO) to enhance its electrode properties.

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Lattice buys Silicon Image

Lattice buys Silicon Image

Lattice Semiconductor has bought HD connectivity specialist Silicon Image for $600 million which is 23.7% over yesterday’s Silicon Image share price…

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EU VC-backed IPOs triple in 2014

EU VC-backed IPOs triple in 2014

€7.9 billion of VC money was invested in Europe last year, up from €6.3 billion in 2013 but down from the record-breaking €10.6 billion of 2001, says Dow Jones VentureSource…

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Biosensors are target of UK organic chip licence deal

Biosensors are target of UK organic chip licence deal

NeuDrive, the bidding to commercial organic electronics production technology in the UK, has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of organic semiconducting material patents and the FlexOS trade mark from CPI Innovation Services (CPIIS), the commercial arm of the government-funded Centre for Process Innovation (CPI).

As part of the…

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Comment:IoT business is services not things

Comment:IoT business is services not things

Among all the internet of things (IoT) designs that we’ve been working on, some clear patterns are starting to emerge. Customers start by looking at point-point M2M (machine-to-machine)connections and move to full IoT implementations.

The driver for adopting M2M is the opportunity to eliminate the…

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Easy-mount discharge resistors, made in the UK

Easy-mount discharge resistors, made in the UK

Cornwall-based Arcol Resistors has released a wirewound discharge resistor for large capacitors.

Shaped to screw straight onto the capacitor, there are three power ratings in the RW series: 10W (1-15kΩ), 13W(1-2kΩ) and 22W (1-33kΩ), all with ten times overload or over-voltage for 5 seconds…

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In-car semiconductors on the gas

In-car semiconductors on the gas

The automotive semiconductor market has bounced back very strongly in 2014 with 10% growth year over year to reach $29bn, according to market analysis IHS.

The fastest growing segment for automotive semiconductors is hybrid electric vehicles, and IHS estimates that semiconductor revenue in this application could  achieve a compound annual…

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Keysight PCIe data acquisition card has OCT capability

Keysight PCIe data acquisition card has OCT capability

Keysight Technologies has announced that the U5303A high-speed data acquisition 12-bit PCIe card, in collaboration with firmware firm YellowSys is  available with an option dedicated to the optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology.

The data acquisition card uses signal resampling to give stable ADC signal sampling with clock stability…

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Test expo to take-off at national space centre

Test expo to take-off at national space centre

The UK’s exhibition dedicated to test and measure, ElectroTestExpo will take place in March at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

This free-to-attend event, which includes an exhibition and seminar programme, will take place on 25th March at the National Space Centre, Leicester.

Exhibitors currently include:

Tektronix…

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UK Device Developers' Conference 2015 gets new sponsor

UK Device Developers' Conference 2015 gets new sponsor

Intelligent Display Solutions (IDS) is to be a lead sponsor of this year’s UK Device Developers’ Conference for engineers and computer scientists working in the development of intelligent systems and devices.

The conference is to take place in Reading, Cambridge, Manchester and Uphall (Scotland) during May and June 2015…

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PragmatIC raises £5.4m

PragmatIC raises £5.4m

PragmatIC, which prints logic circuits on polyester, has raised £5.4 million from Cambridge Innovation Capital, ARM and existing shareholders…

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