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What is the Graphene light bulb?

The graphene lightbulb has been the subject of a huge amount of speculation over the last few days. What is it? The truth is, nobody outside University of Manchester spin-out Graphene Lighting knows, so ignore anything you have heard or read. “As a scientist, I would love to say…

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Intel and Micron stack NAND flash for bigger SSDs

Intel and Micron Technology are offering their highest density flash memory devices yet which have 3D NAND technology. And the target application is not mobiles but solid state storage in computers. The technology is called 3D because layers of data storage cells are stacked vertically to offer higher capacity in…

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48-layer V-NAND from Toshiba

Toshiba is sampling 3D NAND or V-NAND with 48 layers and a 2bit-per-cell architecture delivering a 128Gbit chip…

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Lumileds gets 400 lm from 4.8mm circle for MR16, GU10 bulbs

Lumileds is competing against multiple miniature LED packages with an device that emits 400lm from a 4.8mm diameter circle for spotlights. “We are providing a high flux, high efficacy LED that improves the quality of light and avoids the ‘showerhead effect’ with distributed, multi-die solutions,” said product manager…

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FTDI Chip adds EVE Screen Designer

Bringing more comprehensive support to its Embedded Video Engine (EVE) product offering, FTDI Chip introduces EVE Screen Designer – which is available to download for free…

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XMOS shipping hi-res audio

XMOS is shipping its  xCORE-AUDIO processor family and sampling its Gigabit Ethernet enabled xCORE-200 multicore microcontroller family…

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UV lamp shows substrate suitability

Cambridge Nanotherm has won a design-in with Lumichip for an LED-based ultra-violet chip-on-board modules. “Tests by Lumichip revealed Cambridge Nanotherm’s technology to have extraordinarily high levels of thermal performance, well beyond that of comparable solutions and approaching the thermal performance of aluminium nitride,” said…

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FPGA motor-control design kit

Microsemi is selling its SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA dual-axis motor control kit with a modular motor control IP suite and reference design for $599 for a limited period…

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