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Researchers realise quantum bits

Researchers realise quantum bits
A research team from Germany, France and Switzerland has realised quantum bits, short qubits, in a new form. One day, they might become the information units of quantum computers. To date, researchers have realised qubits in the form of individual electrons. However, this led to interferences and rendered the information carriers difficult to programme and read. The group has solved this problem by utilising electron holes as qubits, rather than electrons.
27th July 2016

Marker pen enables you to draw an electric circuit

Marker pen enables you to draw an electric circuit
Creating electrical circuits doesn’t have to be a job for engineers any longer, as a pen has been created that allows you to turn your standard doodles into a fully functioning electrical circuit, from what feels like an ordinary market pen. A simple silver marker, using conductive properties of silver found in the ink, enables you draw your own circuits on specialised paper, without any wires or connectors, and importantly no mess.
26th July 2016

Ultracapacitor market to reach $8.04bn by 2024

The global ultracapacitor market is expected to reach $8,049.1m by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research. These capacitors have the ability to rapidly charge to their maximum capacity and also discharge quickly up to zero-charge level. It also ensures safety of operation as it eliminates potential risk of explosion or self-ignition. Ultracapacitors have a high transient response time of 20µs and are also maintenance free, which can result in increasing adoption over the coming years.
26th July 2016


Conductive inks: big players forced to go niche

IDTechEx Research has been following and analysing the conductive inks and pastes market for many years. It finds that this $1.3bn market (based on silver prices around mid-January 2016) is subject to major change with long-lasting consequences on the business models of many large incumbent suppliers. By Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx.
26th July 2016

Price erosion negates sales growth to slow sensor market

Despite strong double-digit percentage increases in annual unit shipments, semiconductor sensor sales growth has become uncharacteristically lethargic because of steep price erosion in several major product categories. Strong unit demand is being fuelled by new wearable systems, greater automation in vehicles and the much-anticipated IoT, but sharply falling ASPs on accelerometers, gyroscope chips and magnetic-field measuring devices are capping annual growth of total sensor revenues in the low- to mid-single digit range, based on data in IC Insights’ 2016 O-S-D Report—A Market Analysis and Forecast for Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, and Discretes.
26th July 2016

Enhanced services for customers as result of company integration

The supplier of wireless solutions, power supplies and electronics assemblies, Stadium Power has integrated its global power business, comprising the Stadium Power and Stontronics brands. The single trading entity Stadium Stontronics will give customers access to a wider product range in standard, custom and semi-custom power supplies with an enhanced portfolio up to 10kW, dedicated sales and service provided from the Regional Fulfilment Centres (RFCs) in Reading, UK and Hong Kong, and engineering expertise provided through the Regional Design Centres (RDCs) in Norwich and Shanghai.
26th July 2016

ams acquires colour & spectral sensing specialist MAZeT

ams has closed the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in the colour and spectral sensing systems specialist MAZeT GmbH for an undisclosed amount in cash. The strategic acquisition extends ams’ market leadership in advanced optical sensors and strengthens ams’ position in emerging optical sensing applications.
26th July 2016

ROHM is Continental's “Supplier of the Year 2015”

ROHM is Continental's “Supplier of the Year 2015”
ROHM Semiconductor has been recognized by Continental in the category Broadliner Electronics with the „Supplier of the Year 2015” Award. The highly renowned supplier prize, granted since 2008, rewards outstanding achievements in the production and delivery of products and services. In total, Continental awarded 13 companies, among them two electronic providers, out of 800 strategic suppliers.
26th July 2016

Medical devices receive accreditation for design and manufacture

The UK designer and manufacturer of footswitches, hand controls and sensing solutions, Herga Technology, has recently received ISO 13485:2012 quality management system accreditation for the design, manufacture and related support services for the supply of medical devices. IEC 13485:2012 essentially specifies stringent procedures and requirements for Herga’s quality management system that allows it to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide medical grade footswitches and hand controls that meet customer’s requirements.
26th July 2016

Keysight deepens 5G roots with NGMN Alliance membership

Keysight deepens 5G roots with NGMN Alliance membership
Keysight Technologies has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance. As a member of NGMN, Keysight will work closely with the growing community of innovative global mobile network operators, manufacturers and research institutes involved with 5G development and deployment.
25th July 2016


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