August 24th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
MIT spinout company Cambridge Electronics Inc. is helping gallium nitride get into the center ring with its recent announcement of “a line of GaN transistors and power electronic circuits that promise to cut energy usage in data centers, electric cars, and consumer devices by 10 to 20 percent worldwide by 2025,” according to an MIT News article.
August 14th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
The time-to-market gap for commercially viable graphene in electronic applications might just have shrunk even more—researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered a new method for growing graphene on germanium that naturally forms nanoribbons with smooth armchair edges.
August 11th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
According to Patently Apple, Apple has filed a new(ish) patent for a ceramic component casting method to manufacture harder zirconia ceramics.
July 21st, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Commercially viable graphene may be out of the lab and into our electronics sooner than we think. Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, present a graphene-based wideband microphone and a related ultrasonic radio that can be used for wireless communication with easy-to-scale-up technology.
July 14th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Technische Universität Wien have developed a simple nanostructuring technique that can precisely control the electromagnetic behavior of glass–ceramic circuit boards.
June 24th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
In spite of its practical importance and long productive life, varistors today remain the unsung hero of electronics, especially when compared to more glamorous silicon-based transistors and diodes.
June 23rd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at ETH Zurich have found that doping is not the only way to influence ion conductivity in ceramic membranes.
June 16th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Biolantánidos is pioneering a patent-pending process of extracting rare earths from clay using a tank-leaching process with biodegradable chemicals. And the company is betting big that companies will pay a premium for the ability to offer cutting-edge technology with a clear environmental conscious.
June 11th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
New energy harvesting technology developed by Ohio State University researchers could make cell phone batteries last up to 30 percent longer on a single charge
June 10th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
University of Illinois researchers have innovated a solution to the enormous piles of electronics waste piling up around the world—electronics that self-destruct on command.