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Smoltek Issues Ultra-Thin CNF-MIM Capacitors Strategic Objectives thumbnail

Smoltek Nanotech Holding AB (”Smoltek”) announces an update and a clearer definition of the company’s strategic objectives, with continued focus on industrialization and commercialization within its two business areas ultra-thin wafer based capacitors for the semiconductor industry and high performing cell material for electrolyzers used in hydrogen gas production. Assuming that the company is able …

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Intel’s $15bn 2021 R&D spend thumbnail

Industry R&D spending will rise  9% this year to $80.5 billion  after an 13% rise last hear to reach a record high of $71.4 billion, reports IC Insights’ Q2 Update to the McLean Report 2022. Intel continues to lead the R&D rankings, spending $15.2 billion on R&D last year., The top 10 raised spending 18% …

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Rambus to buy Hardent thumbnail

Rambus is to buy Hardent, the specialist in silicon design, verification, compression, and Error Correction Code (ECC). The acquisition should strengthen the Rambus CXL Memory Interconnect Initiative. “Driven by the demands of advanced workloads like AI/ML and the move to disaggregated data center architectures, industry momentum for CXL-based solutions continues to grow,” says Luc Seraphin, …

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Graphene-based MPW run thumbnail

The 2D Experimental Pilot Line (2D-EPL) has launched its first customisable wafer run. One  of five MPW runs, this first phase targets sensor applications. Companies, universities and research institutes can include their designs as dies on joint wafers, to test their ideas for devices on a larger scale at relatively low costs. The 2D-EPL is …

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DARPA seeks in-space demonstration of nuclear thermal rockets thumbnail

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking proposals for an in-space demonstration of the use of nuclear thermal rockets. Specifically, DARPA is after proposals for Phases 2 and 3 of its DRACO (Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations) programme, which is for the design, development, fabrication, and assembly of a nuclear thermal …

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North-South Divide On Abortion thumbnail

The abortion furore in the USA points up the difference between the North and South on abortion rights. The map above  uses data from The Center for Reproductive Rights to show the state of global abortion laws at the start of 2021 This story continues at North-South Divide On Abortion Or just read more coverage …

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Government sets out rules for tech giants thumbnail

The government has set out plans for how the tech regulator will tackle the dominance of major firms. New ‘fair-play’ rules for the biggest tech firms would make it easier for people to switch between phone operating systems and mean smaller firms are alerted to algorithm changes. There are plans for fines up to 10 …

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RS Components joins Make UK thumbnail

Omni-channel distributor, RS Components, has become a member of  Make UK, the UK’s manufacturing organisation to promote innovation in and the development of skills for the British manufacturing industry. RS Components’ managing director, UK and Ireland, Emma Bofield, said: “Our membership will enable us to contribute to [the Make UK] community, using our unique position …

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Switched capacitor battery charger for USB PD PPS thumbnail

Halo Microelectronics has introduced a switched capacitor charger dc-dc converter for single Li-ion or Li-po cells that can deliver up to 7A while drawing 3.5A from the supply. Called HL7139, it is inteded to work from USB PD PSS (power delivery, programmable power supply) sources. Switched capacitor power converters can be compact and highly efficient, …

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