• Codasip and IAR demonstrate dual-core lockstep for RISC-V

    ISO 26262-certified tools from IAR support reference design based on the award-winning Codasip L31 core embedded world, Nuremberg, Germany, 14 March 2023 – Codasip and IAR deliver new possibilities for low-power embedded automotive applications through the award-winning Codasip L31 core and the safety-certified version of the development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V. The collaboration demonstrates a path for automotive developers to launch ISO 26262-qualified embedded applic
  • POLATIS 576 optical circuit switch makes its debut at OFC 2023

    POLATIS 576 optical circuit switch makes its debut at OFC 2023
    CAMBRIDGE, UK – February 27, 2023 - The latest addition to the POLATIS all-optical switch portfolio from HUBER+SUHNER has been designed to provide operators with 80% more capacity than any other solution on the market. The POLATIS 576 software-defined optical circuit switch has a resilient, redundant, and modular architecture that underpins the reliability and availability of the switch in a network environment. To further protect mission-critical services, the POLATIS 576 can be equipped
  • Oxford University spinout Lumai secures £1.1m Innovate UK Smart Grant to power optical computing revolution

    Oxford University spinout Lumai secures £1.1m Innovate UK Smart Grant to power optical computing revolution
    - Oxford start-up to bring optical neural networks to the UK market, which can be 1000x faster than traditional approaches London, UK, 16th February 2023: Lumai, the start-up unlocking the potential of optical computing, today announced that it has been awarded a prestigious Innovate UK Smart Grant to commercialise its ground-breaking work in all-optical network training and deep optics for faster, more efficient computing. Spinning out of The University of Oxford in January 2022, Lumai...Source
  • Business shortlist revealed for global Sedex Sustainability Awards, celebrating improvement and innovation in supply chains

    Business shortlist revealed for global Sedex Sustainability Awards, celebrating improvement and innovation in supply chains
    London, 9 February 2023 Leading sustainability data and technology company Sedex is delighted to announce the shortlist for their global Sustainability Awards. Celebrating the businesses driving improvements in their supply chains, the Awards recognise innovation, progress and leadership in ESG (environment, social and governance). Across entries from six continents, the hand-picked shortlist highlights companies that have made major improvements, utilised intelligent solutions, and created a la
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  • Data centres: UK organisations with the most servers are still unlikely to prioritise energy efficiency – research

    Data centres: UK organisations with the most servers are still unlikely to prioritise energy efficiency – research
    Companies with fewer ICT facilities or younger IT managers are up to twice as likely to prioritise energy efficiency, while less affluent vertical sectors seem unaware of the impact of energy efficiency on Total Cost of Ownership February 7th 2023 – London, UK – Despite the consumption by data centres of around 1% of the world’s electricity production[1], the dramatic rise in energy prices over the last 12 months and ever-more-frequent warnings from environment agencies,...Sour
  • FUJI showcases placement solutions for the factory of the future at "Southern Manufacturing & Electronics" in the UK

    FUJI showcases placement solutions for the factory of the future at "Southern Manufacturing & Electronics" in the UK
    Machines and services from FUJI enable electronics production under competitive conditions in the UK and Ireland Kelsterbach, January 23, 2023 – Placement constantly demands new solutions to increase precision, quality, and flexibility in production. Automation continues to gain momentum here. FUJI EUROPE CORPORATION offers placement solutions that meet these requirements. For example, the AIMEX IIIc enables higher productivity and flexible high-mix production through automated processes.
  • HUBER+SUHNER releases MFBX Evo, a cost-effective and high-performance board-to-board solution

    A new benchmark in cost-effective and high-performance board-to-board solutions for multi-national telecommunications corporations will be set today as HUBER+SUHNER launches its new MFBX Evo product. Developed from more than 20 years of proven Radio Frequency (RF) technology, the MFBX Evo builds on the MFBX to provide better RF performance achieving excellent Return Loss (RL) rates at higher frequencies (up to 6 GHz). The modular design of the MFBX Evo enables the connector piece parts to...Sour
  • Pantacor joins Broadband Forum as Principal Member, launches industry-first “any device, any manufacturer” containerized app store and management platform for legacy and modern lightweight edge devices

    Pantacor joins Broadband Forum as Principal Member, launches industry-first “any device, any manufacturer” containerized app store and management platform for legacy and modern lightweight edge devices
    Deploy one simple application and management services solution for every smart edge gateway device, legacy to modern Cloud-native, open source, containerized management and monetizable app store experience Best in class applications and value added services that today’s end customers seek LONDON, ENGLAND – December 13, 2022 – Pantacor today announced its industry-first “any device, any manufacturer” containerized app store and services management solution specifical
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  • Codasip launches SecuRISC5 initiative

    Codasip launches SecuRISC5 initiative
    New approach to safe and secure custom compute RISC-V Summit, San Jose, 12 December 2022 – Codasip, the leader in processor design automation and RISC-V processor IP, today launched SecuRISC5, a Codasip initiative to provide its customers with safe and secure custom compute using highly verified reference designs combining Codasip IP and third-party technology. Codasip Labs, launched recently by Codasip, will play a central role in identifying opportunities where SecuRISC5 should focus its
  • Codasip launches Codasip Labs to accelerate advanced technologies

    Codasip launches Codasip Labs to accelerate advanced technologies
    Munich, Germany, 7 December 2022 – Codasip, the leader in processor design automation and RISC-V processor IP, today announced the establishment of Codasip Labs as an innovation hub within the company. The new organization will support the development and commercialization of technical innovations in key applications including security, functional safety, and AI/ML. The mission of Codasip Labs is to identify and build technologies that extend the possibilities of custom compute and acceler
  • Codasip and Intel bring RISC-V development to higher-education

    Codasip and Intel bring RISC-V development to higher-education
    The Codasip University Program joins Intel® Pathfinder For RISC-V Munich, Germany, 1 December 2022 – Codasip, the leader in processor design automation and RISC-V processor IP, today announced it is collaborating with Intel® to enable undergraduate and graduate level courses to benefit from faster, simplified architectural exploration combining Codasip RISC-V IP cores, the Codasip Studio development environment, and Intel's FPGA platforms. As announced today, Intel is scaling up th
  • A New Hybrid Gateway with G.hn Backhaul Unveiled by MaxLinear and Microchip Technology for Versatile Smart Grid Use Cases

    A New Hybrid Gateway with G.hn Backhaul Unveiled by MaxLinear and Microchip Technology for Versatile Smart Grid Use Cases
    Frankfurt, Germany, 01 December, 2022: Electric utilities can now provide real-time data on energy power consumption with Hybrid Gateways integrating G.hn Powerline (PLC) technology as broadband backhaul for a complete range of proven technologies, according to evidence from MaxLinear and Microchip Technology. This Proof of Concept (PoC) has been jointly developed by HomeGrid Forum member MaxLinear, leading provider of multi-gigabit connectivity solutions, and Microchip Technology, leading provi
  • EASii IC announces first silicon for its DVB-S2X satellite Modem ASIC

    EASii IC announces first silicon for its DVB-S2X satellite Modem ASIC
    EASii IC announces its satellite modem ASIC, EZID211 also known as Oxford-2. The Oxford-2 is aimed at the earth-segment satellite communication market. Targeted applications include: internet via satellite user terminals covering GEO, MEO and LEO constellations, aero-mobile, earth observation, cellular backhaul, IP trunking, IOT and many other applications. The Oxford-2 is compliant with the DVB-S2 standard ETSI EN 302 307-2 and implements the latest S2X, adaptive coding and modulation (ACM), Ve
  • EASii IC and ST Engineering iDirect demonstrate interoperability for European Space Agency (ESA) HTS Free Hopper Project at Electronica 2022

    EASii IC and ST Engineering iDirect demonstrate interoperability for European Space Agency (ESA) HTS Free Hopper Project at Electronica 2022
    Interoperability testing with ST Engineering iDirect’s wideband patented MCM7500 Multi-Carrier Modulator and EASii IC’s Oxford-2 satellite modem ASIC will be showcased during the upcoming Electronica 2022 event in Munich from November 15-18th. The demonstration will be conducted as part of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Free Hopper project, which aims to validate the technical maturity of advanced DVB-S2X beam-hopping using the DVB-S2X standard. Beam-hopping is a patented te
  • ASUS Launches AMD EPYC 9004-Powered Rack Servers and Liquid-Cooling Solutions

    ASUS Launches AMD EPYC 9004-Powered Rack Servers and Liquid-Cooling Solutions
    Taipei, Taiwan, 11, November, 2022 ASUS, a leading provider of server systems, server motherboards and workstations, today announced new best-in-class server solutions powered by the latest AMD EPYC™ 9004 Series processors. ASUS also launched superior liquid-cooling solutions that dramatically improve the data-center power-usage effectiveness (PUE). The breakthrough thermal design in this new generation delivers superior power and thermal capabilities to support class-leading features, inc
  • Consult Red joins the RDK Technical Advisory Board (RTAB)

    Membership demonstrates Consult Red leadership within the RDK community, enabling collaboration to help shape the future of the platform alongside global service providers September 1, 2022: Consult Red, an employee-owned tech R&D innovator, has cemented its market position as a leader in the RDK open-source software platform, by joining the RDK Technical Advisory Board (RTAB). RDK is an open-source software platform that standardizes core functions used in video, broadband, and IoT-connecte
  • Codasip joins Intel Pathfinder for RISC-V program

    Codasip joins Intel Pathfinder for RISC-V program
    Munich, Germany, 31 August 2022 – Codasip, the leader in processor design automation and RISC-V processor IP, today announced that it would make its 32-bit L31 core available through the Professional Edition of the Intel® Pathfinder for RISC-V* program. By joining the program, Codasip is making its award-winning embedded RISC-V technology more accessible for prototyping, production design or research purposes using Intel FPGAs. Particularly in the early stages of the SoC development cy
  • IOTICS and Optimal announce partnership to increase the value of data in asset management

    IOTICS and Optimal announce partnership to increase the value of data in asset management
    26 August 2022, London and Aberdeen, UK: IOTICS and Optimal have announced a strategic partnership, combining Optimal’s Asset Reliability as a Service (ARaaS) with IOTICS’ next-gen data ecosystem enablement technology. With the increasing cost of maintenance, asset downtime and functional failures, the IOTICS-Optimal partnership brings together skills and experience in asset performance management, focusing on optimising operations, while increasing asset reliability. It brings toget
  • Thalia brings AMALIA IP reuse platform to Israel

    Thalia brings AMALIA IP reuse platform to Israel
    Thalia appoints Israel representative to target its growing chip sector Cologne, Germany, 17 August 2022 – Thalia, provider of analog and mixed-signal circuit IP reuse platform, today announced its expansion into the Israel market and the appointment of Motty Houli, from TechLink Global Ltd., to represent Thalia and its AMALIA IP reuse platform in the country. Since Intel established a key design centre in Israel in the 1970s, the country has been renowned as having...Source: RealWire
  • ASUS Releases 2021 Sustainability Report

    ASUS Releases 2021 Sustainability Report
    Report follows the latest GRI and international SASB standards, and ASUS will publish an independent TCFD report in September. TAIPEI, Taiwan, August 16, 2022 — ASUS today announced the release of its 2021 sustainability report, which adopts the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and latest international indicators from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Additionally, in order to enhance transparency in its communications with stakeholders about its progress towards susta
  • ‘AIE GmbH’ inform about a public recall of the product ‘6000 Lumen Worklight’ of the brand ‘Workzone’ distributed by ALDI Nord

    ‘AIE GmbH’ inform about a public recall of the product ‘6000 Lumen Worklight’ of the brand ‘Workzone’ distributed by ALDI Nord
    (Essen) The article ‘6000 Lumen Worklight’ of the brand ‘WORKZONE’ supplied by ‘AIE GmbH’ has been withdrawn from sale immediately for reasons of preventive consumer protection. It cannot be ruled out that the item ‘6000 Lumen Worklight’ poses the risk of an electrical shock. For this reason, the product shall not be used any further. Please switch off the work light before removing it from the socket. The product was on sale in all ALDI...Source:
  • A paper battery with water switch

    A team of researchers has developed a water-activated disposable paper battery. The researchers suggest that it could be used to power a wide range of low-power, single-use disposable electronics -- such as smart labels for tracking objects, environmental sensors and medical diagnostic devices -- and minimize their environmental impact.
  • New hardware offers faster computation for artificial intelligence, with much less energy

    Researchers have created protonic programmable resistors -- the building blocks of analog deep learning systems -- that can process data 1 million times faster than the synapses in the human brain. These ultrafast, low-energy resistors could enable analog deep learning systems that can train new and more powerful neural networks rapidly, which could then be used for novel applications in areas like self-driving cars, fraud detection, and health care.
  • New glass-ceramic emits light when under mechanical stress

    Researchers have created a new glass-ceramic that emits light in response to mechanical stress, a property known as mechanoluminescence. With further development, the new material could be used to create a light source that is switched on by mechanical stress.
  • Decoding the structure and properties of near-infrared reflective pigments

    Layered perovskites like titanium-added calcium manganese oxide ceramics have attracted attention as materials that can prevent solar heat absorption by reflecting near-infrared (NIR) radiation better than commercial pigments. However, the mechanism underlying their high NIR reflectivity is unclear. Now, researchers have adopted a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches to provide useful insights into the structure, properties, and functioning of these layered perovskites that can
  • Boosting memory performance by strong ion bombardment

    Researchers have developed a technology to increase data storage by intentionally generating defects.
  • The best semiconductor of them all?

    A material known as cubic boron arsenide has two major advantages over silicon, research shows. It provides high mobility to both electrons and holes, and it has excellent thermal conductivity. It is, the researchers say, the best semiconductor material ever found.
  • Magnetic memory milestone

    Computers and smartphones have different kinds of memory, which vary in speed and power efficiency depending on where they are used in the system. Typically, larger computers, especially those in data centers, will use a lot of magnetic hard drives, which are less common in consumer systems now. The magnetic technology these are based on provides very high capacity, but lack the speed of solid state system memory. Devices based on upcoming spintronic technology may be able to bridge that gap and
  • New research furthers understanding of the electronic structure of graphite

    Graphite is an incredibly important, versatile mineral, with uses spanning industries. Graphite is an essential component of many batteries, including lithium-ion batteries, and demand is only increasing as new technology is developed. Surprisingly, no spectroscopic studies have so far accurately measured the electronic states of the surface and the edge of graphite from a microscopic point of view. Indeed, the improvement in battery performance depends largely on the control of the characterist
  • How ultrathin polymer films can be used for storage technology

    Precisely applied mechanical pressure can improve the electronic properties of a widely used polymer material. This requires that the material be mechanically processed to an accuracy of a few nanometers. In their new study, the researchers show how this previously unknown physical effect works and how it could also be used for new storage technologies. The team has also succeeded in sketching the coat of arms of the city of Halle as an electrical pattern with a spatial resolution of 50 nanomete
  • Researchers learn to control electron spin at room temperature to make devices more efficient and faster

    As our devices become smaller, faster, more energy efficient, and capable of holding larger amounts of data, spintronics may continue that trajectory. Whereas electronics is based on the flow of electrons, spintronics is based on the spin of electrons.
  • Efficient, stable, and eco-friendly thermoelectric material discovered

    A thermoelectric metal oxide film with a thermoelectric figure of merit of ~0.55 at 600°C has been discovered, opening new avenues towards the widespread use of thermoelectric converters.
  • Codasip expands design team to Greece

    Codasip expands design team to Greece
    Munich, Germany, 12 July 2022 – Codasip, the leader in customizable RISC-V processor IP, today announced the company’s rapid growth was continuing apace with the opening of a new design facility in Greece. To lead the team, Codasip has appointed Giorgos Nikiforos as Director of the Codasip Greece Design Center which is expected to engage a significant number of engineers between its locations in Athens, Thessaloniki and Crete. Giorgos Nikiforos brings decades of engineering experienc
  • RKVST shows the future of nuclear waste tracking with Zero Trust Fabric

    RKVST shows the future of nuclear waste tracking with Zero Trust Fabric
    Digital Catapult publishes Sellafield Distributed Ledger Technology Field Lab report Cambridge, UK – July 12, 2022 – Zero trust fabric provider RKVST has shown how it can help safely and securely digitise processes for nuclear waste data tracking, creating a secure, irrefutable way to maintain the integrity of data while ensuring visibility for multiple stakeholders and organisations. Digital Catapult, the UK authority on advanced digital technology, worked in collaboration with Sell
  • Future smart homes could be powered with electronics built on stones

    What if you could power the smart thermostats, speakers and lights in your home with a kitchen countertop? Stones, such as marble and granite, are natural, eco-friendly materials that many people building or renovating houses already use. Now, in a step toward integrating energy storage with these materials, researchers have fabricated microsupercapacitors onto the surface of stone tiles. The devices are durable and easily scaled up for customizable 3D power supplies.
  • Researchers build long, highly conductive molecular nanowire

    Researchers announced today that they have built a nanowire that is 2.6 nanometers long, shows an unusual increase in conductance as the wire length increases, and has quasi-metallic properties. Its excellent conductivity holds great promise for the field of molecular electronics, enabling electronic devices to become even tinier.
  • Towards autonomous prediction and synthesis of novel magnetic materials

    In materials science, candidates for novel functional materials are usually explored in a trial-and-error fashion through calculations, synthetic methods, and material analysis. However, the approach is time-consuming and requires expertise. Now, researchers have used a data-driven approach to automate the process of predicting new magnetic materials. By combining first-principles calculations, Bayesian optimization, and monoatomic alternating deposition, the proposed method can enable a faster
  • Thin mica shows semiconducting behavior, say scientists in new study

    Muscovite mica (MuM) is a highly stable mineral that is commonly used as an insulator. However, the electrical properties of single-layer and few-layered MuM are not well understood. Now, a group of researchers reports and explains unusually high conductivity in MuM flakes that are only a few molecule layers thick. Their findings could open doors to the development of two-dimensional electronic devices that are robust against harsh environments.
  • Physicists see electron whirlpools

    Physicists have now observed electron whirlpools. Theorists have long predicted electrons should exhibit this hallmark of fluid flow; the findings could inform the design of more efficient electronics.
  • Hearing better with skin than ears

    A research team develops a sound-sensing skin-attachable acoustic sensor. The new sensor decreased in size and increased in flexibility and is applicable as auditory electronic skin.
  • Electrospinning promises major improvements in wearable technology

    Researchers examine some of thelatest advances in wearable electronic devices and systems being developed using electrospinning -- the fabrication of nanofibers with tunable properties from a polymer base -- and showcase the many advantages electrospun materials have over conventional bulk materials. Their high surface-to-volume ratio endows them with enhanced porosity and breathability, which is important for long-term wearability, and with the appropriate blend of polymers, they can achieve su
  • Ransomware volume already doubled 2021 total by end of Q1 2022 says WatchGuard Threat Lab Report

    Ransomware volume already doubled 2021 total by end of Q1 2022 says WatchGuard Threat Lab Report
    New research shows Log4Shell detections tripled, PowerShell scripts heavily influenced a surge in endpoint attacks, the Emotet botnet came back in a big way and malicious cryptomining activity increased 28 June 2022 – Ransomware detections in the first quarter of this year doubled the total volume reported for 2021, according to the latest quarterly Internet Security Report from the WatchGuard Threat Lab. Researchers also found that the Emotet botnet came back in a big way,...Source: RealW
  • Processing photons in picoseconds

    To build novel quantum devices, researchers need to be able to control individual photons of light: Engineers propose doing so with a time lens. Like a magnifying glass zooming in on a spatial feature, this device 'magnifies' time and enabled the team to identify single photons from a larger laser beam at picosecond resolution -- that's 70x faster than has been observed with other types of single-photon detectors.
  • Flexing the power of a conductive polymer

    For decades, field-effect transistors enabled by silicon-based semiconductors have powered the electronics revolution. But in recent years, manufacturers have come up against hard physical limits to further size reductions and efficiency gains of silicon chips. That has scientists and engineers looking for alternatives to conventional metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) transistors.
  • 3D printing of 'organic electronics'

    A research group has explored the potential production of micro-scale organic electronics for use in bioelectronics via multiphoton 3-D printers.
  • Organic bipolar transistor developed

    Researchers have developed a highly efficient organic bipolar transistor. The work opens up new perspectives for organic electronics -- both in data processing and transmission, as well as in medical technology applications.
  • Topological superconductors: Fertile ground for elusive Majorana ('angel') particle

    A new review investigates the search of Majorana fermions in iron-based superconductors. The elusive Majorana fermion, or 'angel particle' simultaneously behaves like a particle and an antiparticle -- and surprisingly remains stable rather than being self-destructive. Majorana fermions promise information and communications technology with zero resistance, addressing the rising energy consumption of modern electronics (already 8% of global electricity consumption), promising a sustainable future
  • Codasip adds Veridify secure boot to RISC-V processors

    Firmware authenticity verification enhances security of embedded systems Embedded World 2022 - Nuremberg, Germany – 22 June 2022 – Codasip, the leader in customizable RISC-V processor IP and processor design automation, today announced that quantum-resistant secure tools from Veridify Security Inc. are now available to support Codasip’s RISC-V processors with a secure-boot function. Veridify’s secure algorithm validates firmware as it loads onto the Codasip processor to r
  • Researchers harness the power of a new solid-state thermal technology

    Researchers have discovered a way to make a versatile thermal conductor, with promise for more energy-efficient electronic devices, green buildings and space exploration. They have demonstrated that a known material used in electronic equipment can now be used as a thermal regulator, too, when it is in a very pure form. This new class of material gives engineers the ability to make thermal conductivity increase or decrease on demand, changing a thermal insulator into a conductor and vice versa.
  • Codasip Studio Mac extends potential to design for differentiation with RISC-V

    Codasip Studio Mac extends potential to design for differentiation with RISC-V
    Munich, Germany, 21 June 2022 — Codasip, the leader in customizable RISC-V processor IP, today announced that its Codasip Studio platform is now available to support Apple macOS Monterey (the current major release of macOS). Codasip Studio is an automated platform for customization of Codasip’s leading RISC-V processor IP, enabling designers to quickly and easily tailor their processor designs to achieve the highest performance in domain specific applications. Codasip Studio is used
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