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Notable & Newsworthy

September 2014
NTC announced that is has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition, a utility-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceEnergy and FierceSmartGrid. NTC was selected as a finalist for its innovative, industry leading product, Trickle Up! Customer Engagement
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09/30/2014
Novel transistor tech promises improved efficiency in mobile devices

Dr. Jiyoung Kim (left) and Dr. Kyeongjae “K.J.” Cho examine a wafer used to make transistors. The two created new technology that could reduce energy consumption in mobile devices and computers

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers with self-contained power sources or, more immediately, a smartphone that doesn’t die after a few hours of heavy use. This technology, published online in Nature Communications,
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09/29/2014
Digital out-of-home media comes to Atlantic City Boardwalk

Impactivate Networks, along the Atlantic City Boardwalk

NeXovation announced the launch of its first broadcast out-of-home network, Impactivate Networks, along the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The network, a subsidiary of NeXovation’s NeXomedia division, comprises ten locations, starting at Boardwalk Hall, and is expected to expand over the coming months to include
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09/26/2014

element14, the largest electronic design community of its kind with more than 250,000 members, has announced one of its most highly anticipated design challenges ever – the “In the Air” challenge. Supported by partners including Cisco Systems, Texas Instruments (TI), Wuerth Elektronik, The Eclipse Foundation,
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09/25/2014
For consumers opting to buy Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus rather than the iPhone 6, the additional 0.8 inches of screen size will cost $100 extra. However, for Apple, the iPhone 6 Plus costs only about $16 more to produce, delivering to the company an even heftier margin than normal for its wildly popular smartphone
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09/24/2014
In this episode of PSDtv - At approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 22, 2012, scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory campus of the National High
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09/24/2014
UMass Amherst researchers develop an efficient, lightweight, and low-cost organic solar cell

Organic solar cell

For decades, polymer scientists and synthetic chemists working to improve the power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells were hampered by the inherent drawbacks of commonly used metal electrodes, including their instability and susceptibility to oxidation. Now for the first time, researchers at the University
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09/20/2014
From cell phones to cars and flashlights, batteries play an important role in everyday life. Scientists and technology companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery life and efficiency. Now, for the first time using a water-based solution, researchers at the University of Missouri have created a long-lasting
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09/19/2014
ARM CTO Mike Muller's speech from the Publitek pre-elecronica event

ARM CTO and co-founder Mike Muller

In this PSDcast, a dinner speech at the Publitek pre-electronica event, ARM CTO and co-founder Mike Muller talks about the history of electronics and processor technology, going from its origins in the very beginning to the latest challenges of the Internet of Things and the issues of energy and thermal management
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09/19/2014
Samsung President and CEO Boo-Keun Yoon to deliver keynote at CES

Samsung President and CEO Boo-Keun Yoon

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that Boo-Keun Yoon, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 International CES. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2015 International CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of
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09/19/2014
As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce energy waste in U.S. buildings and help save Americans money by saving energy, the Energy Department today announced the winners of the sixth annual Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) design competition for indoor lighting at the LED Show in Los Angeles. The
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09/18/2014
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09/16/2014
Patti Engineering, a leader in control systems integration, announced details of its engineering support for the installation and commissioning of a new Krones bottling line for Texas regional craft brewer, Real Ale Brewing Company. Real Ale Brewing has wide spread Texas distribution of its handcrafted ales
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09/16/2014
Estimote Sticker beacons create novel 'nearables' tech category

Estimote Stickers

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announces that beacon specialist, Estimote, has specified Nordic's multiple award-winning nRF51822 SoCs to provide the Bluetooth® Smart (formerly known as Bluetooth low energy) wireless connectivity in its newly launched Estimote Stickers that Estimote
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09/12/2014
An engineer's wife left a note for him to help prepare dinner that evening: "Shepherd's Pie needs to be taken out of the fridge and placed in the oven at 140 degrees"
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09/11/2014
It has become apparent that the investment returns from semiconductor companies have underperformed the S&P 500 since the turn of the century. One of the key reasons for this underperformance is the increased investment required for each new generation of silicon-based product. This is a reversal of Moore’s
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09/04/2014
Transphorm announced that it has secured fundamental patents in the area of Gallium Nitride (GaN) power conversion. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent number 8,816,751 titled “Inductive Load Power Switching Circuits” was granted August 26, 2014 and the patent application number
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09/03/2014
In a stunning decision, the German court system banned Uber, the global carsharing service, from operating in the country, citing safety risks and lack of regulatory oversight. The court decision is part of a much larger story unfolding around the world. A new economic system -- the Collaborative Commons --
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09/03/2014
Group Lotus plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Miguel Fragoso as Engineering Director. He will have overall responsibility for all aspects of engineering at Lotus.   Miguel will be based at Lotus’ Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk and will report to the CEO of Group Lotus
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09/02/2014
Japanese on biogas discovery tour in Germany

The Japanese delegation with former head of government Koizumi (right) is interested in the benefits of a biogas system

Due to the phasing out of nuclear energy, the transformation of the energy system is one of Germany's most vital challenges of the 21st century. The total withdrawal from atomic energy in Germany is intended to be completed by 2022. The plan provides for electricity and heat generation through alternative fuels
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09/02/2014

 



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