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Notable & Newsworthy

February 2016
University of Utah engineers discover new 2D semiconducting material

University of Utah materials science and engineering associate professor Ashutosh Tiwari holds up a substrate layered with a newly discovered 2D material made of tin and oxygen

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new kind of 2D semiconducting material for electronics that opens the door for much speedier computers and smartphones that also consume a lot less power. The semiconductor, made of the elements tin and oxygen, or tin monoxide (SnO), is a layer of 2D
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02/29/2016
Imec and Vrije Universiteit Brussel create breakthrough SAW-less transmitter for next-gem wireless

The prototype features resistor-based QDACs that deliver the required RF power efficiently direct to the 50Ω output load, omitting the need for a power-hungry PA driver

Leading nanoelectronics research center imec and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) have demonstrated a 0.22mm2 CMOS resistive charge-based direct-launch digital transmitter with -159dBc/Hz out-of-band noise. The achievement paves the way to small form-factor SAW-less transmitter implementations enabling
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02/19/2016
Boeing delivers reversible solid-oxide fuel cell energy storage system to the U.S. Navy for testing

SOFC system

After 16 months of development, Boeing has delivered a fuel cell energy storage system to the U.S. Navy for testing. The cell is being tested to determine its ability to support the energy needs of military and commercial customers. The system is the first of its kind using a technology called a “reversible
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02/16/2016

Heliatek sets record organic photovoltaic efficiency of 13.2%

Heliafilm solar film

Heliatek R&D teams reached a record conversion efficiency of 13.2% for an OPV multi-junction cell, setting a new world record for the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity using organic photovoltaic cells. The measurement was independently confirmed by Fraunhofer CSP. Thanks to
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02/08/2016
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), who collaborate with the Max Planck Institute in Germany on the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) fusion energy reactor, congratulated the team for starting its scientific investigations on fusion energy by producing its first hydrogen
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02/04/2016
Eltek unveils the Rectiverter bi-directional AC/DC power system

Rectiverter

Eltek is today announcing the launch of the Rectiverter, a power conversion module combining the functions of a rectifier, an inverter and a "static transfer switch" in one. The Rectiverter is a 3-port bidirectional converter that simplifies solutions providing both AC and DC power to critical loads
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02/03/2016
New version of Tesla Powerwall is coming in summer 2016

Tesla Powerwall

The news of a new version of the Tesla Powerwall came in the form of a video posted Feb. 1 showing CEO Elon Musk answering questions from Tesla vehicle owners at a private event in Paris, France on Jan. 29. “We are coming out with the version 2 of the Powerwall probably around July or August of
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02/03/2016

 



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