Micro and nano materials, including clothing for Olympic athletes
A research team of materials engineers and performance scientists has been awarded £1.8 million to develop new products - in areas from the motor industry to packaging and sport - that make use of micro and nano materials based on specialist inks.
Electrifying wound care: Better bandages to destroy bacteria
Bandages infused with electricity can help heal wounds faster than typical bandages or antibiotics--but for years, researchers have not really understood why. A recent study is offering new clues about the science behind those bandages, and researchers say the findings could help lead to better wound treatment.
Bell unveils full scale design of air taxi
The air taxi, named Bell Nexus, is powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system and features Bell's signature powered lift concept incorporating six tilting ducted fans that are designed to safely and efficiently redefine air travel.
Palau to host world's largest microgrid
The Republic of Palau announced the signing of a 30-year Power Purchase Agreement of a proposed plan to develop and deploy a 35MW solar PV and 45MWh battery storage microgrid in Palau.
Forefront Filament are a UK-based company with a commercial pilot selling polypropylene filament for 3D printing.
Imec and Kaneka expand their collaboration
imec and Kaneka Corporation, has announced that they have signed a new three year framework agreement that strengthens and extends their comprehensive R&D collaboration. Next to working on next generation solar cells, under this frame agreement imec and Kaneka will explore new applications in life science and thin-film electronics.
XALT Energy/ EnergyPowerSystems (EPS)
XALT® Energy emerged from the former Dow Kokam, LLC (originally founded in 2009) to become an innovator in energy storage technologies based on the advanced lithium ion chemistry.
Dialog Semiconductor to acquire Atmel for $4.6 Billion
Dialog Semiconductor and Atmel Corporation have announced that Dialog has agreed to acquire Atmel in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration of approximately $4.6 billion.
48V vehicle systems becoming significant
Analysts IDTechEx almost completely rewrote their report Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles 2015-2025 this year and frequent updates take place, such is the pace of change.
Anticipating 48V Systems in Conventional Cars
Ongoing interviews by IDTechEx across the world reveal that new power electronic systems are being designed on the assumption that 48V systems will be adopted for conventional cars in the next five years.
Structural supercapacitor - Liberating devices from their power cords
When you can integrate energy into the components used to build systems, it opens the door to a whole new world of technological possibilities.
Liberating devices from their power cords
Imagine a future in which our electrical gadgets are no longer limited by plugs and external power sources.
New device stores electricity on silicon chips
It is the first supercapacitor that is made out of silicon so it can be built into a silicon chip along with the microelectronic circuitry that it powers.
Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron merge
Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron announced a definitive agreement to create a global innovator in semiconductor and display manufacturing technology via an all-stock combination which values the new combined company at approximately $29 billion (¥2.8 trillion).
Disputed sales of electric cars: the truth behind the confusion
How is it that some analysts put pure-electric car sales at hundreds of thousands in 2012 whereas others report a mere 60-65,000? At analysts IDTechEx, we feel that a lack of rigor is largely to blame because there are cars homologated as such and car-like vehicles that are not homologated as cars.
Imec and Kaneka achieve breakthrough
Kaneka and imec report a large area (6 inch semi-square) heterojunction silicon solar cell with a certified power conversion efficiency of 22.68%(*) with an electroplated copper contact grid on top of the transparent conductive oxide layer.
Kaneka, imec develop high-efficiency heterojunction silicon solar cell
Kaneka and imec present silver-free heterojunction silicon solar cells.
Ubisense Group plc, interim revenues up 41%
Ubisense Group plc has announced its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011.