SRC and researchers from Stanford University have developed a combination of elements that yields a unique nanostructure material for packaging. This advance should allow longer life for semiconductor devices while costing less than current state-of-the-art materials.
Hydro One Networks, NEC and ON Semiconductor join SRC’s global Energy Research Initiative, expanding the focus to include finding new materials, devices and methodologies for power controls/management and energy collection, conversion and storage.
Stephen Rothrock from ATREG talks about his company's spinoff to provide technology manufacturing asset consulting services, how the industry's volatility keeps them in business, and how they'll go after a potential $300B market.
Arkados (OTCBB:AKDS), powerline communication technology company, entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to sell its semiconductor business to STMicroelectronics, Inc. STMicroelectronics will pay Arkados $11 million under the agreement.
Smart grids will generate nearly $6 billion demand for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries by 2020, to fulfill energy storage needs, according to the IHS iSuppli Rechargeable Batteries Special Report. Li-ion batteries will become the dominant rechargable energy storage technology for smart grids.
MIT named Vladimir Bulović as director of MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL). Bulović has experience in a range of advanced electronics technologies, from photovoltaics to MEMS.
China's lithium ion battery market rose 38% in 2010 to RMB 27.61 billion and is expected to keep growing rapidly, thanks to the country's strong automotive industry and competitive local governments pushing to develop high-end technologies, CCID Consulting reports.
Dan Siewiorek, Karen Lightman, Rich Duncombe, Vida Ilderem, and other speakers from the MEMS industry shared their visions for the future at the MEMS Executive Congress 2010. Following are summaries of their talks, from the "iPhone 20" lifetime smart-companion to seisic imaging developments, energy management, and more MEMS opportunities.
Business execution, and not so much technological differentiation, separates the pack among firms developing nanotechnology-enabled batteries, according to a new report from Lux Research.
David Hwang from Lux Research analyzes the impact of six different nanotechnologies on efforts to improve energy efficiency.
A wide range of efforts are applying energy-harvesting, from piezoelectrics to MEMS-based technologies, to an impressive variety of applications -- but the real challenge is figuring out which routes will help energy harvesting attract big money and create billion-dollar businesses.