2020-09-28 - Infineon Technologies

Tiny security chip turns every watch into a contactless payment device

Swiss company Winwatch integrates tiny security chips from Infineon Technologies, enables fast and secured payment transactions by radio frequency within milliseconds...

2020-09-25 - Bill Schweber

UPS Operating Modes: Simple Question, Complex Answer

The technical differences between an uninterruptible power system with a short switchover gap versus none is significant...

2020-09-17 - Michael Kirschner

Hard Disk Drives in the Circular Economy

Disk drives are smaller and use less material, but we're making more than ever. What are we to do with…

2020-09-07 - George Leopold

Supercapacitors Usurp Battery Technologies

Supercapacitor are still evolving, but the energy storage and charging technology gains adherents...

2020-08-31 - George Leopold

NASA Prototypes X-57 All-Electric Airplane

A veteran pilot endorses the NASA concept of electric planes, but notes the energy density gap is going to be…

2020-08-26 - Sally Ward-Foxton

Optical Processor Targets to Accelerate Compute for Next-Gen AI

MIT spinout Lightmatter presented its optical compute chip at Hot Chips 32, promising orders of magnitude improvements in latency and…

2020-08-11 - TrendForce

LED Smart Street Light Revenue Projected to Exceed $1B by 2024

Chinese companies are the primary drivers of global smart street light development, as Huawei and Tencent attain market dominance...

2020-08-10 - STMicroelectronics

Eases Design of Advanced Energy-Saving Power Supplies with 400W Evaluation Board

 STs’ EVL400W-EUPL7 evaluation board delivers 400-Watt power-supply solution that meets today’s toughest eco-design norms...

2020-08-07 - Bill Schweber

Solar Energy Harvesting: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch?

An experiment with solar-powered outdoor lamps was conducted to see if solar energy harvesting works well and what limits the…

2020-07-30 - Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio 

Power GaN and SiC: Entering a New Era

Yole Développement estimated a general view of wide bandgap materials such as Gallium Nitride and Silicon Carbide...