2016-11-21 - Carolyn Mathas

LEDs on metal foils purify water, sterilise equipment

Researchers have leveraged molecular beam epitaxy to achieve water purification, whereby vapourised elemental materials settle on a surface and move…

2016-10-12 - Carolyn Mathas

Sizing up health risks of sleep-disturbing LEDs

The American Medical Association is cautioning cities to recommend LEDs with colour temperature no bluer than 3000K and to minimise…

2016-08-24 - Jennifer Langston

How interscatter tech eliminates backscattering by-products

The backscattering process creates an unwanted mirror image copy of the signal, which consumes more bandwidth as well as interferes…

2016-08-24 - Jennifer Langston

Interscatter technique allows implants to talk Wi-Fi

Interscatter communication backscatters existing signals like Bluetooth in the air, transforming wireless transmissions from one technology to another.

2016-08-12 - Liezel Labios

Flexible skin patch monitors blood alcohol from sweat

The device coprises a temporary tattoo, which sticks to the skin and induces sweat, and a portable flexible electronic circuit…

2016-08-05 - Peter Clarke

TDK to buy Tronics to broaden sensor portfolio

Japan's TDK Corp. has placed a Rs.368.93 crore ($55 million) bid to buy MEMS manufacturer Tronics Microsystems.

2016-07-26 - Vishay Intertechnology

Mid-power 365nm UV LEDs feature silicon lens

The silicon lens of the VLMU1610-365-135 enables extremely long lifetimes up to 25,000h, compared to the typical mercury lamp lifetime…

2016-07-20 - STMicroelectronics

Motor drivers boost runtime of battery-powered IoT devices

The drivers operate from a supply voltage as low as 1.8V and support power-saving design with ultra-low standby current of…

2016-07-11 - STMicroelectronics

Single-chip drivers simplify precision motor control

The drivers operate from a low 18V supply voltage and support power-saving design with ultra-low standby current of less than…

2016-06-30 - Vivek Nanda

IBM discovers how to convert old smartphones cases into high-strength plastic

The one-step approach converts BPA-leaching plastics in consumer electronics into environmentally safe material for water purification and medical devices.