2016-10-04 - R. Colin Johnson

Iris, facial recognition may obsolete passwords

A company has built a suite of algorithms that can eliminate the need for smartphone passwords with face- and iris-recognition.

2016-09-27 - Vivek Nanda

Inverter uses SiC components to boost EV range

A new inverter offers greater efficiency in a smaller, lighter package – a hybrid and electric vehicle manufacturer’s dream.

2016-09-27 - None

Smart light network detects room occupants

The LED lighting system can detect people’s presence, location and pose even without cameras.

2016-09-19 - Rick Merritt

FinFETs, FD-SOI expand at Globalfoundries

The news is expected to boost the foundry's competitive position against larger rivals such as TSMC.

2016-09-19 - Rick Merritt

First glance at Globalfoundries’ 7nm

The process is geared for the same kinds of premium cloud and smartphone processors as today’s 14/16nm nodes.

2016-09-15 - Georgia Institute of Technology

Fabric weaves in power from wind and sun

A textile machine is used to weave together solar cells constructed from lightweight polymer fibres with fibre-based triboelectric nanogenerators.

2016-09-09 - Vivek Nanda

Indian startup rises to contactless payment challenge

Most bank apps do not allow retail payments, a situation Indian startup has set out to remedy using sound.

2016-09-09 - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Carbon nanotube transistors finally surpass silicon

The new transistors are promising for wireless communications technologies that require a lot of current flowing across a relatively small…

2016-09-05 - Nano Dimension Technologies

DragonFly 2020 system flies to first customer

The supply was made to an Israeli defence company for evaluation purposes, according to Nano Dimension Technologies.

2016-08-31 - Walt Mills

Controlling electron ‘colour’ step forward in valleytronics

The experimental device of bilayer graphene proves the ability to control the momentum of electrons, offering a path to electronics…