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Electronics & Semiconductors

Thermoelectric material discovery sets stage for new forms of electric power in the future

Thermoelectrics directly convert heat into electricity and power a wide array of items—from NASA's Perseverance rover currently exploring Mars to travel coolers that chill beverages.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Researchers develop power converter for long-distance, underwater electric grids

A team of researchers from Utah State University's Power Electronics Lab have developed a DC current-to-DC voltage power converter. This converter is equipped for long distances and minimal maintenance, making it particularly ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

No batteries? No sweat! Wearable biofuel cells now produce electricity from lactate

It cannot be denied that, over the past few decades, the miniaturization of electronic devices has taken huge strides. Today, after pocket-size smartphones that could put old desktop computers to shame and a plethora of options ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Wearable devices and the promising future of personalized diagnostics

Researchers are developing wearable devices to transform the way we monitor, diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions, including COVID-19.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Biden tells execs US needs to invest, lead in computer chips

President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push Monday for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world's computer ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Intel to supply self-driving systems for delivery trucks

Intel on Monday said it is supplying self-driving systems to Silicon Valley startup Udelv, which plans to have a fleet of autonomous delivery vehicles in action within two years.

Engineering

A single spin-orbit torque device to sense 3D magnetic fields

Sensors that can detect magnetic fields have many potential applications, for instance, in the development of sophisticated medical devices and transportation systems. Most approaches for detecting 3D magnetic fields developed ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

White House convenes CEO summit on semiconductor shortage

The White House will hold a virtual summit with leading CEOs on Monday to discuss the global semiconductor shortage that has crimped automakers and electronics companies, officials announced Friday.

Business

Chipmaker TSMC says revenue up 16.7% as demand surges

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's biggest contract producer of processor chips, said Friday its revenue rose 16.7% in the latest quarter over a year ago as the global economy rebounded from the coronavirus ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Chip shortage forces more production cuts by GM, Ford

The global shortage of semiconductors has forced General Motors and Ford to further cut production at their North American factories as chip supplies seem to be growing tighter.

Hardware

Microsoft adopts boiling liquid to cool datacenter servers

Microsoft has implemented boiling liquid to help keep datacenter servers at reasonable temperatures. The company uses electronic equipment and liquid capable of boiling at 122 degrees Fahrenheit, 90 degrees below the boiling ...