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Electronics & Semiconductors

Fire-hit chipmaker Renesas plans full capacity by May

Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics said Monday it was on track to restore full capacity by May after a plant fire, as manufacturers around the world battle to secure semiconductor supplies.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Renesas resumes production at fire-hit chip plant: reports

Japanese chip manufacturer Renesas on Saturday restarted production about a month after a factory fire that threatens to worsen a global chip shortage, local media said.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Researchers identify a strategy to achieve large transport gap modulation in graphene

Over the past decade or so, the semimetal graphene has attracted substantial interest among electronics engineers due to its many advantageous qualities and characteristics. In fact, its high electron mobility, flexibility ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Webcam designed like a human eye: Researchers question ubiquitous technology

A team of computer scientists from Saarland University has used an innovative design approach to critically question new sensory technologies that have become part of everyday life.

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

Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 780G 5G Mobile Platform

The latest in its communications developments, Qualcomm has revealed the Snapdragon 780G 5G Mobile Platform. This platform runs on many 7-series firsts, such as a tripe ISP, the 6th generation Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

'Smart clothes' that can measure your movements

In recent years there have been exciting breakthroughs in wearable technologies, like smartwatches that can monitor your breathing and blood oxygen levels.

Electronics & Semiconductors

New nanotransistors keep their cool at high voltages

Power converters are the little-known systems that make electricity so magical. They are what allow us to plug in our computers, lamps and televisions and turn them on in a snap. Converters transform the alternating current ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Tethered drones have wireless data covered

Keeping up with wireless demand is a never-ending endeavor for data providers, who often contend with temporary high-usage hotspots that might be underserviced by the fixed-base station network. Tethered drones could provide ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Renewable energy, new perspectives for photovoltaic cells

In the future, photovoltaic cells could be 'worn' over clothes, placed on cars or even on beach umbrellas. These are just some of the possible developments from a study published in Nature Communications by researchers at ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Study finds new inroads in fast charging for lithium-ion batteries

Perhaps the most frustrating limitation of owning an all-electric car is how long it takes to fully charge the battery. For a Tesla, for example, it takes about 40 minutes to charge it to 80% capacity using the most powerful ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Why the semiconductor shortage won't end soon

Your smartphone? It runs on a semiconductor. The innards of your PlayStation? It runs on a semiconductor. The display in your car? Yes, that too runs on a semiconductor.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Shedding light on perovskite films

Photovoltaics decisively contributes to sustainable energy supply. The efficiency of solar cells in directly converting light energy into electrical energy depends on the material used. Metal-halide perovskites are considered ...