Business

STMicro and GlobalFoundries plan 5.7 bn euro French factory

French-Italian chipmaker STMicroelectronics and US-based GlobalFoundries will plough 5.7 billion euros ($5.8 billion) into a new semiconductor factory in France, the firms and President Emmanuel Macron's office said Monday.

Energy & Green Tech

Obtaining hydrogen from methanol: Optimized reformers

Methanol reformers convert easy-to-transport methanol into hydrogen. But conventional reformers still come with a number of drawbacks—catalyst attrition, to name but one example. An innovative methanol reformer for mobile ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Body-monitoring tech trend comes with concerns

A ring shimmers on display at the Consumer Electronics Show, but this is no mere piece of jewelry—it's packed with sensors capable of detecting body temperature, respiration and much more.

Business

Sweden's Ericsson to buy US cloud operator Vonage

Ericsson said Monday it was acquiring US cloud-based communications provider Vonage, in the Swedish company's biggest acquisition in recent memory as it widens its operations beyond its traditional telecommunications equipment ...

Energy & Green Tech

Electric gains in battery performance

A high-performance version of the zinc-ion battery will enable stationary energy storage that promises to be cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly than lithium-ion batteries.

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