Diamond ICs May Finally Debut

LAKE WALES Fla.—Diamonds may soon be the semiconductor industry's “best friend.” Startup Akhan Semiconductor Inc. (Gurnee, Ill.) plans to make the promise of diamonds come true by licensing the diamond semiconductor process from the U.S. Energy Department's Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, Ill.). Diamond semiconductors have been known to be faster, consume less power, be thinner…

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TTI Stocks Vishay UFPMA/UFPMC

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, now stocks the ultra-thin UFPMA/UFPMC series displacement sensors from Vishay for use in Defense, Aerospace & Space applications in Europe. The components are flexible potentiometer membranes and represent a new generation of linear or angular position measurement. UFPMA/UFPMC series sensors benefit from a very high…

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DoD Reorgs Silicon Valley Outpost

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – In an effort to speed soldiers’ access to new technologies, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter returned to Silicon Valley to reorganize the new outpost he set up here a year ago. Carter named a slate of high tech executives from companies including Google and Apple to oversee the Defense Innovation Unit…

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OLED Displays Gaining Market Traction

Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays are finally gaining traction after years of manufacturing and materials development. The displays, which can be manufactured on thin and flexible substrates are lighter, use less power and are more colorful than liquid crystal displays (LCDs). However, because OLEDs can be produced using ink-jet-type processes, materials development has been slow…

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Rutronik Stocks Transcend’s SuperMLC MicroSD Cards

Distributor Rutronik presents Transcend’s new industrial-grade SuperMLC UHS-I Speed Class 1 (U1) microSD cards with capacities of 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. Between SLC and MLC NAND flash, the new SuperMLC technology features a cost-effective solution yet with nearly equivalent performance to SLC NAND flash. The SuperMLC is ideal for industrial applications. By reprogramming the…

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