FeFET to Extend Moore’s Law

PORTLAND, Ore. — Universal memory replacing DRAM, SRAM, flash and nearly every transistor in a computer may result from their successful fabrication of a ferroelectric gate over germanium channel material, according to researchers at the University of Texas (Austin). Their successful ferroelectric gate stack holds the hope of extending Moore's Law beyond the end of…

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Conflict Minerals: A Happy New Year?

(Dodd-Frank Act, Section 1502 and the pursuant SEC rule), and EU policy proposed, the pressure on the supply chain is increasing. Non-compliance is always a significant issue for business, but conflict minerals carry a highly emotive political and ethical payload.  It is estimated that over five million people have died in the violence engulfing the…

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TTI Has Molex EdgeMate

Now available from TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, are Molex’s EdgeMate power connectors. The devices offer positive PCB-locking and significant cost savings for wire-to-edge-card terminations in appliance, industrial and lighting applications. EdgeMate connectors are designed to help reduce cost by eliminating the need for mating headers…

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Mouser Stocks Cree Driver Boards

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the PT62SCMDxx Dual SIC MOSFET Driver Boards from Cree. Designed to drive the CREE CAS300M17BM2 SIC MOSFET modules, the PT62SCMD12 and PT62SCMD17 single-board solutions are dual silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFET gate drivers optimized to ensure maximum performance for…

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RFMW & Frontier Electronics Ink Passives Deal

RFMW Ltd. and Frontier Electronics, a world leader in the manufacture of passive components, today announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective January, 19, 2015.  Frontier Electronics has one of the most comprehensive and all inclusive passive component offerings in the industry. Frontier Electronics manufactures magnetics, MLCCs, IPCs, and diodes for RF and power applications. RFMW…

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Smartphones for the Blind

Today's smartphones offer the computational power of yesterday's desktop computers, coupled with intuitive, easy-to use interfaces, all small enough to fit in our pockets. For the visually impaired, however, it's been another story. The visual design of such devices has largely rendered them useless to those who can't see. Taking up the challenge of making…

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