• NXP-Freescale Merger Creates Automotive Semiconductor Powerhouse, IHS Says

    The recent agreement to merge NXP Semiconductor and Freescale Semiconductor creates a company that would have reached $4 billion in automotive semiconductor revenues in 2014, IHS says. The merged company would, therefore, become the leading supplier of semiconductors to the automotive market.

  • Cyber Threats and the Wired Vehicle: Cause for Concern?

    High-tech, interconnected systems are almost ubiquitous in automobiles.The result is a new arena for cyber warfare, one with the potential to place millions of drivers in the technological crosshairs.

  • Researchers Develop Cool-temperature Process to Make Better Graphene

    A technique invented at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to produce graphene--a material made up of an atom-thick layer of carbon--at room temperature could help pave the way for commercially feasible graphene-based solar cells and light-emitting diodes.

  • Battelle Introduces Anti-counterfeiting Detection for Integrated Circuits

    Battelle announced a technology aimed at eliminating the risk of counterfeit integrated circuits (ICs) in devices for aerospace and defense systems yesterday.

  • Recovering Economies Are Driving Growth in Industrial Semiconductor Markets, IHS Says

    The industrial semiconductor market will post a 9.7% compound annual growth rate over the next several years as revenue rises from $34.8 billion in 2013 to $55.2 billion in 2018.

  • Light Sensor Market to Grow 16% Between 2013 and 2016, Says IHS

    Samsung, Apple and Chinese original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will drive the light sensor market to grow 16% between 2013 and 2016, according to a new report from IHS.

  • Utilities Get Smart about Water Meters

    Abandoning what are sometimes referred to as “dumb" mechanisms for measuring water flow, many water utilities around the world are upgrading to smart water meters.

  • Boosting Electrical Energy Storage Using Graphitic Material

    Future technology requires electrical energy storage systems to have much larger storage capability, rapid charge/discharge cycling and improved endurance.

  • Blurred Lines as Security, Building Automation Sectors Begin to Blend

    Paul Everett, Director of Building Technologies for IHS Technology, discusses how the security and building automation sectors are beginning to blend, blurring lines between the two.

  • Billboard Recognizes Vehicle and Offers Targeted Messaging

    Porsche drivers got even more attention than usual when one of the first vehicle recognition technologies of its kind was deployed above Airport Drive near Melbourne Airport in Australia.

  • Researchers Identify Possible Silicon Substitute for Future Electronics

    A new form of germanium, germanane, may emerge as a viable replacement to silicon in future electronic devices, leading to more efficient LEDs and lasers, according to researchers at Ohio State University.

  • SanDisk Wins IEEE Corporate Innovation Award

    SanDisk Corp. says it won the 2015 IEEE Corporate Innovation Award for pioneering innovation, development and deployment of its Flash Memory Technology.

  • Magnet-free Motor with SiC Inverter Claims Weight and Space Savings

    Nidec develops a magnet-free switched reluctance (SR) motor, a motor-drive system which is powered by an inverter incorporating silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor devices.

  • Device Could Strengthen Security Screening Capabilities

    Engineers at Northwestern University built a compact version of a device that uses terahertz waves for the purpose of imaging, to identify explosives, chemical agents and dangerous biological substances from safe distances.

  • 2D Materials Could Build Next-gen Electronic Devices

    Researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Sheffield have developed a set of 2D designer materials that can be used to build flexible, transparent and more efficient electronic devices. The research shows that graphene and related 2D materials could be used to create light emitting devices for the next generation of mobile phones, tablets and televisions to make them thin, durable, flexible and semi-transparent.

  • New Design Trims Graphene Battery Size by 10x

    Korean researchers have successfully developed sponge-like graphene aerogel electrode material using graphene and a polymer. This is a graphene battery. The newly-developed battery is ten times as small as existing ones, but can show the same product performance.

  • Researchers Increase Distance for Fiber Optic Signals

    A new way to process fiber optic signals could double the distance at which data travels error-free through transatlantic sub-marine cables. The new method has the potential to reduce the costs of long-distance optical fiber communications as signals wouldn't need to be electronically boosted on their journey.

  • Top Access Control Trends for 2015

    2014 proved to be a busy year for the access control industry which brought an abundance of innovation and change with some suppliers challenging security perceptions, according to a white paper from IHS Technology.

  • Door Phone Market Shows Growth Potential, IHS says

    Door phone market shows potential growth. The home automation market has grown considerably in recent years, especially in the United States, where several alarm monitoring, cable and telecommunication companies have all released home automation and security products.

  • Toyota to Test SiC Power Semiconductor in Bid to Boost Efficiency

    A technology that could lead to significant improvements in the efficiency of hybrid and other vehicles with electric powertrains is set to start testing in Japan.

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