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Graphene Doubles Charging Capacity of Lithium-ion Batteries

June 30th, 2015

Researchers from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology have discovered how to double the charging capacity of lithium-ion batteries. By coating the silicone anodes in lithium-ion batteries with graphene, the charging capacity nearly doubles. The…read more

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German Associations to Research Efficient Car Battery Charging

June 30th, 2015

A group of companies and universities in Germany will research how car batteries can be charged more efficiently for a project called Luftstrom.  The project focuses on using new semiconductors and water cooling to increase…read more

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Discovered Material May Reduce Heat Buildup in Computer Chips

June 23rd, 2015

Researchers conducting x-ray studies at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have observed a possible solution for reducing heat buildup in computer chips for the first time. The team observed “an exotic…read more

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Liquid-cooled Superchargers Yield Faster Charging for Electric Cars

June 23rd, 2015

Tesla Motors introduces new liquid-cooled supercharging stations for its electric cars that offer faster charging and increase traveling range. Tesla’s Model S luxury sedan can now charge fully in only 30 minutes and its range…read more

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New IGBT Series Reduces EMI and Power Dissipation

June 22nd, 2015

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) has expanded its Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) product portfolio with the addition of a new 650V M-series. “The new M-series is co-packaged with a soft and fast freewheeling diode…read more

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Researchers Successfully Measure Thermoelectric Behavior for the First Time

June 9th, 2015

A team from Sandia National Laboratories has made the first measurement of thermoelectric behavior via nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF). This discovery could produce a new class of materials in the future that would improve upon…read more

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Qualcomm Refutes Overheating Rumors

June 2nd, 2015

In March 2015, Sony’s Xperia Z4 reportedly experienced overheating issues in the Snapdragon 810 processor inside the device.  (Read original article here). The issue began when ArsTechnica tested and confirmed that the Snapdragon 808 runs…read more

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Optical Transport Could Replace Wires in Computers

June 2nd, 2015

An article published in Nature Photonics announces a breakthrough in creating faster and more efficient computers. Instead of using wires/electricity to send data back and forth in computers, the Stanford team, including electrical engineer Jelena…read more

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Doctoral Candidate’s Research Could Improve Efficiency of Data Centers

May 26th, 2015

Husam Alissa, a Binghamton University doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering, has been working to improve the efficiency of data centers at the university’s Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2). Alissa’s work focuses on reducing overheating,…read more

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UPenn Physicists Discover New Material that May Cool Computers

May 5th, 2015

Heat emitted from computers, laptops and other electronic devices during use is regularly caused by numerous transistors overcrowded in the devices. This also expels large amounts of wasted heat energy. A pair of physicists from…read more

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Cooling System for Computer Processors Could Save Consumers Billions

May 5th, 2015

A patented passive cooling system for computer processors could save U.S. consumers more than 6.3 billion dollars in electricity costs per year. The system is currently being manufactured at the University of Alabama in Huntsville…read more

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Company Brings Liquid Cooling Technology to Smartphones

April 27th, 2015

Reducing size of liquid cooling systems has been a challenge for companies in the electronics cooling industry for many years.  Fujitsu introduces a 1mm thick liquid cooling heat pipe for compact electronic devices such as…read more

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Free Giveaway for Naming TIM or Connector Products

April 24th, 2015

Fujipoly is hosting a gift giveaway. On June 5, an engineer will win his/her choice of a free Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro, Apple iPhone 6, or a $500 American Express Giftcard, in Fujipoly America Corporation’s…read more

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Engineer Develops Nanoscale Pillars to Produce More Efficient Electronics

April 14th, 2015

Seong Jin Koh, an engineer from the University of Texas at Arlington, has received a $300,000 grant that will allow him to build nanoscale pillars, which will lead to more energy-efficient transistors in electronic devices.…read more

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