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computer clunker
Popular Science commentary on the Cash for Clunkers program suggest a Cash for Tech Clunkers program.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
In an effort to make electronic devices more efficient, the SOI Industry Consortium launched an initiative to encourage the use of manufacturing on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology instead of traditional bulk silicon, which has an energy saving of 30%.
Date: 07/28/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Electronics
Ultra-low-power (ULP) electronics technology is being designed for energy production devices, not just to reduce the consumption in products anymore. The approach looks at harvesting small energy gains through low-temperature gradient thermoelectrics and solar cells.
Date: 07/08/2009
Type: Article
The internet works by putting energy in and getting data out; it is just a vessel for moving information across locations.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Electronics
Using hybrid silicon devises, optical fiber, modulators, and hybrid lasers, a fast, low energy internet is being created.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Electronics
Institute Director John Bowers is quoted about the energy saving benefits of microchips
Date: 05/14/2009
Type: Article, News
Technologies: Materials, Electronics
Consumer are using more energy efficiency appliances, but these energy gains are offset by additional devices.
Date: 05/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Electronics
An extremely energy efficiency processor chip for cell phones and mp3 players has been developed by a group at UC Davis.
Date: 04/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Electronics
Computer processes produce huge amounts of heat, which can be dissipated with the use of thermoelectric devices turn this waste heat into electricity.
Date: 01/26/2009
Type: Article

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