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Technology Roundtable
A report that details the outcomes of the Institute's Standards for GaN Power Electronics Technology Roundtable, held on March 11-12 at UC Santa Barbara, has just been released.
Date: 05/22/2014
Type: Report
Technologies: Electronics
Energy-efficient pachinko machines.
A fast and super energy-efficient type of computer memory called phase-change memory (PCM) is poised to move beyond applications in computing and gaming to consumer electronics while flash memory is set to rival hard drives for storage in notebooks and other computing devices.
Date: 08/17/2010
Type: Article
Zuli Smartplug
The Zuli Smartplug uses Bluetooth Low Energy to let you easily control and monitor lights and appliances from your smartphone.
Date: 05/21/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Electronics
Chipmaker Applied Materials claims that the most effective way of producing the next generation of 22-nanometer transistors is through the process of atomic-layer deposition or ALD.
Date: 07/14/2011
Type: News
Transphorm is a Goleta-based energy efficiency company co-founded by Institute faculty member, Umesh Mishra. The firm makes electronic components that significantly reduce the amount of waste heat in most devices. Transphorm has passed the 100-employee mark and continues to grow.
Date: 06/11/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials, Electronics
The U.S. government, criticized for lax scrutiny of Energy Star products, has announced it will further tighten its certification rules.
Date: 04/15/2010
Type: News
UC Santa Barbara has teamed with the Institute of Microelectronics (IME) of Singapore to develop ultra-efficient nanoscale transistors.
Date: 10/12/2009
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
Executive Order 13514 addresses energy efficiency in electronics, servers, and data centers and sets ambitious goals for energy efficiency in buildings for all federal agencies.
Date: 10/07/2009
Type: News

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