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Computer chip-maker ARM has developed a clever way to maintain performance while showing 60-70% gains for smartphones by splitting processing duties between an efficient chip and a more powerful chip.
Date: 10/20/2011
Type: News
The Consumer Electronics Show opens in Vegas to reveal a growing focus on energy efficiency.
Date: 01/07/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Electronics
The chip for a power-optimization device
Chinese photovoltaic giant Suntech is investing in electronics to help squeeze more power out of solar arrays: smart module power-optimizers that correct for a drop in the array’s power output due to shading or debris and microinverters that adjust the voltage-current levels of each panel.
Date: 10/14/2010
Type: Article
In honor of the laser turning 50, this article includes a timeline of some of the more notable scientific accomplishments related to light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation (laser).
Date: 06/03/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Electronics
energy consumption by electronic devices
Using nanotechnology to re-design transistors can help reduce the electricity consumed by devices that are plugged in but not in use.
Date: 10/27/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Electronics
A new processor based on probability instead of binary logic functions in a more power efficient way and may speed up flash memory, and eventually much more.
Date: 08/17/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Electronics
MIT researchers say they have found a way to create batteries that can offer up to three times the energy density of current batteries, while being much lighter.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute studied how to make the semiconductor germanium emit laser light. This could be the basis for new computer chips in which information will be transferred partially in the form of light. This technology can improve the performance of our electronics.
Date: 09/10/2012
Type: Article
The California Energy Commission voted unanimously to impose energy efficiency standards on televisions, making California the first state to do so.
Date: 11/18/2009
Type: News
A prototype of Qualcomm's Mirasol display.
Companies like Qualcomm, Phillips and LG are developing thin, energy-efficient color display screens for portable electronics that are based on microelectromechanical devices or MEMs.
Date: 08/23/2010
Type: Article

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