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G24 Innovations' flexible thin film photovoltaics will be used to line backpacks and labtop bags which can be tapped to charge cell phones and other electronics.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: News
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
Shuji Nakamura, an Institute faculty member, has won a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award. Nakamura is being recognized for his development of large-screen direct view color displays.
Date: 09/16/2011
Type: News
Prototype SNUPI sensor.
Researchers at the University of Washington have devised a way to reduce the amount of power wireless sensors use to transmit data by using the electrical wiring in a building's walls as an antenna that propagates the signal. The technology extends both the range and the battery life of the sensor.
Date: 09/21/2010
Type: Article
The smart grid will be more reliable and efficient than the current system in place, but its interconnectedness brings up some security issues that must be dealt with.
Date: 04/09/2010
Type: News
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
Discovery by a UCSD professor and graduate student may lead to smaller batteries with more power and run time.
Date: 11/22/2009
Type: News
Qualcomm's Mirasol MEM display.
Watch a video about Qualcomm's new energy-efficient display based on microelectromechanical (MEM) device technology.
Date: 08/24/2010
Type: Video
Nanotubes
Researchers at Rice University have improved on a method for making pure nanotubes called amplification that could allow them to turn a nanogram of pure carbon nanotubes into much more.
Date: 07/21/2011
Type: News
A team of Stanford researchers has determined why some transistors made of organic crystals don't perform well, yielding ideas about how to make them work better.
Date: 11/11/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Electronics

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