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Rutgers physicists test highly flexible organic semiconductors
Rutgers University physicists have demonstrated extremely flexible organic semiconductors that withstood multiple bending cycles in which the devices were rolled to a radius as small as 200 micrometers. The technology holds promise for making low-cost flexible electronics -- conceivably video displays that bend like book pages or roll and unroll like posters, or wearable circuitry sewn into uniforms or athletic wear. (2013-02-15)

Researchers invent 'acoustic-assisted' magnetic information storage
Electrical engineers have discovered a way to use high-frequency sound waves to enhance the magnetic storage of data, offering a new approach to improve the data storage capabilities of a multitude of electronic devices around the world. (2013-02-14)

Instrument handle with integrated electronics facilitates surgical procedures
Surgeons must operate with absolute precision; the handling of surgical tools requires the utmost sensitivity. A new kind of instrument handle will soon be supporting physicians in the OR. Fraunhofer researchers will present the first prototype at the 2013 Medtec trade show in Stuttgart from 26 to 28 February. (2013-02-08)

VTT's expansion of the printed electronics production environment earns international award
VTT achieved recognition at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2012 Awards for its development of a pilot facility for large surface area component assembly and plastic-integrated electronics. VTT was declared winner of the Best Technical Development Manufacturing Award. The IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA competition recognizes outstanding innovation, development and commercialization in the printed electronics industry. (2013-01-25)

UT Dallas researchers awarded $4.3 million to create next-generation technologies
Two teams of researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas are investigators in a $194 million national network to create the technologies of the next generation. (2013-01-22)

UTSA engineer Ruyan Guo named 2013 IEEE Fellow
Ruyan Guo, Robert E. Clarke Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for her contributions (2013-01-22)

New 2D material for next generation high-speed electronics
Scientists at CSIRO and RMIT University have produced a new two-dimensional material that could revolutionize the electronics market, making (2013-01-21)

New research gives insight into graphene grain boundaries
Making the one-atom thick sheets of carbon known as graphene in a way that could be easily integrated into mass production methods has proven difficult. Now, research by Joe Lyding and Eric Pop from the University of Illinois' Beckman Institute is giving new insight into the electronics behavior of graphene. (2013-01-15)

UH assistant mechanical engineering professor wins 2013 NSF CAREER Grant
An assistant mechanical engineering professor at the University of Houston has received a 2013 NSF CAREER award to study stretchable batteries. (2012-12-19)

Stretchable electronics
Electronic devices become smaller, lighter, faster and more powerful with each passing year. Currently, however, electronics such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc., are rigid. But what if they could be made bendable or stretchy? According to the University of Delaware's Bingqing Wei, stretchable electronics are the future of mobile electronics, leading giants such as IBM, Sony and Nokia to incorporate the technology into their products. (2012-12-14)

Looking into a fly's eyes
Ultra-microscopes developed at the Vienna University of Technology can look into biological tissue, creating high-resolution 3-D images. A video has been created, showing a 3D-scan through a fly's head. (2012-12-06)

New Haydale HDPlasâ„¢ inks launched at Printed Electronics 2012
Haydale, the world's leading supplier of high quality plasma functionalized, highly dispersible graphenes, announces the immediate availability of its new range of graphene based inks for printed electronics. (2012-12-04)

Uncovering unique properties in a 2-dimensional crystal
When the dry lubricant molybdenum disulfide is stripped down to a single layer of atoms, a tightly bound quasi-particle comprised of two electrons and a hole forms with unique spin and valley properties. The charged quasi-particles offer potential use in new solar cells and other electronic devices that are controlled by light or designed to control light, to study what physicists call (2012-12-03)

Stanford Engineering's Bao elected to AAAS
Members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science have elected professor Zhenan Bao as a Fellow. Bao is one of just six Stanford scholars named to AAAS this year. (2012-11-29)

Pioneering electrical engineering work recognized
Alexander A. Balandin, a professor of electrical engineering in the Bourns College of Engineering and founding chair of materials science and engineering at the University of California, Riverside has been named an IEEE Fellow for 2013. (2012-11-27)

Penn researchers make flexible, low-voltage circuits using nanocrystals
Electronic circuits are typically integrated in rigid silicon wafers, but flexibility opens up a wide range of applications in a world where electronics are becoming more pervasive. Finding materials with the right mix of performance and manufacturing cost, however, remains a challenge. Now researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has shown that nanoscale particles, or nanocrystals, of the semiconductor cadmium selenide can be (2012-11-26)

Improving 3-D image capture in real time
Researchers at the UPNA-Public University of Navarre develop a technique to improve the capture in real time of three-dimensional images. The work, published in a leading scientific journal on Computation and Artificial Intelligence, has applications in aeronautics, the automotive sector and operating theaters. (2012-11-23)

Engineers pave the way towards 3D printing of personal electronics
Scientists are developing new materials which could one day allow people to print out custom-designed personal electronics such as games controllers which perfectly fit their hand shape. (2012-11-21)

Queen's Professor joins ranks of engineering elite
A Queen's University Professor has joined Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world-wide-web, as one of only a small number of engineers worldwide to have been awarded the Mountbatten Medal. (2012-11-20)

Simplifying heart surgery with stretchable electronics devices
A catheter made from stretchable electronics can serve triple-duty during heart surgery, Northwestern University researchers have found. The findings could make cardiac ablation surgeries simpler and safer. (2012-11-15)

Electrical characteristics of printed products determined in a snap
The pilot production environment of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and PrintoCent, the community of printed electronics, in Oulu is being complemented with roll-to-roll testing equipment. The equipment is used for testing the electrical characteristics of printed electronics products, enabling the measurement of the conductivity of printed components. Data can thus be collected on the functionality of, for example, OLED screens and organic solar panels. (2012-11-05)

UC research brings us step closer to rollable, foldable e-Devices
Research out today from the University of Cincinnati brings industry and consumers closer to several improvements in e-Readers and tablets, including a simpler and more colorful way to make rollable and foldable devices. Some day, you may be able to fold up your iPad and put it in your pocket. (2012-10-30)

Recyclable electronics: Just add hot water
The National Physical Laboratory, along with partners In2Tec Ltd and Gwent Electronic Materials Ltd, have developed a printed circuit board whose components can be easily separated by immersion in hot water. The work was part of the ReUSE project, funded by the UK government's Technology Strategy Board. (2012-10-30)

TV, devices in kids' bedrooms linked to poor sleep, obesity
Electronic devices in kids' bedrooms at night can lead to sleeplessness and can raise their risk of obesity, according to University of Alberta research. (2012-10-22)

Effort to mass-produce flexible nanoscale electronics
Case Western Reserve University researchers have won a $1.2 million grant to develop technology for mass-producing flexible electronic devices at a whole new level of small. As they're devising new tools and techniques to make nanowires and devices, they're creating ways to build them in flexible materials and package the electronics in waterproofing layers of durable plastics. The technology may be used to make implants that cause less damage to foldable electronics as thin as a sheet of plastic wrap. (2012-10-16)

The graphene-paved roadmap
Wonder material graphene could not only dominate the electronic market in the near future, it could also lead to a huge range of new markets and novel applications, a landmark University of Manchester paper claims. (2012-10-10)

Disappearing act
An interdisciplinary team including Northwestern University researchers is the first to demonstrate (2012-09-27)

Smooth as silk 'transient electronics' dissolve in body or environment
Tiny, biocompatible electronic devices, encapsulated in silk, dissolve harmlessly into their surroundings after a precise amount of time. These new (2012-09-27)

Next up: Electronics that vanish in the environment or the body
Physicians and environmentalists alike could soon be using a new class of electronic devices: small, robust and high performance, yet also biocompatible and capable of dissolving completely in water - or in bodily fluids. Researchers at the University of Illinois, in collaboration with Tufts University and Northwestern University, have demonstrated a new type of biodegradable electronics technology that could introduce new design paradigms for medical implants that resorb into the body, environmental monitors and compostable consumer devices. (2012-09-27)

NRL demonstrates high durability of nanotube transistors to the harsh space environment
Investigating the effects of prolonged exposure to ionizing radiation, NRL researchers demonstrate the ability of single walled carbon nanotube transistors to survive the harsh space environment. (2012-09-18)

New 'ATM' takes old phones and gives back green
With support from NSF, ecoATM of San Diego, Calif., has developed a unique, automated kiosk that lets consumers trade in cell phones for reimbursement or recycling. (2012-09-17)

'Memristors' based on transparent electronics offer technology of the future
The transparent electronics that were pioneered at Oregon State University may find one of their newest applications as a next-generation replacement for some uses of non-volatile flash memory, a multi-billion dollar technology nearing its limit of small size and information storage capacity. The solution: memristors. (2012-09-14)

Electronics without current: Finnish team to research the future of nanoelectronics
Researchers at Tampere University of Technology, Finland, will explore paths toward a completely new way of designing and making logic circuits that consume no current and can be written and read with light. (2012-09-12)

Northern Ireland's space industry set for lift off
Queen's University is set to play a key role in doubling the UK's share of the global market for space products and services by 2030. The announcement comes as leading figures from UK and European space agencies gather for Northern Ireland's first Space Summit at Queen's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology. (2012-09-11)

Semiconductors grown on graphene
Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have patented and are commercializing GaAs nanowires grown on graphene, a hybrid material with competitive properties. Semiconductors grown on graphene are expected to become the basis for new types of device systems, and could fundamentally change the semiconductor industry. (2012-09-10)

Wayne State's new flexible electronics technology may lead to new medical uses
A Wayne State University researcher has developed technology that opens new possibilities for health care and medical applications of electronic devices. (2012-08-30)

Early career distinction: Prestigious award recognizes physicist's work in electron dynamics
Matthias Kling, assistant professor of physics, recently received the Early Career Research Program Award from the US Department of Energy. Kling will receive $750,000 to support his research titled (2012-08-29)

Origami inspires research into materials that self-assemble when exposed to light
A multi-university research team led by North Carolina State University will be developing methods to create two-dimensional materials capable of folding themselves into three-dimensional objects when exposed to light. The effort, which is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, is inspired by origami and has a broad range of potential applications. (2012-08-23)

The power to heal at the tips of your fingers
The intricate properties of the fingertips have been mimicked and recreated using semiconductor devices in what researchers hope will lead to the development of advanced surgical gloves. (2012-08-09)

University of Tennessee engineering team develops chip for Mars rover
Ben Blalock, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and two graduate students -- Stephen Terry, now an alumnus, and Robert Greenwell -- designed a tiny microchip that weighs close to a paper clip and helps control the motors on the rover. (2012-08-08)

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