SETi’s Violeds Technology Proves 99.9% Sterilization of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 Seconds

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (“SETi”), a leading global innovator of deep UV LED products and technology, announced that it has been successful in achieving 99.9% sterilization of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 seconds. Tests were conducted with the research group of Korea University, Korea’s top rank university, by using a compound semiconductor Violeds technology that was developed in partnership with Seoul Viosys in Korea.

Trixell Adopts Silvaco TCAD-based Parasitic Extraction Solution for Development of New Display Technology

Imaging display technology uses an array of thin-film transistors (TFTs) that require the application of ultrathin layers of semiconductor and insulator material when manufactured. These ultrathin layers should conform to the contour of the underlaying material during wafer fabrication. The resulting specific shape of those layers impact the parasitic resistance and capacitance (RC) of the circuit and its performance. The ability to model this conformal deposition is an essential requirement in modern TFT technology to capture and simulate, with high precision, the parasitic effects to ensure that manufacturing specifications are met.

A Call for Ventilator Collaboration

It’s great to see how the electronics industry is responding to the global COVID19 pandemic. Intel, for example, said it will source and donate more than 1 million items of personal protective equipment – masks, gloves and other gear – to healthcare workers. NVIDIA is giving COVID-19 researchers free access to Parabricks for 90 days. The genome-sequencing software for GPUs accelerates the journey to understanding the novel coronavirus. Wright Williams…

Juniper Research: Coronavirus to Cause $42 Billion Revenue Gap in Global Consumer Device Shipments over the Next 9 Months

New analysis from Juniper Research found that Coronavirus could cause around a $42 billion revenue gap over the next 9 months for smart device vendors. The analysis examined a number of key device verticals including smartphones, tablets, consumer robotics, smart speakers and smart wearables. Three impact scenarios, low, medium and high, illustrate a range of possible outcomes.

Samsung Announces Industry’s First EUV DRAM with Shipment of First Million Modules

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has successfully shipped one million of the industry’s first 10nm-class (D1x) DDR4 (Double Date Rate 4) DRAM modules based on extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology. The new EUV-based DRAM modules have completed global customer evaluations, and will open the door to more cutting-edge EUV process nodes for use in premium PC, mobile, enterprise server and datacenter applications.

Shifting Dimensions: Exciting Excitons in Phosphorene

Since its discovery in 2014, phosphorene – a sheet of phosphorus atoms only a single atom thick – has intrigued scientists, due to its unique optoelectronic anisotropy. In other words, electrons interact with light and move in one direction only. This anisotropy means that despite being two dimensional (2D), phosphorene shows a mix of properties found in both one-dimensional (1D) and 2D materials. Scientists believe that the distinct quasi-1D nature of phosphorene could be exploited to develop new, innovative optoelectronic devices, from LEDs to solar cells.

Medtronic Continuing to Increase Ventilator Production to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

Medtronic has increased production by more than 40 percent to date and is on track to more than double its capacity to manufacture and supply ventilators.

MIT-based Team Works on Rapid Deployment of Open-Source, Low-cost Ventilator

Clinical and design considerations will be published online; goal is to support rapid scale-up of device production to alleviate hospital shortages.

New Carbon Dot-Based Method For Increasing the Efficiency of Solar Cells & LED

An international group of scientists, including some from ITMO University, has proposed a method that allows for significantly increasing the efficiency of solar cells and light-emitting diodes. The scientists managed to achieve this result by augmenting the auxiliary layers of the devices responsible for electron transport rather than working with the main active layer. The work has been published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials.

High-Efficiency Laser for Silicon Chips

Transistors in computer chips work electrically, but data can be transmitted more quickly by using light. For this reason, researchers have long been looking for a way to integrate lasers directly in silicon chips. Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich have now come a step closer to achieving this.

Avnet to Distribute Mipsology’s Breakthrough FPGA Deep Learning Inference Acceleration Software in APAC

Global technology solutions provider Avnet Asia and AI software innovator Mipsology today announced that Avnet will promote and resell Mipsology’s Zebra software platform to its APAC customer base. Zebra removes the technical complexity of FPGAs, making them plug-and-play with exceptionally fast performance.

SiTime Boosts Performance, Reliability, and Extends Battery Life for Several Garmin Devices

SiTime Corporation (NASDAQ: SITM), a market leader in MEMS timing, today announced that Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), has chosen SiTime’s MEMS timing solutions for several of Garmin’s automotive, aviation, marine, fitness, and outdoor products.

Intel Donates More Than 1 Million Protective Items For Healthcare Workers In Coronavirus Fight

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Intel announced Monday that it will source and donate more than 1 million items of personal protective equipment – masks, gloves and other gear – to healthcare workers.

Clemson Researcher’s Novel MOF Is Potential Next-Gen Semiconductor

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are emerging multi-functional materials that are gradually finding their way out of the research labs and into a myriad of real-world applications. For example, MOFs can store dangerous gasses, catalyze chemical reactions, deliver drugs in controlled fashion, and may even be used in rechargeable batteries and solar cells.

CEVA Announces DSP and Voice Neural Networks Integration with TensorFlow Lite for Microcontrollers

CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, today announced that its CEVA-BX DSP cores and WhisPro™ speech recognition software targeting conversational AI and contextual awareness applications now also support TensorFlow Lite for Microcontrollers, a production ready, cross-platform framework for deploying tiny machine learning on power-efficient processors in edge devices.

Reno Sub-Systems First to Market with Multi-Level RF Match for Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing

Reno Sub-Systems (Reno), a developer of high performance Radio Frequency (RF) matching networks for leading-edge nanoscale semiconductor manufacturing, today introduced Velocity™ Multi-level RF matching technology, the first technology that can match process impedance changes in microseconds and match sequential multiple power levels with precision. Benefits of this approach include plasma stability, accurate power delivery, and fast tuning for accelerated processing times. The new technology targets manufacturing nodes at or below 10nm.

Plasma-Therm Adds Systems, Engineering Expertise with the Acquisition of JLS Designs Ltd.

Plasma-Therm, a leading manufacturer of plasma-process equipment for the semiconductor industry, has acquired JLS Designs Ltd., a UK-based supplier of compact plasma systems and custom-designed engineering solutions, company officials announced today.

New Material Developed Could Help Clean Energy Revolution

Researchers developed a promising graphene-carbon nanotube catalyst, giving them better control over hugely important chemical reactions for producing green technology and clean energy.

Wearable Strain Sensor Using Light Transmittance Helps Measure Physical Signals Better

KAIST researchers have developed a novel wearable strain sensor based on the modulation of optical transmittance of a carbon nanotube (CNT)-embedded elastomer. The sensor is capable of sensitive, stable, and continuous measurement of physical signals. This technology, featured in the March 4th issue of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces as a front cover article, shows great potential for the detection of subtle human motions and the real-time monitoring of body postures for healthcare applications.

BrainChip and Socionext Provide a New Low-Power Artificial Intelligence Platform for AI Edge Applications

BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN), a leading provider of ultra-low power high performance AI technology today announced that Socionext Inc., a leader in advanced SoC solutions for video and imaging systems, will offer customers an Artificial Intelligence Platform that includes the Akida SoC, an ultra-low power high performance AI technology.

WWK Offering Operational Optimization Software at Cost

Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK) (, the global leader in Cloud-based cost and productivity management software and consulting services, announced today that it is offering access to its software platforms at cost to any organization shifting production to help fight the Covid-19 virus.

Cadence Digital Full Flow Optimized to Deliver Improved Quality of Results with Up to 3X Faster Throughput

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that the new release of the Cadence® digital full flow—proven with hundreds of completed advanced-node tapeouts—has been enhanced to further optimize power, performance and area (PPA) results across a variety of application areas including automotive, mobile, networking, high-performance computing and artificial intelligence (AI). The flow features multiple industry-first capabilities including unified placement and physical optimization engines plus machine learning (ML) capabilities, enabling design excellence with up to 3X faster throughput and up to 20% improved PPA.

Power Integrations Names Anita Ganti to Its Board of Directors

Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced that Anita Ganti will join the company’s board of directors on April 1, 2020. Mrs. Ganti is a seasoned leader in the technology sector, with extensive experience in the analog semiconductor industry. From 2015 to 2019 she served as senior vice president of the product engineering services organization of Wipro Limited.

Interview with Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, CyberOptics Corporation

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