As climate change rises on the international agenda, the solar energy industry continues to grow at a very fast pace. However, over the last few years the solar photovoltaic market has been facing one of its biggest challenges.
Addictlab and IMEC are launching a new call for ideas and visions on future applications of emerging technologies in the field of art, design, architecture, fashion, communication, environments, health and well being.
The India Semiconductor Association (ISA), the trade body representing the Indian semiconductor driven industry, hosted Vision Summit 2008 at The Leela Palace, Bangalore, the annual event, which brought in leaders from the Government, academia and the global electronic eco system in Bangalore. The Chief Guest Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State for Commerce, Government of India inaugurated Vision Summit.
The Indian government has announced combined investments of $7 billion (Rs.280 billion) for the semiconductor industry stemming from last year’s semiconductor policy but also announce that the focus is shifting from semiconductor manufacturing to solar cells.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and Mentor Graphics Corp. announced an enhanced release of the source code library and user documentation for the Open Verification Methodology (OVM), an open, interoperable SystemVerilog verification methodology.
OBDUCAT AB, a supplier of lithography solutions based on NanoImprint Lithography and Electron Beam Lithography, propose a new convertible issue, which shall yield the company 100 MSEK, after costs for the issuance and costs for the convertible debenture loan during its term.
Nanotechnology researchers are developing the perfect complement to the power tie: A "power shirt" able to generate electricity to power small electronic devices for soldiers in the field, hikers and others whose physical motion could be harnessed and converted to electrical energy.
New flexible secure IC from STMicroelectronics (ST) offers NFC technology implementation in mobile phones and consumer products, enabling short range wireless services such as payment and transport applications.
Europe is in the vanguard of the emerging field of nanosciences and nanotechnologies (N&N), a developing field of science with the potential for major positive impact economically, socially and environmentally. Nevertheless, knowledge gaps remain about the impact of these technologies on human health and the environment, as well as issues relating to ethics and the respect of fundamental rights.