In The News

The In The News section is your go-to source for the latest developments, trends, and updates in the electronics industry. From breaking news on technological advancements to insights into the newest component releases, this section keeps you informed and engaged.


RISC-V & Debian Unite: A New Era for Open-Source Architecture

As RISC-V continues to increase in popularity, Debian has now announced that it will be aiming to provide official RISC-V support in the near future and has made it an official architecture option. What challenges does RISC-V face, what did the new announcemen...

By Robin Mitchell | 07-08-2023

How Google's New Internet Access Policy Affects Cybersecurity

In a world where cyberattacks are a daily concern, Google has decided to trial a new program that will see volunteers have all internet access revoked during work. What challenges does internet access present, what will the program do, and is it right for comp...

By Robin Mitchell | 04-08-2023

Analog Devices' 2022 ESG Report: A Leap Towards Sustainability

As the technological world continues to expand and evolve, sustainability has emerged as a pivotal concern for industry leaders. Standing at the forefront of this green revolution is Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI), a titan in the global semiconductor indus...

By Jack Pollard | 02-08-2023

US Unveils Cybersecurity Certification: A New Era for Smart Devices

In a world where technology is increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives, the security of smart devices is a concern that cannot be overlooked. The US government's recent announcement of a new certification program is a significant step in addressing thi...

By Robin Mitchell | 01-08-2023

How Microchip Technology Became a Top Employer in Ireland in 2023

In the rapidly evolving world of technology, certain companies stand out as leaders, not just for their innovative products and services but also for their commitment to their employees and customers. One such company is Microchip Technology Inc., a leading pr...

By Jack Pollard | 31-07-2023

Room-Temperature Superconductor: Finally a Thing? Maybe…

In what can only be described as completely surreal, a team of researchers from South Korea have recently made their findings on a new material public, claiming that it’s the world’s first room-temperature semiconductor that operates at ambient pressure. What...

By Robin Mitchell | 31-07-2023

How Skin-like Sensors are Transforming the Field of Robotics

Developing skin-like sensors for robots is the holy grail in robotics, but while countless sensing technologies exist, none are able to provide robotic systems with the same capabilities as that of human fingers. Now, researchers have developed a process that...

By Robin Mitchell | 28-07-2023

BMW's ConnectedRide Smartglasses: The Future of Motorcycle Navigation

Recognising the challenges faced by motorcycle users, BWM recently announced the launch of their ConnectedRide Smartglasses, providing users with a heads-up display for both speed and directions. What challenges do motorcycle riders face, what will the smartgl...

By Robin Mitchell | 17-07-2023

Alef Aeronautics: Pioneering the World's First Real Flying Car

Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Alef Aeronautics flying car, making it the first in the world to receive such approval. What challenges would a flying car face, what exactly does the FAA approval mean, and are such systems practica...

By Robin Mitchell | 12-07-2023

ODIN's Real-Time Space Debris Tracking: Shaping the Future of Safe Space Missions

Recently, UK-based company ODIN has fitted one of its space debris tracking systems onto a satellite and successfully demonstrated its ability to track sub-millimetre space debris. What challenges does space debris present, what did ODIN demonstrate, and how c...

By Robin Mitchell | 11-07-2023

Battery Technology Breakthrough: Extending Li-Ion Battery Life by 44%

Lithium-Ion batteries dominate the electronics market thanks to their high capacity, high current capabilities, and small size, but for all their benefits, they suffer from a number of challenges. Recently, researchers from Rice University published their find...

By Robin Mitchell | 10-07-2023

Netherlands' Export Controls: Impact on Global Semiconductor Industry

Recently, the Netherlands announced new rules that will restrict exports involved with semiconductor manufacturing equipment, such as those produced by ASML, after increasing pressure from the US. Why is the Netherlands so important to global semiconductor man...

By Robin Mitchell | 06-07-2023

China Introduces Export Controls on Gallium & Germanium Products

As the West continues to tighten controls over exports of semiconductors, China has just fired a broadside attack with its introduction of export controls over Gallium and Germanium, two critical rare-earth metals used to manufacture semiconductors. These are...

By Robin Mitchell | 05-07-2023

Wearable Sweat Sensor: Detecting the Molecular Hallmark of Inflammation

Recently, researchers from CalTech published their findings on a newly developed wearable graphene sensor capable of detecting inflammation at its early stages. Inflammation can be classified into two types: acute and chronic. Acute inflammation is a short-ter...

By Robin Mitchell | 03-07-2023