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.


Remembering Gordon Moore: The Technology Pioneer Who Revolutionised the Industry

Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel and a pioneer in modern computing, recently passed away, leaving behind an immeasurable impact on the technology industry. His contributions, ranging from memory chips and microprocessors to his famous prediction, Moore's...

By Robin Mitchell | 29-03-2023

New Textile Sensor Breakthrough: Detecting Strain With Greater Sensitivity

Researchers from ETH Zurich have made significant progress in the field of wearable electronics by developing a new textile sensor with greater sensitivity for detecting strain. This breakthrough was made possible by taking advantage of flexible technologies,...

By Robin Mitchell | 28-03-2023

UCLA's Single-Neuron Activity Detection Device: The Future of Neurological Treatment?

Researchers from UCLA have developed a new wearable device that can detect single-neuron activity in the brain, overcoming challenges in monitoring brain activity using non-invasive methods. This breakthrough in neuron detection and data processing can lead to...

By Robin Mitchell | 16-03-2023

Intel's Latest 20A & 18A Processes: Bringing Humanity Closer to the 1nm Node

Recently, semiconductor manufacturers like Intel have been facing significant challenges in shrinking transistors to the 1nm node due to quantum effects like quantum tunnelling, which violates the laws of physics. To overcome this, companies are investing heav...

By Robin Mitchell | 15-03-2023

New Bionic Finger Breakthrough: Detecting Substructures in Materials

Recently, researchers demonstrated a new bionic finger with subsurface tactile tomography capabilities, enabling it to detect substructures in soft materials and improving the tactile feedback system of robotics. The finger creates a series of slice images of...

By Robin Mitchell | 13-03-2023

Heata Launches Free Hot Water Scheme: Solving Cloud Computing's Climate Challenge?

Recently, green cloud computing service provider Heata has launched a new scheme to provide UK residents with free hot water, providing that homeowners install a Heata cloud computing server attached to their hot water tanks. This server, which uses solar ener...

By Robin Mitchell | 07-03-2023

South Korea's SK Hynix Caught in Crossfire of US-China Trade Conflict

As the economic and military power struggle between China and the US continues to intensify, the US has decided to reduce China's access to advanced technology by announcing plans to ban or restrict semiconductor companies such as SK Hynix from operating in Ch...

By Robin Mitchell | 04-03-2023

Apple vs EU: The Battle Over USB-C Standards & E-Waste Reduction

When it was announced that Apple had no choice but to switch to USB-C, many cheered as the future of standardised hardware inched closer to reality, conforming to the EU's new legislation requiring all consumer charging devices to use USB-C. However, a new lea...

By Robin Mitchell | 03-03-2023

Elon Musk's False Promises: Shareholders Sue Tesla CEO Over Autopilot Claims

Recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been slapped with another lawsuit from shareholders, claiming that promises surrounding Autopilot were false, resulting in a fall in share price. The lawsuit comes after a series of failed attempts to deliver on Musk's self-dr...

By Robin Mitchell | 01-03-2023

BlueSleuth-Lite: The Active Surveillance Device for Apple AirTags

A new crowdsourced project is being developed to fight against the misuse of Apple AirTags, which use Bluetooth, UWB and GPS technology to track the location of personal devices. While AirTags are designed to help users track their personal belongings, they ca...

By Robin Mitchell | 22-02-2023

Google's AI Demo Causes $100M Loss in Share Value

Recently, a mistake was made by Google during a demonstration of its own AI named Bard. The challenge for Bard was to compete with the established AI model, ChatGPT, created by OpenAI. However, due to a bug or some other issue, the demonstration led to the spr...

By Robin Mitchell | 20-02-2023

Write on! Penn State Researchers Develop Pencil-Drawn Sensors for Wearables

Recently, researchers from Penn State University published their work on smart wearables that can be used for remote medical detection. The sensors are fabricated using everyday household items such as graphite pencils, lead, and humidity detectors. These sens...

By Robin Mitchell | 17-02-2023

IBM and NASA Collaboration Aims to Enhance Climate Understanding

IBM and NASA will use their cutting-edge AI and machine learning capabilities to research and analyse massive data sets, including satellite images, to better understand the correlation between human activity and climate change. NASA will provide access to lar...

By Robin Mitchell | 14-02-2023

Chinese Weather Balloon? Not Likely!

With the media in a frenzy over Chinese balloons drifting across the US, it would seem that tensions between the US and China are at an all-time high now that the US military has shot the balloon down. What exactly has happened with this balloon, what technica...

By Robin Mitchell | 09-02-2023