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  • ZTE revenues fall $2bn as US sanctions bite

    05/23/2018 5:56:17 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 1 replies
    Financial Times ^ | May 23, 2018 | Emily Feng and Louise Lucas
    ZTE, the Chinese telecoms equipment maker, is estimated to have lost more than $2bn in revenue since the imposition of a ban on the supply of US components by Washington last month, according to calculations based on last year’s figures. ZTE reported full-year revenues of Rmb108.8bn ($17bn) in 2017, or an average of $1.4bn a month. The US ban on supplying parts to ZTE — after the group was found to have violated sanctions against North Korea and Iran — was imposed roughly six weeks ago, implying lost revenues of more than $2bn. The potential reversal of the US ban...
  • Donald Trump just Saved the U.S. 5G Industry from China

    03/12/2018 6:53:09 PM PDT · by muleskinner · 109 replies
    Gordon Chang | John Batchelor Show
    Donald Trump, in only the 4th time in 70 years, disallowed the merger of Broadcom and QUALCOMM. Broadcom is the 5G leader out of Singapore with ties to Huawei, the giant Chinese electronics conglomerate that's also heavily tied to the PLA. The merger would have resulted in the dismantling of Qualcomm, with Broadcom and Huawei taking any advanced 5G technology and leaving the rest for scraps.
  • Powering IoT Wireless Sensors and ICs without Batteries

    01/29/2018 6:49:03 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    Power Pulse ^ | Jan 29, 2018 | N/A
    ENERGY HARVESTING Published 11 hours, 44 minutes ago Powering IoT Wireless Sensors and ICs without Batteries BRIDG, an industry-led public-private partnership for advanced technologies and manufacturing processes, announces a collaboration with Face International Corporation in the development and integration of a patented energy-harvesting technology the Evercell power cell that is capable of powering wireless IoT sensors without batteries. The Evercell technology employs a unique design and advanced materials to harvest thermal energy in any environment where the ambient temperature is above absolute zero reliably generating the microwatts of electrical power needed to run wireless IoT sensors without...
  • Surprising discovery could lead to better batteries

    01/12/2018 11:50:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    techxplore.com ^ | January 12, 2018 | by Stephanie Kossman, Brookhaven National Laboratory
    A collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteriesthe most common type of battery used to power cell phones and electric cars. As a model battery generated electric current, the scientists witnessed the concentration of lithium inside individual nanoparticles reverse at a certain point, instead of constantly increasing. This discovery, which was published on January 12 in the journal Science Advances, is a major step toward improving the battery life of consumer electronics. "If you have a cell phone, you likely need to charge its battery...
  • Circuit City set to re-emerge from bankruptcy with new site, stores

    01/11/2018 3:07:03 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 30 replies
    Scope News ^ | 1.11.18 | Chris Agee
    Despite announcements of widespread store closings by retail chains including Sams Club, Kmart and Macys, a once-bankrupted electronics company has announced its plans to re-enter the marketplace. According to CNBC, Circuit City CEO Ronny Shmoel made a statement during the recent Consumer Electronics Show outlining the companys plans to expand into the current retail landscape.
  • Circuit City making comeback years after going bankrupt

    01/11/2018 9:58:32 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 102 replies
    whdh.com ^ | January 11, 2018
    WHDH) Former electronics giant Circuit City says it is making a comeback. Circuit City made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show, which is being held this week in Las Vegas, according to a CNBC report. The retailer will launch a retail website on Feb. 15, CEO Ronny Shmoel said.
  • Graphene and other carbon nanomaterials can replace scarce metals

    09/30/2017 9:41:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Phys Org ^ | September 19, 2017
    Scarce metals are found in a wide range of everyday objects around us. They are complicated to extract, difficult to recycle and so rare that several of them have become "conflict minerals" which can promote conflicts and oppression. A survey at Chalmers University of Technology now shows that there are potential technology-based solutions that can replace many of the metals with carbon nanomaterials, such as graphene. They can be found in your computer, in your mobile phone, in almost all other electronic equipment and in many of the plastics around you. Society is highly dependent on scarce metals, and this...
  • Hyundai Slams Luxury Automakers For Focusing On Stupid Tech

    09/23/2017 8:00:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Car Buzz ^ | September 23, 2017 | Martin Bigg
    Shots fired. Well, things are certainly getting heated between competitors in the auto industry right now. A BMW executive recently described the Mercedes X-Class luxury pickup as appalling, despite admitting that the firm is considering entering the premium pickup segment. Then Lewis Hamilton taunted Ferrari claiming that AMG can build a better supercar. And now the boss of Hyundai and Genesis seemingly got out the wrong side of the bed one morning, accusing luxury automakers like BMW and Mercedes of putting too much focus on stupid tech. The head of Hyundais N and Genesis divisions Albert Biermann, who also used...
  • Beijing Suspected in Hacking Yacht Owned by Chinese Billionaire

    09/08/2017 6:59:06 AM PDT · by ptsal · 4 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Sept 08, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    China is suspected of hacking the electronics of a yacht owned by a Chinese billionaire targeted by Beijing.Guo Wengui, who uses the English name Miles Kwok, said several incidents involving his 152-foot motor yacht, Lady May, appear to be part of a Chinese government effort to threaten and intimidate him.**snip**"I want every American and law enforcement agency to understand the Chinese government, through using the internet, cell phones, and modern communications technologies, can obtain private correspondence and information from each and every American citizen if it wishes, and can do that very easily almost without any cost," he added.
  • Foxconn gives Trumps jobs vow a shot in the arm with multibillion dollar investment in Michiga

    08/05/2017 6:44:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | August 6, 2017 | Celia Chen
    Foxconn Technology Group, the worlds largest contract manufacturer of consumer electronics, said its planning a multibillion dollar investment in the US state of Michigan, a week after announcing a US$10 billion plant in Wisconsin, giving a shot in the arm to Donald Trumps election pledge to lure investments and create jobs for Americans. The new plant will be engaged in the research, development and production of components and vehicles that can drive autonomously, said Terry Gou, founder of the Taiwanese company, on Saturday in Shenzhen. Automotive development in the US is still more advanced than China, said Gou, declining to...
  • North Dakota coal studying supply of valuable rare earth elements

    07/18/2017 2:21:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Bismark Tribune ^ | July 4, 2017 | Jessica Holdman
    North Dakota coal companies are hoping to have a hand in solving the nations supply problem of rare earth elements. Europium, dysprosium, erbium, terbium, neodymium, holmium, scandium, lutetium, and yttrium, are just a few of these valuable materials. Theyre used in pretty much all of our modern electronics, said Steve Benson, associate vice president for research at the Energy and Environmental Research Center in Grand Forks. Magnets, hard drives, alloys, batteries, catalysts in cars, lasers, even coals cleaner energy cousins wind turbines and solar panels rely on rare earth elements - and could, in turn, rely on lignite coal. And...
  • Why the grim reaper of retail hasn't come to claim Best Buy

    07/18/2017 9:31:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/18/2017 | By James F. Peltz and Jack Flemming
    Five years ago Best Buy Co. looked like a retail dinosaur, another victim of e-commerce juggernaut Amazon.com and other online sellers. The big-box electronics chain was suffering dwindling sales and profits due in good part to showrooming, when shoppers would come in to a Best Buy store to check out televisions, computers and other items in person, and then buy them at cheaper prices at Amazon or elsewhere online. Best Buy also was struggling with executive turmoil and facing a buyout threat from a major stockholder. The chain in 2012 named a new chief executive, Hubert Joly, but the Frenchman...
  • PCB log periodic dipole array 850mhz -6.5ghz & 2.4ghz panel antennas for ham radio

    07/04/2017 10:14:14 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 29 replies
    SurvivalComms ^ | Apr 12, 2017 | Tamara Wilhite
    Several high quality and cheap PCB antennas demoed for ham radio and survival communications by Survivalcomms You can click here to go to the video.
  • Chemists create 3D printed graphene foam

    06/26/2017 1:38:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Nanotechnologists from Rice University and China's Tianjin University have used 3-D laser printing to fabricate centimeter-sized objects of atomically thin graphene. The research could yield industrially useful quantities of bulk graphene and is described online in a new study in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano. "This study is a first of its kind," said Rice chemist James Tour, co-corresponding author of the paper. "We have shown how to make 3-D graphene foams from nongraphene starting materials, and the method lends itself to being scaled to graphene foams for additive manufacturing applications with pore-size control." Graphene, one of the...
  • iPhone Manufacturer Wants To Create Tens Of Thousands Of US Jobs (Foxconn)

    06/23/2017 10:03:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KGTV-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Casey Mendoza and Grant Suneson
    In a move that will likely make the Trump administration really happy, a major manufacturer is shifting jobs from China to the U.S. Foxconn, the company known for making iPhones and other big-name gadgets, plans to invest $10 billion in a production plant in the U.S specifically somewhere in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana or Texas. The plant could create up to 50,000 new jobs. President Trump hinted at this deal in June while visiting Wisconsin for his "workforce development" tour. "Just backstage, we were negotiating with a major, major, incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions,"...
  • New Graphene-Based Transistors Could Make Computers 1000 Times Faster

    06/22/2017 11:18:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | June 19, 2017
    As reported recently in the journal Nature Communications, a team of researchers from the University of Central Florida (UCF), CREOL and the University of Texas have developed a graphene-based transistor that could one day lead to super-fast and super energy-efficient computers. By super-fast we mean a thousand times faster and by super energy-efficient we mean it will only use a hundredth of the power. Right now, the world of electronics relies on silicon-based transistors to power its devices. And while their invention made it possible for devices to be reduced to smaller sizes as the transistors allowed the flow of...
  • New chemical method could revolutionize graphene

    06/18/2017 10:55:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Phys. Org. ^ | June 15, 2017
    University of Illinois at Chicago scientists have discovered a new chemical method that enables graphene to be incorporated into a wide range of applications while maintaining its ultra-fast electronics. Graphene, a lightweight, thin, flexible material, can be used to enhance the strength and speed of computer display screens, electric/photonics circuits, solar cells and various medical, chemical and industrial processes, among other things. It is comprised of a single layer of carbon atoms bonded together in a repeating pattern of hexagons. Isolated for the first time 15 years ago by a physics professor at the University of Manchester in England, it...
  • New diode features optically controlled capacitance

    06/06/2017 9:40:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    phys.org ^ | 06-06-2017 | Provided by: American Institute of Physics
    A team of researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology has developed a new capacitor with a metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) diode structure that is tunable by illumination. The capacitor, which features embedded metal nanoparticles, is similar to a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) diode, except that the capacitance of the new device depends on illumination and exhibits a strong frequency dispersion, allowing for a high degree of tunability. This new capacitor has the potential to enhance wireless capability for information processing, sensing and telecommunications. The researchers report their findings this week in the Journal of Applied Physics. "We have developed a capacitor with the...
  • Embarrassment of Riches: Reversing U.S. minerals import dependency

    05/27/2017 5:47:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    R Street ^ | May 25, 2017 | Ned Mamula and Catrina Rorke
    As recently as 1990, the United States was the worlds largest producer of mineralsa collection of nonfuel resources that are the building blocks of todays technologies. In the ensuing decades, quite a different trend has emerged. Of 88 mineral commodities tracked by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the United States is more than 25 percent import-dependent for 62 of them. That trend is growing worse. In its annual Mineral Commodity Summary, USGS notes: Several U.S. metal mines and processing facilities were idled or closed permanently in 2016, including iron ore mines in Michigan and Minnesota; three primary aluminum smelters in...
  • Why You Should Buy the Dumbest Appliances You Can Find: Against the internet of things.

    05/01/2017 11:39:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 120 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | April 29, 2017 | David Owen
    I attended the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in 2011. It's the world's largest trade show, with hundreds of new products introduced each year. What I saw were booths stuffed with future landfill: docks, dashboard mounts, adapters, robotic vacuum cleaners, 3D TVs. One afternoon, I attended a panel discussion about the rapidly approaching "connected home," referred to nowadays as the Internet of Things. The panelists promised that household devices of all kinds would soon be connected to one another and to the internet, thereby transforming the average American home into a futuristic fortress of hyperefficiency.