New Polariton Refrigeration Technique Provides New Way to Cool Electronic Devices

Polariton refrigerator could chill tiny semiconductor devices Physics World, May 15, 2015. Image credit: geralt A new method for using light to cool solids has been created by physicists in France and Germany. The technique uses quasiparticles called “polaritons” to remove vibrational heat from a tiny piece of semiconductor, and unlike previous optical cooling schemes […]


Renesas Develops RX23T Group of MCUs as Energy Efficient Solution

Renesas Electronics Improves Energy Efficiency With Precision Control Solution for Home Appliances, Industrial and Office Equipment Buisness Wire, April 23, 2015. Image credit: Medvedev Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, continues to develop embedded solutions that contribute to a reduced energy footprint. Today, the company introduced the RX23T Group of microcontrollers […]

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Silicon Carbide Increases Efficiency Over 80%

Silicon carbide enhances energy efficiency Nanowerk News, February 18, 2015 The objective of the new cooperation project “MMPSiC” is to significantly enhance the efficiency of power supplies for industrial processes and, hence, to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emission. Under this project, researchers of the Light Technology Institute (LTI) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), […]