Lithium ion battery recycling centre built in Sheffield

A precious metal recovery company has launched a lithium ion battery recycling service in Sheffield, claiming it to be the UK’s first. “When it comes to recycling the batteries, we know most UK companies export their end-of-life units to Europe and other parts of the world for recycling and material recovery and as a result ...

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Most powerful 1,500V solar inverter

Sungrow has upped the output power of its 1.5kV solar string inverter to 352kW, ~40% more than its previous generation, making is the world’s most powerful at 1500kV, according to Infineon. Why is Infineon talking about other company’s products? Because it is supplying the silicon carbide mosfet modules used inside. “We are pleased to continue our ...

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ZF invests in Oxbotica

Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen (ZF) has bought 5% of Oxbotica the self-driving car company. The two companies will co-develop a Level 4 self-driving system which will initially be deployed in passenger shuttles in major cities around the world. The  system will be capable of integration  into various vehicles including Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) shuttles to provide passenger and goods transportation ...

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Marvell announces datacentre IP for TSMC 3nm

Marvell has announced IP cores for datacentre ICs using TSMC’s 3nm silicon process for a standards-based silicon platform with die-to-die interface IP and TSMC’s  2.5D Chip-on-Wafer-on-Substrate (CoWoS) packaging technology. The two  complementary  die-to-die interfaces are: First, a flexible extra short reach (XSR) interface for connecting multiple die on a package substrate for applications, like co-packaged ...

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August semi sales up 29.7% y-o-y

August semiconductor sales of $47.2 billion were up 29.7% y-o-y, says the SIA, and 3.3% more than the July 2021 total of $45.7 billion. “Global semiconductor sales remained strong in August, increasing year-to-year across all regional markets and major product categories,” says SIA CEO John Neuffer, “chip shipments have reached record totals in recent months ...

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US DoD seeks ideas for hybrid space architecture to rideshare satellites

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking ideas for enabling possible government use of commercial satellite networks. Specifically, it is seeking submissions for a “hybrid space architecture” to integrate commercial space sensor and communications capabilities with U.S. Government space systems”. Commercial satellite manufacturers representing the remote sensing, communications, PNT, and integration services sectors ...

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Euroconsult announces finalists for 2021 Finspace competition

The Finalists have been announced for Euroconsult’s 5th annual Finspace competition, and they include the Glasgow-based R3-IoT. Euroconsult is a consultancy specialising in the space sector. Launched in 2017 as part of the World Satellite Business Week, its Finspace pitch initiative “recognizes and celebrates the most promising start-ups and forward-thinking innovators and disruptors across the ...

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