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Brighten up - it's a new plastic optical fibre technology

It may look like little more than fishing line, but thin, tough and flexible plastic optical fibre promises to revolutionise high-speed, last-mile communications networks, enable new sensing devices and even add sparkle to clothing. Its evolution is being aided by groundbreaking research in Europe.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2009

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Leti's planar-SOI technology meets low-power, 22nm node requirements

Leti, a leading global research center committed to creating and commercializing innovation in micro- and nanotechnologies, today presented results at the SOI Industry Consortium workshop in Leuven, Belgium, that prove SOI-based planar CMOS meets requirements for low-power, 22nm node devices, offering a practical route to further feature shrink and enabling a significant jump for 'green' products.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2009

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EU plans to review its policies on nanomaterials

The EU executive plans to respond positively to the European Parliament's call for a number of EU policies and regulations covering health and environmental safety issues related to nanomaterials to be reviewed.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2009

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