All Entries in the Tag : IP

A small UK company with big graphene dreams

It’s not often that anyone speaks highly of carbon, given the part that element plays in climate change. But a growing number of companies are eagerly promoting carbon in one specific form: It’s called graphene, and it is said to be the strongest, thinnest and most flexible material ever discovered.

: R&D | ,

China to create intellectual property courts

TOKYO — China will set up specialized courts for intellectual property cases as early as next spring in response to the sharp rise in such litigation — a development seen holding both promise and pitfalls for Japanese corporations.

: R&D, Trends |

MLCC And Circuit Board Mounted With MLCC

Disclosed herein is a multi-layered capacitor, including: an element formed by alternately multi-layering a dielectric layer and an internal electrode; and external terminals disposed at both ends of the element, wherein the dielectric layer disposed at an upper end U and a lower end L of the element is formed of a paraelectric material and the dielectric layer disposed at a central part C of the element is formed of a ferroelectric material.

: R&D | ,

Component miniaturization drives next gen devices

Doing more with less is the mantra of our era. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the drive towards miniaturization in the next generation of electronic components and systems.

: Ceramic, Other, R&D, Tantalum |

Will European Patent Court help or harm UK electronics?

James Tumbridge, intellectual property lawyer at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman, considers the implications of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) for Europe and whether it will help or hinder the UK’s electronics sector.

: R&D |

Making graphene from plastic?

Graphene is gaining heated attention, dubbed a “wonder material” with great conductivity, flexibility and durability. However, graphene is hard to come by due to the fact that its manufacturing process is complicated and mass production not possible.

: R&D | ,

Supercapacitor could store, conduct power on the same copper wires

One of the fundamental challenges of battery technology is that lithium-ion batteries — by far the best general option for energy storage currently in wide commercial use — are intrinsically bulky and heavy.

: EDLC, R&D | ,