Energy http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25772/more en Toshiba to Spin Off Memory Chip Business http://electronicdesign.com/memory/toshiba-spin-memory-chip-business <div class="field-deck"> The Japanese chipmaker is seeking to offset massive losses in its nuclear power business. It has proposed selling part of the new company to outside investors, which could include companies like Western Digital. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Japanese chipmaker is also seeking to sell part of the business to raise cash. It is aiming to offset massive losses in its nuclear power unit. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/memory/toshiba-spin-memory-chip-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/memory/toshiba-spin-memory-chip-business#comments Hot Topics Energy Mobile Robotics Embedded Memory Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:10:00 +0000 911231 at http://electronicdesign.com Is Google’s Renewable Energy Plan What It Seems? http://electronicdesign.com/power/google-s-renewable-energy-plan-what-it-seems <div class="field-byline"> Maria Guerra </div> <div class="field-deck"> Google announced that it will purchase enough renewable energy to match 100% of its operations in 2017 in hopes that regulated utilities will eventually offer better options. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When I first heard about Google’s latest announcement, I thought the company was going to rely completely on renewable energy to directly energize its data centers....</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/google-s-renewable-energy-plan-what-it-seems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/google-s-renewable-energy-plan-what-it-seems#comments Energy Power Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:36:00 +0000 910321 at http://electronicdesign.com What Exactly is a Smart City? http://electronicdesign.com/iot/what-exactly-smart-city <div class="field-deck"> According to the United Nations, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, leading many—from engineers to political leaders—to concentrate on developing smart-city initiatives. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">According to the United Nations, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, leading many—from engineers to political leaders—to concentrate on developing smart-city initiatives.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/what-exactly-smart-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/what-exactly-smart-city#comments Automotive IoT Energy Lighting Embedded Wireless Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:44:00 +0000 900601 at http://electronicdesign.com Wireless Sensor Networks Improve Building Efficiency, Security, and Comfort http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/wireless-sensor-networks-improve-building-efficiency-security-and-comfort <div class="node-body article-body">People-sensing and people-counting systems help fine-tune HVAC usage, which in turn can lead to substantial energy savings.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/wireless-sensor-networks-improve-building-efficiency-security-and-comfort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/wireless-sensor-networks-improve-building-efficiency-security-and-comfort#comments Energy Embedded Systems Texas Instruments Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:34:00 +0000 896891 at http://electronicdesign.com Connect with Digi’s Connected Products at electronica 2016 http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/connect-digi-s-connected-products-electronica-2016 <div class="field-byline"> Electronic Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Digi International's ConnectCore for i.MX6UL Starter Kit for the i.MX6UL system-on-module helps speed up development of smart and secure connected devices.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/connect-digi-s-connected-products-electronica-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/connect-digi-s-connected-products-electronica-2016#comments IoT Energy Medical Mobile Dev Tools Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:15:00 +0000 896231 at http://electronicdesign.com Tiny Energy Harvesters Give Power to Space Exploration http://electronicdesign.com/power/tiny-energy-harvesters-give-power-space-exploration <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are trying to upgrade power systems in probes and rovers to be more efficient, cheaper, and longer-lasting.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/tiny-energy-harvesters-give-power-space-exploration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/tiny-energy-harvesters-give-power-space-exploration#comments Automotive Hot Topics Energy Power Power Sources Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:25:00 +0000 890921 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory).</p> E-Meters Offer Multiple Ways to Combat Electricity Theft and Tampering http://electronicdesign.com/meters/e-meters-offer-multiple-ways-combat-electricity-theft-and-tampering <div class="node-body article-body">Various innovative techniques are being employed to stop thieves from magnetically tampering with smart meters in efforts to steal electricity.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/meters/e-meters-offer-multiple-ways-combat-electricity-theft-and-tampering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/meters/e-meters-offer-multiple-ways-combat-electricity-theft-and-tampering#comments IoT Energy Analog Meters Power Texas Instruments Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000 884551 at http://electronicdesign.com Advanced Building-Automation Sensors Save Energy, Enhance Safety http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/advanced-building-automation-sensors-save-energy-enhance-safety <div class="node-body article-body">New sensor developments help achieve greater energy efficiency and higher accuracy in terms of safety for building automation systems.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/advanced-building-automation-sensors-save-energy-enhance-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/advanced-building-automation-sensors-save-energy-enhance-safety#comments Energy Lighting Analog Digital ICs Embedded Texas Instruments Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000 880631 at http://electronicdesign.com Can Supercapacitors Surpass Batteries for Energy Storage? http://electronicdesign.com/power/can-supercapacitors-surpass-batteries-energy-storage <div class="field-deck"> Advances in supercapacitors are delivering better-than-ever energy-storage options. In some cases, they can compete against more-popular batteries in a range of markets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Advances in supercapacitors are delivering better-than-ever energy-storage options. In some cases, they can compete against more-popular batteries in a range of markets. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/can-supercapacitors-surpass-batteries-energy-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/can-supercapacitors-surpass-batteries-energy-storage#comments Energy Power Power Sources Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:53:00 +0000 879221 at http://electronicdesign.com Scientists Make Lithium-Air Batteries That Hold Their Breath http://electronicdesign.com/power/scientists-make-lithium-air-batteries-hold-their-breath <div class="node-body article-body">Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Argonne National Laboratory, and Peking University in China recently made promising new steps in lithium-air chemistry.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/scientists-make-lithium-air-batteries-hold-their-breath" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/scientists-make-lithium-air-batteries-hold-their-breath#comments Automotive Hot Topics Energy Power Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:05:00 +0000 878581 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;Ju Li/Massachusetts Institute of Technology).</p>