Graduate engineering student Vincent Leung from the University of California, San Diego, has developed an ultra-low-power silicon germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS Transmitter IC for third-generation (3G) W-CDMA cellphone applications that can lower power consumption in transmitters by up to 50% when the handset is close to a base station, allowing longer talk times in 3G cellphones. Go to http://cwc.ucsd.edu.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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