• IMS: GaN-on-SiC HEMT beats (most) magnetrons for efficiency

    “For more than 50 years, 2.45GHz magnetrons have been widely used in consumer and industrial applications ranging from microwave ovens to high power welding machines,” said the firm. “Solid-state solutions appeared on the market several years ago, however, until the advent of GaN-on-SiC, solid-st......view more

  • China to release 5G business licenses to major carriers on Thursday

    China's telecoms industry regulator will officially release 5G business licenses to its major carriers on Thursday, helping the country get into a fast lane in commercializing the next generation of wireless technologies.  The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is to......view more

  • Rakuten to use NEC 5G base-stations and shun Huawei

    Rakuten, the newcomer telco in Japan, has decided to use NEC base-stations says the Nikkei. Costing $76k each, the base-stations are reported to be only 10-20% of the cost being incurred by rival telco NTT DoCoMo. Rakuten will also reduce costs through network virtualization......view more

  • The Tweel Revolution is Coming

    Tire technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over my lifetime, and certainly over the last 15 years. Michelin have been trying to make Tweels a thing for as long as I can remember, and finally has GM on its side to develop a production-ready Tweel-based “Uptis” tire. Uptis gets its name as a ......view more

  • US denies GM request for tariff relief for Chinese-made Buick SUV

    Buick Envision cars parked at Yantai Port in China to be exported to North America. VCG | Visual China Group | Getty Images The Trump administration has denied a  ......view more

  • 5G network facilitates handset download speed exceeding 1 Gbps

    The mobile download speed can surpass 1 Gbps using the 5G network, He Gang, head of Huawei's smartphone unit proved in a vlog on Tuesday. With Huawei's foldable Mate X handset, He demonstrated the download speed of 5G at the company's Shanghai Research Center which has been covered......view more

  • Japan Cabinet to consider plan to put 5G base stations on traffic lights

    A Japanese government proposal to be considered by Japan’s Cabinet next week is to give the four main Japanese telcos, NTT, KDDI, Softbank and Rakuten, permission to instal 5G base stations on traffic lights. The idea was included ......view more

  • China to issue 5G licenses soon

    China will soon issue commercial licenses for 5G, as the country has established an edge in the superfast wireless technology, both in domestic innovation and international cooperation, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on Monday. The move marks an accelerated push by ......view more