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Silicon carbide and gallium nitride set to oust silicon circuits

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14 April 2014

Silicon's long-held dominance as the IC material of choice is being challenged. Novel new compounds, such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride, are enabling electronics power switches that will not break down quite so easily.

Pro-class digital movie cameras rely on ICs for market advantage

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14 April 2014

Why a new generation of professional-class digital cameras have caused legacy incumbents like Panavision to take stock of their core technology and re-focus their futures.

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

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14 April 2014

The bankruptcy of bitcoin's famous Mt. Gox exchange has raised doubts about the cryptocurrency's future. We look at the latest developments in the world of cryptocurrencies and visit the world's first Bitcoin Embassy in Montreal.

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