IP-Core Start-Up AccelerComm Secures a Series A Fund of £5.8M for Its 5G Operations
In a round led by IQ Capital—alongside Bloc Ventures and the IP Group—UK-based semiconductor IP-Core (intellectual property-core) company AccelerComm has raised £5.8 million in Series A funding for its 5G research and development.
GM Plans to Transform Its Lordstown Assembly Plant into an EV-Focused Ultium Battery Site
With General Motors’ slogan ‘Our Electric Future is Now’ used to promote its new Ultium battery that has a 600-mile driving range, the company has announced its intentions to become a serious contender on the electric vehicle market.
Biomimetic ‘Mole-Bot’ Enables Unmanned Exploration of Underground Resources
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has recently announced the development of a mole-inspired robot. The biomimetic drilling robot imitates the biological structure and excavation habits of moles, and the team hopes it will be able to mine previously unreachable underground resources.
Former RAF Base in South Wales to Hold The UK’s First Location for a Large-Scale EV Battery Plant
A former RAF (Royal Air Force) site in Bro Tatham, South Wales will be the grounds for the United Kingdom’s first supersized EV (electric vehicle) battery production plant. The £1.2 billion investment is a strong injection that could alleviate the current shortcomings of the UK car industry.
Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin on Its Way to Local Battery Manufacturing
Tesla Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg (aka Giga Berlin) is currently under construction and heading towards achieving local battery manufacturing using a new battery technology design. Giga Berlin is an example of Tesla’s interest in more efficient batteries, particularly as batteries reflect the company’s most costly manufacturing process for its electric vehicle production plans.
Fraunhofer IAF Researchers Create Extremely Compact and Efficient Voltage Converter
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF (Fraunhofer IAF) have integrated their gallium nitride power integrated circuits using PCB embedding technology—to create an extremely compact and efficient voltage converter.