Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio

Maurizio is an Electronic Engineer with a Ph.D in Physics. Maurizio enjoys writing and telling stories about technology and electronics. His main interests are Power, Automotive, IoT, Digital. Maurizio is currently editor-in-chief of Power Electronics News and European Correspondent for EE Times. He also oversees discussions on EEWeb.com.

USB Type-C Power Management for Portable Devices

Energy consumption is one of the biggest challenges for the mobile technology sector. USB-C was supposed to be primarily a connectivity option, but it is increasingly finding favor because it is also a useful means of managing power in portable devices.  In this ever-evolving mobile ecosystem, devices become more and more intelligent and powerful, which…

Hybrid Chips for 5G Mobile

In most current devices, silicon-based CMOS chips are used for computing, but they prove to be inefficient for lighting and communications, resulting in performance loss and thermal problems. This is why the current 5G mobile devices on the market become very hot during use and turn off after a short time. The electronic devices of…

A New Way for Photonic Chips

The speed of multicore microprocessors, already used by high-performance computers, does not depend so much on the speed of a single core, but on time required for data transfer between the various cores. The copper interconnections used in today’s microprocessors cannot maintain the progress of the communication’s performance. Leading companies in the semiconductor industry such…

Technological Innovation at the Maker Faire

The Maker Faire has always been a great technological event. It stimulates the inventiveness of everyone to create a market opportunity through a fun and innovative formula, combining moments of business with a series of professional workshops. During the three-day event, there were over 100 thousand total attendances,and more than 28 thousand students participated in…

Lithium-ion Battery is Powering the Future

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-Ion batteries.” Their research has made a fundamental contribution to the development of rechargeable batteries that we use in many consumer products. Lithium-ion batteries are also considered a possible solution for the development of…

The Need for Power Control

The development and innovation of new power systems in the industrial sector, electric motors, and relative control require discrete high-performance components. In recent years, the power electronics semiconductor market has seen a rapid growth, mainly due to increased sales of IGBT devices for electric/hybrid vehicles (EV / HEV) and motor drives. MOSFET demand is driven…