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Our current topics include Apple’s semiconductor work and next-generation non-volatile memory. The topics we cover will quickly grow as we grow.


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Whether it is “ball parking” a technology, seeing who or what else is in the eco-system, or looking in depth at what differentiates a technology, ned goes beyond the corporate pitch.


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Ned Today

22Aug19Phononic was in the press today.  A Forbes article highlighted a recent $159 million funding; bringing their valuation to $280 million. 

 What does Phononic do?  They are working on thermoelectrics and solid-state refrigeration.  Back in 2013 another Forbes article noted “It’s hard to pry much information about Phononic’s technology from Atti”.  That brought back memories of Erasure’s “Chains of Love” anthem and the phrase “don’t give up”.  It was time to write.  ned took at look at the USPTO databases and highlighted some of the  IV-VI technology in one of their patents.  The IP position has evolved since then, but the early thoughts on the technology echo that being discussed today.

It is nice to see progress in thermoelectric materials.  With uses that potentially span refrigeration to energy harvesting, it is a technology worth following.


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