AMD joins forces with ARM Holdings to battle common rival Intel
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and ARM Holdings PLC appear to be teaming up to do battle with their common rival, Intel Corp.
Marvell's wireless chip set to raise connection fever
Transparent, flexible '3-D' memory chips may be the next big thing in small memory devices
New memory chips that are transparent, flexible enough to be folded like a sheet of paper, shrug off 1,000-degree Fahrenheit temperatures twice as hot as the max in a kitchen oven and survive ...
More energy efficient transistors through quantum tunneling
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Notre Dame and Pennsylvania State University have announced breakthroughs in the development of tunneling field effect transistors (TFETs), a semiconductor ...
New design techniques enable extremely reliable medical devices
For pacemakers and other implantable medical devices there are three key factors: extreme reliability, small size, and long longevity. In the EU project Desyre, researchers tackle these issues with a new approach: ...
Abu Dhabi gets full ownership of chip manufacturer
(AP) -- A microchip manufacturer controlled by the Abu Dhabi government says it has reached an agreement to acquire a minority stake held by former owner Advanced Micro Devices.
Computational sprinting pushes smartphones till they're tired
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computational sprinting is a groundbreaking new approach to smartphone power and cooling that could give users dramatic, brief bursts of computing capability to improve current applications ...
Light-emitting nanocrystal diodes go ultraviolet: Biomedical device potential for robust, implantable product
(PhysOrg.com) -- A multinational team of scientists has developed a process for creating glass-based, inorganic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that produce light in the ultraviolet range. The work, reported ...
Energy-recycling computer technology from UM goes global through AMD
An energy-recycling computer circuit born at the University of Michigan will enable a new generation of power efficient laptop PCs and servers.
Novel link between optical fibers, nanometer-scale silicon structures could aid development of integrated optical circui
Silicon is a unique material that has revolutionized electronics; it enables engineers to put millions of electrical devices onto a single chip. Replacing the electrical currents in this technology with beams ...
Japan electronic giants eye chip merger: reports
Three of Japan's biggest electronics companies are to join forces in a chip-making venture, according to reports, days after a swathe of dire results from a sector struggling to compete globally.
Portable device will quickly detect pathogens
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two Cornell professors will combine their inventions to develop a handheld pathogen detector that will give health care workers in the developing world speedy results to identify in the field ...
Optical nanoantennas enable efficient multipurpose particle manipulation
University of Illinois researchers have shown that by tuning the properties of laser light illuminating arrays of metal nanoantennas, these nano-scale structures allow for dexterous optical tweezing as well ...
Elpida starts sample shipments of next-generation mobile RAM products
Elpida Memory, the world's third largest Dynamic Random Access Memory manufacturer, today announced that it has begun sample shipments of 4-gigabit Wide IO Mobile RAMTM and 4-gigabit DDR3 Mobile RAM (LPDDR3).