Research initiative to enhance integrity of integrated circuits
A consortium of hardware security experts from four major universities around the country has received a $1.2 million federal grant to conduct wide-ranging research aimed at enhancing the integrity of integrated circuits ...
Room-temperature spintronic computers? Silicon spin transistors heat up and spins last longer
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Utah researchers built "spintronic" transistors and used them to align the magnetic "spins" of electrons for a record period of time in silicon chips at room temperature. The ...
Samsung releases 1-Gbit DRAM chip with 512-pin wide I/O interface
New lab-on-a-chip technology could improve accuracy of lab tests, deliver results sooner
(PhysOrg.com) -- Instead of a needle in the arm, a simple prick of the finger could one day provide more than enough blood for a laboratory to run a multitude of complex tests and deliver results in seconds. Researchers at ...
Toshiba returns to black on smartphone chip demand
(AP) -- Toshiba Corp. said Monday it returned to the black in the October-December quarter thanks to robust global demand for the flash memory chips used in digital cameras and smartphones.
New lab-on-chip advance uses low-cost, disposable paper strips
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have invented a technique that uses inexpensive paper to make "microfluidic" devices for rapid medical diagnostics and chemical analysis.
Researchers develop unique combination of elements for thermal nanotape
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and researchers from Stanford University have developed a novel combination of elements that yields a unique nanostructure material for packaging. This advance should allow longer ...
AMD tops estimates with 4Q results
(AP) -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. said Thursday that its fourth-quarter profit shrank from a year ago, when a big legal settlement it won from archrival chip maker Intel Corp. pumped up AMD's earnings.
Intel's truce with Nvidia shows industry's shifts
Intel Corp.'s decision to pay Nvidia Corp. $1.5 billion for the right to its patents highlights the seismic shifts the semiconductor industry is undergoing.
New computer chips help PCs compete with tablets
Semiconductor companies are whipping up a new generation of chips to bring richer video and better battery life to personal computers and help them hold off threats from tablets and increasingly powerful smart ...
Samsung buys local medical equipment maker
Samsung Electronics, the world's top computer memory chip maker, said Tuesday it has signed a deal to buy a controlling stake in a top South Korean medical equipment maker.
Iridium is attractive for improving flash memory chips
One of the rarest metals on Earth may be an excellent option for enabling future flash memory chips to continue to increase in speed and density, according to a group of researchers in Taiwan.
IBM's breakthrough chip technology lights the path to exascale computing
(PhysOrg.com) -- IBM scientists today unveiled a new chip technology that integrates electrical and optical devices on the same piece of silicon, enabling computer chips to communicate using pulses of light ...
A 'USB' for medical diagnosis? Universal microfluidics connector could find broad use
Biomedical engineers at UC Davis have developed a plug-in interface for the microfluidic chips that will form the basis of the next generation of compact medical devices. They hope that the "fit to flow" interface ...