Physicists create world's smallest semiconductor laser
Physicists at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with colleagues in Taiwan and China, have developed the world's smallest semiconductor laser, a breakthrough for emerging photonic technology ...
New-generation sensor combines lasers and mechanics
(Phys.org) -- Swiss scientists have developed a rapid, precise opto-mechanical measurement system that can be embedded into a silicon chip. This new technology could revolutionize the domain of sensors and ...
New way to generate terahertz radiation
(Phys.org) -- Cornell researchers have developed a new method of generating terahertz signals on an inexpensive silicon chip, offering possible applications in medical imaging, security scanning and wireless ...
Micron Technology buying Elpida for about $750M
Memory-chip maker Micron Technology Inc. has agreed to buy Elpida Memory Inc. for approximately $750 million in cash in a deal that would boost its wafer manufacturing capacity by about 50 percent.
Lab-on-a-chip detects trace levels of toxic vapors in homes near Utah Air Force Base
A lab-on-a-chip technology that measures trace amounts of air contaminants in homes was successfully field-tested by researchers at the University of Michigan.
New Samsung chief vows more focus on software
The new chief executive of South Korean giant Samsung Electronics stressed Monday the need for more investment on software to maintain the company's lead in the fast-changing technology industry.
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.
LEDs on silicon can reduce production costs
A new manufacturing technology is expected to greatly reduce the cost of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in the future. For the first time ever, researchers at the Siemens subsidiary Osram Opto Semiconductors ...
Patent wars plague Internet Age
The Internet Age is becoming as known for patent litigation as it is for online innovation.
Micron, Oracle settle lawsuit over chip prices
(AP) -- Micron Technology Inc. has settled a lawsuit in which Oracle Corp. accused the Idaho memory chipmaker and other companies of artificially inflating prices for microchips.
First the smart phone, now the smart home: Digital technology on verge of tending to household tasks
We have all heard of the smartphone and any day now, most of us will have one. Not far behind: the smart home.
Moving microfluidics from the lab bench to the factory floor
In the not-too-distant future, plastic chips the size of flash cards may quickly and accurately diagnose diseases such as AIDS and cancer, as well as detect toxins and pathogens in the environment. Such lab-on-a-chip ...
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 ...
TDK launches eSSD series: Single chip Solid State Drives (SSD)
TDK Corporation has developed the eSSD series, a single chip 3Gbps SSD with serial ATA interface that uses multi-chip technology to integrate the TDK SSD controller GBDriver RS3 with NAND type flash memory ...