Micron to buy Numonyx in $1.3 billion stock deal
(AP) -- Micron Technology says it plans to buy fellow memory chip maker Numonyx in an all-stock transaction the companies value at $1.27 billion.
Consumers to benefit from advances in chip design
Consumers will be able to fix their automobiles while the car gives step-by-step advice, attack their ailments by making computer models of various treatments to find the best one, and duck into virtual fitting rooms to try ...
Scientists improve chip memory by stacking cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Arizona State University have developed an elegant method for significantly improving the memory capacity of electronic chips.
Taiwan unveils super-tiny microchip
Taiwan has developed tiny microchips that could lead to lighter and cheaper laptops or mobile phones, researchers and observers said Wednesday.
New techniques make carbon-based integrated circuits more practical
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford engineers have built what they believe is a chip with the most advanced computing and storage elements made of carbon nanotubes to date by devising a way to root out the stubborn ...
Intel wants a chip implant in your brain
LLNL licenses carbon nanotube technology to local company
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has exclusively licensed to Porifera Inc. of Hayward a carbon nanotube technology that can be used to desalinate water and can be applied to other liquid based separations.
Samsung Develops Advanced Packaging Technology to Achieve a 0.6mm-thick 8-chip Package
Samsung Electronics announced today that it has developed the world's thinnest multi-die package, one that measures a mere 0.6mm in height. Designed initially for 32 gigabyte (GB) densities, the new memory ...
Elpida Completes Development of Cu-TSV (Through Silicon Via) Multi-Layer 8-Gigabit DRAM
Elpida Memory today announced that it has completed development of a Cu-TSV (Through Silicon Via) multi-layer 8-Gigabit DRAM.
Smaller, cheaper cell phones possible
(PhysOrg.com) -- Ph.D. candidate Sataporn Pornpromlikit played a critical role in research at UC San Diego that made a big impact at a recent conference, and might provide manufacturers with the means for making cell phones ...
Optical chip detects blood molecules
(PhysOrg.com) -- A portable 'lab on a chip' that can identify target molecules in blood samples has been created by European researchers. It is being used to measure fertility hormones and detect the genes ...
Rambus says FTC has dropped antitrust claims
(AP) -- Rambus Inc. said Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission has dropped its claim that the memory chip company violated antitrust laws in patenting technologies that were eventually incorporated into industry standards.
Japan chipmakers NEC Electronics, Renesas to merge
NEC Electronics and Renesas Technology announced plans for a merger to create Japan's largest semiconductor maker, as they seek a way out of the global economic downturn.
Qualcomm in 'advanced' settlement talks with Broadcom
US wireless technology titan Qualcomm delayed the release of its quarterly results on Wednesday, saying it was in "advanced" settlement talks with Broadcom over a long-running patent dispute.