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.
Faster Bluetooth chips coming early next year
(AP) -- The next version of the Bluetooth wireless technology is expected to transfer data 10 times faster than the current incarnation. Gadgets using it could be on the market by early next year.
Broadcom launches hostile $764M bid for Emulex
(AP) -- Chip designer Broadcom Corp. is launching a $764 million hostile takeover offer for network gear maker Emulex Corp. Broadcom said Tuesday the deal would help it develop new technologies for corporate data centers.
Indian schools to benefit from new computer chips
An educational initiative between Rice University computer scientists and Indian educators will enable schools in rural India to be some of the first to benefit from Rice's revolutionary, low-energy computer chips.
NEC Develops a Three-Dimensional Chip-Stacked Flexible Memory
NEC Corporation announced today the development of chip-stacked flexible memory, which can be used to achieve a new system-on-chip (SoC) architecture. The new SoC's architecture consists of separate logic ...
Samsung Announces First Validated 40-nanometer Class DRAM
Samsung Electronics announced today that it has developed and validated the first 40-nanometer (nm) class DRAM chip and module. This new 1-Gigabit DDR2 component (x8) and a corresponding 1-Gigabyte 800Mbps ...