Which technologies get better faster?
Some forms of technology think, for example, of computer chips are on a fast track to constant improvements, while others evolve much more slowly. Now, a new study by researchers at MIT and other ...
Energy harvesters transform waste into electricity
Billions of dollars lost each year as waste heat from industrial processes can be converted into electricity with a technology being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Japan's Toshiba returns to black
Japan's Toshiba on Monday said it returned to the black for the year to March, but warned the outlook remains uncertain due to the impact of the massive quake and tsunami in March.
Pentagonal tiles pave the way towards organic electronics
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research paves way for the nanoscale self-assembly of organic building blocks, a promising new route towards the next generation of ultra-small electronic devices.
For computer chip builders, only one way to go: Up
In the race to build a faster computer chip, there is literally nowhere to go but up. Today's chip surfaces are packed with the tiniest electronic switches the laws of physics allow, but Intel Corp. says it ...
Samsung 1Q profit falls 30 percent on chips, TVs
(AP) -- Samsung Electronics said first-quarter profit fell 30 percent on declines in memory chip prices and reduced profitability in liquid crystal displays and flat screen televisions.
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 ...
Nature still sets standard for nanoscience revolution
(PhysOrg.com) -- By striving for control and perfection in everything from computer chips to commercial jets, scientists and engineers actually exclude a fundamental force that allows nature to outperform even their best ...
Semiconductor revenue up 31 percent: Gartner
Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew by 31 percent last year and Intel held the top spot for the 19th consecutive year although its market share dipped slightly, technology research company Gartner said Monday.