SK Hynix posts $159M profit as chip prices rise
South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc. on Wednesday reported its third consecutive quarterly profit as prices for PC memory chips rose.
New research findings open door to zinc-oxide-based UV lasers, LED devices
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have solved a long-standing materials science problem, making it possible to create new semiconductor devices using zinc oxide (ZnO) – including efficient ultraviolet ...
Scientists provide 'new spin' on emerging quantum technologies
An international team of scientists has shed new light on a fundamental area of physics which could have important implications for future electronic devices and the transfer of information at the quantum level.
Physicists find right (and left) solution for on-chip optics
(Phys.org) —A Harvard-led team of researchers has created a new type of nanoscale device that converts an optical signal into waves that travel along a metal surface. Significantly, the device can recognize ...
Robot hands gain a gentler touch
(Phys.org) —What use is a hand without nerves, that can't tell what it's holding? A hand that lifts a can of soda to your lips, but inadvertently tips or crushes it in the process?
Tracking mobile phone recycling rate to improve them
Multifunctional mobile devices like the smartphone contain small quantities of valuable materials, yet most are not recycled. Something needs to give.
Researchers open door to advanced molecular electronic metrology
(Phys.org) —Continued advancements using a NIST-developed molecular-level fabrication technique are leading to new discoveries in the metrology for molecular electronics by advancing large-area (μm to ...
World's smallest, slimmest and lightest contact-free vein sensor
Fujitsu today announced a practical version of the world's smallest, slimmest and lightest contact-free vein authentication sensor.
Novel material shows its credentials to facilitate integration of photonic, electronic components in practical device
Many devices used in everyday life—whether they be televisions, mobile phones or barcode scanners—are based on the manipulation of electric currents and light. At the micro- and nano-scales, however, ...
Smithsonian dedicates new exhibition to navigation
Smithsonian curators found themselves chasing the proverbial moving target when they put together a new permanent exhibition opening Friday that explains how people get from A to B.
US safety board probes case of texting pilot
(AP)—The pilot of a medical helicopter that ran out of fuel and crashed, killing four people, was distracted by text messages when he should have been conducting pre-flight checks, U.S. accident investigators ...
A primary voltage standard for the whole world
(Phys.org) —PML researchers are on the verge of reaching a long-sought major goal: Providing the world with a programmable quantum voltage standard that has an uncertainty of less than 1 part per billion, ...
Flexible electronics could transform the way we make and use electronic devices
(Phys.org) —Nearly everyone knows what the inside of a computer or a mobile phone looks like: A stiff circuit board, usually green, crammed with chips, resistors, capacitors and sockets, interconnected ...
'Don't despair, repair' - keeping electronics in austerity Britain
An innovative project in London is helping people to prolong the life of their electronic devices by repairing them and encouraging others to do learn to do the same.