News tagged with integrated circuits

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 ...

May 05, 2011
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Freescale to keep Sendai plant closed

Freescale Semiconductor has decided against reopening its plant in Sendai after the massive earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan left it severely damaged.

Apr 06, 2011
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The incredible shrinking circuit

(PhysOrg.com) -- Just when it seemed that microchips couldn't get any tinier, a technique developed by researchers here at the University of Cambridge Engineering Department could lead to chips which are not ...

Mar 28, 2011
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Tiny 'on-chip detectors' count individual photons

A team of researchers has integrated tiny detectors capable of counting individual photons on computer chips. These detectors, called "single-photon avalanche diodes (SPAD)," act like mini Geiger counters, producing a "tick" ...

Mar 17, 2011
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