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It's a wrap! Nanowire opens gate to new devices

( -- In an interesting feat of nanoscale engineering, researchers at Lund University in Sweden and the University of New South Wales have made the first nanowire transistor featuring a concentric metal 'wrap-gate' ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Solar goes Hyper in the U.S.

As the U.S. government continues to heap billions in subsidies to the world's wealthiest coal and oil companies, the solar industry has been struggling to make it in the United States. This is sad for many reasons, not the ...

dateFeb 21, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Taiwan Semiconductor profits up nearly 25%

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's leading contract microchip maker, said Thursday its profits in the three months to December rose nearly 25 percent on the back of strong demand.

dateJan 27, 2011 in Business
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Making wafers faster by making features smaller

The manufacturing of semiconductor wafers used in all types of electronics involves etching small features onto a wafer with lasers, a process that is ultimately limited by the wavelength of the light itself. The semiconductor ...

dateDec 14, 2010 in General Physics
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Chip provides its own power

Microchips that 'harvest' the energy they need from their own surroundings, without depending on batteries or mains electricity. That will be possible now that Dutch researchers from the University of Twente's MESA+ Institute ...

dateDec 14, 2010 in Semiconductors
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