Physicists create lightning in the race to develop quantum technology microchip
(Phys.org) —Physicists at the University of Sussex have invented a powerful new microchip capable of holding the voltage equivalent to a micronscale bolt of lightning that could be the key for developing ...
Sushi-go-round—Japan tradition served with technology
With its masters required to hone their skills over decades, sushi in Japan is steeped in tradition. But it is also often a high-tech operation where robotic precision steals the limelight from the chef's ...
Nanowires have the power to revolutionize solar energy (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Capture up to 12 times more light to produce more energy? Nanowires do just that and surpass expectations on solar energy production.
Breaking the final barrier: Room-temperature electrically powered nanolasers
(Phys.org) —A breakthrough in nanolaser technology has been made by Arizona State University researchers.
Physicists create new 3D microchip
Scientists from the University of Cambridge have created, for the first time, a new type of microchip which allows information to travel in three dimensions. Currently, microchips can only pass digital information ...
Researchers develop the smallest indium gallium arsenide transistor ever built
Silicon's crown is under threat: The semiconductor's days as the king of microchips for computers and smart devices could be numbered, thanks to the development of the smallest transistor ever to be built ...
Micron, Oracle settle lawsuit over chip prices
(AP) -- Micron Technology Inc. has settled a lawsuit in which Oracle Corp. accused the Idaho memory chipmaker and other companies of artificially inflating prices for microchips.
New chips, faster networks to improve phone audio
Smartphone owners can surf the Web, pay bills, watch videos, enjoy music and send email. But while their gadgets have been designed to handle increasing amounts of data, experts say, less attention has been paid to their ...
UV lithography: Taking extreme measures
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sometime soon, microchip fabricators will take the next major step in the relentless reduction of feature size, from the current minimum of 22 nm down to 10 nm and perhaps even smaller. Getting ...
Chip-in-a-pill may be approved in 2012
European researchers make breakthrough in developing super-material graphene
(PhysOrg.com) -- A collaborative research project has brought the world a step closer to producing a new material on which future nanotechnology could be based. Researchers across Europe, including the UK's ...
Taiwan unveils super-tiny microchip
Taiwan has developed tiny microchips that could lead to lighter and cheaper laptops or mobile phones, researchers and observers said Wednesday.
Taiwan's chip makers still face dangers: analysts
Taiwan's chip makers, powerful drivers of growth on the island, may have survived their worst crisis ever, but lacklustre sales and new rivals still make these risky times.