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A bright future for LEDs

A single wafer-level LED chip that produces more than 150 Watts of light output has been made in work form China. This level of output from a single chip makes applications for LEDs in high power lighting from stadiums to ...

dateDec 05, 2014 in Semiconductors
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MediaTek SoC to boost 64-bit Android devices

Tuesday's news from Taiwan carried the announcement from MediaTek of its new MT6795 system on a chip. Expect MT6795 chip-powered devices to be available by the end of the year. MediaTek said the chip is to create opportunities ...

Scientists explore mash-up of vacuum tube and MOSFET

Thumb-size vacuum tubes that amplified signals in radio and television sets in the first half of the 20th century might seem nothing like the metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) that dazzle us with ...

Sony inspired by biomimicry develops curved CMOS sensors

Sony's advance in image sensors appears quite natural: the company has developed a set of curved CMOS image sensors based on the curvature of the eye. A report on the sensors in IEEE Spectrum said that, "in a bit of biomimicry," ...

Scientists set new speed record for big data

(Phys.org) —IBM today announced that it has achieved a new technological advancement that will help improve Internet speeds to 200 - 400 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) at extremely low power.

Freescale introduces amazingly small ARM MCU

Freescale Semiconductor is introducing one of the smallest ARM based Microcontroller Units (MCUs) ever, a chip that is roughly the size of a dimple on a golf ball—the Kinetis KL03. Because of its extremely small size, the ...

Silicon-germanium chip sets new speed record

(Phys.org) —A research collaboration consisting of IHP-Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics in Germany and the Georgia Institute of Technology has demonstrated the world's fastest silicon-based device to date. ...

Taiwan engineers defeat limits of flash memory

(Phys.org)—Taiwan-based Macronix has found a solution for a weakness in flash memory fadeout. A limitation of flash memory is simply that eventually it cannot be used; the more cells in the memory chips are erased, the ...

New LED packaging technology improves performance

(Phys.org)—Many researchers have reported improvements in LED technology by enhancing the properties of the LED itself. But the packaging that secures and protects the LED also impacts its overall performance. In a new ...

Microwave multi-tool

A resonator element that can simultaneously act as both a filter and antenna has been developed as a step towards creating PROMFAs - the microwave circuit equivalent of an FPGA.

Prototype of new transistor for lower power consumption

Researchers from the University of Twente MESA+ research institute, together with the company SolMateS, have developed a new type of transistor to reduce the power consumption of microchips. The basic element of modern electronics, ...

Applied Materials sets cobalt on path to future chips

When a global leader in providing equipment, services and software used for manufacturing semiconductors makes an announcement, industry players sit up and listen, as the technologies are going to impact market activity in ...

New technique makes LEDs brighter, more resilient
Ex-MIT company rethinks power-feasting amplifiers
Uh-oh, Intel. Globalfoundries to fast-forward into 14nm
The '50-50' chip: Memory device of the future?
Dolphins inspire rescue radar device
Chip foundry has trouble meeting 28nm demand
To DDR3: Thanks for the memory but time for DDR4
Soraa LED light may dim 50-watt halogen rivals
EUV machines to swing into commercial action in 2015

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