New transistor for plastic electronics exhibits the best of both worlds
Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a transistor with excellent stability and performance for use on plastic electronics. In addition, it can be manufactured at relatively low temperatures in a regular ...
Transparent, flexible '3-D' memory chips may be the next big thing in small memory devices
New memory chips that are transparent, flexible enough to be folded like a sheet of paper, shrug off 1,000-degree Fahrenheit temperatures twice as hot as the max in a kitchen oven and survive ...
IMEC demonstrates feasibility of double patterning immersion litho for 32nm node
IMEC showed in collaboration with ASML the potential of double patterning 193nm immersion lithography at 1.2NA for 32nm node Flash and logic.
Spintronic -- the new electronic?
European researchers have developed novel concept devices using ferromagnetic semiconductors.
Toshiba Launches Highest Density Embedded NAND Flash Memory Modules
Toshiba Corporation today announced the launch of a 64 gigabyte (GB) embedded NAND flash memory module, the highest capacity yet achieved in the industry.
Microchips' optical future
Computer chips are one area where the United States still enjoys a significant manufacturing lead over the rest of the world. In 2011, five of the top 10 chipmakers by revenue were U.S. companies, and Intel, ...
Cooking up new MEMS
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are tiny components etched from silicon. Production is extremely complex, sometimes with hundreds of steps, each with dozens of parameters. One European project has developed ...
Universal ink for microcontact printing
"Printing" on the micrometer scale is the technology of the future for the production of the electronic components used for such things as flat-screen monitors or (bio)sensors.
Multifunctional smart sensors and high-power devices on a computer chip
Researchers from North Carolina State University have patented technology that is expected to revolutionize the global energy and communications infrastructure and create U.S. jobs in the process.
Mini-sensor measures magnetic activity in human brain
A miniature atom-based magnetic sensor developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has passed an important research milestone by successfully measuring human brain activity. Experiments ...
EPIC: Building the Perfect Chip
Three years ago a team from Bell Labs took on a very daunting challenge – put an optical networking system on a commercially manufactured silicon chip, load it with a smorgasbord of sophisticated opto-electronic devices ...
Intel Reports Breakthrough in Stacked, Cross Point Phase Change Memory Technology
Intel Corp. and Numonyx today announced a key breakthrough in the research of phase change memory (PCM), a new non-volatile memory technology that combines many of the benefits of today's various memory types.
New chip technology makes way for exploding number of internet users
IBM announced a new chip-making technology that can be used to create advanced semiconductors that can keep pace with the exploding number of internet-connected devices and the tidal wave of data they are ...
New innovation enhances information storage in electronics
A team of researchers from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has developed a new Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) technology ...