New PV cell generates electricity from IR and UV light
3-D Chip Design Challenges
Scientists improve chip memory by stacking cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Arizona State University have developed an elegant method for significantly improving the memory capacity of electronic chips.
Organic flash memory developed
Selling chip makers on optical computing
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computer chips that transmit data with light instead of electricity consume much less power than conventional chips, but so far, they've remained laboratory curiosities. Professors Vladimir ...
New 'finFETs' promising for smaller transistors, more powerful chips
(PhysOrg.com) -- Purdue University researchers are making progress in developing a new type of transistor that uses a finlike structure instead of the conventional flat design, possibly enabling engineers ...
Moore's Law Marches on at Intel
Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini today displayed a silicon wafer containing the world's first working chips built on 22nm process technology. The 22nm test circuits include both SRAM memory as well as ...
Two chips in one: Researchers combine microprocessor materials
(PhysOrg.com) -- An MIT team led by Tomás Palacios, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has succeeded in combining two semiconductor materials, silicon ...
Organic electronics a two-way street, thanks to new plastic semiconductor
(PhysOrg.com) -- Plastic that conducts electricity holds promise for cheaper, thinner and more flexible electronics. This technology is already available in some gadgets -- the new Sony walkman that was introduced ...
Apple 'to design own computer chips'
Apple is building the capability to design its own computer chips in a strategic shift aimed at cutting its reliance on outside suppliers, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Intel to produce 32nm chips
Intel Corp., the world's biggest computer chip-maker, said Wednesday that it has developed a manufacturing process that shrinks the circuitry in a chip to just 32 nanometers.
Dell Talking About 80-Core Chip Processor
Rensselaer student invents alternative to silicon chip
Even before Weixiao Huang received his doctorate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his new transistor captured the attention of some of the biggest American and Japanese automobile companies. The 2008 ...
Silent, microchip-sized 'fan' has no moving parts, yet produces enough wind to cool a laptop
Engineers harnessing the same physical property that drives silent household air purifiers have created a miniaturized device that is now ready for testing as a silent, ultra-thin, low-power and low maintenance ...