Flexible silicon solar-cell fabrics may soon become possible

For the first time, a silicon-based optical fiber with solar-cell capabilities has been developed that has been shown to be scalable to many meters in length. The research opens the door to the possibility of weaving together ...

New '4-D' transistor is preview of future computers

(Phys.org)—A new type of transistor shaped like a Christmas tree has arrived just in time for the holidays, but the prototype won't be nestled under the tree along with the other gifts.

Motion sensor: Increase your activity for a healthier lifestyle

People are increasingly leading a sedentary lifestyle that may lead to weight gain issues; efforts are being made across Europe to encourage people to become more active and as a result, healthier. Researchers at the Fraunhofer ...

Development of compact model for tunnel field-effect transistors

Japanese researchers have developed a compact model for circuit simulation to predict the circuit behavior of tunnel field-effect transistors (tunnel FETs). This device-operation model simulates current–voltage characteristics ...

New technique connects multi-walled carbon nanotubes

(Phys.org)—Using a new method for precisely controlling the deposition of carbon, researchers have demonstrated a technique for connecting multi-walled carbon nanotubes to the metallic pads of integrated circuits without ...

ASML microchips says paying 1.95 bn euros for US Cymer

Dutch microchip manufacturing equipment maker ASML said on Wednesday it was acquiring US company Cymer for 1.95 billion euros to develop equipment for making the next generation of processors.

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