Device could dramatically cut energy waste in electric vehicles, data centers, and the power grid
Dec 07, 2017
Power electronics, which do things like modify voltages or convert between direct and alternating current, are everywhere. They're in the power bricks we use to charge our portable devices; they're in the battery packs of ...
'Intrachip' micro-cooling system for high-performance radar, supercomputers
Oct 24, 2017
Researchers have developed a new type of cooling system for high-performance radars and supercomputers that circulates a liquid coolant directly into electronic chips through an intricate series of tiny microchannels.
Broadcom announces development of more precise GPS chip
Sep 25, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Broadcom Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Avago Technologies, has announced the development of a new GPS chip, the BCM47755, which the company claims is far more accurate than the conventional chips now ...
ASML lithography team turns corner in throughput spec of wafers per hour
Jul 23, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Last year, lithography held a major share of the semiconductor manufacturing equipment market than other equipment (WhaTech). "Lithography has progressed over the past few years because of extensive R&D in ...
Anticipated DDR5 standard is forecasted for 2018
Apr 02, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—The JEDEC DDR5 standard is under development. Announced last month by the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, this is a move to be watched on publication some time next year.
Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform announced, designed for 4G connectivity
Mar 21, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A Qualcomm announcement on Monday with the dateline New Delhi...What are they up to? Could it have anything to do with emerging markets and consumer digital explosion? Of course.
New research could trigger revolution in computer electronics manufacturing
Mar 02, 2017
A pioneering new technique to produce cutting-edge, versatile microchips could revolutionize the speed, efficiency and capability of the next generation of computers.
Engineers develop powerful millimeter-wave signal generator
Feb 08, 2017
Your doctor waves a hand-held scanner over your body and gets detailed, high-resolution images of your internal organs and tissues. Using the same device, the physician then sends gigabytes of data instantly to a remote server ...
Innovations offer peek into the future of electronic devices
Dec 14, 2016
Purdue University researchers—during the international IEDM 2016 conference the week of Dec. 5—showcased a range of concepts and technologies that foreshadow the future of the semiconductor industry.
Engineers find that a new memory technology may be more energy efficient than previously thought
Dec 06, 2016
Scientists often discover interesting things without completely understanding how they work. That has been the case with an experimental memory technology in which temperature and voltage work together to create the conditions ...