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 ...
Reconfigurable chaos-based microchips offer possible solution to Moore's law
Sep 20, 2016
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed new, nonlinear, chaos-based integrated circuits that enable computer chips to perform multiple functions with fewer transistors. These integrated circuits can ...
Cybersecurity researchers design a chip that checks for sabotage
Aug 23, 2016
With the outsourcing of microchip design and fabrication worldwide, a $350 billion business, bad actors along the supply chain have many opportunities to install malicious circuitry in chips. These "Trojan horses" look harmless ...
Chemical etching method helps transistors stand tall
Jul 26, 2016
Smaller and faster has been the trend for electronic devices since the inception of the computer chip, but flat transistors have gotten about as small as physically possible. For researchers pushing for even faster speeds ...
New theory establishes a path to high-performance 2D semiconductor devices
Apr 25, 2016
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have uncovered a way to overcome a principal obstacle in using two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors in electronic and optoelectronic devices.
Overlooked resistance may inflate estimates of organic-semiconductor performance
Mar 10, 2016
It's hardly a character flaw, but organic transistors—the kind envisioned for a host of flexible electronics devices—behave less than ideally, or at least not up to the standards set by their rigid, predictable silicon ...
New method may find elusive flaws in medical implants and spacecraft
Feb 29, 2016
Medical implants and spacecraft can suddenly go dead, often for the same reason: cracks in ceramic capacitors, devices that store electric charge in electronic circuits. These cracks, at first harmless and often hidden, can ...
New flat transistor defies theoretical limit
Oct 01, 2015
A team of researchers with members from the University of California and Rice University has found a way to get a flat transistor to defy theoretical limitations on Field Effect Transistors (FETs). In their paper published ...