This imaging sensor is powered by sunlight
Apr 10, 2018
A simultaneous imaging and energy harvesting sensor is in the news. Samuel Moore at IEEE Spectrum informed readers that a team of four from University of Michigan published their paper describing what they achieved. They ...
Novel semiconductor-superconductor structure features versatile gallium nitride
Mar 08, 2018
Silicon has been the semiconductor material of choice for electronics pretty much since the transistor effect was first observed and identified nearly 80 years ago. There's a valley in California named for it, after all.
New technique allows printing of flexible, stretchable silver nanowire circuits
Feb 26, 2018
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that allows them to print circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires. The advance makes it possible to integrate the material ...
Moore's law has ended. What comes next?
Feb 13, 2018
The speed of our technology doubles every year, right? Not anymore.
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.