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 ...
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 ...