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 ...
ARM set to improve battery life for Internet of Things devices
Apr 17, 2015
Wearables and IoT gadgets, featuring smart functions in much smaller form factors, pose battery challenges and headaches by their small size. ARM has made moves that might change the story of battery life of many wearables ...
Flex Logix looking to make processor chips more programmable
Feb 24, 2015
Silicon Valley startup Flex Logix Technologies has announced that it is now in the business of selling newly developed programmable chip technology to hardware makers—they believe they have found a new way to produce field-programmable ...
Samsung offers new ePoP memory for smartphones
Feb 06, 2015
(Phys.org) —High-end smartphones to come, if they could talk, would deliver a message to Samsung, relaying thanks for the memory. Samsung Electronics has announced they are mass-producing an "embedded package on package" ...
TSMC, ARM see impressive results with FinFET process
Oct 05, 2014
Technology from a Taiwanese semiconductor foundry is to bring considerable benefits in performance and power efficiency to big.LITTLE implementations, in the name of FinFET. Hsinchu, Taiwan-based TSMC announced last month ...
ARM targets device platform for quicker IoT development cycles
Oct 02, 2014
ARM on Wednesday announced its mbed device platform. The platform includes the mbed OS as a free operating system for ARM Cortex-M processor-based devices, and is targeted toward bringing about energy-efficient Internet of ...
MediaTek SoC to boost 64-bit Android devices
Jul 16, 2014
Tuesday's news from Taiwan carried the announcement from MediaTek of its new MT6795 system on a chip. Expect MT6795 chip-powered devices to be available by the end of the year. MediaTek said the chip is to create opportunities ...
Scientists explore mash-up of vacuum tube and MOSFET
Jun 25, 2014
Thumb-size vacuum tubes that amplified signals in radio and television sets in the first half of the 20th century might seem nothing like the metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) that dazzle us with ...