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MEMS Industry Group goes to the 'Shark Tank' for MEMS and sensor-based products

Mon, 10 Oct 2014
MIG announces finalists for Elevator Pitch Session at MEMS Executive Congress US 2014.

Collecting light with artificial "moth eyes"

Mon, 6 Jun 2014
Empa researchers have developed such a photoelectrochemical cell, recreating a moth’s eye to drastically increase its light collecting efficiency. The cell is made of cheap raw materials – iron and tungsten oxide.

Subatmospheric gas storage and delivery: Past, present and future

Thu, 6 Jun 2014
Storing gas on a sorbent provides an innovative, yet simple and lasting solution.

UT Dallas team creates flexible electronics that change shape inside body

Tue, 5 May 2014
Transistors maintain electrical properties after implantation.

2D transistors promise a faster electronics future

Tue, 6 Jun 2014
Faster electronic device architectures are in the offing with the unveiling of the world’s first fully two-dimensional field-effect transistor (FET) by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

Design of self-assembling protein nanomachines starts to click

Thu, 6 Jun 2014
A nanocage builds itself from engineered components.

Singapore researchers use FEI Titan S/TEM to link plasmonics with molecular electronics

Tue, 6 Jun 2014
The National University of Singapore, Singapore University of Technology and Design, and the A*STAR institutes: Institute of High Performance Computing and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering announced their recent discovery of quantum plasmonic tunneling.

ConFab panelists discuss optimizing R&D in the changing semi landscape

Tue, 6 Jun 2014
Overheard @The ConFab: “I feel the best I’ve felt about semi since 2009.” –Mike Noonen, Silicon Catalyst

Breakthrough research in the semiconductor industry

Mon, 6 Jun 2014
Research forms the DNA of the semiconductor industry — few other industries invest as much as a percentage of revenue.

Stanford engineers envision an electronic switch just 3 atoms thick

Tue, 7 Jul 2014
Computer simulation shows how to make a crystal that would toggle like a light switch between conductive and non-conductive structures; this could lead to flexible electronic materials and enable a cell phone to be woven into a shirt.

Bending the rules

Tue, 7 Jul 2014
A UCSB postdoctoral scholar in physics discovers a counterintuitive phenomenon: the coexistence of superconductivity with dissipation.

Columbia researchers observe tunable quantum behavior in bilayer graphene

Thu, 7 Jul 2014
Columbia researchers have observed the fractional quantum Hall effect in bilayer graphene and shown that this exotic state of matter can be tuned by an electric field.

A nanosensor to identify vapors based on a Graphene/Silicon heterojunction Schottky diode

Tue, 7 Jul 2014
Among other carbon-based nanomaterials, graphene represents a great promise for gas sensing applications.

Fundamental chemistry findings could help extend Moore’s Law

Wed, 7 Jul 2014
A Berkeley Lab-Intel collaboration outlines the chemistry of photoresist, enabling smaller features for future generations of microprocessors.

National Science Foundation tests out the assembly line of the future

Tue, 8 Aug 2014
NSF's Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing proves good test bed for large-scale nanomanufacturing designs .

Taking great ideas from the lab to the fab

Tue, 8 Aug 2014
NSF and Intel support the development of domain-specific hardware to address health care needs.

SRC, UC Davis explore new materials and device structures to develop next-generation “Race Track Memory” technologies

Tue, 8 Aug 2014
University of California, Davis researchers sponsored by Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), a university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, are exploring new materials and device structures to develop next-generation memory technologies.

Eco-friendly "pre-fab nanoparticles" could revolutionize nano manufacturing

Wed, 8 Aug 2014
A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should allow faster, cheaper, more ecologically friendly manufacture of organic photovoltaics and other electronic devices.

MIPT and RAS scientists made an important step towards creating medical nanorobots

Tue, 8 Aug 2014
Researchers from the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have made an important step towards creating medical nanorobots.

A breakthrough in imaging gold nanoparticles to atomic resolution by electron microscopy

Fri, 8 Aug 2014
Nanometer-scale gold particles are intensively investigated for application as catalysts, sensors, drug delivery devices, biological contrast agents and components in photonics and molecular electronics.

JEDEC releases LPDDR4 Standard for low power memory devices

Mon, 8 Aug 2014
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association today announced the publication of JESD209-4 Low Power Double Data Rate 4 (LPDDR4).

Scientists craft a semiconductor only three atoms thick

Wed, 8 Aug 2014
Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick.

The industry's first foundry business for MEMS utilizing thin-film piezoelectric elements

Thu, 8 Aug 2014
ROHM has recently established a process for MEMS utilizing thin-film piezoelectric elements, and implemented the industry's first foundry business that integrates product design and manufacturing processes, from wafer pulling to mounting, in order to meet a variety of customer needs.

A new, tunable device for spintronics

Fri, 8 Aug 2014
An international team of scientists including physicist Jairo Sinova from the University of Mainz realises a tunable spin-charge converter made of GaAs.

Engineers develop new sensor to detect tiny individual nanoparticles

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
A team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, led by Lan Yang, PhD, the Das Family Career Development Associate Professor in Electrical & Systems Engineering, and their collaborators at Tsinghua University in China have developed a new sensor that can detect and count nanoparticles, at sizes as small as 10 nanometers, one at a time.

Analog Devices releases high-temperature MEMS gyroscope

Wed, 9 Sep 2014
Analog Devices, Inc. today introduced the first and only MEMS gyroscope specified to withstand temperatures of up to 175 degrees Celsius commonly encountered by oil and gas drilling equipment.

UCSB researchers develop ultra sensitive biosensor from molybdenite semiconductor

Thu, 9 Sep 2014
Move over, graphene. An atomically thin, two-dimensional, ultrasensitive semiconductor material for biosensing developed by researchers at UC Santa Barbara promises to push the boundaries of biosensing technology in many fields, from health care to environmental protection to forensic industries.

Layered graphene sandwich for next generation electronics

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
Sandwiching layers of graphene with white graphene could produce designer materials capable of creating high-frequency electronic devices, University of Manchester scientists have found.

Doped graphene nanoribbons with potential

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
Researchers from Empa and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have now developed a new method to selectively dope graphene molecules with nitrogen atoms.

Leti and LUCIOM focusing on high-data-rate bidirectional transceivers for enriched LiFi applications

Wed, 9 Sep 2014
CEA-Leti and LUCIOM, which develops visible-light communication using light-emitting diodes (LEDs), have launched a project to develop high-data-rate LiFi transceivers.

Oxford Instruments launches 3rd annual Indian nanotechnology seminars in Kolkata and Delhi

Thu, 9 Sep 2014
Oxford Instruments is hosting its third series of annual seminars for the nanotechnology industry in India in November.

Rudolph introduces new acoustic metrology and defect inspection technology

Thu, 9 Sep 2014
Rudolph Technologies has introduced its new SONUS Technology for measuring thick films and film stacks used in copper pillar bumps and for detecting defects, such as voids, in through silicon vias (TSVs).

NSF and SRC announce research awards to 10 universities

Tue, 9 Sep 2014
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) today announced nine research awards to 10 universities totaling nearly $4 million under a joint program focused on Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS).

Northeastern University researchers develop novel method for working with nanotubes

Fri, 9 Sep 2014
Northeastern University researchers have developed a novel method for controllably constructing precise inter-nanotube junctions and a variety of nanocarbon structures in carbon nanotube arrays.

Vesper launches with very high SNR MEMS microphone

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
Intending to improve the smallest audio component found in smartphones, wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, a new Boston-based sensor company called Vesper has designed a microphone that will enhance consumers' acoustic experience with voice capture and sound recording.

Physicists heat freestanding graphene to control curvature of ripples

Mon, 9 Sep 2014
An international team of physicists, led by a research group at the University of Arkansas, has discovered that heating can be used to control the curvature of ripples in freestanding graphene.

Crumpled graphene could provide an unconventional energy storage

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
Two-dimensional carbon 'paper' can form stretchable supercapacitors to power flexible electronic devices.

Smallest world record has 'endless possibilities' for bio-nanotechnology

Mon, 10 Oct 2014
Scientists from the University of Leeds have taken a crucial step forward in bio-nanotechnology, a field that uses biology to develop new tools for science, technology and medicine.

The mystery of reed relays: Understanding specifications

Wed, 10 Oct 2014
Specifications of reed relays, which are used for current switching in ATE and other applications are explained, including carry current, lifetime, minimum switch capacity, hot switching, operating speed and thermoelectric switching.

Magnetic mirrors enable new technologies by reflecting light in uncanny ways

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
As in Alice’s journey through the looking-glass to Wonderland, mirrors in the real world can sometimes behave in surprising and unexpected ways, including a new class of mirror that works like no other.

Next-generation nanoimprint lithography technology

Tue, 10 Oct 2014
EV Group (EVG) today introduced its SmartNIL large-area nanoimprint lithography (NIL) process.

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Tue, 10 Oct 2014
University of Oregon chemists have devised a way to see the internal structures of electronic waves trapped in carbon nanotubes by external electrostatic charges.

TSMC, Kilopass deliver non-volatile memory for the 16nm finFET process node

Tue, 10 Oct 2014
Kilopass Technology Inc., a provider of semiconductor logic embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) intellectual property (IP), announced today that it has successfully ported its one-time programmable (OTP) NVM technology to TSMC's 16 nanometer (nm) FinFET process.

Imec presents back-side illuminated CMOS image sensor with UV-optimized antireflective coating

Tue, 11 Nov 2014
At this week’s VISION 2014 exhibition, imec presents a backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS image sensor chip featuring a new anti-reflective coating (ARC) optimized for UV light.

Rice chemists gain edge in next-generation energy

Tue, 11 Nov 2014
Rice University scientists who want to gain an edge in energy production and storage report they have found it in molybdenum disulfide.

Better bomb-sniffing technology

Tue, 11 Nov 2014
University of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker and better at sniffing out explosives, deadly gases and illegal drugs.

Graphene Frontiers secures patent for commercial-scale material production

Fri, 11 Nov 2014
Graphene Frontiers LLC, a developer of graphene materials and device technology, announces the issuance of a key industry patent.

Sand 9 granted core patent for piezoelectric MEMS microphones

Mon, 11 Nov 2014
Sand 9, Inc., a developer of piezoelectric MEMS timing products for wireless and wired applications, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company a core patent based on the use of piezoelectric MEMS for a wafer-level, chip-scale packaged microphone.

SCHOTT advances MEMS technology by using HermeS glass wafers with through glass vias

Wed, 11 Nov 2014
The international technology group SCHOTT is expanding its HermeS wafers with hermetically sealed, solid through glass vias (TGV) into MEMS applications.

UO-industry collaboration points to improved nanomaterials

Fri, 11 Nov 2014
A potential path to identify imperfections and improve the quality of nanomaterials for use in next-generation solar cells has emerged from a collaboration of University of Oregon and industry researchers.

Physicists and chemists work to improve digital memory technology

Mon, 11 Nov 2014
The improvements in random access memory that have driven many advances of the digital age owe much to the innovative application of physics and chemistry at the atomic scale.

EV Group establishes nanoimprint lithography competence center for photonic applications

Mon, 12 Dec 2014
EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that it has established the NILPhotonics Competence Center.

Imec partners with Huawei on high-bandwidth optical data link technology

Wed, 12 Dec 2014
Nanoelectronics research center imec and global ICT leader Huawei announced today that they have taken a further step in their strategic partnership focusing on optical data link technology.

AXSEM and SIGFOX announce ‘ultra-low-power’ System-on-Chip solution

Wed, 12 Dec 2014
AXSEM, a developer of lowest-power radio microcontrollers, and SIGFOX, a developer of cost-effective, energy-efficient Internet of Things connectivity, today announced that AXSEM’s system-on-chip (SoC) with an AX8052 microcontroller has been certified SIGFOX Ready for two-way connectivity.

Wireless nanorod-nanotube film enables light stimulation of blind retina

Wed, 12 Dec 2014
Breakthrough could lead to artificial retinas for visually impaired. Combining semiconductor nanorods and carbon nanotubes, it could potentially form part of a future prosthetic device that replaces damaged retinal cells.

Imec and Holst Centre announce IC and open hardware development kit for personal health monitoring

Thu, 12 Dec 2014
At next week’s mHealth Summit 2014, held Dec. 7-11 in Washington, D.C., nanoelectronics research center imec and Holst Centre will showcase at their booth a development kit based on an open hardware platform using a highly integrated multi-sensor data acquisition chip.

OCEASOFT harnesses SIGFOX IoT network in Cobalt S3 sensor family for cloud connectivity

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
Industrial Internet of Things sensor-monitoring solution opens new vistas in pollution and environmental applications, other remote-sensing sectors.

Intel announces IoT platform

Thu, 12 Dec 2014
Intel Corporation today announced the Intel IoT Platform, an end-to-end reference model designed to unify and simplify connectivity and security for the Internet of Things (IoT).

System Plus analyzes the world's smallest microbolometer-based thermal imaging camera core released by FLIR

Thu, 12 Dec 2014
Initially focused on the military, uncooled thermal camera sales have grown significantly due to substantial cost reduction of micro bolometers and growing adoption in commercial markets, including thermography, automotive and surveillance applications.

Lead islands in a sea of graphene magnetize the material of the future

Tue, 12 Dec 2014
Researchers in Spain have discovered that if lead atoms are intercalated on a graphene sheet, a powerful magnetic field is generated by the interaction of the electrons' spin with their orbital movement.

Imec demonstrates broadband graphene optical modulator on silicon

Wed, 12 Dec 2014
At this week’s IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM 2014), nanoelectronics research center imec and its associated lab at Ghent University have demonstrated the industry’s first integrated graphene optical electro-absorption modulator (EAM) capable of 10Gb/s modulation speed.

Imec presents ultralow power RFID transponder chip in thin-film transistor technology on plastic at IEDM 2014

Wed, 12 Dec 2014
At this week’s IEDM 2014, held in San Francisco, California, nanoelectronics research center imec demonstrated an ultra-low power RFID transponder chip.

From transistors to bumps: Preparing SEM cross-sections by combining site-specific cleaving and broad ion milling

Thu, 12 Dec 2014
Cross section sample preparation is demonstrated using a workflow that combines High Accuracy Cleaving I(HAC) and Broad Ion Beam (BIB) milling.

Piezoelectricity in a 2-D semiconductor

Mon, 12 Dec 2014
Berkeley Lab researchers discovery of piezoelectricty in molybdenum disulfide holds promise for future MEMS.

Hands on: Crafting ultrathin color coatings

Mon, 12 Dec 2014
In Harvard's high-tech cleanroom, applied physicists produce vivid optical effects on paper.

MEMSensing launches the world's smallest commercial 3-axis accelerometer with SMIC

Mon, 1 Jan 2015
MEMSensing Microsystems Co. and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation jointly announced the launch of the world's smallest 3-axis accelerometer MSA330, which utilizes SMIC's CMOS integrated MEMS device fabrication and TSV-based wafer level packaging technologies.

HLMC develops specialty technology in pursuit of growing IoT market

Mon, 1 Jan 2015
Chinese IC manufacturer Shanghai Huali Microelectronics Corporation gave a presentation on its outlook for the Internet of Things (IoT) market and the wide application of its specialty technology at the 2014 China Semiconductor Industry Association IC Design Branch Annual Conference ("ICCAD"), which was recently held at Hong Kong Science Park.

Zinc oxide materials tapped for tiny energy harvesting devices

Tue, 1 Jan 2015
New research helps pave the way toward highly energy-efficient zinc oxide-based micro energy harvesting devices with applications in portable communications, healthcare and environmental monitoring, and more.

Carbon nanotube finding could lead to flexible electronics with longer battery life

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have made a significant leap toward creating higher-performance electronics with improved battery life -- and the ability to flex and stretch.

Scientists 'bend' elastic waves with new metamaterials that could have commercial applications

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
Engineering researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a material that has the ability to control these waves, creating possible medical, military and commercial applications with the potential to greatly benefit society.

New method allows for greater variation in band gap tunability

Fri, 1 Jan 2015
If you can't find the ideal material, then design a new one.

CARDIS, a new European effort targeting mobile early-stage cardio vascular disease detection

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
Imec, Medtronic, Ghent University and their project partners today announced the launch of the CARDIS project.

Fabrication of patterns with linewidths down to 1.5nm

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
Researchers at aBeam Technologies, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory have developed a technology to fabricate test patterns with a minimum linewidth down to 1.5nm.

Imec introduces new snapshot hyperspectral image sensors with mosaic filter architecture

Wed, 2 Feb 2015
At next week’s SPIE Photonics West 2015, imec will present a new set of snapshot hyperspectral CMOS image sensors featuring spectral filter structures in a mosaic layout, processed per-pixel on 4x4 and 5x5 ‘Bayer-like’ arrays.

Precision growth of light-emitting nanowires

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
A novel approach to growing nanowires promises a new means of control over their light-emitting and electronic properties.

Improving the reliability of dry vacuum pumps in high-k ALD processes

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
Design features that contributed most to the improved performance include increased rotational speed, integrated rotor sleeves, and increased purge injection temperature.

Optical nanoantennas set the stage for a NEMS lab-on-a-chip revolution

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
Newly developed tiny antennas, likened to spotlights on the nanoscale, offer the potential to measure food safety, identify pollutants in the air and even quickly diagnose and treat cancer, according to the Australian scientists who created them.

Radio chip for the 'Internet of things'

Tue, 2 Feb 2015
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the big theme was the "Internet of things" -- the idea that everything in the human environment, from kitchen appliances to industrial equipment, could be equipped with sensors and processors that can exchange data, helping with maintenance and the coordination of tasks.

Imec and Panasonic present breakthrough in CMOS-based transceivers for mm-wave radar systems

Wed, 2 Feb 2015
Today, at the 2015 International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), imec and Panasonic presented a transceiver chip for phase-modulated continuous-wave radar at 79GHz.

IRT Nanoelec and CMP team up to offer world’s first service for post-process 3D technologies on multi-project-wafer

Thu, 3 Mar 2015
IRT Nanoelec, an R&D consortium focused on ICT using micro- and nanoelectronics, and CMP, which provides prototyping and low-volume production of ICs and MEMS, are launching a platform for multi-project-wafer, post-process 3D integration (3D-MPW).

Mid-IR frequency combs enable high resolution spectroscopy for sensitive gas sensing

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
The results are an important step towards a small-footprint chip scale mid-infrared frequency comb source.

New technology may double radio frequency data capacity

Fri, 3 Mar 2015
Columbia engineers invent nanoscale IC that enables simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency in a wireless radio.

EV Group releases new configurations to its high-vacuum wafer bonding technology

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
EV Group introduced two new configurations to its EVG 580 ComBond series of automated high-vacuum covalent wafer bonding systems.

Rice fine-tunes quantum dots from coal

Wed, 3 Mar 2015
Rice University scientists gain control of electronic, fluorescent properties of coal-based graphene.

NC State researchers create 'nanofiber gusher'

Thu, 3 Mar 2015
Engineers and researchers at North Carolina State University and one of its start-up companies have now reported a method that can produce unprecedented amounts of polymer nanofibers, which have potential applications in filtration, batteries and cell scaffolding.

Silicon Labs and Digi-Key challenge developer innovation with "Your IoT" design competition

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
Silicon Labs and Digi-Key today announced an IoT design contest for pioneering developers who want to create connected "things" that will help make the world a smarter, more connected and energy-friendly place.

UW scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet

Tue, 3 Mar 2015
University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer-sized laser -- using the thinnest semiconductor available today -- that is energy efficient, easy to build and compatible with existing electronics.

Imec demonstrates 50GHz Ge waveguide electro-absorption modulator

Wed, 3 Mar 2015
At this week’s OFC 2015, the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications, nanoelectronics research center imec, its associated lab at Ghent University (Intec), and Stanford University have demonstrated a compact germanium (Ge) waveguide electro-absorption modulator (EAM) with a modulation bandwidth beyond 50GHz.

ULVAC announces world's first, low temperature PZT sputtering technology

Thu, 3 Mar 2015
ULVAC, Inc. this week announced industry's first low temperature PZT sputtering technology in mass production scale, enabling future advanced MEMS device integrated on CMOS which will be the mainstream of next generation MEMS devices.

Pibond introduces a new product line for logic, memory, power and MEMS devices

Wed, 4 Apr 2015
Targeting 10nm node semiconductor processing, 3D NAND, power ICs as well as MEMS applications, this technology enables advanced device manufacturing through reduced cost of ownership (COO) and simplified processing.

Light-powered gyroscope is world's smallest

Wed, 4 Apr 2015
A pair of light waves - one zipping clockwise the other counterclockwise around a microscopic track - may hold the key to creating the world's smallest gyroscope: one a fraction of the width of a human hair.

Consider packaging requirements at the beginning, not the end, of the design cycle

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
Consider these eight issues where the packaging team should be closely involved with the circuit design team.

Better sensors for medical imaging, contraband detection

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
MIT researchers have developed a new, ultrasensitive magnetic-field detector that is 1,000 times more energy-efficient than its predecessors.

New understanding of electromagnetism could enable 'antennas on a chip'

Fri, 4 Apr 2015
A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have unravelled one of the mysteries of electromagnetism, which could enable the design of antennas small enough to be integrated into an electronic chip. These ultra-small antennas - the so-called 'last frontier' of semiconductor design - would be a massive leap forward for wireless communications.

Solution-grown nanowires make the best lasers

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
Take a material that is a focus of interest in the quest for advanced solar cells. Discover a "freshman chemistry level" technique for growing that material into high-efficiency, ultra-small lasers. The result, disclosed Monday, April 13 in Nature Materials, is a shortcut to lasers that are extremely efficient and able to create many colors of light.

Engineer improves rechargeable batteries with MoS2 nano 'sandwich'

Fri, 4 Apr 2015
The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University.

From metal to insulator and back again

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
New work from Carnegie's Russell Hemley and Ivan Naumov hones in on the physics underlying the recently discovered fact that some metals stop being metallic under pressure.

Surface matters: Huge reduction of heat conduction observed in flat silicon channels

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
A paper published in ACS Nano describes how the nanometre-scale topology and the chemical composition of the surface control the thermal conductivity of ultrathin silicon membranes.

Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
Researchers at Columbia Engineering, Harvard, Cornell, University of Minnesota, Yonsei University in Korea, Danish Technical University, and the Japanese National Institute of Materials Science have shown that the performance of another 2D material--molybdenum disulfide (MoS2)--can be similarly improved by BN-encapsulation.

Picture this: Graphene brings 3-D holograms clearer and closer

Tue, 4 Apr 2015
From mobile phones and computers to television, cinema and wearable devices, the display of full color, wide-angle, 3D holographic images is moving ever closer to fruition, thanks to international research featuring Griffith University.

Georgia Tech research offers novel cellular sensing platform for expanded use of semiconductor in biotech applications

Thu, 4 Apr 2015
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a novel cellular sensing platform that promises to expand the use of semiconductor technology in the development of next-generation bioscience and biotech applications.

ITRS 2.0: Heterogeneous integration

Wed, 5 May 2015
Interconnecting transistors and other components in the IC, in the package, on the printed circuit board and at the system and global network level, are where the future limitations in performance, power, latency and cost reside.

New approaches to vision with microchips holds out prospects for the blind

Mon, 5 May 2015
To date, chip-based retinal implants have only permitted a rudimentary restoration of vision. However, modifying the electrical signals emitted by the implants could change that.

High-performance 3-D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration

Tue, 5 May 2015
By combining 3D holographic lithography and 2D photolithography, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a high-performance 3D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration with microelectronic devices.

New device could greatly improve speech and image recognition

Tue, 5 May 2015
Researchers have demonstrated pattern recognition using a magnonic holographic memory device.

Samsung announces ARTIK platform to accelerate Internet of Things development

Tue, 5 May 2015
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Samsung ARTIK platform to allow faster, simpler development of new enterprise, industrial and consumer applications for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Technology for tomorrow’s market opportunities and challenges at LetiDays Grenoble

Fri, 5 May 2015
The 17th annual LetiDays Grenoble on June 24-25 will expand the conversation with presentations about Internet of Things-augmented mobility, which is revolutionizing the way we interact with appliances, infrastructure and countless common objects that are part of our daily lives.

Leti demos new process to fabricate high-brightness micro-LED arrays for next-gen head-mounted and head-up displays

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
CEA-Leti today announced that it has demonstrated a path to fabricating high-density micro-LED arrays for the next generation of wearable and nomadic systems in a process that is scalable to the IC manufacturing process.

MIPT physicists develop ultrasensitive nanomechanical biosensor

Wed, 6 Jun 2015
t can analyze the chemical composition of substances and detect biological objects, such as viral disease markers, which appear when the immune system responds to incurable or hard-to-cure diseases, including HIV, hepatitis, herpes, and many others.

Leti Workshop on June 26 to cover latest R&D successes in innovative memory technologies

Wed, 6 Jun 2015
CEA-Leti is hosting its seventh workshop on innovative memory technologies following the 17th annual LetiDays Grenoble, June 24-25, on the Minatec campus.

Researchers grind nanotubes to get nanoribbons

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
A simple way to turn carbon nanotubes into valuable graphene nanoribbons may be to grind them, according to research led by Rice University.

World's thinnest lightbulb -- graphene gets bright

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
A team of scientists from Columbia, Seoul National University (SNU), and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) reported today that they have demonstrated -- for the first time -- an on-chip visible light source using graphene, an atomically thin and perfectly crystalline form of carbon, as a filament.

A KAIST research team develops the first flexible phase-change random access memory

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
Phase change random access memory (PRAM) is one of the strongest candidates for next-generation nonvolatile memory for flexible and wearable electronics.

Plasma-Therm presents workshop at China University

Tue, 6 Jun 2015
Plasma-Therm recently presented an advanced plasma processing workshop at Xidian University in Xi’an, China that was attended by researchers, students and industry representatives and featured a day-long series of presentations about plasma processing.

Researchers create transparent, stretchable conductors using nano-accordion structure

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
Researchers from North Carolina State University have created stretchable, transparent conductors that work because of the structures' "nano-accordion" design. The conductors could be used in a wide variety of applications, such as flexible electronics, stretchable displays or wearable sensors.

Organ-on-a-chip technology helps researchers better understand pregnancy

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers and their colleagues have developed a "placenta-on-a-chip" to study the inner workings of the human placenta and its role in pregnancy.

Toward tiny, solar-powered sensors

Wed, 6 Jun 2015
Last week, at the Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits, MIT researchers presented a new power converter chip that can harvest more than 80 percent of the energy trickling into it, even at the extremely low power levels characteristic of tiny solar cells.

“What’s next?” ─ Advances in technology at SEMICON West 2015

Thu, 6 Jun 2015
The latest manufacturing, materials and production developments in semiconductor and related technologies will be featured at SEMICON West 2015 on July 14-16 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.

Opening a new route to photonics

Mon, 6 Jun 2015
A new route to ultrahigh density, ultracompact integrated photonic circuitry has been discovered by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley.

Graphene flexes its electronic muscles

Wed, 7 Jul 2015
Flexing graphene may be the most basic way to control its electrical properties, according to calculations by theoretical physicists at Rice University and in Russia.

New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances

Thu, 7 Jul 2015
Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature.

Graphene-based film can be used for efficient cooling of electronics

Fri, 7 Jul 2015
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a method for efficiently cooling electronics using graphene-based film.

More efficient process to produce graphene developed by Ben-Gurion University researchers

Thu, 7 Jul 2015
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and University of Western Australia researchers have developed a new process to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage and other material applications that is faster, potentially scalable and surmounts some of the current graphene production limitations.

Penn researchers discover new chiral property of silicon, with photonic applications

Fri, 7 Jul 2015
By encoding information in photons via their spin, "photonic" computers could be orders of magnitude faster and efficient than their current-day counterparts. Likewise, encoding information in the spin of electrons, rather than just their quantity, could make "spintronic" computers with similar advantages.

Mouth guard monitors health markers, transmits information wirelessly to smart phone

Mon, 8 Aug 2015
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a mouth guard that can monitor health markers, such as lactate, cortisol and uric acid, in saliva and transmit the information wirelessly to a smart phone, laptop or tablet.

Imec pushes the boundaries of GaN technology

Wed, 8 Aug 2015
Nano-electronics research center imec announced today that it is extending its Gallium Nitride-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) R&D program, and is now offering joint research on GaN-on-Si 200mm epitaxy and enhancement mode device technology.

Comparison 1Y nanometer NAND architecture and beyond

Mon, 8 Aug 2015
Do we still think the 2D NAND Flash technologies have hit the scaling wall?

SUSS MicroTec announces new competence-center for nanoimprint in North America

Tue, 8 Aug 2015
SUSS MicroTec, a global supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor industry and related markets, and the Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) are announcing a cooperation agreement in the field of nanoimprint technologies.

Cypress introduces the world's lowest-power energy harvesting power management ICs

Fri, 8 Aug 2015
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced a new family of Energy Harvesting Power Management Integrated Circuits (PMICs) that enable tiny, solar-powered wireless sensors for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Imec and Holst Centre launch comfortable EEG headset for consumer applications

Wed, 8 Aug 2015
The headset enables effective brain-computer interfacing and can monitor emotions and mood in daily life situations using a smartphone application.

These microscopic fish are 3-D-printed to do more than swim

Wed, 8 Aug 2015
These proof-of-concept synthetic microfish will inspire a new generation of "smart" microrobots that have diverse capabilities such as detoxification, sensing and directed drug delivery, researchers said.

University of Colorado and SRC research accelerates microscopic imaging for next-generation nanoelectronics

Thu, 8 Aug 2015
University of Colorado researchers sponsored by Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), a university-research consortium for semiconductor technologies, have developed new microscopic imaging techniques to help advance next-generation nanotechnology in applications ranging from data storage to medicine.

BeSpoon's position-tracking system captures and displays real-time data to improve sports teams' performance

Mon, 8 Aug 2015
BeSpoon SAS today launched BeSpoon Sport Edition, an ultra-precise position-tracking system that allows teams to measure and analyze player movement in three dimensions and provide immediate feedback to improve performance.

Wearables and bioelectronics seek better energy storage

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
Energy storage players are eyeing emerging opportunities in bioelectronics as wearable, implantable and other medical devices create energy demands and design requirements beyond conventional batteries, according to Lux Research.

Leti demos MEMS fabrication on its 300mm line, pointing the way to lower manufacturing costs

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
CEA-Leti has manufactured micro-accelerometers on 300mm wafers, a development that could lead to significantly lower MEMS manufacturing costs.

New motion sensor from STMicroelectronics enhances user interface and image stabilization in smartphones and tablets

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
STMicroelectronics has introduced a six-axis motion-sensing device fully supporting image stabilization in smartphones, tablets, and digital still cameras.

Alcatel-Lucent acquires Mformation

Fri, 9 Sep 2015
Alcatel-Lucent has announced the acquisition of Mformation, a leading provider of mobile and "Internet of Things" security and device management solutions for mobile operators, service providers and enterprises. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

UMC enters high volume touch IC production using foundry industry's first 0.11um eFlash process

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), a global semiconductor foundry, today announced that it has entered high volume production for touch IC applications manufactured on UMC's 0.11um eFlash process.

X-FAB sets benchmark for low-noise CMOS

Fri, 9 Sep 2015
Enhanced XH035 and XH018 CMOS transistors deliver industry-leading performance for highly noise-sensitive applications.

ULVAC launches dry vacuum pump accessory ECO-SHOCK ES4A

Fri, 9 Sep 2015
ULVAC, Inc. announced that it has recently developed and started selling the ECO-SHOCK ES4A, a power saving accessory for dry vacuum pumps that can reduce power consumption.

ULVAC launches G-TRAN series multi ionization gauge ST2

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
ULVAC, Inc. announced that the company has developed G-TRAN series multi ionization gauge ST2, a transducer-type ionization vacuum gauge.

First optical rectenna converts light to DC current

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
Using nanometer-scale components, researchers have demonstrated the first optical rectenna, a device that combines the functions of an antenna and a rectifier diode to convert light directly into DC current.

Hillcrest Labs unveils MotionEngine Wear software

Tue, 9 Sep 2015
Hillcrest Labs unveiled its MotionEngine (TM) Wear software with always-on, sensor-enabled features optimized for the latest generation of wearable devices.

ams introduces solution for 24/7 heart rate measurement for wearables

Wed, 9 Sep 2015
ams AG announced the launch of the AS7000, the first member of a new family of health/fitness solutions aimed at wearable devices.

Yang awarded MacArthur "genius" fellowship for synthetic "leaf" of nanowires, bacteria

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
Yang and his collaborators have created a synthetic “leaf” that is a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria.

mCube introduces smallest and most power-efficient accelerometer for wearables and Internet of Moving Things

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
mCube announced the sampling of its new MC3635 3-axis accelerometer featuring the industry's lowest power consumption and a microscopic 1.6x1.6 mm Land Grid Array package.

Vanadium dioxide leads to a better transistor

Mon, 10 Oct 2015
Penn State materials scientists have discovered a way to give the transistor a boost by incorporating vanadium oxide.

Stanford engineers create artificial skin that can send pressure sensation to brain cell

Tue, 10 Oct 2015
Stanford engineers have created a plastic "skin" that can detect how hard it is being pressed and generate an electric signal to deliver this sensory input directly to a living brain cell.

Successful industrialization of high-density 3D integrated silicon capacitors for ultra-miniaturized electronic components

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
Two years after the launch of the PICS project , three European SMEs, IPDiA, Picosun, and SENTECH Instruments along with CEA-Leti and Fraunhofer IPMS-CNT announce the major technological results achieved.

Mentor Graphics updates Nucleus RTOS for Internet of Things and embedded connected devices

Mon, 10 Oct 2015
Mentor Graphics Corporation announced an update to the Mentor (R) Embedded Nucleus (R) real time operating system (RTOS) targeting low power, next-generation applications for connected embedded and IoTdevices.

mCube unveils the world's smallest 1x1mm accelerometer

Tue, 10 Oct 2015
mCube announced the industry’s first 3-axis accelerometer which is less than a cubic millimeter in total size.

Security by design

Fri, 11 Nov 2015
The advent of Internet-connected devices, the so-called Internet of Things (IoT), offers myriad opportunities and significant risks. It is our collective responsibility, as an industry, to secure the transport and storage of the data. Failing to properly secure the data risks turning the digital threat into a physical threat.

Highlights from Day 2 of IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2015

Mon, 11 Nov 2015
IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2015, held in Santa Clara, CA Nov 18-19, is one mega conference with 8 co-located tracks ranging from sensor technology & wearables to IoT, energy harvesting & storage to electric vehicles, 3D printing and graphene.

Penn researchers make thinnest plates that can be picked up by hand

Fri, 12 Dec 2015
Despite being thousands of times thinner than a sheet of paper and hundreds of times thinner than household cling wrap or aluminum foil, their corrugated plates of aluminum oxide spring back to their original shape after being bent and twisted.

Measuring nanoscale features with fractions of light

Fri, 12 Dec 2015
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers are seeing the light, but in an altogether different way. And how they are doing it just might be the semiconductor industry's ticket for extending its use of optical microscopes to measure computer chip features that are approaching 10 nanometers, tiny fractions of the wavelength of light.

New approaches for hybrid solar cells

Thu, 12 Dec 2015
Using a new procedure researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich (LMU) can now produce extremely thin and robust, yet highly porous semiconductor layers. A very promising material - for small, light-weight, flexible solar cells, for example, or electrodes improving the performance of rechargeable batteries.

Imec, KU Leuven and NERF combine electronics and photonics in neural probes

Thu, 12 Dec 2015
At last week’s IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting 2015, nanoelectronics research center imec, KU Leuven, and Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders (NERF, set up by VIB/KU Leuven and imec) presented a set of silicon neural probes that combine 12 monolithically integrated optrodes using a CMOS compatible process.

A microfluidic biochip for blood cell counts at the point-of-care

Tue, 12 Dec 2015
Teams of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have demonstrated a biosensor capable of counting the blood cells electrically using only a drop of blood.

Imec and Cloudtag collaborate on frictionless wearables

Thu, 1 Jan 2016
Cloudtag and imec, the nanoelectronics research center, today presented the first results of their collaboration on accurate frictionless wearable health solutions.

Engineers invent a bubble-pen to write with nanoparticles

Thu, 1 Jan 2016
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a device and technique, called bubble-pen lithography, that can gently and effectively handle nanoparticles.

Team develops wireless, dissolvable sensors to monitor brain

Mon, 1 Jan 2016
A team of neurosurgeons and engineers has developed wireless brain sensors that monitor intracranial pressure and temperature and then are absorbed by the body, negating the need for surgery to remove the devices.

Physicists develop a cooling system for the processors of the future

Tue, 1 Jan 2016
Researchers from MIPT have found a solution to the problem of overheating of active plasmonic components.

Researchers develop hack-proof RFID chips

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
New technology could secure credit cards, key cards, and pallets of goods in warehouses.

The iron stepping stones to better wearable tech without semiconductors

Fri, 2 Feb 2016
The road to more versatile wearable technology is dotted with iron. Specifically, quantum dots of iron arranged on boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs).

Renesas unveils 90nm one-transistor MONOS flash memory tech

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
Renesas Electronics Corp. reported the development of 90nm one-transistor MONOS (1T-MONOS) flash memory technology that can be used in combination with a variety of processes.

CU-Boulder ultrafast microscope used to make slow-motion electron movie

Wed, 2 Feb 2016
University of Colorado Boulder researchers have demonstrated the use of the world's first ultrafast optical microscope, allowing them to probe and visualize matter at the atomic level with mind-bending speed.

Advance could aid development of nanoscale biosensors

Thu, 2 Feb 2016
Researchers from Brown University's School of Engineering have made an important fundamental advance that could make such devices more practical.

New NTU microchip shrinks radar cameras to fit into a palm

Tue, 2 Feb 2016
NTU's new radar chip was presented and published at the prestigious International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) 2016.

Think small

Wed, 3 Mar 2016
Students learn huge challenges involved in making tiny devices in SEAS Microfabrication Laboratory.

World's thinnest lens to revolutionize cameras

Fri, 3 Mar 2016
Scientists have created the world's thinnest lens, one two-thousandth the thickness of a human hair, opening the door to flexible computer displays and a revolution in miniature cameras.

Pumping up energy storage with metal oxides

Mon, 3 Mar 2016
Material scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have found certain metal oxides increase capacity and improve cycling performance in lithium-ion batteries.

Heat and light get larger at the nanoscale

Fri, 4 Apr 2016
In a new study recently published in Nature Nanotechnology, researchers from Columbia Engineering, Cornell, and Stanford have demonstrated heat transfer can be made 100 times stronger than has been predicted, simply by bringing two objects extremely close--at nanoscale distances--without touching.

Imec Technology Forum Brussels puts nanotechnology in the hot seat

Wed, 4 Apr 2016
Imec, the nanoelectronics research center, today announced that its annual Imec Technology Forum (ITF) in Brussels will take place May 24-25, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium at SQUARE, Brussels Meeting Centre

MU, STMicroelectronics improve medical care with miniature ultrasound diagnostic device

Thu, 4 Apr 2016
MU, a medical-device manufacturer, and STMicroelectronics today announced that MU's US-304 portable ultrasound imager, powered by ST's STHV800 pulser, is aiming to increase the quality of point-of-care medical diagnostics in remote rural areas of Africa.

New nanodevice shifts light's color at single-photon level

Mon, 4 Apr 2016
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have now developed a miniaturized version of a frequency converter, using technology similar to that used to make computer chips.

UW-Madison engineers fabricate fastest flexible silicon transistor

Wed, 4 Apr 2016
Working in collaboration with colleagues around the country, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have pioneered a unique method that could allow manufacturers to easily and cheaply fabricate high-performance transistors with wireless capabilities on huge rolls of flexible plastic.

Si2 launches project to develop new integrated circuit power modeling technology

Thu, 5 May 2016
Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), an Austin-based integrated circuit research and development joint venture, has launched a project to help designers reduce power consumption, a growing challenge for most system-on-chip designs.

Imec honors Dr. Gordon Moore with "Lifetime of Innovation Award"

Tue, 5 May 2016
Nanoelectronics research center imec has announced that Dr. Gordon E. Moore, creator of the famous Moore’s law theory and co-founder of Intel, is the recipient of its lifetime of innovation award.

TowerJazz begins mass producing new integrated SiGe-based "front-end module on a chip" RF platform for IoT applications

Tue, 5 May 2016
TowerJazz today announced volume production of a new RF technology capable of integrating a wireless front-end module (FEM) on a single chip, tailored to meet the challenges of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

STMicroelectronics reveals advanced silicon-carbide power devices

Mon, 5 May 2016
STMicroelectronics announced advanced high-efficiency power semiconductors for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (EVs) with a timetable for qualification to the automotive quality standard AEC-Q101.

Imec and Holst Centre present multi-standard low-power wide-area radio chip

Tue, 5 May 2016
The nanoelectronics research centers imec and Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO), presented a low-power wide-area (LPWA) multi-standard radio chip today at imec's annual technology forum in Brussels (ITF Brussels 2016).

The next generation of carbon monoxide nanosensors

Thu, 5 May 2016
Scientists have been investigating sensors that can determine CO concentration, and a team from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), in tandem with the University of Toulouse, has found an innovative method to build such sensors.

MACOM launches new GaN power transistors

Thu, 5 May 2016
MACOM Technology Solutions reported the newest entries in its MAGb series of GaN on Silicon power transistors for use in macro wireless basestations.

Advanced power technology from STMicroelectronics enables unique portable e-car charger from Zaptec

Tue, 5 May 2016
Silicon-carbide (SiC) power electronics from STMicroelectronics has enabled the creation of ZapCharger Portable, the world's smallest, smartest, and safest electric-car charging station from Zaptec, an innovative start-up company that has revolutionized the transformer industry.

Will conductive inks help wearables go truly wearable?

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
The first generation of wearable devices are constructed using mature, rigid technologies put inside a new box that can be worn. These are often bulky devices that are not truly wearable in the sense that our clothes are. This is, however, beginning to change, albeit slowly.

imec, partners develop Wi-Fi HaLow radio solution for IoT applications

Mon, 6 Jun 2016
At this week’s Design Automation Conference (DAC 2016), nanoelectronics research center imec, Holst Centre (initiated by imec and TNO), and Wi-Fi IP provider Methods2Bussiness will present a complete Wi-Fi HaLow radio solution.

Novel energy inside a microcircuit chip

Thu, 6 Jun 2016
VTT developed an efficient nanomaterial-based integrated energy.

Building a smart cardiac patch

Mon, 6 Jun 2016
'Bionic' cardiac patch could one day monitor and respond to cardiac problems.