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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.

EV Group expands high-vacuum wafer bonding capabilities of EVG ComBond platform

Wed, 7 Jul 2016
EV Group (EVG) today introduced new capabilities on the EVG ComBond automated high-vacuum wafer bonding platform specifically designed to support high-volume manufacturing (HVM) of advanced MEMS devices

STMicroelectronics unveils world's smallest single-chip motor driver

Tue, 7 Jul 2016
With the combination of low power consumption and small form factor, the ST's new motor driver plans to contribute to the battery powered IoT device adoption.

Research team led by NUS scientists develop plastic flexible magnetic memory device

Wed, 7 Jul 2016
Novel technique to implant high-performance magnetic memory chip on a flexible plastic surface without compromising performance.

Sustainable sensors to detect, predict muscle fatigue

Thu, 7 Jul 2016
A new study published in the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology aims to take advantage of sweat's trove of medical information through the development of a sustainable, wearable sensor to detect lactate levels in your perspiration.

Scientists find a way of acquiring graphene-like films from salts to boost nanoelectronics

Fri, 7 Jul 2016
Physicists use supercomputers to find a way of making 'imitation graphene' from salt.

ams launches the industry's smallest module to offer color, ambient light and proximity sensing

Tue, 8 Aug 2016
ams AG has launched the smallest ever optical sensor module that delivers a combination of colour (RGB), ambient light and proximity sensing, providing OEMs with design flexibility and the ability to provide a better display viewing experience.

Natural scale caterpillar soft robot is powered and controlled with light

Thu, 8 Aug 2016
Researchers at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw, using the liquid crystal elastomer technology, originally developed in the LENS Institute in Florence, demonstrated a bioinspired micro-robot capable of mimicking caterpillar gaits in natural scale.

S. Korean University employs Advanced Vacuum plasma systems in nanotechnology research

Wed, 8 Aug 2016
A leading South Korean research university has successfully integrated two Advanced Vacuum plasma processing systems from Plasma-Therm into its nanotechnology fabrication lab, which supports multiple users engaged in wide-ranging nanotechnology research.

Memory for future wearable electronics

Fri, 9 Sep 2016
Stretchable, flexible, reliable memory device inspired by the brain.

Iowa State engineers treat printed graphene with lasers to enable paper electronics

Fri, 9 Sep 2016
Iowa State engineers have led development of a laser-treatment process that allows them to use printed graphene for electric circuits and electrodes -- even on paper and other fragile surfaces. The technology could lead to many real-world, low-cost applications for printed graphene electronics, including sensors, fuel cells and medical devices.

Imec scientist awarded ERC Starting Grant to develop breakthrough flexible electronics

Tue, 9 Sep 2016
Nanoelectronics research center imec announces that Kris Myny, one of its young scientists, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant.

Thorlabs deploys manufacturing infrastructure to expand piezo chip/stack line

Fri, 9 Sep 2016
Thorlabs has expanded its piezoelectric line to include new types of piezoelectric actuators, low‐voltage piezoelectric chips, and discrete stacks with through holes, enabling a higher level of flexibility when integrating the actuators into other devices.

Leti orders HERCULES NIL system from EV Group for joint nanoimprint lithography program

Wed, 9 Sep 2016
EV Group (EVG) and Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, announced today that Leti has ordered a HERCULES NIL track system from EV Group.

NIST illuminates transfer of nanoscale motion through microscale machine

Fri, 9 Sep 2016
For the first time, the NIST researchers have measured the transfer of motion through the contacting parts of a microelectromechanical system at nanometer and microradian scales.

EV Group extends volume manufacturing expertise to biotech and medical applications

Mon, 9 Sep 2016
EV Group today announced that it is increasing its focus on bringing its high-volume manufacturing process solutions and services to the biotechnology and medical device market.

SiTime introduces high-precision MEMS oscillators

Tue, 9 Sep 2016
SiTime Corporation today introduced an innovative Elite Platform encompassing Super-TCXOs (temperature compensated oscillators) and oscillators.

New design contest encourages developers to build innovative sensing applications

Fri, 9 Sep 2016
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) and Hackster today announced a global design competition that gives engineers the opportunity to prototype their innovative ideas that sense the world around us for use in the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market, home appliances, and consumer and industrial applications.

Leti to tackle tomorrow's research strategies with Stanford SystemX Alliance

Mon, 10 Oct 2016
Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, announced today it has joined the Stanford SystemX Alliance, a network of 100 renowned Stanford University professors and 27 world-class companies, joining forces in a pre-competitive environment to define tomorrow's research strategies.

STMicroelectronics' semiconductors chips contribute to connected toothbrush from Oral-B

Mon, 10 Oct 2016
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) today revealed its contributions to an intelligent toothbrush system from Oral-B.

Berkeley Lab-led research breaks major barrier in transistor size

Thu, 10 Oct 2016
A research team led by faculty scientist Ali Javey at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has done just that by creating a transistor with a working 1-nanometer gate. For comparison, a strand of human hair is about 50,000 nanometers thick.

New sensor material could enable more sensitive readings of biological signals

Fri, 10 Oct 2016
Scientists have created a material that could make reading biological signals, from heartbeats to brainwaves, much more sensitive.

MEMS & Sensors Industry Group reveals Tech Showcase finalists

Tue, 10 Oct 2016
MSIG today announced the shortlist of finalists who will compete for the title of winner at this year's event.

Researchers develop DNA-based single-electron electronic devices

Thu, 10 Oct 2016
Researchers at the Nanoscience Center (NSC) of the University of Jyväskylä and BioMediTech (BMT) of the University of Tampere have now demonstrated a method to fabricate electronic devices by using DNA.

Nanowires as sensors in new type of atomic force microscope

Mon, 10 Oct 2016
A new type of atomic force microscope (AFM) uses nanowires as tiny sensors. Unlike standard AFM, the device with a nanowire sensor enables measurements of both the size and direction of forces. Physicists at the University of Basel and at the EPF Lausanne have described these results in the recent issue of Nature Nanotechnology.

Motion-sensing device from ST supports immersive virtual, augmented reality on Android mobile devices

Tue, 10 Oct 2016
STMicroelectronics today announced that its LSM6DSM 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) has earned certification for use in next-generation mobile devices running Google Daydream, a high-performance virtual-reality platform, and Tango, a platform that maps 3D space and enables it to be overlaid with virtual objects.

Exploring defects in nanoscale devices for possible quantum computing applications

Thu, 10 Oct 2016
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology in collaboration with the University of Cambridge have studied the interaction between microwave fields and electronic defect states inside the oxide layer of field-effect transistors at cryogenic temperatures.

3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensors

Mon, 10 Oct 2016
Harvard University researchers have made the first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing.

Next-generation smartphone battery inspired by the gut

Wed, 10 Oct 2016
Researchers have developed a prototype of a next-generation lithium-sulphur battery which takes its inspiration in part from the cells lining the human intestine. The batteries, if commercially developed, would have five times the energy density of the lithium-ion batteries used in smartphones and other electronics.

When it comes to atomic-scale manufacturing, less really is more

Fri, 10 Oct 2016
Electrical currents can be now be switched on and off at the smallest conceivable scale enabling a new generation of 'green electronics' with the potential for great impact on the digital economy.

A tiny machine

Mon, 10 Oct 2016
UCSB electrical and computer engineers design an infinitesimal computing device.

Nanosensors on the alert for terrorist threats

Wed, 11 Nov 2016
Scientists interested in the prospects of gas sensors based on binary metal oxide nano composites.

Small, energy-efficient health patch from imec and Holst Centre lays the foundation for better mobile health solutions

Tue, 11 Nov 2016
At electronica, imec, Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO), and TNO have introduced their next-generation health patch.

Nano-scale electronics score laboratory victory

Thu, 11 Nov 2016
NYU Tandon researchers pioneer technique to grow monolayer tungsten disulfide for next-generation transistors, wearable electronics, and biomedical devices.

Health diagnosis through bio-signal measuring electrodes on IoT devices

Mon, 11 Nov 2016
DGIST developed electrodes that can measure biological signals.

Delivering a power punch

Mon, 12 Dec 2016
Microscale energy storage units for wearable and miniaturized electronic devices are improved using porous materials.

Imec demonstrates record tunneling magnetoresistance for one of the world's smallest perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions

Tue, 12 Dec 2016
At the 2016 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, in a special poster session on MRAM, world-leading research and innovation hub for nano-electronics and digital technology imec presented a 8nm p-MTJ device with 100 percent tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR) and coercive field as high 1500Oe.

Leti shows memristive devices can mimic different kind of synaptic plasticity inspired by biology

Wed, 12 Dec 2016
Presented at IEDM 2016, breakthrough suggests path to embedding neuromorphic learning in low-power devices that could enable autonomous systems.

State of the art sensors made from graphene and children's toy silly putty

Fri, 12 Dec 2016
World-first graphene innovation could be used for applications in medical devices and diagnostics.

Stamping technique creates tiny circuits with electronic ink

Fri, 12 Dec 2016
New stamping technique creates functional features at nanoscale dimensions.

Outfitting the future

Mon, 12 Dec 2016
Wearable technology is about more than smartwatches or counting steps. Across North Carolina State University, researchers are using it to solve problems — monitoring heart rate and environmental dangers, powering electronic devices, delivering medications, building better prosthetics and improving safety.

NIST device for detecting subatomic-scale motion may aid robotics, homeland security

Fri, 12 Dec 2016
Highly sensitive measuring tool can also be mass-produced.

World's smallest radio receiver has building blocks the size of 2 atoms

Fri, 12 Dec 2016
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have made the world's smallest radio receiver - built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds.

Advance in intense pulsed light sintering opens door to improved electronics manufacturing

Thu, 12 Dec 2016
Faster production of advanced, flexible electronics is among the potential benefits of a discovery by researchers at Oregon State University's College of Engineering.

Sensor sensation

Thu, 12 Dec 2016
OIST researchers create a novel sensor capable of measuring both charge and mass of biomolecules with potential applications in healthcare diagnostics.

Bosch launches smallest high performance barometric pressure sensor at CES 2017

Wed, 1 Jan 2017
Today, Bosch Sensortec launches the BMP380, the company's smallest and best performing barometric pressure sensor, with a compact size of only 2.0 x 2.0 x 0.75 mm3.

Vesper and DSP Group demo near-zero-power voice-activation for battery-powered devices at CES 2017

Thu, 1 Jan 2017
Vesper, DSP Group and Sensory will demonstrate their new development platform from January 5-8, 2017 during CES 2017.

imec collaborates with City of Antwerp and Flanders to establish Smart City Living Lab

Fri, 1 Jan 2017
How can the Internet of Things change the future of the average citizen? To answer this question, imec joins forces with the City of Antwerp and the Flanders region to turn Antwerp into a Living Lab in which businesses, researchers, local residents and the city itself will experiment with smart technologies that aim to make urban life more pleasant, enjoyable and sustainable.

ams launches world’s first digital multispectral sensor-on-chip leveraging breakthrough wafer-level filter technology

Tue, 1 Jan 2017
ams AG today launched the world's first series of cost-effective multispectral sensor-on-chip solutions, opening the way for a new generation of spectral analyzers for consumer and industrial applications.

Imec and EVG demonstrate for the first time 1.8µm pitch overlay accuracy for wafer bonding

Fri, 1 Jan 2017
Breakthrough results pave the way to multi-layer 3D ICs with high density interconnects realized by automated wafer-to-wafer bonding technology.

New low-cost technique converts bulk alloys to oxide nanowires

Fri, 1 Jan 2017
A simple technique for producing oxide nanowires directly from bulk materials could dramatically lower the cost of producing the one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures.

Highly sensitive gas sensors for volatile organic compound detection

Wed, 2 Feb 2017
In an effort to improve VOC detection, a collaboration of Japanese researchers from Kumamoto University, Fukuoka Industrial Technology Center, and Tohoku University set out to improve sensor sensitivity by modifying the particle and pore sizes of Tin-dioxide (SnO2) nanocrystals on sensing film.

imec debuts plastic NFC tag, compatible to ISO protocols

Tue, 2 Feb 2017
Innovative tag is the thinnest and mechanically most robust technology compatible to ISO protocols.

imec, Holst, ROHM debut all digital phase-locked loop for IoT radios

Wed, 2 Feb 2017
At the 2017 International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco (US), imec, Holst Centre and ROHM today presented an all-digital phase-locked loop (ADPLL) for Internet-of-Things (IoT) radio transceivers.

Improved polymer and new assembly method for ultra-conformable 'electronic tattoo' devices

Wed, 2 Feb 2017
Process uses household inkjet printer without soldering to create 750nm-thin elastomeric sheet.

Microhotplates for a smart gas sensor

Wed, 2 Feb 2017
Toyohashi University of Technology researchers have developed microhotplates (MHPs), in which an SU-8 photoresist was employed as a supporting material. The MHP can moderate the requirement for the layout design and the process condition of integrated smart gas sensors.

STMicroelectronics, DSP Group, and Sensory create keyword-smart microphone for voice-controlled devices

Mon, 2 Feb 2017
Ultra-low power voice processing and MEMS microphone circuitry enables sound detection and keyword recognition in a miniaturized single package.

Nano 'sandwich' offers unique properties

Mon, 2 Feb 2017
Rice University researchers simulate two-dimensional hybrids for optoelectronics.

New optical nanosensor improves brain mapping accuracy, opens way for more applications

Fri, 3 Mar 2017
Potassium-sensitive fluorescence-imaging method shines light on chemical activity within the brain.

Imec’s 200mm GaN-on-Si e-mode power devices withstand heavy ion and neutron irradiation

Tue, 3 Mar 2017
Radiation hardness of e-mode devices confirm maturity of imec’s 200mm GaN-on-Si platform.

Reducing conducting thin film surface roughness for electronics

Tue, 3 Mar 2017
In a significant advance, particularly within the microelectronics realm, University of Massachusetts Amherst engineers have established electrical surface treatment of conducting thin films as a physical processing method to reduce surface roughness.

Eutelsat, ST announce low-cost, low-power System-on-Chip for interactive satellite terminals

Wed, 3 Mar 2017
ST and Eutelsat complete development of chip for Eutelsat's next-generation SmartLNB.

Imec, Holst Centre present a digital receiver excelling in energy efficiency and small size for Bluetooth 5

Thu, 3 Mar 2017
Imec and Holst Centre (initiated by imec and TNO) have developed a novel phase-tracking receiver bringing further power and cost reduction for the next generations of Bluetooth and IEEE802.15.4 radio chips.

NXP launches single-chip SoC with integrated microcontroller

Thu, 3 Mar 2017
NXP Semiconductors today announced the world's smallest single-chip SoC solution -- the MC9S08SUx microcontroller (MCU) family -- with an integrated 18V-to-5V LDO and MOSFET pre-driver that delivers ultra-high-voltage solution for drones, robots, power tools, DC fan, healthcare and other low-end brushless DC electric motor control (BLDC) applications.

Researchers make flexible glass for tiny medical devices

Fri, 3 Mar 2017
Glass can bend over and over again on a nanoscale.

Spray-on memory could enable bendable digital storage

Tue, 4 Apr 2017
Nanowire ink enables flexible, programmable electronics on materials like paper, plastic or fabric.

A novel method for the fabrication of active-matrix 3-D pressure sensors

Wed, 4 Apr 2017
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has created a three-dimensional, tactile sensor that could detect wide pressure ranges from human body weight to a finger touch. This new sensor with transparent features is capable of generating an electrical signal based on the sensed touch actions, also, consumes far less electricity than conventional pressure sensors.

Columbia engineers invent method to control light propagation in waveguides

Mon, 4 Apr 2017
New technique using nano-antennas to make photonic integrated devices smaller with a broader working wavelength range could transform optical communications.

Engineering technique is damaging materials, research reveals

Fri, 4 Apr 2017
Widely used microscopy technique has unintended consequences, new Oxford University research reveals.

Analog Devices’ MEMS accelerometers deliver compelling noise performance for condition monitoring applications

Mon, 4 Apr 2017
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced two high frequency, low noise MEMS accelerometers designed specifically for industrial condition monitoring applications.

Diamond quantum sensor reveals current flows in next-gen materials

Thu, 4 Apr 2017
World-first images of electric currents in graphene released.

Scientists help thin-film ferroelectrics go extreme

Wed, 5 May 2017
Berkeley Lab researchers create polarization gradient, boost temperature span of ubiquitous material.

SiTime enables industrial IoT applications with smallest, lowest-power, precision MEMS reference clocks

Mon, 6 Jun 2017
These timing solutions, available in a tiny CSP (chip-scale package), enable coin-cell battery operated IoT sensors to run up to 10 years.

Queen's researcher's 'miracle material' discovery could end cracked smart devices

Fri, 6 Jun 2017
A Queen's University researcher has led an international team of scientists to the discovery of a new material, which could finally bring an end to the misery of cracked smartphone and tablet screens.

Imec demonstrates breakthrough in CMOS-compatible ferroelectric memory

Wed, 6 Jun 2017
Imec has proved the validity of ferroelectric memory as a promising technology at various points in the memory hierarchy, and as a new technology for storage class memory -- today, it demonstrated the world's first a vertically stacked ferroelectric Al doped HfO2 device for NAND applications.

Imec achieves record-low source/drain contact resistivity for PMOS transistors

Thu, 6 Jun 2017
Imec is wrapping up at the Symposia on VLSI Technology this week with two announcements: the reporting of record breaking values below 10^-9 Ohm.cm² for PMOS source/drain contact resistivity and new process improvements for next generation devices.

New computing system takes its cues from the human brain

Mon, 6 Jun 2017
The new system employs a network of electronic oscillators to solve graph coloring tasks – a type of problem that tends to choke modern computers.

SUNY ranks among top 100 worldwide for patents granted in 2016

Mon, 6 Jun 2017
The State University of New York ranked 38th in the “Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents for 2016,” according to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).

Breakthrough by Queen's University paves way for smaller electronic devices

Wed, 6 Jun 2017
Queen's University Belfast researchers have discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets, which could revolutionise the tiny electronic devices that control everything from smart phones to banking and medical technology.

New prospects for universal memory -- high speed of RAM and the capacity of flash

Fri, 6 Jun 2017
Thin films created at MIPT could be the basis for future development of ReRAM.

To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible

Mon, 6 Jun 2017
Researchers uncover design principles to make polymers that can transport both ions and electrons.

Hamburg researchers develop new transistor concept

Mon, 7 Jul 2017
Transistors, as used in billions on every computer chip, are nowadays based on semiconductor-type materials, usually silicon. As the demands for computer chips in laptops, tablets and smartphones continue to rise, new possibilities are being sought out to fabricate them inexpensively, energy-saving and flexibly.

Breathable, wearable electronics on skin for long-term health monitoring

Mon, 7 Jul 2017
A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on, says a Japanese group of scientists.

Imec demonstrates electrically functional 5nm solution for back-end-of-line

Mon, 7 Jul 2017
At its annual Imec Technology Forum USA in San Francisco, imec today presented an electrically functional solution for the 5nm back-end-of-line (BEOL).

How low can we go?

Tue, 7 Jul 2017
In the advanced CMOS technology programs ongoing in the Belgium city of Leuven, imec works to extend the building-blocks of integrated circuits (IC).

NUS engineers achieve significant breakthrough in spin wave-based information processing technology

Mon, 7 Jul 2017
Novel method of propagating spin waves could pave the way for high-speed, miniaturized data processing devices.

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

Mon, 7 Jul 2017
A new electrochemical energy harvesting device developed at Vanderbilt University can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.

NASA’s new vacuum-channel nanoelectronics rely on Park Systems AFM

Thu, 7 Jul 2017
Using scanning capacitance microscopy with a Park Systems atomic force microscope a team at NASA successfully characterized both the spatial variations in capacitance as well as the topography of vacuum-channel nanoelectronic transistors.

Alkaline soil, sensible sensor

Wed, 8 Aug 2017
Field sensor quickly, accurately identifies soil issues.

Opto-mechanical technique circumvents mechanical losses using the action of light

Tue, 8 Aug 2017
A research collaboration between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the University of Maryland has revealed a new technique by which scattering of sound waves from disorder in a material can be suppressed on demand. All of this, can be simply achieved by illuminating with the appropriate color of laser light. The result, which is published in Nature Communications, could have a wide-ranging impact on sensors and communication systems.

Brain-mimicking nanomaterials for A.I. retina receive $7M research grant

Wed, 8 Aug 2017
A future android brain like that of Star Trek’s Commander Data might contain neuristors, multi-circuit components that emulate the firings of human neurons.

Everspin Announces 1-Gigabit MRAM

Thu, 8 Aug 2017
Everspin Technologies, Inc. has begun sampling its new 1-Gigabit Spin Torque Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (ST-MRAM) with lead customers.

Analog Devices’ monitoring initiative aims to improve crop quality, yields, and boost profitability of local farmers

Wed, 8 Aug 2017
The initiative instructs student farmers how to use Internet of Things and blockchain technologies to track the conditions and movement of produce from “Farm to Fork” to make decisions that improve quality, yields, and profitability.

High-speed switching for ultrafast electromechanical switches and sensors

Tue, 8 Aug 2017
Unlike the slow ferroelastic domain switching expected for ceramics, high-speed sub-microsecond ferroelastic domain switching and simultaneous lattice deformation are directly observed for the Pb(Zr0.4Ti0.6)O3 thin films. This exciting finding paves the way for high-frequency ultrafast electromechanical switches and sensors.

Acting like a muscle, nano-sized device lifts 165 times its own weight

Wed, 8 Aug 2017
Rutgers materials scientists discover powerful effect that could benefit robotics, aviation, medicine and other fields.

New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel source

Thu, 8 Aug 2017
A new device being developed by Washington State University physicist Yi Gu could one day turn the heat generated by a wide array of electronics into a usable fuel source.

Insect eyes inspire new solar cell design from Stanford

Fri, 9 Sep 2017
Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could pave the way to a new generation of advanced photovoltaics, say Stanford University scientists.

UPMEM announces the first processing in-memory chip accelerating Big Data applications

Fri, 9 Sep 2017
UPMEM, a fabless semiconductor startup company, announces UPMEM Processing In-Memory (PIM), the next generation hardware solution for data intensive applications in the datacenter, solving server-level efficiency and performance bottlenecks.

Leti develops proof of concept to test wireless systems in aircraft

Wed, 9 Sep 2017
Leti, a technology research institute of CEA Tech, announced today it has developed a methodology for testing high-speed wireless communications on airplanes that allows different system deployments in cabins, and assesses wireless devices before they are installed.

Understanding the impact of valve flow coefficient (Cv) in fluid systems

Tue, 9 Sep 2017
Understanding the impact of valve flow coefficient (Cv) in fluid systems for microelectronics manufacturing.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES introduces new automotive platform to fuel tomorrow's connected car

Thu, 10 Oct 2017
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today unveiled AutoPro, a new platform designed to provide automotive customers a broad set of technology solutions and manufacturing services that minimize certification efforts and speed time-to-market.

SEMICON Europa 2017: Keynotes announced

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Showcasing critical issues shaping the entire electronics manufacturing supply chain.

Leti coordinating European project to improve drivetrains for electric vehicles

Fri, 10 Oct 2017
CEA Tech's contribution includes Liten's knowhow in magnetic materials and simulation and Leti's expertise in wide-bandgap semiconductors.

STMicroelectronics announces class-leading water-resistant pressure sensor

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
STMicroelectronics has taken underwater accuracy to new heights with its latest miniature pressure sensor, which is featured in the new Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro.

Piezoelectrics stretch their potential with a method for flexible sticking

Wed, 10 Oct 2017
Researchers see performance boost in novel method for connecting thin-film piezoelectric materials to flexible substrates, with potential applications for medical devices.

Tiny chip-based methane spectrometer could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Thu, 10 Oct 2017
New technology from IBM Research could be used to create an inexpensive sensor network that autonomously monitors for natural gas leaks.

NXP unveils breakthrough tech for payment cards

Fri, 10 Oct 2017
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today debuted two significant technology breakthroughs at the largest fintech innovation event, Money 20/20, October 22-25, 2017, in Las Vegas.

SEMI FlexTech selects PARC to build ultrathin, flexible audio speaker

Mon, 10 Oct 2017
FlexTech, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner announced a new development project with PARC, a Xerox company, to develop a hybrid, highly bendable, paper-like smart tag, incorporating a thin audio speaker.

Enabling the A.I. era

Wed, 11 Nov 2017
There’s a strongly held belief now that the way in which semiconductors will be designed and manufactured in the future will be largely determined by a variety of rapidly growing applications, including artificial intelligence/deep learning, virtual and augmented reality, 5G, automotive, the IoT and many other uses, such as bioelectronics and drones. The key question for most semiconductor manufacturers is how can they benefit from these trends?

Advanced wireless-charging chip from STMicroelectronics enables faster charging of smartphones and tablets

Thu, 11 Nov 2017
STMicroelectronics is powering up wireless charging for mobile devices by introducing one of the world's first chips to support the latest industry standard for faster charging.

Improving sensor accuracy to prevent electrical grid overload

Mon, 11 Nov 2017
Engineers take note -- new current sensors need fine-tuning to accurately inform monitors of the electrical grid about incoming surges.

How to tame the electromagnetic interference in the fabs and beyond

Thu, 12 Dec 2017
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is an increasingly important topic across the global electronics manufacturing supply chain.

IBM's Khare on A.I.

Thu, 12 Dec 2017
Mukesh Khare, VP of IBM Research, talked about the impact artificial intelligence (AI) is going to have on the semiconductor industry during a recent panel session hosted by Applied Materials. He said that today most artificial intelligence is too complex.

Discovery sets new world standard in nano generators

Mon, 12 Dec 2017
Researchers discover new way to power electrical devices.

Plasmonic biosensors enable development of new easy-to-use health tests

Wed, 12 Dec 2017
Researchers at Aalto University have developed a biosensor that enables creating a range of new easy-to-use health tests similar to home pregnancy tests. The plasmonic biosensor can detect diseased exosomes even by the naked eye. A rapid analysis by biosensors helps recognize inflammatory bowel diseases, cancer and other diseases rapidly and start relevant treatments in time. In addition to using discovery in biomedicine, industry may use advanced applications in energy.

The coldest chip in the world

Wed, 12 Dec 2017
Physicists at the University of Basel have succeeded in cooling a nanoelectronic chip to a temperature lower than 3 millikelvin.

Acoustic device makes piezoelectrics sing to a different tune

Wed, 12 Dec 2017
New embedded transducer approach allows surface acoustic wave device to transmit signals with six times the speed of most commercially used devices.

Samsung now mass producing industry's first 2nd-generation, 10nm class DRAM

Wed, 12 Dec 2017
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first 2nd-generation of 10-nanometer class (1y-nm), 8-gigabit (Gb) DDR4 DRAM.

STMicroelectronics and USound deliver first advanced MEMS silicon micro-speakers

Wed, 1 Jan 2018
STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) and USound, a fast-growing audio company, have delivered the first silicon micro-speakers resulting from their technology collaboration announced last year.

New Vivid Color HDR technology, for thinner, brighter, more colorful experience

Wed, 1 Jan 2018
An alternative for power-efficient portable HDR displays, in Notebook, Tablet, SmartPhone, Monitor, TV, AR, and VR applications.

Touchy nanotubes work better when clean

Thu, 1 Jan 2018
Rice, Swansea scientists show that decontaminating nanotubes can simplify nanoscale devices.

NRL improves optical efficiency in nanophotonic devices

Fri, 1 Jan 2018
A team of physicists, headed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), have demonstrated the means to improve the optical loss characteristics and transmission efficiency of hexagonal boron nitride devices, enabling very small lasers and nanoscale optics.

Making the Internet of Things possible with a new breed of 'memristors'

Wed, 1 Jan 2018
Easily printable, organic thin films can retain data for more than 10 years without power, work with low voltages -- and become the building block of future computers that mimic the human brain.

Researchers use sound waves to advance optical communication

Tue, 1 Jan 2018
Illinois researchers have demonstrated that sound waves can be used to produce ultraminiature optical diodes that are tiny enough to fit onto a computer chip.

Imec demonstrates shortwave infrared range hyperspectral imaging camera

Thu, 1 Jan 2018
Imec today announced that it will demonstrate its very first shortwave infrared (SWIR) range hyperspectral imaging camera at next week’s SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco.

New sensor for measuring electric field strength

Fri, 1 Jan 2018
TU Wien has developed a sensor for measuring the strength of electric fields, which is much smaller, simpler and less prone to distortion than comparable devices.

Researchers boost efficiency and stability of optical rectennas

Mon, 1 Jan 2018
The research team that announced the first optical rectenna in 2015 is now reporting a two-fold efficiency improvement in the devices — and a switch to air-stable diode materials. The improvements could allow the rectennas – which convert electromagnetic fields at optical frequencies directly to electrical current – to operate low-power devices such as temperature sensor

Leti develops lens-free, point-of-care system for diagnosing spinal meningitis

Tue, 1 Jan 2018
Leti, a research institute at CEA Tech, has invented a lens-free microscope technology that provides point-of-care diagnosis for spinal meningitis. Outlined in a paper presented at Photonics West, the new technology provides immediate results and eliminates errors in counting white blood cells (leukocytes) in cerebrospinal fluid, which is required to diagnose the infection.

ST technologies help Neonode add touch interaction to any object, surface, or space

Wed, 1 Jan 2018
Silicon chips from STMicroelectronics have enabled new zForce AIR touch-sensing modules from Neonode, the optical sensor technology company.

Engineers design artificial synapse for "brain-on-a-chip" hardware

Thu, 2 Feb 2018
Design is major stepping stone toward portable artificial-intelligence devices.

Tiny but mighty: smallest amplifiers deliver high performance for challenging system designs

Tue, 2 Feb 2018
Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced the industry's smallest operational amplifier (op amp) and low-power comparators at 0.64 mm2.

MACOM and STMicroelectronics to bring GaN on silicon to mainstream RF markets and applications

Wed, 2 Feb 2018
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. and STMicroelectronics announced an agreement to develop GaN (Gallium Nitride) on Silicon wafers to be manufactured by ST for MACOM's use across an array of RF applications.

Leti Chief Scientist Barbara De Salvo to deliver opening day talk on brain-inspired technologies at ISSCC 2018

Thu, 2 Feb 2018
Delivering a keynote talk during the Feb. 12 plenary session that formally opens the conference, De Salvo will note that the architecture will include human-brain inspired hardware coupled to new computing paradigms and algorithms that "will allow for distributed intelligence over the whole IoT network, all-the-way down to ultralow-power end-devices."

Today's highest quality composite-piezoelectric developed at NUST MISIS

Mon, 2 Feb 2018
NUST MISIS scientists jointly with an international group of scientists have managed to develop a composite material that has the best piezoelectric properties today. The research results were published in Scientific Reports journal.

Imec introduces CMOS chip with 16,384 micro-electrodes and 1,024 channels for multimodal cell interfacing

Mon, 2 Feb 2018
Breakthrough for high-throughput cell assays and characterization of complex cell behavior and interaction.

Rutgers-led innovation could spur faster, cheaper, nano-based manufacturing

Wed, 2 Feb 2018
Scalable and cost-effective manufacturing of thin film devices.

Better together: Silicon qubits plus light add up to new quantum computing capability

Thu, 2 Feb 2018
A silicon-based quantum computing device could be closer than ever due to a new experimental device that demonstrates the potential to use light as a messenger to connect quantum bits of information -- known as qubits -- that are not immediately adjacent to each other. The feat is a step toward making quantum computing devices from silicon, the same material used in today's smartphones and computers.

'Memtransistor' brings world closer to brain-like computing

Wed, 2 Feb 2018
Combined memristor and transistor can process information and store memory with one device.

Researchers invent light-emitting nanoantennas

Wed, 2 Feb 2018
Nanoscale light sources and nanoantennas already found a wide range of applications in several areas, such as ultra compact pixels, optical detection or telecommunications.

UBC engineers advance the capability of wearable tech

Fri, 2 Feb 2018
A new low-cost ultra-stretchable sensor can do more with less.

Microsemi's new RF modules speed time to market for implantable medical device designers

Fri, 2 Feb 2018
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the ZL70123, a new radio frequency (RF) base station module for implantable devices utilizing the Medical Implant Communication Service (MICS) RF band.

A marriage of light-manipulation technologies

Thu, 3 Mar 2018
Researchers have, for the first time, integrated two technologies widely used in applications such as optical communications, bio-imaging and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) systems that scan the surroundings of self-driving cars and trucks.

A treasure trove for nanotechnology experts

Tue, 3 Mar 2018
A team from EPFL and NCCR Marvel has identified more than 1,000 materials with a particularly interesting 2D structure. Their research paves the way for groundbreaking technological applications.

New approach to measuring stickiness could aid micro-device design

Thu, 3 Mar 2018
Brown University engineers have devised a new method of measuring the stickiness of micro-scale surfaces. The technique, described in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, could be useful in designing and building micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), devices with microscopic moving parts.

Scientists develop new tool for imprinting biochips

Fri, 3 Mar 2018
The new technology could allow researchers to fit more biochemical probes onto a single biochip and reduce the cost of screening and analyzing changes associated with disease development, detecting bioterrorism agents, and other areas of research.

Breakthrough in circuit design makes electronics more resistant to damage and defects

Mon, 3 Mar 2018
A newly published paper in Nature Electronics details how researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY, used an array of nonlinear resonators to overcome signal disruption when electronic circuits are broken or damaged.

Imec honors Qualcomm founder Irwin M. Jacobs with Lifetime of Innovation Award

Wed, 3 Mar 2018
Imec, a research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, today presented its annual Lifetime of Innovation Award to Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus of Qualcomm.

CEA shows path to creating building blocks of quantum processors

Tue, 3 Mar 2018
CEA-Leti, a French technology research institute of the CEA and Inac, a joint fundamental research institute between the CEA and the University Grenoble Alpes, today announced a breakthrough towards large-scale fabrication of quantum bits, or qubits, the elementary bricks of future quantum processors.

NUS scientists develop novel chip for fast and accurate disease detection at low cost

Thu, 3 Mar 2018
Innovative microfluidic chip uses only standard lab microscope to spot nano-biomolecules without any fluorescent labels.

New insights from failures

Mon, 3 Mar 2018
To be able to guarantee the reliability of transistors, we have been conducting research for some years now at imec to see what happens when transistors operate properly and when they fail.

ABI Research's Teardowns service finds first hidden under-display fingerprint sensor bites into Apple's face recognition technology

Wed, 4 Apr 2018
What makes the Vivo X20 Plus UD smartphone so important is that it is the first smartphone to use Synaptics' under-display fingerprint sensor, and it has the potential to bite into Apple's face recognition technology, announced the Teardowns service of ABI Research.

Surrey creates new tool to speed up the design of wearable tech

Tue, 4 Apr 2018
In a new paper published by Nano Energy, experts from the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) at the University of Surrey detail a new methodology that allows designers of smart-wearables to better understand and predict how their products would perform once manufactured and in use.

MicroDevices expands fabrication capability with high rate etcher

Tue, 4 Apr 2018
Sensera Inc. (MicroDevices) has acquired and qualified a SPTS ASE-HRM etch platform. This etcher adds capability to the fab that was previously outsourced to partners.

STMicroelectronics and Jorjin introduce ultra-low-power Sigfox IoT modules with dual RF connectivity

Thu, 4 Apr 2018
STMicroelectronics and Jorjin Technologies Inc. announced the certification of the dual-radio modules that combine Sigfox wireless-network technology with Bluetooth low energy (BLE).

Turning graphene into light nanosensors

Thu, 4 Apr 2018
Tuning the graphene embedded in a photonic crystal by varying the external temperature can transform it into a light-sensitive sensor.

Silicon Microstructures launches ultra-low differential pressure sensor with extraordinary long term stability

Wed, 5 May 2018
SMI (Silicon Microstructures, Inc.) introduces the SM933X Series of ultra low MEMS pressure sensor systems.

Lab-on-a-chip device mimics eye damage due to intense light

Thu, 5 May 2018
Houston Methodist researchers create eye neuron network model to study retinal diseases, possible treatment options.

Engineers on a roll toward smaller, more efficient radio frequency transformers

Mon, 5 May 2018
The future of electronic devices lies partly within the "internet of things" - the network of devices, vehicles and appliances embedded within electronics to enable connectivity and data exchange. University of Illinois engineers are helping realize this future by minimizing the size of one notoriously large element of integrated circuits used for wireless communication - the transformer.

Advanced materials: processing glass like a polymer

Thu, 5 May 2018
KIT materials scientists develop new forming technology -- publication in advanced materials.

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting announces 2018 Call for Papers

Tue, 5 May 2018
The 64th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting(IEDM), to be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel December 1-5, 2018, has issued a Call for Papers seeking the world's best original work in all areas of microelectronics research and development.

Silicon breakthrough could make key microwave technology much cheaper and better

Thu, 5 May 2018
Researchers using powerful supercomputers have found a way to generate microwaves with inexpensive silicon, a breakthrough that could dramatically cut costs and improve devices such as sensors in self-driving vehicles.

TowerJazz & Gpixel announce world's smallest global shutter pixel

Tue, 5 May 2018
TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, and Gpixel, Inc., a fast-growing CMOS image sensor (CIS) provider focusing on professional applications, announced today that Gpixel's GMAX0505.

Lung-on-a-chip simulates pulmonary fibrosis

Wed, 5 May 2018
New biotech could reduce time and cost of developing medicine for deadly lung disease.

BISTel unveils first intelligent applications for smart manufacturing

Fri, 6 Jun 2018
New Dynamic Fault Detection (DFD) offers full trace analysis, overcomes limitations of legacy FDC systems to improve yield significantly.

Flexible organic electronics mimic biological mechanosensory nerves

Fri, 6 Jun 2018
Artificial nerves can be used for neurorobotics and neuroprosthetics.

Imec extends damascene metallization towards the 3nm technology node

Mon, 6 Jun 2018
At this week’s 2018 IEEE International Interconnect Technology Conference (IITC 2018), imec will present 11 papers on advanced interconnects, ranging from extending Cu and Co damascene metallization, all the way to evaluating new alternatives such as Ru and graphene.

imec demonstrates compact low-power 140GHz CMOS radar with on-chip antennas

Thu, 6 Jun 2018
The achievement is an important step in the development of radar-based sensors for a myriad of smart intuitive applications, such as building security, remote health monitoring of car drivers, breathing and heart rate of patients, and gesture recognition for man-machine interaction.

A nanotech sensor that turns molecular fingerprints into bar codes

Fri, 6 Jun 2018
Scientists at EPFL's School of Engineering and at Australian National University (ANU) have developed a compact and sensitive nanophotonic system that can identify a molecule's absorption characteristics without using conventional spectrometry.

Scientists print sensors on gummi candy

Thu, 6 Jun 2018
Printing microelectrode arrays on gelatin and other soft materials could pave the way for new medical diagnostics tools.

U-M researchers create world's smallest 'computer'

Thu, 6 Jun 2018
IBM's announcement that they had produced the world's smallest computer back in March raised a few eyebrows at the University of Michigan, home of the previous champion of tiny computing.

Closing the gap: On the road to terahertz electronics

Tue, 6 Jun 2018
Asymmetric plasmonic antennas deliver femtosecond pulses for fast optoelectronics.

Optimum Semiconductor unveils new image recognition SoC

Tue, 6 Jun 2018
Optimum Semiconductor Technologies, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company providing highly-integrated Systems on Chips (SoCs) for China's thriving electronics markets, announced the GP8300 SoC.

Ultimate precision for sensor technology using qubits and machine learning

Thu, 7 Jul 2018
Extracting information quickly from quantum states is necessary for future quantum processors and super-sensitive detectors in existing technologies.

Merging antenna and electronics boosts energy and spectrum efficiency

Thu, 7 Jul 2018
Research could lead to longer talk time and higher data rates in 5G devices.

Generating electrical power from waste heat

Mon, 7 Jul 2018
New Sandia solid-state silicon device may one day power space missions.

Nano-kirigami: 'Paper-cut' provides model for 3D intelligent nanofabrication

Fri, 7 Jul 2018
Dr. LI Jiafang, from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has recently formed an international team to apply kirigami techniques to advanced 3D nanofabrication.

Boston Semi Equipment enhances MEMS sensor testing

Mon, 7 Jul 2018
Boston Semi Equipment (BSE) introduced today its Zeus gravity feed solution for handling pressure MEMS devices that require pressure and vacuum stimulus during testing.

Researchers move closer to completely optical artificial neural network

Fri, 7 Jul 2018
Optical training of neural networks could lead to more efficient artificial intelligence.

Future electronic components to be printed like newspapers

Fri, 7 Jul 2018
A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices.

Writing the future of rewritable memory

Mon, 7 Jul 2018
Scientists have perfected a technique to exceed capacity of current hard drives 1000-fold.

Generation of random numbers by measuring phase fluctuations from a laser diode with a silicon-on-in

Tue, 7 Jul 2018
Millimeter-scale chip uses less power to create quantum random numbers at high speeds.

NIST chip lights up optical neural network demo

Fri, 7 Jul 2018
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made a silicon chip that distributes optical signals precisely across a miniature brain-like grid, showcasing a potential new design for neural networks.

Imec scientist awarded ERC starting grant to develop ultra-small microscopes

Mon, 7 Jul 2018
Imec, a research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, announces that Niels Verellen, one of its young scientists, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant.

Memory-processing unit could bring memristors to the masses

Mon, 7 Jul 2018
A new way of arranging advanced computer components called memristors on a chip could enable them to be used for general computing, which could cut energy consumption by a factor of 100.

Keysight delivers the industry's smallest solder-in probe head for high performance oscilloscopes

Wed, 8 Aug 2018
Keysight MX0100A InfiniiMax micro probe head designed to access small geometry, high density target devices.

Wearable devices: Useful medical insights or just more data?

Thu, 8 Aug 2018
A new review looks at the booming industry of measuring 'every breath you take and every move you make'.

Integrated sensor could monitor brain aneurysm treatment

Tue, 8 Aug 2018
A multi-university research team has demonstrated proof-of-concept for a highly flexible and stretchable sensor that could be integrated with the flow diverter to monitor hemodynamics in a blood vessel without costly diagnostic procedures.

More than mobility: Smart automotive innovations go beyond technology

Mon, 9 Sep 2018
Are you ready for a shared economy where your transportation needs are no longer met by an automaker, but rather a "mobility service provider"?

'Building up' stretchable electronics to be as multipurpose as your smartphone

Mon, 8 Aug 2018
By stacking and connecting layers of stretchable circuits on top of one another, engineers have developed an approach to build soft, pliable "3D stretchable electronics" that can pack a lot of functions while staying thin and small in size.

A human enzyme can biodegrade graphene

Fri, 8 Aug 2018
Graphene Flagship partners discovered that a natural human enzyme can biodegrade graphene. These findings could have great implications in the development of graphene-based biomedical devices.

Leti and Vsora demonstrate 3GPP new radio on multi-core digital signal processor

Tue, 9 Sep 2018
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, and VSORA, which specializes in multi-core digital signal processor (DSP) design, today announced they have demonstrated the implementation of 5G New Radio (5G NR) Release 15 on a new DSP architecture that can dramatically reduce time to market of digital modems.

Wearable ultrasound patch monitors blood pressure deep inside body

Wed, 9 Sep 2018
A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision.

Leti announces EU project to develop powerful, inexpensive sensors with photonic integrated circuits

Wed, 9 Sep 2018
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced the launch of the REDFINCH consortium to develop the next generation of miniaturized, portable optical sensors for chemical detection in both gases and liquids.

STMicroelectronics unveils highly integrated mobile-security chip

Thu, 9 Sep 2018
STMicroelectronics revealed its highly integrated mobile-security solution, the ST54J, a system-on-chip (SoC) containing an NFC (Near-Field Communication) controller, Secure Element, and eSIM.

Smart devices could soon tap their owners as a battery source

Fri, 9 Sep 2018
The world is edging closer to a reality where smart devices are able to use their owners as an energy resource, say experts from the University of Surrey.

Study opens route to flexible electronics made from exotic materials

Wed, 10 Oct 2018
Cost-effective method produces semiconducting films from materials that outperform silicon.

Dynamic Fault Detection: Utilizing AI and IoT to revolutionize manufacturing

Mon, 10 Oct 2018
A new approach in Fault Detection and Classification (FDC) allows engineers to uncover issues more thoroughly and accurately by taking advantage of full sensor traces.

New reservoir computer marks first-ever microelectromechanical neural network application

Tue, 10 Oct 2018
Researchers used oscillations from a microscopic beam of silicon to enable the nonlinear dynamics that allow neural networks to complete tasks ranging from processing image patterns to recognizing words.

New memristor boosts accuracy and efficiency for neural networks on an atomic scale

Tue, 10 Oct 2018
A new parallel processing approach for building resistance-based artificial synapses promises to ramp up efficiency and accuracy by making memristors as thin as a single atom.

Understanding the building blocks for an electronic brain

Mon, 10 Oct 2018
Computer bits are binary, with a value of 0 or one. By contrast, neurons in the brain can have all kinds of different internal states, depending on the input that they received. This allows the brain to process information in a more energy-efficient manner than a computer. University of Groningen (UG) physicists are working on memristors, resistors with a memory, made from niobium-doped strontium titanate, which mimic how neurons work.

STMicroelectronics and Fidesmo bring secure contactless transactions to wearables in complete payment System-on-Chip

Fri, 10 Oct 2018
STMicroelectronics and Fidesmo, the contactless-services developer and Mastercard Approved Global Vendor, have created a turnkey active solution for secure contactless payments on smart watches and other wearable technology.

Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry

Tue, 10 Oct 2018
Tiny device could replace expensive lab-scale equipment for many applications.

Spinning the light: The world's smallest optical gyroscope

Thu, 10 Oct 2018
Caltech engineers create an optical gyroscope smaller than a grain of rice.

Nanotubes may give the world better batteries

Fri, 10 Oct 2018
Rice U. scientists' method quenches lithium metal dendrites in batteries that charge faster, last longer.

New chip measures multiple cellular responses to speed drug discovery

Mon, 10 Oct 2018
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have designed a cellular interfacing array using low-cost electronics that measures multiple cellular properties and responses in real time.

Tests show integrated quantum chip operations possible

Wed, 10 Oct 2018
For the first time, an Australian team has combined 2 fundamental quantum techniques on an integrated silicon platform, confirming the promise silicon -- the basis of all modern computer chips -- for quantum computing.

NOWI receives prestigious Semiconductor Innovation Award for breakout energy harvesting technology

Tue, 11 Nov 2018
World's smallest harvesting IC – ready for first use in upcoming hybrid smartwatches.

Solution for next generation nanochips comes out of thin air

Mon, 11 Nov 2018
The secret ingredient for the next generation of more powerful electronics could be air, according to new research.

Three CEA projects awarded European Research Council Synergy Grants

Mon, 11 Nov 2018
The European Research Council (ERC) has just published the list of 27 projects it selected out of the 299 submitted to the ERC Synergy 2018 call for projects.

Draw-your-own electrodes set to speed up development of micro detection devices

Tue, 11 Nov 2018
Miniature devices for sensing biological molecules could be developed quicker thanks to a rapid prototyping method. Devices that sense and measure biological molecules important for healthcare, such as detecting diseases in blood samples, rely on electrodes to carry out their tasks.

Flexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions

Wed, 11 Nov 2018
Researchers report a new method in ACS Applied Materials & Interfacesthat creates an ultrathin, stretchable electronic skin, which could be used for a variety of human-machine interactions.

How microscopic machines can fail in the blink of an eye

Fri, 11 Nov 2018
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a method for more quickly tracking microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) as they work and, just as importantly, as they stop working.

Artificial synapses made from nanowires

Wed, 12 Dec 2018
Scientists from Jülich together with colleagues from Aachen and Turin have produced a memristive element made from nanowires that functions in much the same way as a biological nerve cell.

Graphene's magic is in the defects

Tue, 12 Dec 2018
NYU researchers offer major new insights for precise engineering of ultra-small, ultra-sensitive electrochemical sensors.

Study on low noise, high-performance transistors may bring innovations in electronics

Wed, 12 Dec 2018
A research study on low noise and high-performance transistors led by Suprem Das, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, in collaboration with researchers at Purdue University, was recently published by Physical Review Applied.

Development of MEMS sensor chip equipped with ultra-high quality diamond cantilevers

Thu, 12 Dec 2018
Progress in the development of highly reliable and sensitive diamond MEMS sensors.

Novel laser technology for microchip-size chemical sensors

Mon, 12 Dec 2018
'Frequency combs' are optimally suited for chemical sensors; a revolutionary technology developed at TU Wien (Vienna) now produces these laser frequencies in a much easier and more robust way.

LPKF offers glass foundry service for advanced IC and MEMS packaging solutions

Fri, 1 Jan 2019
Laser systems specialist LPKF Laser & Electronics, based in Hannover, Germany has added a foundry service for thin glass substrates to its product portfolio.

Waterproof graphene electronic circuits

Thu, 1 Jan 2019
Water molecules distort the electrical resistance of graphene, but a team of European researchers has discovered that when this two-dimensional material is integrated with the metal of a circuit, contact resistance is not impaired by humidity. This finding will help to develop new sensors -the interface between circuits and the real world- with a significant cost reduction.

CEA-Leti builds prototype of next-generation mid-infrared optical sensors for portable device

Tue, 2 Feb 2019
CEA-Leti today announced it has prototyped a next-generation optical chemical sensor using mid-infrared silicon photonics that can be integrated in smartphones and other portable devices.

Researchers report advances in stretchable semiconductors, integrated electronics

Tue, 2 Feb 2019
Researchers from the University of Houston have reported significant advances in stretchable electronics, moving the field closer to commercialization.

CEA-Leti combines integrated optics and holography in novel, lens-free augmented reality technology

Wed, 2 Feb 2019
Leti, an institute of CEA-Tech, has developed a novel retinal-projection concept for augmented reality (AR) uses based on a combination of integrated optics and holography.

ePaper 2.0: Color and video come to electronic paper

Fri, 2 Feb 2019
With over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, Sri Peruvemba, CMO of CLEARink Displays, is a longtime advocate of electronic display technology.

STMicroelectronics reveals motion sensor with machine learning for high-accuracy, battery-friendly activity tracking

Mon, 2 Feb 2019
STMicroelectronics has integrated machine-learning technology into its advanced inertial sensors to improve activity-tracking performance and battery life in mobiles and wearables.