Keyword: Semiconductors

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs

Computer processors have shrunk to nanometer scales over the years, with billions of transistors sitting on a single computer chip. While the increased number of transistors helps make...

Briefs: Communications

Scientists discovered a new platform for quantum technologies by suspending two-dimensional (2D) crystals over pores in a slab of gold. When heated, the metal reflows to form a porous structure...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Light-emitting diode (LED)-based communications techniques allow computing devices, including cellphones, to communicate with one another using infrared light. However, LED...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Engineers have remotely determined the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique called depth thermography. The method may be useful in applications where...

Technology Leaders: Imaging
InGaAs is interesting, but is it useful?
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The method could support the semiconductor industry and facilitate development of next-gen devices.
Q&A: Semiconductors & ICs
Professor Jiwoong Park and his team have made a material that is crystalline in the X-Y direction, but amorphous in the Z direction.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An ultra-small actuator has nanometer-scale precision.
Articles: Data Acquisition
Semiconductor companies are looking for better tools and practices to maximize the efficiency of their design-validation processes.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Incorporating semiconductor components, microscopic robots are made to walk with standard electronic signals.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
Briefs: Lighting
The approach achieves near 100% light emission efficiency at all brightness levels.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This invention enables improved carrier mobility for solar cells and other electronic devices.
Briefs: Materials
The tough circuits could withstand the grueling demands of energy production, space exploration, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Nearly 100% of all-carbon-based transistors are reclaimed while retaining future functionality of the materials.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device has applications in medical diagnostics and homeland security.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
As ICs continue to become smaller and chip complexity increases, manufacturers still need to ensure reliability to their customers.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Computations are done solely with beams of light.
Briefs: Lighting
Invisible displays on walls and windows would be bright when turned on but invisible when turned off.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method could benefit next-generation electronics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A metal-organic framework does not contain cost-intensive raw materials and can be produced in bulk.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement

Thin films and engineered surfaces are used in a myriad of applications including semiconductor electronics, data storage, and precision optics. In many cases, surface roughness and...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A new encapsulation technique protects electronic properties of sensitive materials.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This work potentially opens the door to advances like more energy-efficient electronic devices.
Briefs: Materials
The AI system can help shorten the time required for 2D material-based electronics to be ready for consumer devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material combines two polymers with different properties.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
It can be used both in small, portable devices for field inspections and in very large detectors that use arrays of crystals.