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Semiconductors & ICs

Review the latest advances and technical briefs in Semiconductor and Integrated Circuit Systems (ICS) technologies essential to Design Engineers. Find new products and applications in semiconductors, electronics, electronic components, electronic circuits, integrated circuits, and ICS.

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White Papers: Aerospace
Your Solution to 7 Metal Surface Problems

Electropolishing is the preferred finishing method for critical metal parts across industries.

Question of the Week: Design
Will Stretchable Smartphones Catch On?

Our “5 Ws” feature this month highlighted skin-like electronic circuits being developed at Virginia Tech.

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Applications include wearables, airplane cabin monitoring, medical diagnostics, and indoor air quality measurement.
Briefs: Materials
A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials.
Articles: Imaging
A new high-speed sensor pushes the boundaries in light-starved conditions.
Articles: Communications
Demand for wireless IoT cloud-connected devices is growing rapidly, yet deploying Wi-Fi battery-based products is difficult.
Briefs: Energy
The battery can withstand thousands of charge and discharge cycles and years of storage before being composted.
INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Researchers from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) fabricated brain-inspired highly scalable neuromorphic hardware by co-integrating single transistor neurons...

INSIDER: Medical

Ultrathin, flexible computer circuits have been an engineering goal for years, but technical hurdles have prevented the degree of miniaturization necessary to achieve high performance....

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These common pneumatic circuits can be used alone or as building blocks in larger pneumatics systems.
Briefs: Energy
The tough circuits could withstand the grueling demands of energy production, space exploration, and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Epoxies, reverse-engineering software, temperature loggers, and more.
Briefs: Transportation
The Battery Identity Global Passport could be accessible as a scannable QR code or a computer chip.
Briefs: Energy
This invention enables improved carrier mobility for solar cells and other electronic devices.
Briefs: Aerospace
The switch has uses in circuit protection systems in the electric power grid, high-power military applications, and power for materials processing.
Briefs: Transportation
Applications include sensor signal conditioning in harsh conditions such as automotive, oil and gas operations, and firefighting.
Q&A: Photonics/Optics
Kristin Sampayan from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory found a fast way to switch high voltages.
Briefs: Materials
The microchips are about 100 times smaller than conventional microchips.
Briefs: Energy
These organic solar cells can be useful where constant, low power generation is sufficient.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology potentially enables a new generation of miniaturized electronic and optoelectronic devices.
Briefs: Medical
A flexible device worn on the wrist harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.
Briefs: Energy
The carbon fiber serves as the electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material.
Briefs: Materials
The size and shape of the nanostructure can be controlled as it is assembled piece by piece.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This could make possible embedded devices like a spinal cord-stimulating unit with a battery-powered magnetic transmitter on a wearable belt.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Atomically thin materials are a promising alternative to silicon-based transistors; now researchers can connect them more efficiently to other chip elements.

INSIDER: Physical Sciences

Physicists from the University of Sussex have developed an extremely thin, large-area semiconductor surface source of terahertz, composed of just a...

Articles: Motion Control
Designers who must sense motor position, speed, or acceleration have a lot of choices, including resolvers, optical encoders, and Hall-effect devices.

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