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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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Articles: Photonics/Optics
See top suppliers and manufacturers in over 20 categories, including high-speed cameras, sensors, and optical components.
Products: Materials
Infrared lens testers, fiber optic transceivers, spectral radiometers, and more.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Silicon Carbide (SiC) optics are becoming more and more prevalent in high-energy laser (HEL) designs, and manufacturers must be aware of the potential risks
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed an optical amplifier that they expect will revolutionize both space and fiber communication.
Briefs: Energy
Scientists are working to improve the image resolution of X-ray techniques.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Dinkle International offers universal interface modules for connecting equipment signals to I/O modules.
Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
Rugged Computing & Electronics - November 2021

From the battlefield to the oceans to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we...

INSIDER: Materials

Stacking extremely thin films of material on top of each other can create new materials with exciting new properties. But the most successful processes for building those...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
UCLA engineers have demonstrated successful integration of a novel semiconductor material into high-power computer chips.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2021

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in satellite and...

Briefs: Materials
With this advance, so-called “flextronics” move closer to reality.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The approach achieves near 100% light emission efficiency at all brightness levels.
Briefs: Imaging
Applications include planetary exploration and imaging systems used in surveillance, navigation, and target recognition.
Products: Energy
Battery-pack test systems, data management, connector clips, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This component takes up ten times less space on computer chips.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The protective coating works like body armor for the atomically thin materials.
Briefs: Imaging
The ultrathin magnet could advance new applications in computing and electronics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This combination of technologies could enable developments for many optical applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include telecommunications, optical switching, and quantum computing.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
Briefs: Energy
Implantable chips visible only in a microscope point the way to developing chips that can be injected into the body with a hypodermic needle to monitor medical conditions.
Articles: Motion Control
Drive and control platforms provide the vital protection of people and machines in automated manufacturing efforts.
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: Electronics & Computers
Will Stretchable Smartphones Catch On?

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

Briefs: Imaging
These tactile imaging sensors can measure pressure distribution without using pressure-sensitive materials.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The durable soft electronics could be used in wearable electronics and soft robotics and could someday be part of a stretchable smartphone.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Designed for soldier uniforms, the fiber can sense, store, analyze, and infer activity when sewn into a piece of clothing.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
These antennas dramatically increase the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a coherent light source.

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