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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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INSIDER: Physical Sciences

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

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Designers who must sense motor position, speed, or acceleration have a lot of choices, including resolvers, optical encoders, and Hall-effect devices.
Articles: Transportation
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Briefs: Materials
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The walking quadruped is controlled and powered by pressurized air.
Products: Electronics & Computers
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Technology Leaders: Energy
Ultra-thin piezoresistive sensors can be used in both R&D and as embedded components to develop safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion battery technologies.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Complete integrated circuits with more than 1,000 organic electrochemical transistors can be screen-printed.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The transistors enable power converters to perform at substantially improved efficiencies, especially in high-power applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The new material could help put more power in smaller microchips.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The technology could boost quantum computers and other superconducting electronics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
Briefs: Transportation
The inexpensive cameras are easy to produce.
Briefs: Medical
A smartphone, combined with nanoscale porous silicon, enables inexpensive, simple, home diagnostics.
Briefs: Imaging

The promise of personalized medicine involves a simple device that keeps each person apprised of their level of health, identifies even trace amounts of undesirable biomarkers...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Uncooled Thermal Lens

British threat detection specialist Silent Sentinel (Hertfordshire, UK) has expanded its Aeron Ranger suite of cameras to include a brand-new 25-150mm Long...

Articles: Test & Measurement
Conductive cellulose, composites testing, and a light-emitting tattoo.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Programmed magnetic nanobeads are used to detect the virus in 55 minutes or less.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Two-dimensional (2D) materials have a huge potential for providing devices with much smaller size and extended functionalities with respect to what can be achieved with...

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

Two-dimensional materials can be used to create smaller, high-performance transistors than the ones traditionally made of silicon, according to Professor Saptarshi Das of...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This compact beam steering technology has applications in autonomous navigation, AR, and neuroscience.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Assembling tiny chips into unique programmable surfaces dramatically increases the amount of data wireless systems can transmit.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A chip-based technology generates sound profiles with high resolution and intensity to make ultrasound therapy more effective and easier.
White Papers: Power
How to Select the Right Circuit Protection for Your Medical Device

With so many circuit protection device types, design choices, and configurations, making the appropriate selection for your specific medical equipment can feel daunting –...

Products: Imaging
Near-eye displays, optical inspection systems, UV glass, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Study shows improvements to chemical sensing chip that aims to quickly and accurately identify drugs and other trace chemicals.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This built-in security measure would prevent hackers from getting enough information about the circuit to reverse-engineer it.

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