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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.

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Transistors Both Process and Store Information
The functional transistors are integrated with ferroelectric RAM.
The switch is a major new step toward building a computer that uses light instead of electricity to process information.
Facility Focus: Communications
Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
Hybrid organic-inorganic materials transfer ultra-small, high-aspect-ratio features into silicon for next-generation electronic devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Thermally Conductive Polymer Films
These materials may replace metals as lightweight, flexible heat dissipators in cars, computers, cellphones, and refrigerators.
Drexel Professor Genevieve Dion is coating yarn with the highly conductive, two-dimensional material MXene.
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: February 2020
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
Encoder

The AI25 hazardous series AI25 encoder from Dynapar (Gurnee, IL) is suited for Class 1 Division 2 applications where a Zone 1 or Division 1 encoder may have previously been...

For disease diagnosis, a microchip maps the back of the eye.
Have you heard of "Thubber?"
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Ruthenium-Doped Thermoelectric Materials
These robust materials convert excess heat energy into electricity.
If you want to pursue in-house PCB prototyping and testing, there are several routes you can take.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
SiC-Based Microstructures for Sensors
Ultra-thin SiC microstructures enable batch fabrication of MEMS, NEMS, pressure sensors, and biosensors.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Modular Toolbox Builds Safe Robots
Various components are used to assemble robots that are more aware of their surroundings.
Isolators used to control semiconductor manufacturing keep the James Webb Space Telescope steady.
White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Ultra Low Thermal Resistance Adhesives for Electronic Applications

As advances in epoxy and silicone materials constantly evolve, manufacturers of advanced electronic systems will find that adhesives offer the ability to meet nearly any...

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a new method for producing atomically thin semiconducting crystals that could one day enable more...

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Valve Position Sensor Protects Switch Boxes from Salt Environment
Salty air the Dutch city of Harlingen causes exposed metal parts to corrode.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Superconductivity in a Nickel Oxide Material
Made with “Jenga chemistry,” the material could help in understanding how high-temperature superconductors work.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Potassium-Oxygen Battery Stores Clean Energy

Researchers have developed a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery with a cathode that stores the energy produced by a chemical reaction in a metal-oxygen or metal-air battery....

Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: NASA John H. Glenn Research Center
Glenn's research facilities have contributed to decades of technology advances.
This packaging provides protection for SiC sensors and electronics in harsh, hightemperature environments.
This hands-on, educational tool highlights the properties of SMA wire.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Metallization for SiC Semiconductors
This technology provides simultaneous ohmic contacts and the process to make them.
This optical switch controls the direction of light passing through optical fibers faster and more efficiently.
This method also reverse-engineers computer chips to detect the chip’s purpose.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Q&A: Refrigeration by Twisting Fibers
Changing directions of twist and coiling changes whether a material cools or heats.

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