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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.

White Papers: Medical
Piezo Technology in Pneumatic Valves

Compared to traditional solenoid valves, piezo valves are lightweight, precise and energy efficient. These advantages make them ideal for many critical applications—from semiconductor manufacturing to...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Low-Inductance DC Power Bus
The bus is designed for high-frequency, high-temperature operation in electric drive systems and next-generation power electronics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Magnetic Shield Using Proximity Coupled, Spatially Varying Superconducting Order Parameters
This magnetic shielding design can be easily incorporated into a wide range of electronic sensing applications.
These materials can be used in aerospace vehicles, automobiles, clothing, helmets, and chemical sensors.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Inductor Technology Expands Microchip Capability
Using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform uses up to 100 times less chip space.
This new understanding can help chip manufacturers find ways to better diffuse the heat that leads to device damage and decreased device lifespans.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Electrically Non-Conductive Ladder Fall Protection
This system protects workers on lightning and telecommunications towers, and on oil and gas platforms.

A team of engineers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has boosted the performance of its previously developed 3D inductor technology by adding as much as three...

Nagoya University scientists have succeeded in designing a laser diode that emits deep-ultraviolet light. It emits the world's shortest lasing wavelength, at 271.8 nanometers, under pulsed electric current...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Method Gives Robust Transistors

Scientists at Linköping University (Linköping, Sweden) have described a method to manufacture transistors using gallium nitride and aluminum nitride that have the ability to withstand voltages as...

To further shrink electronic devices and to lower energy consumption, the semiconductor industry is interested in using 2D materials, but manufacturers need a...

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: Robotics, Automation & Control
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.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Atoms Can Receive Common Communications Signals
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers.
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products: February 2020 Motion Design
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...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Industry Secrets to PCB Thermal Management

Allowing your board’s temperature to fluctuate excessively and rise to extremes can be detrimental to the lifespan of your design. This eBook covers everything related to thermal management, from...

For disease diagnosis, a microchip maps the back of the eye.
Have you heard of "Thubber?"
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Ruthenium-Doped Thermoelectric Materials
These robust materials convert excess heat energy into electricity.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In-House PCB Prototyping with Additive Manufacturing
If you want to pursue in-house PCB prototyping and testing, there are several routes you can take.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
SiC-Based Microstructures for Sensors
Ultra-thin SiC microstructures enable batch fabrication of MEMS, NEMS, pressure sensors, and biosensors.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
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.

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