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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: Semiconductors & ICs
Thermally Conductive Epoxies Optimize Electronic Assemblies

The use and selection process of thermally conductive epoxies can make or break your application. Too much heat can lead to component malfunction or premature component failure...

White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Electrically Conductive Adhesives Make the Right Connections

As electronic circuits become more complex, engineers are finding new ways to assemble and package them. Electrically conductive adhesives provide durable bonds with conductive...

The chip could provide low-voltage power for small devices or sensors.
The chip combines two functions — logic operations and data storage — into a single architecture, paving the way to more efficient devices.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Supercool Mini-Thermometer
Applications include monitoring the temperature of processor chips in superconductor-based quantum computers, which must stay cold to work properly.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Supercapacitor Based on Manganese Oxide
This supercapacitor promises storage, high power, and fast charging.
The material, commonly found in house paint, can be used in a device to more efficiently process information.
As ICs continue to become smaller and chip complexity increases, manufacturers still need to ensure reliability to their customers.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Platform for All-Optical Computing
Computations are done solely with beams of light.
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.
White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Powering Ultra High-End Data Acquisition at Swabian Instruments

Swabian Instruments GmbH, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, was founded in 2016 by Helmut Fedder, Michael Schlagmüller, and Markus Wick as a spin-off from the Physics...

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have cracked the conundrum of how to use inks to 3D-print novel electronic devices with useful properties, such as an...

Field Effect Transistors (FET) are the core building blocks of modern electronics such as integrated circuits, computer CPUs, and display backplanes....

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
High-Efficiency Megawatt Motor
This partially superconducting machine can be used as a motor or generator.
Invisible displays on walls and windows would be bright when turned on but invisible when turned off.
With PrintIC technology, sensors, actuators, energy supplies, and ICs can be printed on the same substrate, avoiding assembly cost.
By jumpstarting electrons, a team at Washington University in St. Louis has developed sensors that can power themselves for more than a year.

Researchers in the Battery and Energy Storage Technology Center at Penn State University are searching for a reliable, quick-charging, cold-weather battery for automobiles. They...

White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Industry Secrets to PCB Thermal Management

Keeping electronics at a reasonable temperature is not magic, although it may feel like it at times if you are not very familiar with the rules and situations.

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Printable Light Sensors Can See Colors
Printable organic photodiodes can distinguish wavelengths and enable data transmission by light.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
E-Tongue Nanosensor Array
The technology detects the presence of one or more specific chemical components in a liquid.
A smartwatch that tracks medication levels, a flexible LED, and NASA's "Micro-Organ" device platform.
Tests show magnetoelectric power is a viable option for clinical-grade implants.
With low-cost materials called perovskites, stable, continuous lasing is achieved at room temperature for over an hour.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Megapixel Photon-Counting Camera Technology
See what kinds of applications are possible when you can literally see light propagating through space.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Material Advances for LED Quantum Dot Efficiency
Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.
See how tantalum disulfide is supporting new kinds of optics, and potentially new kinds of application for VR and self-driving cars.
A "TPSI" process makes it possible to distinguish between the front and back of optical surfaces, and to characterize the quality of both in a single measurement.
Products: Semiconductors & ICs
Product of the Month: November 2020 Tech Briefs
The SHFQA Quantum Analyzer from Zurich Instruments operates at up to 8.5 GHz and can perform direct readout of superconducting and spin qubits.

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