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Unique Nanoscale Device Demonstrates Mechanical Transportation of Light

Unique Nanoscale Device Demonstrates Mechanical Transportation of Light

University of Minnesota electrical engineering researchers have developed a unique nanoscale device that for the first time demonstrates mechanical transportation of light. The discovery could have major implications for creating faster and more efficient optical devices for computation and communication. [More]
New Technique to Build MoS2 Light Emitters Tuned to Different Frequencies

New Technique to Build MoS2 Light Emitters Tuned to Different Frequencies

Chips that use light, rather than electricity, to move data would consume much less power — and energy efficiency is a growing concern as chips' transistor counts rise. [More]
AMD Enters Design IP Agreement with Synopsys for Advanced FinFET Process Technologies

AMD Enters Design IP Agreement with Synopsys for Advanced FinFET Process Technologies

Synopsys, Inc., a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems and AMD today announced they have signed a multi-year agreement that gives AMD access to a range of Synopsys DesignWare® interface, memory compiler, logic library and analog IP on advanced 16/14-nanometer (nm) and 10-nm FinFET process technologies. Synopsys is also hiring approximately 150 AMD IP R&D engineers and gains access to AMD's leading interface and foundation IP. [More]
Samsung Commences Mass Production of 20nm 6Gb LPDDR3 DRAM

Samsung Commences Mass Production of 20nm 6Gb LPDDR3 DRAM

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has begun mass producing its six gigabit (Gb) low-power double data rate 3 (LPDDR3) mobile DRAM, based on advanced 20 nanometer (nm) process technology. [More]
Picene Molecule Demonstrates Potential for Electronic Applications

Picene Molecule Demonstrates Potential for Electronic Applications

The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level, enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. In these highly efficient devices, individual molecules would take on the roles currently played by comparatively-bulky wires, resistors and transistors. [More]
Leading Logic Manufacturer Selects Nova Optical CD Solution for 10nm, 7nm Technology Node Production

Leading Logic Manufacturer Selects Nova Optical CD Solution for 10nm, 7nm Technology Node Production

Nova Measuring Instruments, a leading innovator and a key provider of optical metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing, announced today that a leading logic manufacturer selected Nova's Optical CD metrology solution to support the development and future manufacturing of its 10nm and 7nm technology nodes, covering both FEOL and BEOL applications in Litho, Etch, Deposition, CMP and Epi process steps. [More]
Semtech Announces Availability of 64GSPS ADC and DAC Cores Utilizing IBM’s 32nm SOI Technology

Semtech Announces Availability of 64GSPS ADC and DAC Cores Utilizing IBM’s 32nm SOI Technology

Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that 64GSPS ADC and DAC cores are available utilizing IBM’s 32nm SOI technology for integration in high performance Digital Microwave System on Chip (SoC) solutions. [More]
FlexTech Alliance Issues Dual-Focused RFP for Flexible, Printed Product Demos

FlexTech Alliance Issues Dual-Focused RFP for Flexible, Printed Product Demos

FlexTech Alliance today issued a dual-focused Request for Proposals (RFP) for flexible, printed product demonstrators (demos) and a functional electronic print leaflet. [More]
TSMC Announces Volume Production of 28-nm High Performance Compact Process

TSMC Announces Volume Production of 28-nm High Performance Compact Process

TSMC today announced its 28-nanometer High Performance Compact (28HPC) process is in volume production, making it the most power- and cost-efficient solution among all 28-nanometer technologies in the foundry segment. The achievement of this milestone demonstrates TSMC's commitment to providing industry-leading technology for customers looking to tap power and performance benefits in cost-effective SoC designs. [More]
FormFactor Launches MEMS-Based NAND Flash Memory Probe Card

FormFactor Launches MEMS-Based NAND Flash Memory Probe Card

FormFactor, Inc. today announced the introduction of its Vector™ NAND Flash Memory probe card, a novel MEMS-based probe card designed to test cost-sensitive NAND Flash devices. [More]