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2011-11-02 10:47:00

GENEVA, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for consumer and portable applications(1), today introduced the industry's first three-axis high-resolution accelerometer with two embedded finite-state machines. These programmable blocks enable custom motion recognition inside the sensor, raising the bar in...

2011-10-19 12:10:00

Innovative partnership provides SVTC customers access to advanced electroplating processes in the area of through-silicon via (TSV) â” crucial for 3D IC and MEMS technology SAN JOSE, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 SVTC Technologies, the premier innovation partner for accelerating nanotechnology development and commercialization, announced today that it is partnering with Amerimade Technology and Shanghai Sinyang Semiconductor Materials to advance process development and...

2011-10-11 08:32:00

GENEVA, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for consumer and portable applications,(1) is the world's first manufacturer to have implemented Through-Silicon Via technology (TSV) in high-volume MEMS production. TSV replaces traditional wiring with short vertical interconnects in ST's multi-chip MEMS...

2011-10-05 18:48:27

A team of scientists from the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology, ICREA and UAB investigated the properties of a special kind of sudoku, made by assembling tiny molecules into a 3x3 square array As reported this week in Nature Communications, the researchers used the atomically-sharp tip of a scanning tunneling microscope to move 1-nanometer sized molecules on top of a silver substrate. The tip is controlled with such great accuracy that it is possible to precisely choose the position of...

2011-10-04 07:00:00

JArfAlla, Sweden and BOSTON, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Silex Microsystems, the world's largest pure-play MEMS foundry, today announced the appointment of Peter Himes as Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Alliances. Mr. Himes brings Silex more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor and foundry markets and will report to CEO Gary Johnson, with responsibility for the company's marketing, corporate communications, and strategic alliances. Tomas Bauer, previously head of...

2011-09-29 12:00:00

SAN JOSE, California, September 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SPTS Technologies, a leading manufacturer of etch, deposition, and thermal processing equipment for the semiconductor and related industries today announced the shipment of its 600th Advanced Vertical Processor (AVP) vertical batch thermal processing system to Cypress Semiconductor Corp.. The system will be used for Cypress's S8 technology platform, which supports Cypress's TrueTouch(R), PSoC(R) 3, PSoC 5, CapSense(R) and...

2011-09-28 12:50:44

Diamonds may be best known as a symbol of long-lasting love. But semiconductor makers are also hoping they'll pan out as key components of long-lasting micromachines if a new method developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for carving these tough, capable crystals proves its worth. The method offers a precise way to engineer microscopic cuts in a diamond surface, yielding potential benefits in both measurement and technological fields. By combining their own...

2011-09-27 17:53:23

Researchers are developing a new type of computer memory that could be faster than the existing commercial memory and use far less power than flash memory devices. The technology combines silicon nanowires with a "ferroelectric" polymer, a material that switches polarity when electric fields are applied, making possible a new type of ferroelectric transistor. "It's in a very nascent stage," said doctoral student Saptarshi Das, who is working with Joerg Appenzeller, a professor of...

Image 1 - Gold Nanowires Offer Breakthrough In Cardiac Patches
2011-09-27 05:21:25

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Children´s Hospital Boston have developed cardiac patches using gold nanowires, which could create parts of tissue whose cells beat in time, mimicking the way the natural heart muscle works, MIT reported on Monday. The breakthrough, which was published this week in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, could someday help those who have suffered a heart attack.   The research improves on existing cardiac patches, which...

Copper Film Could Lower Touch Screen, LED And Solar Cell Costs
2011-09-27 04:03:32

Copper nanowires may be coming to a little screen near you. These new nanostructures have the potential to drive down the costs of displaying information on cell phones, e-readers and iPads, and they could also help engineers build foldable electronics and improved solar cells, according to new research. Duke chemist Ben Wiley and his graduate student have developed a technique to organize copper atoms in water to form long, thin, non-clumped nanowires. The nanowires are then...