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2011-05-25 04:35:01

Singapore, May 25, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - The Institute of Microelectronics (IME), an institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) have announced today their cooperation with TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, on breakthrough projects in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), packaging and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs).IME seeks to advance research and development (R&D) in microelectronics in the area of MEMS, packaging and IC...

2011-05-16 14:26:36

Researchers at Hewlett Packard and the University of California, Santa Barbara, have analysed in unprecedented detail the physical and chemical properties of an electronic device that computer engineers hope will transform computing. Memristors, short for memory resistors, are a newly understood circuit element for the development of electronics and have inspired experts to seek ways of mimicking the behaviour of our own brains' activity inside a computer. Research, published today, Monday,...

2011-05-09 21:35:11

What limits the behaviour of a carbon nanotube? This is a question that many scientists are trying to answer. Physicists at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now shown that electromechanical principles are valid also at the nanometre scale. In this way, the unique properties of carbon nanotubes can be combined with classical physics "“ and this may prove useful in the quantum computers of the future. "We have been studying carbon nanotubes theoretically, in order to see how they...

2011-05-06 05:00:00

GENEVA, May 6, 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 announced a complete hardware solution for advanced sensing applications with 10 degrees of freedom (DoF)(2). A set of three thin, high-performance MEMS sensors provides accurate and comprehensive information on...

2011-05-06 00:05:31

Nanoantennas hold promise for infrared photovoltaics Basic scientific curiosity paid off in unexpected ways when Rice University researchers investigating the fundamental physics of nanomaterials discovered a new technology that could dramatically improve solar energy panels. The research is described in a new paper this week in the journal Science. "We're merging the optics of nanoscale antennas with the electronics of semiconductors," said lead researcher Naomi Halas, Rice's Stanley C....

2011-05-03 08:00:00

CHICAGO, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage, the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP plc and the world's premier patent auction firm announces the sale of a patent portfolio featuring advanced hydrogen sensor technology. Background: As hydrogen fuel cells become part of America's new energy infrastructure, the need for related technology - such as hydrogen sensors - will grow accordingly. In addition, Hydrogen (H2) gas is widely used for various applications...

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2011-04-19 14:12:01

A team from Pitt, UW-Madison, and HP Labs reports in Nature Nanotechnology a 1.5-nanometer single-electron transistor that could lead to long-lasting, ultradense computer memories, quantum computers, and advanced electronics A University of Pittsburgh-led team has created a single-electron transistor that provides a building block for new, more powerful computer memories, advanced electronic materials, and the basic components of quantum computers. The researchers report in Nature...

2011-04-14 13:03:00

Industry testifies on importance of nanoelectronics research WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that Dr. Jeff Welser testified at a hearing on the future of nanotechnology research and the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) on behalf of the SIA, the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative...

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2011-04-07 10:45:00

Anne M Stark, LLNL Unlike many conventional chemical detectors that require an external power source, Lawrence Livermore researchers have developed a nanosensor that relies on semiconductor nanowires, rather than traditional batteries. The device overcomes the power requirement of traditional sensors and is simple, highly sensitive and can detect various molecules quickly. Its development could be the first step in making an easily deployable chemical sensor for the battlefield. The Lab's...

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2011-04-04 11:45:07

Surprising phenomenon may lead to greater sensitivity in image sensor devices Engineers may soon be singing, "I'm going to wash that gray right out of my nanowires," thanks to a colorful discovery by a team of researchers from Harvard University and Zena Technologies. In contrast to the somber gray hue of silicon wafers, Kenneth B. Crozier and colleagues demonstrated that individual, vertical silicon nanowires can shine in all colors of the spectrum. The vibrant display, dependent on the...


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