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2011-02-10 08:59:00

GENEVA, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in the design and production of semiconductors for mobile and portable devices, will showcase its latest innovations at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 14-17, 2011. At its booth in Hall 7A/106, ST will parade the smart action of motion, touch and proximity sensors enabling natural user interfaces in tomorrow's mobile phones and other portable gadgets. ST is the top supplier of MEMS...

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2011-02-10 09:16:58

Nanowire tiles can perform arithmetic and logical functions and are fully scalable Engineers and scientists collaborating at Harvard University and the MITRE Corporation have developed and demonstrated the world's first programmable nanoprocessor. The groundbreaking prototype computer system, described in a paper appearing today in the journal Nature, represents a significant step forward in the complexity of computer circuits that can be assembled from synthesized nanometer-scale...

2011-02-07 15:39:03

Carbon nanotubes have many attractive properties, and their structure and areas of application can be compared with those of graphene, the material for whose discovery the most recent Nobel Prize was awarded. In order to be able to exploit these properties, however, it is necessary to have full control of the manufacturing process. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg are closing in on the answer. "Our results show that the metal particles that form the basis of the manufacture of...

2011-01-26 12:58:07

Gallium nitride (GaN) and zinc oxide (ZnO) are among the most technologically relevant semiconducting materials. Gallium nitride is ubiquitous today in optoelectronic elements such as blue lasers (hence the blue-ray disc) and light-emitting-diodes (LEDs); zinc oxide also finds many uses in optoelectronics and sensors. In the past few years, though, nanostructures made of these materials have shown a plethora of potential functionalities, ranging from single-nanowire lasers and LEDs to more...

2011-01-25 01:00:00

GENEVA, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) confirms its top position in MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) devices for consumer and portable applications, according to market analyst iSuppli(1). The analyst said ST's Consumer MEMS sales grew 63% in 2010 to reach $353 million, which was almost twice the revenue of its closest competitor. ST has become the leading supplier to mobile and consumer manufacturers for both motion-sensor types - accelerometers and...

2011-01-24 15:32:24

Researchers first to use tiny transistors to detect the kinetics of DNA-DNA binding An interdisciplinary team from Columbia University that includes electrical engineers from Columbia's Engineering School, together with researchers from the University's departments of Physics and Chemistry, has figured out a way to study single-molecule interactions on very short time scales using nanoscale transistors. In a paper to be published online January 23 in Nature Nanotechnology, they show how, for...

2011-01-24 15:15:00

A new scientific discovery could have profound implications for nanoelectronic components.  Researchers from the Nano-Science Center at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with Japanese researchers, have shown how electrons on thin tubes of graphite exhibit a unique interaction between their motion and their attached magnetic field "“ the so-called spin. The discovery paves the way for unprecedented control over the spin of electrons and may have a...

2011-01-20 02:00:00

GENEVA and MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) devices for consumer and portable applications, and Bluechiip Limited, an innovative early-stage company that has developed a groundbreaking tracking solution, today announced that the two companies are to cooperate in the manufacturing of unique MEMS-based tracking tags, aimed at a range of different markets, but initially in...

2011-01-19 23:17:37

In the materials science equivalent of a football fan jumping onto the field and scoring a touchdown, scientists are documenting that one fundamental component of computer chips, long regarded as a passive bystander, can actually be made to act like a switch. That potentially allows it to take part in the electronic processes that power cell phones, iPads, computers, and thousands of other products. In a report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the scientists document the...

2011-01-12 00:01:32

In a timely review paper, scientists from Japan, Germany, and Spain provide a highly relevant overview of the history, physical interpretation and applications of plasmons in metallic nanostructures. (PRWeb UK) January 11, 2011 Tadaaki Nagao at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and colleagues in Germany and Spain present a review on plasmons in metallic nanomaterials. The article is published this week in the...


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