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2011-12-06 23:47:51

Researchers from Purdue and Harvard universities have created a new type of transistor made from a material that could replace silicon and have a 3-D structure instead of conventional flat computer chips. The approach could enable engineers to build faster, more compact and efficient integrated circuits and lighter laptops that generate less heat than today's. The transistors contain tiny nanowires made not of silicon, like conventional transistors, but from a material called...

MoS2 Found To Be More Useful Than Silicon For Microchips
2011-12-06 05:53:20

Researchers from the Laboratory of Nanoscale Electronics and Structures (LANES) in Switzerland have discovered that the material molybdenite (MoS2) proves itself to be better for making low-power microchips than silicon, which has been used for decades. MoS2, a naturally occurring material can be used in thinner layers meaning the chips can be made more flexible and use less power. The researchers chose this material for its easy availability. Professor Andras Kis, director of LANES told...

2011-12-05 11:10:12

Surpassing the physical limits of silicon After having revealed the electronic advantages of molybdenite, EPFL researchers have now taken the next definitive step. The Laboratory of Nanoscale Electronics and Structures (LANES) has made a chip, or integrated circuit, confirming that molybdenite can surpass the physical limits of silicon in terms of miniaturization, electricity consumption, and mechanical flexibility. "We have built an initial prototype, putting from two to six serial...

2011-12-01 10:59:22

Novel nanocarbon platform shows potential for future bioelectronic implants Researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, a graphene-based transistor array that is compatible with living biological cells and capable of recording the electrical signals they generate. This proof-of-concept platform opens the way for further investigation of a promising new material. Graphene's distinctive combination of characteristics makes it a leading contender for future biomedical applications...

2011-11-02 09:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, has announced the addition of the TC74LCXZ and TC74LCXZA to its family of low-voltage CMOS logic ICs. The new ICs from Toshiba feature a built-in power-up/power-down HZ (high-impedance) function and can maintain output at high impedance when power supply voltages are in the range of 0 to 1.5V...

2011-10-19 09:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, has announced the addition of the TLP290-4 (AC input) and TLP291-4 (DC input) to its family of optocouplers. Suitable for general purpose applications requiring isolation, including power supplies and motor controllers, the new optocouplers from Toshiba feature a quad configuration in a double -...

2011-10-07 14:00:00

BRANCHBURG, N.J., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Voltaix, LLC, a leading provider of materials that enhance the performance of semiconductor chips and solar cells, is pleased to announce it has established a sales and technical/customer support office in Shanghai, China. Yun Liu, Asian Business Manager and Voltaix's first employee in China, will be responsible for executing the regional sales and marketing initiatives. Yun has an MBA from the University of Ottawa as well as Bachelor Degree...

2011-10-06 06:00:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today introduced the industry's smallest hermetic surface mount package for power transistors and diodes. Microsemi pioneered the development of the new industry-standard U4 package, which has achieved Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) qualification for a range of products. The devices assembled...

2011-09-28 16:00:00

BRANCHBURG, N.J., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Voltaix, LLC, announced today that they have executed a Memorandum of Understanding (the "MOU") with Sparton Energy, Inc., for the purchase of all germanium production from the Huajun Mine in Yunnan Province, China. The MOU contemplates an investment by Voltaix of approximately $US4.2 million dollars in a series of advances related to milestones in the development of the Huajun operations. "We are pleased to have reached this important...

2011-09-27 08:00:00

GENEVA, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced new radio-frequency (RF) power transistors built using an advanced technology that increases performance, ruggedness and reliability in vital demanding applications such as government communications, private mobile radio as used by emergency services, and L-band satellite uplink equipment. Equipment such as...


Latest Transistor Reference Libraries

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2010-11-19 17:38:17

A transistor, made of a solid piece of semiconductor material, is a semiconductor device used to amplify and switch electronic signals. It has at least three terminals for connection to an external circuit. A voltage or current applied to one pair of transistor's terminals changes the current flowing through another pair of terminals. The transistor amplifies the signal since the controlled power can be much more than the controlling power. The transistor is a fundamental building block of...

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2010-09-02 16:42:23

A chip, also known as an integrated circuit, is a miniaturized electronic circuit consisting mainly of semiconductor devices and passive components, that has been manufactured in the surface of a thin substrate of semiconductor material. There are many different types of chips: microcircuit, microchip, silicon chip, etc. Integrated circuits are regularly used in present-day electronic equipment and have modernized the world of electronics. Computers, cellular phones, and other electronic...

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2005-05-26 10:53:59

Germanium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Ge and atomic number 32. This is a lustrous, hard, silver-white, metalloid that is chemically similar to tin. Germanium forms a large number of organometallic compounds and is an important semiconductor material used in transistors. Notable characteristics Germanium is a hard, grayish-white element that has a metallic luster and the same crystal structure as diamond. In addition, it is important to note that...

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