Intel has identified new materials to replace those that have been used to manufacture chips for more than 30 years. This is a significant accomplishment as the industry races to reduce electrical current leakage in transistors
National Instruments has acquired the Dallas, Texas-based software developer Hyperception, a designer of graphical development tools for digital signal processing (DSP).
The ever-increasing demand for distribution of more channels is resulting in pushing the upper limits of coaxial cable usage to 1000 MHz
Reptechnic and SMR Electronics have formed Reptechnic Design, a company that will provide application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) development services to Australian and global users.
Researchers at Northwestern University, led by Mark Hersam, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, have become the first to measure a unique and versatile nanoelectric effect - called resonant tunnelling - through individual molecules mounted directly on silicon.
A new type of standard to be issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will help meet the need for speed in semiconductors.
Building a computer chip is a painstaking process. Once a chip is designed, a mask, or template, is created and used to transfer the fine circuit patterns to the surface of a silicon wafer
Major advances are still being made on magnetic disk drives despite competition from optical storage media like CD-ROM, DVD, semiconductor flash and smart cards.
Photofabrication Engineering Inc (PEI) has a line of custom-made photochemically-etched anodes and cathodes for fuel cells, heat exchangers, oxygen and hydrogen generators. These products have applications in the aerospace, automotive , biotechnology, medical, appliances, power and electrical/electronic industries.
The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK has joined forces with Atmel to create 'strained silicon' microchips, which involves adding a material called germanium to the traditional silicon used in semiconductor manufacturing.
Philips has announced a plan for a phased closure of its semiconductor fabrication operation (fab) in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the end of 2003.
It has been reported by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) that global sales of semiconductors are recovering and are forecast to rise 1.8 % to $141 billion in 2002 and about 20% in each of the next 2 years.
Agilent has introduced what is claimed to be the industry's smallest four-port serialiser/deserialiser (SerDes) integrated circuit (IC) designed specifically for fibre channel storage area networking (SAN) equipment used to store and transport data between servers and larger corporate data centres.