Semiconductor

12.15.11
Cheap electronic skin edges us closer to cyberpunk future
12.15.11

Cheap electronic skin edges us closer to cyberpunk future

Researchers working for the Department of Energy's Berkeley Lab have figured out how to create re...

By P. Cohen,   12.15.11
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12.12.11
New quantum tunneling transistors to make PCs less power-hungry
12.12.11

New quantum tunneling transistors to make PCs less power-hungry

Yes, that awesome new 8-core chip in your PC is the fastest thing on the block, but it's got your ut...

By C. Barylick,   12.12.11
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12.12.11
Google doodle celebrates Robert Noyce; Intel co-founder and 'Mayor of Silicon Valley'
12.12.11

Google doodle celebrates Robert Noyce; Intel co-founder and 'Mayor of Silicon Valley'

The honor of having your own Google Doodle is bestowed upon only a few very special individuals...

By D. Cooper,   12.12.11
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12.06.11
First molybdenite IC delivers silicon-crushing, chip-shrinking, graphene-blasting action
12.06.11

First molybdenite IC delivers silicon-crushing, chip-shrinking, graphene-blasting action

Never heard of molybdenite? We're not shocked. Its not nearly as hyped as graphene or quantum dot...

By T. O'Brien,   12.06.11
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09.25.11
Texas Instruments wraps up purchase of National Semiconductor
09.25.11

Texas Instruments wraps up purchase of National Semiconductor

In April, Texas Instruments announced its intention to snatch up National Semiconductor for a cool $...

By T. O'Brien,   09.25.11
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09.12.11
Broadcom buys NetLogic Microsystems for $3.7b in cash, hopes to add more processors to lineup
09.12.11

Broadcom buys NetLogic Microsystems for $3.7b in cash, hopes to add more processors to lineup

You've probably never heard of NetLogic Microsystems, but you can bet that its technologies may v...

By D. Murph,   09.12.11
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09.07.11
IBM and 3M join forces to fab 3D microchips, create mini-silicon skyscraper valley
09.07.11

IBM and 3M join forces to fab 3D microchips, create mini-silicon skyscraper valley

3D hype is fast wearing out its welcome, but there's at least one area of industry where the buzz...

By J. Volpe,   09.07.11
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08.14.11
OEMs to spend more on semiconductors for wireless devices than computers in 2011
08.14.11

OEMs to spend more on semiconductors for wireless devices than computers in 2011

Well, if you didn't believe that we live in a post-PC world before, the latest report from IHS iS...

By M. Gorman,   08.14.11
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07.15.11
Samsung study finds no link between cancer and work conditions, might not be released in full
07.15.11

Samsung study finds no link between cancer and work conditions, might not be released in full

Samsung has finally wrapped up that investigation into alleged cancer risks at its chip facilities,...

By A. Toor,   07.15.11
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