Semiconductors

07.06.15
Army scientists build smaller, tougher, cheaper solar cells
07.06.15

Army scientists build smaller, tougher, cheaper solar cells

Army researchers at the Redstone Arsenal have announced a significant breakthrough in solar energy...

By A. Tarantola,   07.06.15
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02.07.13
Fujitsu to merge LSI chip business with Panasonic, cut 5,000 jobs
02.07.13

Fujitsu to merge LSI chip business with Panasonic, cut 5,000 jobs

Intense semiconductor competition has already forced numerous Japanese companies to work together,...

By S. Dent,   02.07.13
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09.30.12
New process for nanotube semiconductors could be graphene's ticket to primetime (video)
09.30.12

New process for nanotube semiconductors could be graphene's ticket to primetime (video)

In many ways, graphene is one of technology's sickest jokes. The tantalizing promise of cheap to p...

By J. Trew,   09.30.12
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08.13.12
IBM creates consistent electron spin inside semiconductors, takes spintronics one twirl closer
08.13.12

IBM creates consistent electron spin inside semiconductors, takes spintronics one twirl closer

A fundamental challenge of developing spintronics, or computing where the rotation of electrons ca...

By J. Fingas,   08.13.12
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08.11.12
Researchers make unsuitable parts work as solar cells, could lead to cheaper panels
08.11.12

Researchers make unsuitable parts work as solar cells, could lead to cheaper panels

Harnessing the power of the sun is a tricky business, but even the past few weeks have seen some i...

By J. Rigg,   08.11.12
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07.10.12
Intel to buy 15 percent of silicon fab equipment maker ASML, wants manufacturing machines made faster
07.10.12

Intel to buy 15 percent of silicon fab equipment maker ASML, wants manufacturing machines made faster

Chipzilla didn't get its position as the king of semiconductors by twiddling its thumbs, folks. It...

By M. Gorman,   07.10.12
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07.04.12
Qualcomm enlists Samsung, UMC to help meet 28nm Snapdragon S4 demand
07.04.12

Qualcomm enlists Samsung, UMC to help meet 28nm Snapdragon S4 demand

Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 chipset is certainly hot (well, not too hot), but it looks like demand is...

By Z. Honig,   07.04.12
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07.02.12
Micron scoops up Elpida Memory, 50-percent production boost for $2.5 billion
07.02.12

Micron scoops up Elpida Memory, 50-percent production boost for $2.5 billion

There's no question that Micron has shifted its focus away from PCs in favor of producing componen...

By Z. Honig,   07.02.12
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01.24.12
Researchers use lasers to supercool semiconductor membranes, blow your mind
01.24.12

Researchers use lasers to supercool semiconductor membranes, blow your mind

Ah, lasers. Those wonderful, super intense beams of light that we've seen used in headlights, proje...

By M. Gorman,   01.24.12
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