Silicon

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...

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09.21.12
Researchers create working quantum bit in silicon, pave way for PCs of the future
09.21.12

Researchers create working quantum bit in silicon, pave way for PCs of the future

If you've been paying attention, you know the quantum computing revolution is coming -- and so far...

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08.29.12
Seed-sized A*STAR antenna could open the door to 20Gbps wireless
08.29.12

Seed-sized A*STAR antenna could open the door to 20Gbps wireless

Antennas have often capped the potential speed of a wireless link -- the 450Mbps in modern 802.11n...

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08.27.12
Acronym-loving Samsung joins Intel and TSMC, buys stake in ASML
08.27.12

Acronym-loving Samsung joins Intel and TSMC, buys stake in ASML

Samsung's round of cash-flashing continues with a $629 million purchase of a three-percent stake i...

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08.25.12
Harvard makes distortion-free lens from gold and silicon, aims for the perfect image (or signal)
08.25.12

Harvard makes distortion-free lens from gold and silicon, aims for the perfect image (or signal)

Imaging has been defined by glass lenses for centuries, and even fiber optics haven't entirely esc...

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08.13.12
ARM and Globalfoundries hammer out deal to promote 20nm mobile chips
08.13.12

ARM and Globalfoundries hammer out deal to promote 20nm mobile chips

Sure it's British, but ARM's mobile empire is being built through careful alliances rather than co...

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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...

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06.27.12
Researchers partially automate CPU core design, aim to fast track new PC processor production
06.27.12

Researchers partially automate CPU core design, aim to fast track new PC processor production

Tired of the year wait (or more) in between new silicon architecture offerings from Chipzilla and A...

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06.15.12
Engadget Primed: why nanometers matter (and why they often don't)
06.15.12

Engadget Primed: why nanometers matter (and why they often don't)

Primed goes in-depth on the technobabble you hear on Engadget every day -- we dig deep into each to...

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