Silicon

02.21.13
NXP's silicon fingerprinting promises to annoy the heck out of ID hackers
02.21.13

NXP's silicon fingerprinting promises to annoy the heck out of ID hackers

It's 2013 and white hat hackers like Adam Laurie are still breaking into ID chips that are suppose...

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02.13.13
USC battery wields silicon nanowires to hold triple the energy, charge in 10 minutes
02.13.13

USC battery wields silicon nanowires to hold triple the energy, charge in 10 minutes

There's no shortage of attempts to build a better battery, usually with a few caveats. USC may hav...

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01.25.13
University of Michigan makes silicon from liquid metal, aims for low-cost chips
01.25.13

University of Michigan makes silicon from liquid metal, aims for low-cost chips

Forming silicon normally requires extreme temperatures of more than 2,000F, with the expensive ene...

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10.04.12
Fraunhofer black silicon could catch more energy from infrared light, go green with sulfur
10.04.12

Fraunhofer black silicon could catch more energy from infrared light, go green with sulfur

Generating solar power from the infrared spectrum, or even nearby frequencies, has proven difficul...

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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...

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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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