Semiconductors

Infrared Imaging By Ultrathin Nanocrystal Layers

Researchers demonstrate the conversion of infrared images to the visible, using ultrathin and transparent semiconductor nanocrystals.

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Bear Of The Day: Cirrus Logic (crus)

Headquartered in Austin, TX, Cirrus Logic, Inc. (CRUS) is a fabless semiconductor supplier, which develops, manufactures and markets analog, mixed-signal, and audio DSP integrated circuits (ICs).The company’s chips are used in a wide range of...

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The Industry Powering The Digital Revolution

In this episode of Industry Focus: Tech, we're switching things up a bit as Motley Fool contributor Jason Hall and analyst John Rotonti, with host Dylan Lewis, give you a breakdown of semiconductors: how semiconductors are made, the major players...

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Samsung Mulls Delaying Next 'fan Edition' Phone In Light Of Semiconductor Shortage

'Nothing had been determined', says phone giant Samsung is said to be considering delaying the launch of this year's Galaxy S21 FE sub-flagship due to the ongoing shortage of semiconductor components.…
Related topics: Samsung, Mobile Technology

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New Combination Of Materials Provides Progress Toward Quantum Computing

The future of quantum computing may depend on the further development and understanding of semiconductor materials known as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs). These atomically thin materials develop unique and useful electrical, mechanical,...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics

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Peering Inside 2d Crystal Synthesis

Theorists simulate the molecular transitions that take place inside a furnace to create 2D molybdenum disulfide, a semiconductor that could find a home in next-generation electronics.

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Tuning The Energy Gap: A Novel Approach For Organic Semiconductors

What is already established for inorganic semiconductors stays a challenge for their organic counterparts: Tuning the energy gap by blending different semiconducting molecules to optimize device performance. Now, scientists demonstrated how to reach...

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An Explanation Of A Classic Semiconductor Riddle

Back in 1996, Bob Pease posed an experiment in an April Fools column. “Take an ordinary NPN transistor, ground the base, pull the emitter up to 12 V with a 1 KΩ resistor and measure the collector voltage referenced to ground.” Do the...

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Samsung Debuts Smallest 0.64μm Pixel Sensor For Smartphones

Samsung Electronics has been a front runner when it comes to advanced semiconductor technology, and now the South Korean giant has brought to the world the smallest imaging sensor. Slated to be the smallest pixel size sensor with a power-packed...
Related topics: Samsung, Mobile Technology

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New Study Presents Tip-induced Nano-engineering Of Strain, Bandgap, And Exciton Funneling In 2d...

A research team, led by Professor Kyoung-Duck Park in the Department of Physics at UNIST has succeeded in investigating and controlling the physical properties of naturally-formed nanoscale wrinkles in two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors. This is...
Related topics: Physics

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The Best Time To Plant A Tree Is 20 Years Ago. The Best Time To Build A Semiconductor Foundry Is 5...

The history of computing is all change, all the time. Yet silicon-slingers let the chips fail where they may Unless you've been hiding under a (non-silicate) rock, you know there's a massive global shortage of semiconductors. Automobile production...

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Covid Outbreaks At Taiwanese Chipmakers Is Latest Threat To Global Supplies

COVID Outbreaks At Taiwanese Chipmakers Is Latest Threat To Global Supplies The past few weeks have seen Taiwan's semiconductor industry hit by a variety of disasters that are creating more problems at a time when an international...

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The Rare Earth Industry Is Drawing Supply Chain Lessons From The Semiconductor Shortage

The global computer chips shortage that began worsening late last year has disrupted supply chains around the world, snarling production of everything from cars to phones to household appliances. And the rare earth industry is watching closely.Both...

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How Quantum Dots Can 'talk' To Each Other

So-called quantum dots are a new class of materials with many applications. Quantum dots are realized by tiny semiconductor crystals with dimensions in the nanometre range. The optical and electrical properties can be controlled through the size of...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics

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South Korea Rounds Up Chipmakers And Hyperscalers To Build Ai And Server Processors

Data center companies and chipmakers have signed an agreement as the government seeks to deglobalize their supply chain As semiconductor demand and supply chain insecurity both continue to grow, South Korea has decided it wants its CPU production...
Related topics: Servers

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New Method Developed To Improve Durability Of Nano-electronic Components, Further Semiconductor...

University of South Florida researchers recently developed a novel approach to mitigating electromigration in nanoscale electronic interconnects that are ubiquitous in state-of-the-art integrated circuits. This was achieved by coating copper metal...

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A Solar Energy-driven Sustainable Process For Synthesis Of Ethylene Glycol From Methanol

Direct photocatalytic coupling of methanol to ethylene glycol (EG) is highly attractive. The first metal oxide photocatalyst, a tantalum-based semiconductor, is reported for preferential activation of C-H bonds within methanol to form hydroxymethyl...
Related topics: Solar Power

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Intel Ceo Warns It Could Take Years To Address Global Chip Shortage

As demand for semiconductors continues to outstrip supply, automotive and consumer technology industries are suffering.
Related topics: Intel

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Better Buy: Micron Technology Vs. Ii-vi

It's no secret that we are in a semiconductor shortage. The pandemic accelerated the already-present trends of 5G, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and automation across industrial factories and autos. That means booming demand not only for...

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Tesla Reportedly "scrambling" For Instrument Cluster Supplies

Tesla Reportedly "Scrambling" For Instrument Cluster Supplies We may have a little more insight as to reports yesterday that Tesla was pre-paying for semiconductor parts to secure supply. Yesterday, we guessed that Tesla's new...
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