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Photonics/Optics

Deep UV Lasers for Device Sterilization

Engineers have created a deep-ultraviolet (UV) laser using semiconductor materials that show great promise for improving the use of UV light for sterilizing medical tools, among other applications....

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Heat-Management Material Keeps Computers Running Cool

Computer processors have shrunk to nanometer scales over the years, with billions of transistors sitting on a single computer chip. While the increased number of transistors helps make...

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Materials

Platform for Quantum Technologies Using Gold

Scientists discovered a new platform for quantum technologies by suspending two-dimensional (2D) crystals over pores in a slab of gold. When heated, the metal reflows to form a porous structure...

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Internet of Things

Materials for Next-Generation LED-Based Data Communications

Light-emitting diode (LED)-based communications techniques allow computing devices, including cellphones, to communicate with one another using infrared light. However, LED...

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Test & Measurement

Method Measures Temperature Within 3D Objects

Engineers have remotely determined the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique called depth thermography. The method may be useful in applications where...

Technology Leaders
Imaging

How Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) Improves SWIR Sensing

InGaAs is interesting, but is it useful?

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Sensitive Method for Detecting Transistor Defects

The method could support the semiconductor industry and facilitate development of next-gen devices.

Q&A
Electronics & Computers

Q&A: A Unique Material Transmits Heat in One Direction and Blocks it in Another

Professor Jiwoong Park and his team have made a material that is crystalline in the X-Y direction, but amorphous in the Z direction.

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

On/Off Functionality for Fast, Sensitive, Ultra-Small Technologies

An ultra-small actuator has nanometer-scale precision.

Articles
Software

How a Modern Lab Approach Optimizes Post-Silicon Validation

Semiconductor companies are looking for better tools and practices to maximize the efficiency of their design-validation processes.

Briefs
Semiconductors & ICs

Laser Jolts Microscopic Electronic Robots into Motion

Incorporating semiconductor components, microscopic robots are made to walk with standard electronic signals.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Graphene-Based Photonics Devices for Remote Sensing

Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.

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Photonics/Optics

Material Increases Efficiency of LED Devices

The approach achieves near 100% light emission efficiency at all brightness levels.

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Photonics/Optics

A Sharper Look at the Interior of Semiconductors

A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

High-Mobility Transport Layer Structures for Rhombohedral Si/Ge/SiGe Devices

This invention enables improved carrier mobility for solar cells and other electronic devices.

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Electronics & Computers

Heat-Resilient Silver Circuits for Extreme Electronics

The tough circuits could withstand the grueling demands of energy production, space exploration, and more.

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Synapse-Like Phototransistor

The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.

Briefs
Wearables

Fully Recyclable Printed Electronics

Nearly 100% of all-carbon-based transistors are reclaimed while retaining future functionality of the materials.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Improving Transmit/Receive Module Test Accuracy and Throughput

A vector network analyzer (VNA) extension unit can support a wide range of measurements in a compact, individually configurable design.

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Semiconductor Detector Identifies Radioactive Isotopes with High Resolution

The device has applications in medical diagnostics and homeland security.

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Medical

New Semiconductor Detector Shows Promise for Medical Diagnostics

Detector can identify radioactive isotopes with high resolution.

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Software-Connected Wafer Level Reliability Test

As ICs continue to become smaller and chip complexity increases, manufacturers still need to ensure reliability to their customers.

Briefs
Semiconductors & ICs

Platform for All-Optical Computing

Computations are done solely with beams of light.

Features
Medical

A Practical Guide to Semiconductor and System Design Capabilities for the Healthcare Industry

Learn about the semiconductor products and capabilities on the market today ideally suited for healthcare devices.

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Imaging

Atomically Thin Light-Emitting Device for Invisible Displays

Invisible displays on walls and windows would be bright when turned on but invisible when turned off.

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Electronics & Computers

Bending an Organic Semiconductor Boosts Electrical Flow

This method could benefit next-generation electronics.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Hybrid Material is an Efficient Photodetector

A metal-organic framework does not contain cost-intensive raw materials and can be produced in bulk.

Articles
Electronics & Computers

Radiation-Tolerant FPGAs Solve Spacecraft Design Challenges

Learn about the different FPGA technologies that are available for space applications, and the process for developing the components.

Application Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Measuring Surface Roughness with an Atomic Force Microscope

Thin films and engineered surfaces are used in a myriad of applications including semiconductor electronics, data storage, and precision optics. In many cases, surface roughness and...