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Nanowires Showcase Unusual ‘Anelastic’ Properties

July 14th, 2015

Researchers from Brown University and North Carolina State University have discovered that nanowires made of semiconductor materials have pronounced anelasticity. This means that when the wires are bent, they slowly revert back to their original…read more

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German Associations to Research Efficient Car Battery Charging

June 30th, 2015

A group of companies and universities in Germany will research how car batteries can be charged more efficiently for a project called Luftstrom.  The project focuses on using new semiconductors and water cooling to increase…read more

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New IGBT Series Reduces EMI and Power Dissipation

June 22nd, 2015

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) has expanded its Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) product portfolio with the addition of a new 650V M-series. “The new M-series is co-packaged with a soft and fast freewheeling diode…read more

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New Research to Improve Semiconductor Industry and Electronic Devices

April 27th, 2015

Chemists from the University of Georgia have successfully isolated silicon oxide fragments for the first time at room temperature. Chemists accomplished this by using a technique developed in 2008 which involves trapping silicon oxide fragments…read more

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Thermal Test Chips on Display at SEMI-THERM

March 13th, 2015

Thermal Engineering Associates (TEA) will display Thermal Test Chips and Wafers at SEMI-THERM at booth 300. The wafers on display range from 200mm and 300mm and thicker ones range from 700mm to 800mm. Thinner wafers will…read more

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Charged Graphene Called ‘Molecular Gymnastics’

October 28th, 2014

A team of researchers at the University of Illinois set out to study charged graphene and to uncover a method to control DNA movement through a sequencing device. During their experiments, physics professor Aleksei Aksimentiev…read more

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New Thermal Management Material Produced

October 27th, 2014

Element Six has introduced its new thermal grade of CVD Diamond, named the Diafilm TM130. This CVD Diamond’s main purpose is management of semiconductor heat. The Diafilm TM130, which was grown by chemical vapor deposition,…read more

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Carbon Nanotubes Prove to Be Beneficial Semiconductors

October 10th, 2014

A group of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University have discovered that carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material, improve performance and reliability of transistors and circuits. These nanotubes are a better…read more

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Graphene Improves Touchscreen Technology

October 10th, 2014

Most touch screen technology in electronic devices today, such as smartphones and tablets, are made of an expensive and inflexible material known as Indium Tin Oxide. A group of researchers from the University of Surrey…read more

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New HyperFlash Introduced

October 9th, 2014

Netzsch has just announced its new Light Flash Apparatus – the LFA 467 HyperFlash. “The Flash method is a fast, non-contact, and efficient method for measuring the three fundamental thermophysical properties of thermal diffusivity, specific…read more

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New Thermoelectric Devices Establish Beneficial Uses for Waste Heat

September 8th, 2014

Researchers estimate that more than half of the energy generated in the U.S from vehicles, machinery and heavy equipment is wasted as heat when it escapes into the air. Gang Chen, the Carl Richard Soderberg…read more

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New 4G Roaming Technology Must Account for Thermal Loss, Say Researchers

August 26th, 2014

According to Danish researchers, the push towards global 4G roaming and high-quality, frequency-reconfigurable antennas will need to account for new loss capacities not taken into account by previous technology. The worldwide demand for 4G technology…read more

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Scientists Explore the Pseudogap Phase of High-Temperature Superconductors

July 24th, 2014

Physicists at Binghamton University have identified an important feature of the pseudogap phase of copper-oxide high-temperature superconductors – a remarkable density wave state that may be a trait of all cuprates. The research, published this…read more

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New Device to Cool Chips at the Micro-Scale

June 19th, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Diego have developed a novel evaporator structure that can be integrated directly into electronics to cool chips with micro-sized components. “The idea…read more

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