Semiconductor

Lithium Atoms Turn Graphene into a Superconductor

September 1st, 2015

Physicists in Canada and Germany have proved that graphene turns into a superconductor when ‘decorated’ with lithium atoms, which could lead to a new generation of superconducting nanoscale devices, according to Nanotechweb.org. In 2005, physicists…read more

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New Adhesives Ideal for Bonding and Encapsulating Semiconductors

August 24th, 2015

DELO introduces new one-component epoxy resins that can withstand temperatures up to 250 degrees Celsius. These new anhydride-based adhesives are ideal for bonding and encapsulating sensors and semiconductors, according to the company. The adhesives were…read more

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Electronic Devices Made Faster by Graphene Nanoribbon Technique

August 17th, 2015

Graphene could be used for the next generation of faster, more energy-efficient electronics. According to engineers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, they have developed “a way to grow graphene nanoribbons with desirable semiconducting properties directly…read more

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New Material to Decrease Energy Usage in Electronics

August 4th, 2015

Researchers have determined that gallium nitride (GaN) could become the next best semiconductor for electronics because it would immensely cut energy usage. Cambridge Electronics Inc. (CEI) has announced a new line of GaN transistors and…read more

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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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