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New Thermal Management Material for Semiconductors

October 19th, 2015

Honeywell Electronic Materials has announced the availability of a new thermal management material for semiconductors – the Honeywell PTM6000 Phase Change Material (PCM). The PTM6000 was designed to meet both high performance needs and long…read more

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2D Hybrid Perovskites Grown

September 30th, 2015

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have grown atomically thin 2D sheets of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites. These 2D hybrid perovskites are ionic materials that have unique properties, making them possible successors…read more

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Phosphorene Has Unique Qualities

September 30th, 2015

In 2014, researchers conducted experiments where they exfoliated black phosphorus, or phosphorene, into very thin films of about 10 to 20 atoms thick. Phosphorene, has an inherent bandgap, or energy band in which no electron…read more

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New Headlamp LED

September 29th, 2015

During the ISAL 2015 automotive lighting symposium, Osram Opto Semiconductors introduced a 2,000 lm prototype headlamp LED called the Oslon Black Flat S. Compared with its predecessor, the headlamp LED has enhanced chips and thermal…read more

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Solution to Heat Transfer in Phase Change Materials Unveiled

September 22nd, 2015

Dr. Patrick Shamberger, assistant professor at Texas A&M University, has found an “analytical solution to heat transfer in PCMs (Phase Change Materials) used in thermal energy storage and has identified the relative role of thermo-physical…read more

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Thermal Invisibility Cloak Improves Heat Distribution in Electronics

September 22nd, 2015

A team of researchers from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore has developed a thermal invisibility cloak that would improve heat distribution in electronic devices by redirecting incoming heat. The cloaks are capable of…read more

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Presentation on 4H SiC Epitaxial Wafer Quality and Layer Growth

September 21st, 2015

Dow Corning will present at the 16th International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials (ICSCRM) Oct. 4 through 9. ICSCRM is a technical conference that provides information on electronics device technology based on silicon…read more

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Effective Heat Spreading Angle

September 15th, 2015

Dirk Schweitzer, Infineon Technologies AG, Am Campeon 1-12, 85579 Neubiberg, Germany dirk.schweitzer@infineon.com Introduction To accurately compute the thermal resistance of a layered structure, such as the Junction-to-Case thermal resistance of a power semiconductor, the heat…read more

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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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