Nanotechnology battery design gets boost from aligned carbon nanotubes

07.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a new flexible nano-scaffold for rechargeable lithium ion batteries that could help make cell phone and electric car batteries last longer.

New NIST nanoscale indenter takes novel approach to measuring surface properties

25.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of North Carolina have demonstrated a new design for an instrument, a "instrumented nanoscale indenter," that makes sensitive measurements of the mechanical properties of thin films -- ranging from auto body coatings to microelectronic devices -- and biomaterials.

European-Japanese collaboration focuses on ‘Cloud of Things’ to support smart cities

23.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

CEA-Leti today announced that a group of European and Japanese companies, research institutes, universities and cities will work together in the ClouT project to deliver ways for cities to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing – to become smart cities.

Two-dimensional atomically-flat transistors show promise for next-generation green electronics

21.06. 2013 Solid State Technology

UC Santa Barbara researchers demonstrate first n-type field effect transistors on monolayer tungsten diselenide with record performance.

Fab equipment spending: 23% growth for 2014

05.06. 2013 Solid State Technology

Fab equipment spending will grow two percent year-over-year  (US$ 32.5 billion) for 2013 and about 23 to 27 percent in 2014 ($41 billion) according to the May edition of the SEMI World Fab Forecast.

Opportunities for electronics manufacturing services in medical industry are increasing

15.05. 2013 Solid State Technology

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are increasingly turning to electronics manufacturing service (EMS) providers to better handle the escalating volumes of electronic content in the medical industry.

Element Six and Delft University demonstrate milestone in solid-state diamond research

06.05. 2013 Solid State Technology

Element Six last week announced, in collaboration with Delft University of Technology, the entanglement of electron spin qubits (quantum bits) in two synthetic diamonds separated in space.

SRC and NSF partner to develop compact models for emerging nanotech

01.05. 2013 Solid State Technology

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) recently joined the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a partner in an ongoing NSF project to further develop compact models of emerging nanoelectronic devices such as might be used in next-generation consumer electronics.

Handset market grows in Q1, despite Samsung and Apple’s different approaches

26.04. 2013 Solid State Technology

An estimated 405 million handsets, including 197 million smartphones, were shipped in the first quarter of 2013, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research.

“Smart Skin” sensors could provide remote monitoring of aging infrastructure

17.04. 2013 Solid State Technology

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing a novel technology that would facilitate close monitoring of structures for strain, stress and early formation of cracks.

E.ON steps up to big data metering with Ericsson

17.04. 2013 Solid State Technology

The evolution of smart grids is a priority in a number of countries, including EU and the US, and will eventually create a smart energy network that manages a huge amount of data in 24-hour intervals.

Cracking the potential of the glass wafer market

11.04. 2013 Solid State Technology

Over the last few years, glass has gained considerable interest from the semiconductor industry due to its very attractive electrical, physical and chemical properties, as well as its prospects for a relevant and cost-efficient solution. The application scope of glass substrates in the semiconductor field is broad and highly diversified.

Personal computer shipments post worst quarter on record, says IDC

11.04. 2013 Solid State Technology

In another sign of the worldwide shift in preferred personal devices, PC shipments posted the steepest decline ever in a single quarter, according to the International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker (IDC).