Intel commits $200 million to Obama startup plan
News & Analysis 1/31/2011 8 comments
Intel Corp. has joined President Obama's Startup America campaign to strengthen entrepreneurship in the United States and, through Intel Capital, has pledged to invest an additional $200 million in U.S. technology companies and joined the campaign's board of advisors.
Europe awards contract to assess 450-mm pilot line
News & Analysis 1/27/2011 Post a comment
Two consultancy firms with expertise in the semiconductor industry – Future Horizons Ltd. and Decision SA – have been awarded a one-year joint contract to assess the benefits of a 450-mm semiconductor prototyping line being located in Europe.
Tech's turn on top
Automotive DesignLine Blog 1/27/2011 6 comments
Technology grabbed the majority of time in President Obama's State of the Union speech. But where do we go from here?
GaN depo process said to make brighter LEDs
News & Analysis 1/26/2011 5 comments
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a gallium nitride deposition process said to result in 1,000 times fewer defects, thereby boosting the output of light-emitting diodes as well as other GaN devices such as power transistors.
MEMS-based tracking tags to bring biobanking to mass market
News & Analysis 1/24/2011 Post a comment
STMicroelectronics and Bluechiip are to cooperate to bring Bluechiip's patented tracking tag concept into mass production for healthcare and a wide range of other applications including biobanking - the identification, tracking, retrieving, monitoring and storing of human biospecimens.
R&D contractor raises $6 million
Research 1/21/2011 3 comments
Presto Engineering Inc., a company which has pioneered contract R&D services for semiconductor companies, has said it has received $6 million in funding to support. The funding round was led by CM-CIC Capital Prive and included existing investor Masseran Gestion.
Thin Film designs addressable plastic memory
Research 1/21/2011 1 comment
Thin Film Electronics ASA has announced it has designed a 128-bit thin film addressable memory in a printable plastic material in collaboration with the Palo Alto Research Center of Xerox (PARC).
Oxford forms 10 billion qubits in silicon
Research 1/21/2011 4 comments
Scientists from Oxford University have generated 10 billion bits of quantum entanglement in silicon for the first time. The achievement is a significant step towards a quantum computer, according to the research team.
'Universal' memory aims to replace flash/DRAM
News & Analysis 1/21/2011 24 comments
A single "universal" memory technology that combines the speed of DRAM with the non-volatility and density of flash memory was recently invented at North Carolina State University, according to researchers.
UMC adds CMOS-MEMS sensors to foundry model
News & Analysis 1/20/2011 1 comment
Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp. has started producing microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor products for customers and has volume production scheduled for later this year. The achievement follows three years of MEMS technology development. UMC said.
Brightest nanoparticles shun quantum
News & Analysis 1/19/2011 23 comments
Researchers who claim to have developed the brightest nanoparticles say they have potential applications in medicine, biology, material science, and environmental protection.
Plastic Logic to get $700 million in Russian deal
News & Analysis 1/18/2011 8 comments
Plastic Logic, a struggling venture capital backed company, which specializes in organic electronics, is set to receive $700 million in deal backed by Rusnano, the technology investment arm of the Russian state.
Startup develops printable, low-cost solar cell
News & Analysis 1/18/2011 6 comments
Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd., a company recently spun out from the University of Oxford has developed a solar cell technology that is manufactured from low-cost, abundant, non-toxic and non-corrosive materials and can be scaled to any volume.
What's after NAND?
Blog 1/18/2011 5 comments
Seems to me that everyone is speculating on the future of NAND flash these days, and how it will affect the existing storage market.
Software defined radio: defining the challenges
Design How-To 1/18/2011 10 comments
Software defined radio (SDR) has become a hot topic in the industry and is seen as a solution for many of the development problems for new radio platforms. But what is really meant by software defined radio?
CEA-Leti ramps up 300-mm 3-D fab
News & Analysis 1/17/2011 4 comments
France's CEA-Leti research center in Grenoble has begun to ramp up production on its 300-mm wafer fabrication facility dedicated to 3D-integration applications.
Solid-state quantum memory unveiled
News & Analysis 1/14/2011 12 comments
Broadband quantum networks inched closer to reality when researchers demonstrated the ability to transfer quantum-bits from entangled photons to solid-state crystalline memory devices.
Microfluidic pumps focus liquid lens
News & Analysis 1/13/2011 5 comments
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has shown a liquid lens with a focal length that can be electrically adjusted with tiny microfluidic pistons with no moving parts, a breakthrough it says could boost all types of precision imaging applications.
Optical control of graphene supports sensors
Research 1/11/2011 1 comment
The team of scientists has published research showing how light can be used to control the electrical properties of graphene and is claiming the move marks progress in the development of graphene devices.
An EE Times CES compendium
News & Analysis 1/10/2011 4 comments
Herewith is a compendium of EE Times coverage of and from the Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas, Jan. 6 to 9.
Nissan Chemical joins Sematech’s resist center
News & Analysis 1/10/2011 Post a comment
Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd., has joined Sematech’s Resist Materials and Development Center (RMDC) at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany to collaborate on advanced adhesion enhancing materials in extreme ultraviolet lithography for 22nm chips.
UT printed electronics has build-up research
News & Analysis 1/10/2011 Post a comment
The University of Texas at El Paso wants to become a center for research in printing electronics using a bottom-up additive approach. The center is being funded by the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, Lockheed Martin and the University of Texas System for an initial total $9 million.
U.S. needs converged R&D play in life sciences
News & Analysis 1/4/2011 4 comments
The United States should capitalize on the trend of convergence of life, physical, and engineering sciences to foster the innovation necessary to meet the growing demand for accessible, affordable health care.