What's up with silicon on sapphire? Design How-To 5/31/2011 5 comments Dr. Mark L. Burgener and Dr. Ronald E. Reedy, co-founders of Peregrine Semiconductor will be presented with the Noble award at IMS2011. I thought this would be a great opportunity to check in with them on the status of their work.
Elpida, Powertech, UMC team on 3-D at 28-nm Research 5/31/2011 2 comments Elpida Memory Inc. of Japan, Powertech Technology Inc. and United Microelectronics Corp. of Taiwan have announced that they have finalized a three-way collaboration to deliver 3-D IC integration technologies for advanced manufacturing processes including 28-nm.
TI selects G24i as energy harvest partner News & Analysis 5/27/2011 2 comments G24 Innovations Ltd., a pioneer of dye-sensitized thin-film solar cells, is working with Texas Instruments to combine G24i's solar cell technology with TI power conversion ICs.
IMEC makes GaN-on-silicon Research 5/26/2011 3 comments European research institute IMEC and its partners in a program on gallium-nitride fabrication have produced device quality GaN/AlGaN layers on 200-mm silicon wafers.
The Drive for Innovation Social Mania 5/25/2011 19 comments
What would possess someone to drive across the country for a year, in a Chevy Volt? A lust for your stories and the open road.
IMEC and the ARM connection Blog 5/25/2011 6 comments European research institute IMEC is holding its annual technology forum. It has one of those slides with more than a hundred partner logos and ARM's was nowhere to be seen. So what was ARM CEO Warren East doing at the event?
IBM to test wafer pruning News & Analysis 5/25/2011 10 comments IBM will test a wafer pruning technique developed at the University of California at Los Angeles said to spot bad wafers early with test structures in-between die that can reject wafers before costly metallization steps.
Wipro helps IMEC open up in India Research 5/25/2011 8 comments European research institute IMEC has announced it has established an R&D facility in Bangalore, India, with the help of Wipro Technologies, the consulting and outsourcing business of Wipro Ltd.
Powering DDR memory and SSTL logic Design How-To 5/24/2011 15 comments While DDR memory is very popular for meeting modern electronics demand for large amounts of high-speed memory in a small form-factor, providing power to DDR memory can pose some difficulties.
Analyst predicts OLED lighting market News & Analysis 5/24/2011 4 comments The global market for OLED lighting will be $4.8 billion in 2016, according to market research firm NanoMarkets LLC. Of that Europe will be responsible for $1.5 billion in OLED lighting panel sales and Asia is expected to provide $2.1 billion.
Plastic optics boosted to 25 Gbit/s News & Analysis 5/23/2011 1 comment Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology reporting successful operation of s new vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser technology from VI Systems at 25 Gbits per second.
Algae powers hydrogen economy News & Analysis 5/20/2011 16 comments Algae can produce hydrogen fuel from water and sunlight, with a little boost from man-made nanoparticle catalysts, according to engineers at the U.S.Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.
Zytronic bets on ITO to tap industrial apps News & Analysis 5/19/2011 Post a comment Zytronic has launched a range of sensors that use deposited tracks of transparent indium tin oxide suitable for small, ruggedized touch devices. The new sensors complement Zytronic sensors that use copper strand electrodes.
Activated graphene boosts supercaps News & Analysis 5/18/2011 3 comments An activated form of graphene developed by the University of Texas-Austin, modeled on the activated carbon in filters, aims to boost supercapacitors enough to rival batteries in hybrid vehicles.
HP discovers memristor mechanism News & Analysis 5/16/2011 16 comments Hewlett Packard uses synchrotron radiation to unearth the switching mechanisms inside its titanium oxide memristor to reveal how it can switch as fast as DRAM and yet retain its memory millions of times longer than flash.
Payload efficiency: MOST and Ethernet square off Design How-To 5/16/2011 Post a comment This article discusses the payload efficiency of MOST and Ethernet and the derived influence on the network architecture of vehicles with high bandwidth needs. Furthermore, ideas for coexistence of these competing technologies are described.
ADI names three new Fellows News & Analysis 5/12/2011 Post a comment Analog Devices has conferred the title of Fellow--its highest technical honor--on three engineers who have made invaluable contributions to electronics.
Rambus sowing seeds with memory startups News & Analysis 5/11/2011 1 comment Rambus Inc., best known as a licensor of memory interface technology, has begun investing in startup companies and providing support to universities researching next-generation memory technologies.
Wanted: The top 10 'green' technologies News & Analysis 5/10/2011 96 comments EE Times is seeking input from readers to help us select the 10 most significant 'green' technologies that have or are expected to have a positive and significant impact on the environment.
Graphene modulator tackles optics News & Analysis 5/10/2011 7 comments A graphene modulator capable of downloading an movie into a smartphone in seconds can be smaller, cheaper and faster than today's optical communications devices according to researchers at the University of California-Berkeley.
MOST150 optimizes data bus efficiency Design How-To 5/9/2011 Post a comment The MOST150 infotainment bus system is about to take the place of earlier MOST systems. With its high bandwidth which can be utilized up to nearly 100%, MOST150 is a viable platform for advanced next-gen infotainment systems. Daimler already has gathered experience with the new bus.
Lab aims for superconducting FET News & Analysis 5/6/2011 3 comments Researchers inched closer to understanding superconductivity with the creation of special field-effect thin films that aim for superconducting FETs.
New IBM Fellows push computing frontiers News & Analysis 5/4/2011 1 comment IBM honored eight new Fellows for their pioneering work in cloud, stream, grid, network and supercomputing, including the Watson super that beat human champs at Jeopardy.
Firm claims anti-shake camera breakthrough Research 5/4/2011 6 comments Cambridge Mechatronics Ltd., a developer of actuator technology used in consumer electronics, has demonstrated the application of its technology to optical image stabilization in a smartphone miniature camera.
Chipworks tears down Samsung PCM phone Research 5/3/2011 8 comments Reverse engineering and analysis consultancy Chipworks Inc. has torn down a few Samsung GT-E2550 GSM cell phones bought in the United States but intended for different geographic markets in Asia and Europe while on the hunt for phase-change memory ICs.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments