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UK's Institute of Cancer Research and Silicon Graphics Establish Long-Term Alliance to Design and Outfit World-Class Network Biology Lab

Pioneering Studies of 'Cellular Networks' to Put Unprecedented Demands on Compute, Storage and Visualization Solutions SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of a multi-year collaboration, Silicon Graphics, Inc . ( SGI ) (Nasdaq: SGIC ) today announced it will provi...

Stretchable silicon camera next step to artificial retina

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. By combining stretchable optoelectronics and biologically inspired design, scientists have created a remarkable imaging device, with a layout based on the human eye. As reported in the Aug. 7 issue of the journal Nature, researchers at the University of Illinois and Northwester...

The future of computing -- carbon nanotubes and superconductors to replace the silicon chip

The future of computing is under the spotlight at the Institute of Physics Condensed Matter and Materials Physics conference at the Royal Holloway College of the University of London on 26-28 March. The end of the silicon chip The silicon chip, which has supplied several decades worth of ...

Foldable and stretchable, silicon circuits conform to many shapes

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Scientists have developed a new form of stretchable silicon integrated circuit that can wrap around complex shapes such as spheres, body parts and aircraft wings, and can operate during stretching, compressing, folding and other types of extreme mechanical deformations, without a ...

UD's Appelbaum wins NSF Career Award for research on silicon spintronics

Ian Appelbaum, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Delaware, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation for his pioneering research in the exciting next evolution of electronics known as spint...

Align Technology, Inc. Ranked 23rd in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for Silicon Valley Scientific & Medical Equipment, and Bio-Technology Companies

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN ), the inventor of Invisalign, a proprietary method of straightening teeth without wires or brackets, has been named to Deloitte's prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for Silicon Valley, a ranking o...

World's most complex silicon phased-array chip developed at UC-San Diego

UC San Diego electrical engineers have developed the worlds most complex phased array or radio frequency integrated circuit. This DARPA-funded advance is expected to find its way into U.S. defense satellite communication and radar systems. In addition, the innovations in this chip design will lik...

Nanotube forests grown on silicon chips for future computers, electronics

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Engineers have shown how to grow forests of tiny cylinders called carbon nanotubes onto the surfaces of computer chips to enhance the flow of heat at a critical point where the chips connect to cooling devices called heat sinks. The carpetlike growth of nanotubes has been...

UM physicists show electrons can travel over 100 times faster in graphene than in silicon

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- University of Maryland physicists have shown that in graphene the intrinsic limit to the mobility, a measure of how well a material conducts electricity, is higher than any other known material at room temperature. Graphene, a single-atom-thick sheet of graphite, is a new mat...

Job-related stress: NIST demonstrates fatigue effects in silicon

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a mechanical fatigue process that eventually leads to cracks and breakdown in bulk silicon crystalsa phenomenon thats particularly interesting because it long has been thought not to exist. Their recently pu...

Canadian firm acquires Silicon Logic

Eau Claire, Wis. - Tundra Semiconductor Corp. , the Ottawa, Ontario-based developer of system interconnect for the communications and computing markets, has announced the acquisition of Silicon Logic Engineering (SLE) , a high-end chip design company based in Eau Claire, for $14 million. SLE...

New Silicon Pastures director envisions more home cooking for Wisconsin angels

M ilwaukee, Wis. - Teresa Esser sees incredible opportunity for private equity business investors in Wisconsin and, as the new director of the Milwaukee-based Silicon Pastures angel investment group, she aims to see more of that opportunity realized. While others are talking about brain ...

What makes Silicon Valley so different?

I spent last week in Austin , Dallas , and Boston , getting a first look at some very interesting technology start ups. (Yep, you guessed it, the search for DEMO 2007's demonstrating class is in full swing.) Much of what I saw was quite impressive. It was also quite different from the usual fa...

Study explains unexpected conductivity of nanoscale silicon

When graduate student Pengpeng Zhang successfully imaged a piece of silicon just 10 nanometers-or a millionth of a centimeter-in thickness, she and her UW-Madison co-researchers were puzzled. According to established thinking, the feat should be impossible because her microscopy method required sam...

Growth spurts

... JEOL 3010 and liquid cells microfabricated from a pair of 100-micron-thick silicon wafers with 20 nanometer thick silicon nitride membrane windows to image the growth trajectories of platinum nanoc...

America's Organic Home-Fueling Movement Begins in Los Angeles

...s for people who want to break their dependency on oil. The employees of E-Fuel represent some of the top United States ethanol researchers and proven silicon Valley professionals with diverse expertise in the ethanol, electronics, automotive and software industries. E-Fuel creates ethanol micro refine...

NIST scientists study how to stack the deck for organic solar power

...capture sunlight and convert it into electricity, are a hot research area because in principle they have significant advantages over traditional rigid silicon cells. Organic photovoltaics start out as a kind of ink that can be applied to flexible surfaces to create solar cell modules that can be spread over ...

GreenHouse Debuts the World's First E-Fuel MicroFuelerTM in Los Angeles

...yed in Los Gatos and Paso Robles, California and China, the employees of E-Fuel represent some of the top United States ethanol researchers and proven silicon Valley professionals with diverse expertise in the ethanol, electronics, automotive and software industries. E-Fuel creates ethanol micro refiner...

UCR scientists manipulate ripples in graphene, enabling strain-based graphene electronics

...pled, and this may need to be considered in the interpretation of a broad array of existing and future research." Proposed to supplement or replace silicon as the main electronic material, graphene is a single layer of graphite. Even though graphite has been studied for decades, the single sheet first was...

Scientists discover repulsive side to light force

...ht force that can be used to control components on silicon microchips, meaning future nanodevices could be co...ve force they discovered to move components on the silicon chip in one direction, such as pulling on a nanosc...to create the repulsive force, or the "push," on a silicon chip, the team split a beam of infrared light into...

Material world: Graphene's versatility promises new applications

... layer without scattering. This property is critical for many device applications and has prompted speculation that graphene could eventually supplant silicon as the substance of choice for computer chips, offering the prospect of ultrafast computers operating at terahertz speeds, rocketing past current giga...

UCR physicist receives highest honor US government gives young scientists or engineers

...ene has attracted tremendous attention from academic and industrial sectors for its potential as the "material of the future" to supplement or replace silicon in electronic circuits. Besides graphene, Lau studies nanowires and carbon nanotubes. Her research has helped physicists gain fundamental understan...

Unexpectedly long-range effects in advanced magnetic devices

...wn into the ferromagnetic layerverticallly. But what about sideways? To find out, the NIST/ISSP team started with a thin ferromagnetic film covering a silicon wafer and then added on top a grid of antiferromagnetic strips about 10 nanometers thick and 10 micrometers wide, separated by gaps of about 100 micro...

SRNL to study applicability of solar cell coatings

...ineered coatings that, by mimicking the way a moth's eye absorbs light, reduce unwanted reflection from 30 percent to less than 2 percent on a typical silicon solar cell. The SRNL project includes durability testing of these nanostructured coatings applied to various solar cell substrates to determine t...

Cappella Inc. Secures $17.3 Million Series C Investment

...of companies across the life sciences, medical devices, communication, software, information technology and cleantech industries. Located in New York, silicon Valley and Tokyo, MCVP currently manages over $280 million in capital. For more information about MCVP, visit www.mitsuiventures.com/en/ Ab...

Finesse Solutions Expands Into State-of-the-Art Facility in San Jose, CA, USA

... Finesse's new address is 71 Daggett Drive, San Jose, CA, 95134. This move completes the consolidation of all Finesse departments from Irvine, CA to silicon Valley. The new building, which exceeds 20,000 square feet, features a class 10,000 clean room for the manufacture of Finesse single-use sensors,...

Bilayer graphene gets a bandgap

...aped by the gate electrodes. Their nano-FET used a silicon substrate as the bottom gate, with a thin insulating layer of silicon dioxide between it and the stacked graphene layers...a narrower bandgap than common semiconductors like silicon or gallium arsenide, and it could enable new kinds...

New MIT radio chip mimics human ear

...lysis is faster than any known spectrum-analysis algorithm. Thus, it sheds light on the mechanism of hearing as well. The RF cochlea, embedded on a silicon chip measuring 1.5 mm by 3 mm, works as an analog spectrum analyzer, detecting the composition of any electromagnetic waves within its perception rang...

A billion-year ultra-dense memory chip

...rved in stone is not dense but can last thousands of years, whereas today's silicon memory chips can hold their information for only a few decades. Researchers...large-scale integration and should make for easy incorporation into today's silicon processing systems. Zettl believes the technology could be on the market wi...

Graphene may have advantages over copper for IC interconnects at the nanoscale

...e measured in graphene fabricated using other techniques, such as growth on silicon carbide, which now produces graphene of lower quality but has the potential...-layered graphene removed from a graphite block and placed onto an oxidized silicon substrate. They used electron beam lithography to construct four electrode...

GreenHouse Energy, Governor Schwarzenegger Join in Driving the Future of Fueling in California

...yed in Los Gatos and Paso Robles, California and China, the employees of E-Fuel represent some of the top United States ethanol researchers and proven silicon Valley professionals with diverse expertise in the ethanol, electronics, automotive and software industries. E-Fuel creates ethanol micro refiner...

Genomatica Produces Pure BDO From Natural Sugars

...uced industrial chemicals from a variety of renewable feedstocks at a fraction of the cost. A privately held company, Genomatica is backed by top silicon Valley venture capital firms Mohr Davidow Ventures, Alloy Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Genomatica is based in San Diego. ...

MIT, BU engineer cellular circuits that count events

...rs of the paper. Performing very elaborate computing inside cells would be extremely difficult because living cells are much harder to control than silicon chips. Instead, the researchers are focusing on designing small circuit components to accomplish specific tasks. "Our goal is to build simple desi...

Photos: Breakthrough Technology Enables Edible TruTag(TM) to Prevent Counterfeit Medicine

...nt to help combat counterfeit drugs, and has established collaboration with silicon Kinetics, Inc. of San Diego, California and its porous silicon labs in Maui. About CBI CBI invents, develops, and acquires disrup...

Signostics Receives FDA Clearance for World's Smallest Ultrasound Product

...phers as well as biomedical, electronic and software engineers. Signostics' global sales and marketing headquarters is located in the United States in silicon Valley, California. For media inquiries contact: Corina Cooper, Marketing Communications Phone: 650.327.4000 ccooper@signostic...

Inexpensive plastic used in CDs could improve aircraft, computer electronics

...ectrical characteristics. By being able to tailor the amount of nanotubes we can add to the composite, we also can change it from the conductivity of silicon to a few orders below that achieved by metals." Making this very inexpensive plastic highly conductive could benefit electronics in everything fr...

Xconomy Launches XSITE 2009; First Annual Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at Boston University

...EO John Maraganore, Boston Scientific Co-founder John Abele, and Yet-Ming Chiang, co-founder of A123Systems. Start-ups represented include: black silicon developer SiOnyx, industrial robot maker Kiva Systems, and Satori Pharmaceuticals, which is developing a pill to fight Alzheimer's disease. With these...

Scientists demonstrate effect of confining dielectrics on semiconductor nanowire conductivity

...ble to manipulate the conduction from the outside. In the experiments, co-author Joonah Yoon, a graduate student at SEAS, coated GaN nanowires with silicon oxide to modify the strength of the surface mirror. The dopant activation energies were obtained from the temperature dependence of the nanowire condu...

Amedica Receives CE Mark for Valeo(TM) Ceramic Spinal Implant System Incorporating CSC Technology

...oration, an orthopedic implants company focused on silicon nitride ceramic technologies, announced today that...y. The CSC technology, made using Amedica's novel silicon nitride ceramic, offers a porous cancellous trabec...ng orthopedic implant company focused on using its silicon nitride ceramic technologies to develop and commer...

Sandia researchers construct carbon nanotube device that can detect colors of the rainbow

... construct the device, Zhou and Krafcik first had to create a tiny transistor made from a single carbon nanotube. They deposited carbon nanotubes on a silicon wafer and then used photolithography to define electrical patterns to make contacts. The final piece came from Vance and Zifer, who synthesized mo...
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