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Analog Devices Healthcare Director Delivers Speech on Role of Analog Semiconductors in Next-Generation Portable Medical Equipment : ADI's Pat O'Doherty is a featured speaker at electronica 2008.

During his speech today at electronica 2008, Pat O’Doherty, healthcare segment director for Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), spotlighted how sophisticated healthcare semiconductor technology is paving the way for the development of increasingly smaller and more powerful medical devices for use i...

New SAFC Hitech(R) Product Roadmap Plots Route for Future Generation Semiconductor Materials

... and adoption beyond these traditional materials is occurring at a rate not seen before in the industry: "Historically, the lifecycle of materials for semiconductors on a per unit process basis extended across multiple technology nodes," continued Irvine. "What we are experiencing now is a shortening of the lifespa...

UGA researchers achieve breakthrough in effort to develop tiny biological fuel cells

...rch, funded by the Petroleum Research Foundation, was published in the June issue of the journal, Chemical Communications . "The beauty of organic semiconductors is how their properties change, based on size and the number of repeating units," said Locklin, who is a member of UGA's Nanoscale Science and Enginee...

ORNL, UT project could save vision of millions

... and finds visually similar images. For more than a decade manufacturers of semiconductors have used this technology to rapidly scan hundreds of thousands of tiny semiconductors to learn quickly about problems in the manufacturing process. "Our appro...

Expresso Fitness(R) Receives Additional $14 Million in Funding

... Ventures, founded in 1982, is a privately held venture capital firm focused on investments across all areas of the Information Technology sector from semiconductors to enterprise software. Sierra Ventures has managed nine venture capital partnerships and currently has more than $1.5 billion of capital under manag...

Morgenthaler Closes Ninth Fund at $400 Million

...ents. Recent investments include BlueArc, Brion, Cortina, imeem, JasperSoft, Netli, NexTag, Nominum, Overture Networks, Peregrine Semiconductor, Unity semiconductors and Voltage Security. The firm has approximately $2.6 billion under management and has funded more than 300 companies over its 40-year history. For mo...

Sinexus Welcomes New CEO and Completes Series B

...ribution to the success of the enterprise. These sectors include digital communications and networking systems, Internet and eCommerce infrastructure, semiconductors and optical components, enterprise and technical software, and medical devices and biopharmaceuticals. ...

You can't teach old materials new tricks

...small size, challenges in manufacturing, poor discrimination of radionuclides and poor sensitivity. For example, single crystalline materials, used as semiconductors or scintillators, generally provide the highest sensitivity and best energy resolution. But, it can take a decade or more to develop high-quality, sin...

Getting light to bend backwards

...ne can see in the illusion of a "bent" drinking straw when observed through the side of a glass. A new metamaterial crafted from alternating layers of semiconductors (indium-gallium-arsenic and aluminum-indium-arsenic) acts as a single lens that refracts light in the opposite direction. Refraction is the reason ...

Novel semiconductor structure bends light 'wrong' way -- the right direction for many applications

...ique composition results in less lost light than previous metamaterials, which were made of extremely small arrangements of metal wires and rings. The semiconductors that constitute the new material are grown from crystals using common manufacturing techniques, making it less complex, more reliable and easier to pr...
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Audience Selected as Silver Winner in This Year's Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards and Winner of the Semiconductors Category

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Audience today announced it is the overall Silver Winner in this year's Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards and the winner of the Semiconductors category. By understanding the auditory pathway -- from the cochlea to the brainstem t...

Facile synthesis of nanoparticles with multiple functions advanced in Singapore

...al-semiconductor nanocomposites and hybrid nanoparticles. Besides IBN's focus on applying this protocol to the nanocrystalline synthesis of metals, semiconductors and their hybrids, the extraction of metals dissolved in water would be significant for applications in environmental remediation, e.g. extraction of ...

Iowa Power Fund advances researcher’s long quest for efficient solar power

... solar devices and so new materials mean new structures. And, study how semiconductors based on organic molecules can be used in solar applications. Dalal said or...f the new technology. "Looking 20 years out it's very clear that organic semiconductors will be a major player in photovoltaic technology," he said. "The technolog...

13 UCR faculty members recognized by American Association for the Advancement of Science

...phan von Molnar 65 Ph.D., now at Florida State University: "For seminal research on magnetic polarons, the metal-insulator transition, dilute magnetic semiconductors and magnetic nanoparticles." New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering...

'Strained' quantum dots show new optical properties

...ology have found a way around those limitations by exploiting a property of semiconductors called "lattice strain." By layering materials with different chemical comp...efficient solar panels, Nie adds. A mismatch between the lattices of the semiconductors making up the inner core and outside shell of the particle creates strain: ...

Complete Genomics launches, becomes world's first large-scale human genome sequencing company

...ring technology invented by its founders and refined by a team of 100 employees with expertise in DNA engineering, molecular biology, instrumentation, semiconductors and high-performance computing. The convergence of these fields in Silicon Valley has allowed Complete Genomics to sequence its first complete human g...

Detecting dangerous chemicals with lasers, exploring the brain's circuitry with light and more

...ental Study of a Quantum Channel from a LEO Satellite to the Earth.") PHOTOLUMINESCENCE IN NANO-NEEDLES Silicon is the workhorse among semiconductors in electronics. But in opto-electronics, where light signals are processed along with electronic signals, a semiconductor that is capable of emitting ...

Nanotube-producing bacteria show manufacturing promise

... growing movement in science and engineering is looking for ways to produce semiconductors in more ecologically friendly ways. Two members of the research team, Ho... properties may also provide novel functionality for the next generation of semiconductors in nano- and opto-electronic devices. In a process that is not yet fully...

DFG to establish 10 new collaborative research centers

...uronal diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinsons disease. (Host university: Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg. Coordinator: Peter Jonas) SFB 787 semiconductors Nanophotonics: Materials, Models, Components aims to develop novel photonic and nanophotonic components from a variety of materials. The researchers,...

Clemson scientists shed light on molecules in living cells

...t up and stay lit long enough for scientists to string together thousands of images, as in a movie. Conjugated polymers share many properties with semiconductors like silicon but have the flexibility of plastic. While initial efforts at preparing nanoparticles out of conjugated polymers resulted in particles th...
semiconductors in Biological Technology

Bottoms up: Better organic semiconductors for printable electronics

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Seoul National University (SNU) have learned how to tweak a new class of polymer-based semiconductors to better control the location and alignment of the components of the blend. Their recent resultshow to move the top ...

Detecting smallest contaminations on semiconductors with aid of synchrotron radiation

Smaller, more accurate, higher performance and lower priced - that is the formula for success for micro- and nanoelectronics. Miniaturisation plays a crucial economic role to-day and contributes significantly to the key technologies of the 21st century; however, the smaller the structures, the mor...

'Hybrid' semiconductors show zero thermal expansion; Could lead to hardier electronics

ARGONNE, Ill. (Dec. 19, 2007) The fan in your computer is there to keep the microprocessor chip from heating to the point where its component materials start to expand, inducing cracks that interrupt the flow of electricity and not incidentally, ruin the chip. Thermal expansion can also separate...

Stretching silicon: A new method to measure how strain affects semiconductors

MADISON: University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and physicists have developed a method of measuring how strain affects thin films of silicon that could lay the foundation for faster flexible electronics. Silicon is the industry standard semiconductor for electronic devices. Silicon thin fil...

New nanocluster to boost thin films for semiconductors

Oregon researchers have synthesized an elusive metal-hydroxide compound in sufficient and rapidly produced yields, potentially paving the way for improved precursor inks that could boost semiconductor capabilities for large-area applications. The key to a "bottom-up" production of possibly the ...

The next generation: nanomagnets could replace semiconductors

Just as compact discs all but wiped out vinyl records, semiconductors could be on their way out, too. A University of Houston professor has developed a similar disruptive technology, using magnetic cellular networks, that could yield such benefits as increased computing power that rivals what...

Engineers chart semiconductors on the scale of atoms

Madison, Wis. -- Spanning fewer than a thousand atoms, the electronic devices on semiconductor chips have become so miniscule they defy most efforts to characterize them. Now for the first time, engineers have demonstrated a way to image th0se vanishingly small devices by mapping them atom-by-ato...

Breaking barriers with nanoscale lasers

...his supposed limit, Ning says. One way is by the use of a combination of semiconductors and metals such as gold and silver. "It turns out that the electrons ex...chers worldwide are interested in integrating such metallic structures with semiconductors to produce smaller nanolasers because of the promise of applications for sm...

Nanopillars promise cheap, efficient, flexible solar cells

...e materials. The new design grows optically active semiconductors in arrays of nanoscale pillars, each a single crys...mputer science at UC Berkeley. "Single-crystalline semiconductors offer a lot of promise, but standard ways of makin... to make photovoltaic cells based on pillar-shaped semiconductors grown from the bottom-up yielded disappointing res...

Bilayer graphene gets a bandgap

...oom temperature, which is remarkable in itself and shows the potential of bilayer graphene for nanoelectronics. This is a narrower bandgap than common semiconductors like silicon or gallium arsenide, and it could enable new kinds of optoelectronic devices for generating, amplifying, and detecting infrared light." ...
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