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GRAPES Research Center Receives NSF Grant to Study Semiconducting Gallium Nitride

GRAPES Research Center Receives NSF Grant to Study Semiconducting Gallium Nitride

A team of researchers from the GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems Center (GRAPES) at the University of Arkansas has been awarded a $200,000 grant to analyze the modeling of gallium nitride (GaN) devices. [More]
Band Gap of Black Phosphorus Provides an Advantage Over Graphene

Band Gap of Black Phosphorus Provides an Advantage Over Graphene

Researchers from the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) have tuned the band gap in Black Phosphorus (BP) to form a superior conductor, by transforming the semiconducting material into a special state of matter that has anisotropic dispersion. This achievement enables greater adaptability in design and optimization of solar panels, telecommunication lasers, and other such electronic and optoelectronic devices. [More]
Breakthrough Technique to Fabricate Dual-Phase Molybdenum Ditelluride Transistor

Breakthrough Technique to Fabricate Dual-Phase Molybdenum Ditelluride Transistor

A multi-disciplinary research team had developed a fabrication technique for creating pure molybdenum ditelluride (MoTe2) last year. The team not only succeeded in developing pure MoTe2, it also was able to obtain two varieties – semiconducting and metallic. [More]
Black Phosphorus May Hold Promise as Replacement for Silicon Computer Chips

Black Phosphorus May Hold Promise as Replacement for Silicon Computer Chips

Researchers at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in South Korea have developed a new semiconductor material from black phosphorus (BP), which holds promise as a replacement for silicon in future computer chips. [More]
Ultrafast Plasmonic Device Could Form the Basis for Optical Computers

Ultrafast Plasmonic Device Could Form the Basis for Optical Computers

A team of researchers at Duke University has developed an ultrafast plasmonic device, which can turn on and off 90 billion times per second. [More]
Diodes Commences Mass Production at Chengdu Assembly and Test Facility

Diodes Commences Mass Production at Chengdu Assembly and Test Facility

Diodes Incorporated, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today held the production commencement ceremony for Diodes Technology (Chengdu) Company Limited’s assembly and test facility at Chengdu Hi–Tech Industrial Development Zone (CDHT). [More]
Complex, Scalable Arrays of Semiconductor Heterojunctions Hold Potential for Future Electronics

Complex, Scalable Arrays of Semiconductor Heterojunctions Hold Potential for Future Electronics

A team of researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Department of Energy, has integrated a new synthesis process with standard electron-beam lithography methods to create complex and scalable arrays of semiconductor heterojunctions in random patterns within a nanometer-thick semiconductor crystal. This unique process depends on converting patterned areas of a single-layer crystal into another layer of crystal. The study has been published in Nature Communications. [More]
Phosphorene Holds Promise for Solar Cell and LED Manufacture

Phosphorene Holds Promise for Solar Cell and LED Manufacture

Researchers at Australian National University have analyzed thin layers of phosphorus and reveal that they possess unique properties which are likely to pave the way for ultrathin and ultralight solar cells and LEDs. [More]
KTU Researchers Create Exceptional Solar Cells Containing Organic Semiconductors

KTU Researchers Create Exceptional Solar Cells Containing Organic Semiconductors

A team of researchers from the Organic Chemistry laboratories at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) has created a material capable of being a cost-effective substitute to an already existing material used in hybrid solar cells. [More]
SEMICON West 2015: Advantest to Showcase Semiconductor Test Solutions to Enable Internet of Things

SEMICON West 2015: Advantest to Showcase Semiconductor Test Solutions to Enable Internet of Things

Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation will showcase its full range of test solutions designed to enable the Internet of Things (IoT) including automatic test equipment (ATE), terahertz measurement systems, multi-vision scanning-electron microscopes (SEM) and an e-beam lithography system at the SEMICON West 2015 trade show, coming July 14-16 to Moscone Center in San Francisco. [More]