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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]
ClassOne Launches Fully-Automated Solstice S4 Mid-Sized Electroplater

ClassOne Launches Fully-Automated Solstice S4 Mid-Sized Electroplater

Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology has announced a new addition to its popular Solstice® family of ≤200mm wafer electroplaters. The fully-automated, cassette-to-cassette Solstice S4 is available with up to 4 chambers and can deliver up to 75wph throughput. In footprint, capacity and cost, the S4 is positioned between the manual-load, development-oriented Solstice LT, with 1 or 2 chambers, and the fully-automated Solstice S8 electroplater with up to 8 chambers. [More]
EVT Introduces ChipEye 5Side ChipControl Command Set with 5 Side Inspection

EVT Introduces ChipEye 5Side ChipControl Command Set with 5 Side Inspection

EVT presents with ChipEye 5Side the ChipControl command set with 5 side inspection as a complete system. [More]
Ultrafast Electron-Based Imaging Technique Holds Promise for Designing Improved Semiconductors

Ultrafast Electron-Based Imaging Technique Holds Promise for Designing Improved Semiconductors

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed an ultrafast electron-based imaging technique that makes it possible to modify the electronic properties of materials such that easy transmission of an electrical current is made possible. [More]