Semiconductor Processing & Production News

  1. Israeli Researchers Successfully Hide Optical Chip Under ‘Cloak Of Invisibility’
    11/16/2017

    Scientists at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) are proposing a new method to obscure an optical chip by bending light around the object. This could be achieved by manipulating waves in the near field region (such as surface plasmons) of a metamaterial surface (a metasurface) on an integrated photonic structure.

  2. Ultra-Thin Diselenides Could Supplant Silicon In Next-Generation Electronics
    8/16/2017

    Layered two-dimensional materials that are as efficient, but thinner than, silicon semiconductors, could power future electronic circuits and devices, according to Stanford researchers.

  3. Flexible Hybrid Electronics Advancing, Spurred By Dual-Use Technology Development
    7/17/2017

    Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) is a category of microelectronics using novel materials with stretchable, conformable, and flexible form factors. FHE enables wearables, medical Internet of Things (IoT) applications, defense applications, and more by shifting from electronics based on rigid and fragile circuit boards to flexible electronics components mounted on substrates, such as plastics and textiles.

  4. Stackable Metamaterials Using Computer Chip Technology Make For Novel Retroreflector
    7/17/2017

    Engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have designed and fabricated a unique type of retroreflector built from stackable metamaterials using computer-chip manufacturing technologies, allowing them to be integrated into optoelectronic devices.

  5. Photodetector With Nanocavities Key To Smaller Optoelectronics
    7/10/2017

    Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW-Madison) and the University at Buffalo (UB) have developed a very thin yet high-performance photodetector consisting of nanocavities sandwiched between a single-crystalline germanium and a reflective layer of silver.

  6. Perovskite Nickelate Photodetector Powers Itself
    2/13/2017

    Researchers have developed a new kind of photodetector that utilizes its built-in semiconducting heterojunction to power itself, rather than rely on external voltage, as typical photodetectors do.

     

  7. Qioptiq mag.x system 125 Now Optimized For 35 mm Camera Format Sensors
    10/27/2016

    Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies® Company, recently introduces the new 1.73x Tube Lens as a widely desired addition to the mag.x system 125. Representing a new class of optical systems that enable microscope-like resolution with wide fields-of-view to support modern high-resolution sensors, the 1.73x Tube Lens makes the mag.x system 125 a perfect match for sensors with the 35 mm camera format.

  8. Sierra-Olympic Offers WDR Shortwave IR Camera Systems
    6/15/2016

    Sierra-Olympic Technologies offers New Imaging Technologies’ (NIT) wide-dynamic-range (WDR), indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensors and camera systems. This new SWIR imaging product family delivers a dynamic range greater than 140dB in a single snapshot, without any processing or tone mapping.  Ideal for biomedical, laser measurements, welding, semiconductor, art inspection, and process control, the NIT WDR sensors’ internal Fixed Pattern Noise correction offers high uniformity images under all lighting conditions.

  9. New Miniaturized Laser Enables Cutting-Edge Instrument Designs
    6/14/2016

    Coherent has recently introduced the new OBIS CORE LS laser which utilizes the unique Optically-Pumped Semiconductor Laser (OPSL) technology inside a scaled-down package optimized for analytical instrumentation. The new OBIS CORE LS measures a miniscule 52 mm x 27 mm x 12 mm—a volume reduction of 84% relative to the standard OBIS—yet delivers uncompromising output power and beam quality at a variety of biologically-useful wavelengths ranging from 488 nm to 594 nm.

  10. PI Releases New Catalog Of Nanometer-Precision Motion Systems With Magnetic Direct Drives And Air Bearings
    6/2/2016

    PI (Physik Instrumente) has released a new catalog of its magnetic direct drives and air bearing technology solutions, including actuators, linear stages, multi-axis gantry systems, and customized systems. Application-specific solutions include precision automation in optics and semiconductor manufacturing, assembly, and test equipment.