Semiconductor Processing & Production News

  1. Where Is Autonomous Mobility Going In Such A Hurry?
    2/26/2018

    Autonomous mobility’s progress has been achieved in fits and starts, though the past few years have seen accelerated development in its enabling technologies.

  2. Siemens And BRIDG Partner To Develop Digital Twin Solutions For Semiconductor Manufacturing
    1/25/2018

    Siemens announces recently a partnership with BRIDG to drive the development of Digital Twin technologies for the semiconductor industry by providing Siemens’ PLM software portfolio to enable BRIDG’s research and development activities.

  3. Slow 'Hot Electrons' Could Improve Solar Cell Efficiency
    1/16/2018

    Photons with energy higher than the 'band gap' of the semiconductor absorbing them give rise to what are known as hot electrons.

  4. Apple Awards Finisar $390M From Its Advanced Manufacturing Fund
    12/13/2017

    Apple recently announced the latest award from its $1B Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Finisar, a leading manufacturer of optical communications components, will receive $390M as part of Apple’s commitment to support innovation and job creation by American manufacturers.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.