Semiconductor Processing & Production News

  1. PI Releases New Catalog Of Nanometer-Precision Motion Systems With Magnetic Direct Drives And Air Bearings

    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.

  2. Quantum Computer Made Of Standard Semiconductor Materials

    Physicists at the Technical University of Munich, the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Stanford University (USA) have tracked down semiconductor nanostructure mechanisms that can result in the loss of stored information – and halted the amnesia using an external magnetic field.

  3. Defects In Atomically Thin Semiconductor Emit Single Photons

    Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that defects on an atomically thin semiconductor can produce light-emitting quantum dots. The quantum dots serve as a source of single photons and could be useful for the integration of quantum photonics with solid-state electronics – a combination known as integrated photonics.

  4. Harnessing Sunlight With Semiconductor Microspheres Containing Metal Nanoparticles

    A*STAR researchers have performed theoretical calculations to explain why semiconductor microspheres embedded with metal nanoparticles are so good at using sunlight to catalyze reactions.

  5. Two-Dimensional Semiconductor Comes Clean

    In 2013 James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene—highly conducting two-dimensional (2D) carbon—by encapsulating it in boron nitride (BN), an insulating material with a similar layered structure.

  6. US Patent Office (USPTO) Awards Solar-Tectic LLC A Major Patent For Thin-Film Solar Cell And Semiconductor Technology

    Solar-Tectic LLC ("ST") announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a major patent (over 50 claims) for a wide range of technologies including the growth of single crystal, highly textured, or large grained semiconductor films on inexpensive substrates, such as ordinary glass.

  7. Organic Semiconductors Will Create Cheaper, Greener Devices

    Semiconductors are used in devices such as LED TVs to convert electric current to light; and in photovoltaic cells, which absorb light energy and convert it into electricity.

  8. Semiconductor Works Better When Hitched To Graphene

    Graphene – a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon with highly desirable electrical properties, flexibility and strength – shows great promise for future electronics, advanced solar cells, protective coatings and other uses, and combining it with other materials could extend its range even further.

  9. New Organic Semiconductor Material From Kiel

    Researchers of the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (CAU), Germany, successfully integrated organic tin into semiconducting polymers (plastics) for the first time. Semiconducting polymers can be used, for example, for the absorption of sun light in solar cells.

  10. Meller Sapphire Wafer Carriers Are Designed For Thinning Semiconductors

    Meller Optics, Inc. has introduced custom fabricated sapphire wafer carriers for thinning semiconductors that are more durable than quartz and are impervious to polishing abrasives and solvents