Semiconductor Processing & Production News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Quantum Droplets Form In Laser-Shot Semiconductors

    The accidental discovery of a new quasiparticle that behaves like a drop of liquid could provide a better understanding of solid-state devices such as semiconductors and superconductors.

  5. Laser Light At Useful Wavelengths From Semiconductor Nanowires

    Thread-like semiconductor structures called nanowires, so thin that they are effectively one-dimensional, show potential as lasers for applications in computing, communications, and sensing.