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What is a semiconductor?
A class of materials, for instance silicon and germanium, whose electrical properties lie between those of conductors (such as copper and aluminum) and insulators (such as glass and rubber). It displays relatively high resistance in pure state and much lower resistance when it contains small amounts of certain impurities.
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2016-02-11 X-FAB Award calls for new design concepts in semiconductors
X-FAB to look into integration of advanced design and functionality, awarding the winner with a free prototyping run to validate their ideas in the best-suited technology.
2016-03-23 WIN Semiconductors enters optical device market with foundry services
The company is adding optical device production capabilities to its portfolio, to provide large-scale manufacturing of complex laser and photodiode designs for 2.5G, 10G and 25G data rates.
2013-05-10 What's for dinner? Microwaved semiconductors
A team of metallurgists from the University of Utah used an old microwave oven to make a nanocrystal faster than how it is normally produced.
2001-04-05 Using The Philips Semiconductors NE5900 Call-Progress Decoder
This application note discusses how Philips Semiconductors' NE5900 call-progress decoder chip performs detection of North American call-progress signals via cadence detection.
2010-08-02 Uprating semiconductors for high-temperature applications
This technical note describes the issues associated with temperature uprating and the risks involved in using components outside the manufacturers' environmental specifications.
2013-07-16 Understanding electron pairing in magnetic semiconductors
Researchers measured the energy required for electrons to pair up and how that energy varies with direction, and identified the factors needed for magnetically mediated superconductivity.
2002-12-19 Transitioning from the Philips Semiconductors PDI1394P11A to the PDI1394P2x family
This application note offers redesign recommendations when transitioning from the Philips Semiconductors PDI1394P11A to the PDI1394P2x family of physical layer interface devices.
2015-03-06 Touchdowns are for football, not semiconductors
Executive David Park ponders the threat of expensive product recalls to semiconductor and device manufacturers, as they try to balance high product yield levels and good product quality.
2005-08-12 Toshiba to target semiconductors for increased capex
Toshiba is planning to target 50 percent of its capital expenditure over the next three years on increasing semiconductor production, the company's incoming president Atsutoshi Nishida said, unveiling the group's three year plan.
2013-10-22 Thin film semiconductors to drive next-gen displays
NIMS researchers said the material cuts the power usage of displays, consuming about half of the power in rapidly diffusing smartphones, but also achieves higher frequencies to realise HD TVs.
2009-02-04 The role of semiconductors in energy conservation
The most interesting thing is that underlying all of those technologies (and many others) are the semiconductors that provide the computational engines, the sensing and signal conditioning as well as the power conversion.
2002-07-10 Sony licenses 3DSP cores for next-gen semiconductors
Sony Corp. has licensed 3DSP Corp.'s SP-5 DSP core and DSP-Shuttle Intelligent Bus Controller for its next-generation semiconductor devices.
2013-01-17 SMM imaging of dopant structures of semiconductors
SMM can be engineered to measure differential capacitance by applying a low-frequency modulation signal to the MW measuring signal.
2015-08-20 Smart metre semiconductors seen to grow
Revenues for semiconductors used in water, gas and electric meters reached $1.2 billion in 2014, with a year-over-year growth of 11 per cent and a five-year compound annual growth rate of 8 per cent.
2005-08-05 SigmaTel to obtain semiconductors provider
SigmaTel Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Protocom Corp., a provider of semiconductors to the multi-function imaging market.
2007-01-03 Semiconductors in cars to reach $5B in 2013
The market for semiconductors in vehicles is expected to be worth $5 billion in 2013 and is growing because of in-vehicle infotainment and communications demand.
2012-01-18 Semiconductors and the world's energy crisis
The dramatic increase in the number of people around the world using power and the number of power-hungry devices we use calls for a big change in the world's approach to electrical power.
2006-03-22 Semiconductors aid Chinese focus on IP issues
As China and the United States prepare for the annual Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade early next month, the thorny issue of IP protection is pushing to the forefront again.
2005-05-16 Self-assembling organic semiconductors reported
Israeli researchers have taken a page from nature's book to create self-assembling organic semiconductors.
2005-09-14 SDK offers precision surface treatment of LCDs, semiconductors
Showa Denko K.K. has developed a new grade of high-performance isocyanate monomer that promises precision surface treatment of LCDs and semiconductors.
2014-11-20 Samsung moves to revive mobile system semiconductors
Samsung sets it eyes on beating Qualcomm by revealing several system semiconductors
2001-09-11 Radiation hardened performance of discrete semiconductors
This application note describes the radiation-hardened characteristics of different semiconductor devices, such as transient voltage suppressors and MOSFETs.
2016-02-11 Quantum dot nanotubes eliminate need for semiconductors
Michigan Tech is working toward ultra-small flexible electronics that remove semiconductors in favour of the more flexible capabilities of metallic quantum dots and isoelectronic crystals.
2008-08-29 Power semiconductors in motor drives to hit $1.3B by 2010
IMS Research forecasts that the market for power semiconductors in industrial motors will grow from $1 billion in 2007 to $1.3 billion in 2010, with the growth mainly driven by an increasing fraction of motors electronic drives.
2005-05-10 Philips Semiconductors to shed product units
In parallel with a corporate reorganization announced earlier this week, Philips Semiconductors said it is shedding nonstrategic product units, layers of management bureaucracy and overhead costs.
2002-09-17 Philips Semiconductors to close trailing edge fabs
Without significant near-term market improvement in sight and declining chip sales in Q3, Philips Semiconductors is likely to close some "trailing edge" fabs and lay off some people, according to CEO Scott McGregor.
2006-09-04 Philips Semiconductors to be known as NXP
After being bought last month by a consortium of private equity investment companies, Philips Semiconductors will now simply be known as NXP.
2005-09-23 Philips Semiconductors targets PC market
2002-05-15 Philips Semiconductors looking for a renaissance
The Dutch silicon supplier acknowledges it hasn't promoted its extensive portfolio of discrete and multi-market IC products as well as it should have done. That might change, the chipmaker says.
2005-11-08 Philips Semiconductors completes RoHS conversion program
Royal Philips Electronics has announced that the conversion to RoHS compliant/lead-free semiconductor products has been completed well ahead of European legislation mandating the manufacture of lead-free electronic products by July 1, 2006
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