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2010-09-22 World's first two-terminal silicon-only memory chip created
Scientists strip out carbon to create world's first two-terminal silicon-only memory chip
2005-06-17 UMC shrinks Nitrided Gate-oxide thickness to 1.0nm
Taiwan semiconductor foundry United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) revealed that its R&D team has reduced the equivalent oxide thickness (EOT) of nitrogen doped silicon oxide (Oxy-nitride, SiON) gate dielectrics to about 1.0nm using a new nitrogen profile engineering technique.
2002-06-26 Simtek receives first silicon from Amkor
Simtek Corp. has received its first silicon-oxide-nitride-oxide-silicon from Amkor Technology Inc. as part of their development, licensing and product agreement.
2010-09-06 Silicon ReRAM beats graphene, say Rice researchers
Rice University researchers demonstrated a proof-of-concept 1Kb silicon ReRAM that they claim can be scaled beyond the densities of flash
2012-04-11 Resistive RAM based on silicon dioxide
Researchers have developed a resistive-switching memory device based on silicon dioxide that shows a simpler material structure compared to those using metal-oxide films.
2014-07-15 Porous silicon oxide improves memory prod'n
Researchers from Rice University developed what they say is a breakthrough silicon oxide technology aimed at high-density, next-generation computer memory that is one step closer to mass production.
2015-03-17 New material tops silicon, graphene in electron mobility
Scientists recently discovered a new material believed to possess electron mobility that is 200 times greater than that of graphene and more than 1,700 times that of crystalline silicon
2004-03-16 Zinc-oxide structure joins nanoscale-device push
Nanorings, a new type of geometry in the quest to build nanoscale devices, hold out near-term promise as injectable pressure sensors to monitor the human body.
2009-08-19 Zinc oxide nanospears boost solar cell efficiency
Microscopic, spear-shaped zinc oxide crystals on a silicon surface may produce more efficient solar cells.
2010-08-03 US researchers develop silicon and polymer nanogenerators
A team of researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology reported the creation of nanogenerators on both silicon and polymer substrates, giving a boost to the nascent field of piezoelectric energy harvesting
2013-10-18 Ultra-high-res display makers switch to metal-oxide TFTs
The expensive low-temperature polysilicon process has prompted the ultra-high-res display industry to move to metal oxide TFTs
2012-12-13 Study: InGaAs alternative to silicon at 22nm
MIT researchers claim their indium gallium arsenide transistors can challenge silicon at 22nm
2005-09-27 Strained silicon to take IEDM spotlight
With high-k dielectrics apparently delayed beyond the 45nm node, this year's International Electron Devices Meeting will focus on second-generation strained-silicon techniques as the main pathway to faster transistors
2013-04-18 Silicon-nanotube anodes enhance Li-ion batteries
Stanford University-spinoff Amprius proposes that silicon nanowire-based anodes can boost the energy density of traditional lithium ion batteries by tenfold
2010-02-25 Silicon surge protectors meet IEC61000-4-5 standard
From STMicroelectronics come the first silicon surge protectors meeting international surge-protection standard IEC61000-4-5 delivering high reliability throughout the entire operating-temp range
2002-10-03 RF Micro, Jazz partner for silicon production
Jazz Semiconductor and RF Micro Devices Inc. have entered into an arrangement in which the latter will obtain a guaranteed, lower cost source of supply for wafers fabricated utilizing Jazz's manufacturing processes.
2006-11-01 Researchers build 'first' hybrid silicon laser
Intel Corp. and University of California, Santa Barbara researchers have joined forces to create the world's first electrically powered hybrid silicon laser, which can produce terabit-level optical computer data pipes and high-performance computing applications
2009-12-01 Research team touts room-tem silicon spintronics
University of Twente researchers claim they can control a silicon electron's spin at room temperature
2006-07-06 Research team achieves UV-accelerated oxide growth
University College London has succeeded in oxidizing silicon using ultraviolet light rather than a high-temperature furnace
2007-08-03 Organic solar cells to beat silicon-based alternatives
A new composite material for plastic solar cells formulated by Ohio State University researchers promise to beat today's inorganic silicon-based solar cells
2009-09-30 Nanocrystalline silicon to cross $2B mark by 2016
NanoMarkets' new report on found that nanocrystalline silicon devices will reach around $2.1 billion in 2016
2015-02-18 Molybdenum disulfide shows silicon-like properties
Graphene is often touted as a replacement for silicon due to its extremely high conductivity and unbeatable thinness, but Penn Researchers revealed that molybdenum disulfide is worth taking a second look
2011-02-04 Molybdenite touted to be better than silicon
Molybdenite is an inherently two-dimensional material, permitting fabrication of thin films as thin as 6.5?. It has real potential in the production of very small transistors, LEDs and solar cells.
2006-09-21 Intel, UCSB researchers build 'first' hybrid silicon laser
Intel and University of California, Santa Barbara researchers announced that they have successfully built the world's first electrically powered hybrid silicon laser, which could bring terabit-level optical links and high-performance computing applications
2002-08-15 Intel adopts strained silicon for 90nm process
Intel Corp. said that it will add strained silicon technology to its 90nm technology mix, and will use the process to make the Pentium 4 microprocessor code-named "Prescott" starting next year
2015-06-23 IBM highlights III-V FinFETs on silicon substrate
A method similar to Imec's, IBM's process begins vertically then coaxes the InGaAs to turn horizontal and inward, eliminating lattice mismatch defects it was making in the vertical column growth pattern.
2011-06-06 Hybrid plasmon polariton improves silicon photonics
Berkeley Lab has invented new quasiparticle, the hybrid plasmon polariton, which claims solves the problem of optical losses in silicon waveguides
2006-03-16 GaAs dielectric points past silicon
Freescale Semiconductor's laboratory recently announced that it has cracked a 40-year-old puzzlehow to deposit a defect-free dielectric on GaAs.
2005-05-05 Fujitsu team develops single-chip opto-silicon technology
Fujitsu Laboratories Inc. and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a technology to form high quality ferroelectric crystal film on silicon, opening the way for a single-chip platform integrating optical and silicon devices
2012-09-26 Erbium-silicon chip acts as optical amplifier
Silicon and erbium integrated on a single chip has the ability to amplify light up to 170 gigabits per second
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