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What is a transistor?
An active semiconductor device with three or more terminals. A device used to amplify voltage, current or function as an ON/OFF switch. Transistor is the fundamental building block of computer circuitry.
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2013-07-25 ST rolls legacy RF MOSFETs for discontinued NXP products
Available through Richardson RFPD, the legacy RF MOSFET power transistors from ST represent pin-for-pin replacements for several discontinued products from NXP, including the BLF175 and BLF278.
2002-01-17 ST develops advanced technology for mobile phone PAs
STMicroelectronics, in conjunction with the University of Catania, has developed a replacement for GaAs transistors currently used to build RF PAs in mobile phone handsets.
2008-03-27 Speedy chip secret ingredient: Carbon
Researchers at the University of Maryland claim that carbon transistors could outperform the fastest chip materials, including indium antimonide.
2005-06-29 SOI embedded DRAM company raises $16 million
Innovative Silicon Inc., a developer of an embedded memory based on floating the body voltage for transistors implemented using silicon-on-insulator CMOS processes, said that Austin Ventures has joined with existing investors to lead a $16.0 million Series B round of investment in the company.
2012-07-31 Simulation reveals double battery life thru FinFETs-on-SOI
Gold Standard Simulations performed TCAD simulations where fully depleted FinFET style transistors made on SOI wafers allowed between half and one-third the leakage current of FinFETs made on bulk silicon.
2012-03-27 Sensors, optoelectronics, diodes post record sales
Last year, strong demand for MEMS-based sensors, fiber optic laser transmitters, CMOS image sensors, LEDs and power transistors pushed sales to reach $57.4 billion.
2005-06-27 Semiconductor technologies for power management (Part 3)
Understand better why ICs and discrete transistors require very different methods of fabrication.
2005-06-20 Semiconductor technologies for power management (Part 2)
Understand better why ICs and discrete transistors require very different methods of fabrication.
2005-06-13 Semiconductor technologies for power management (Part 1)
Understand better why ICs and discrete transistors require very different methods of fabrication.
2007-01-30 Sematech unveils solution for high-k CMOS devices
In its quest for developing dual metal gates for high-k CMOS devices, chip-making R&D consortium Sematech has demonstrated high-k/metal gate stacks to build high-performance nMOS and pMOS transistors in CMOS configuration.
2007-02-09 Sematech to advance planar solution devt for 22nm
Sematech front-end engineers will combine planar CMOS approaches with new channel materials to develop transistors for the 22nm half-pitch technology generation.
2011-06-14 RF power transistor delivers 60MHz
NXP has launched Gen8 RF power transistors that are designed for wireless base stations and can deliver signal bandwidths of up to 60MHz.
2009-08-31 RF power devices tip flexibility for TD-SCDMA
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced two final-stage LDMOS RF power transistors for TD-SCDMA networks.
1999-06-29 RF modules for cellular/PCS handsets
This application note deals with the RF modules for handsets that incorporate GaAs ICs, silicon transistors, chip resistors, and capacitors while delivering 29dBm output power at PCS frequencies.
2004-06-14 RF LDMOS transistor family just right for 2.5G, 3G wireless infrastructure
Freescale Semiconductor added sixth-generation RF products to its line of LDMOS power transistors for 2.5G and 3G wireless infrastructure apps.
2005-04-25 Researchers grow self-aligned nanotubes
Growing carbon nanotubes on silicon could enable nanoscale transistors, but only if designers can specify exactly where the tiny devices grow.
2009-02-23 Researchers craft nanoscale one-stop shop platform
University of Pittsburgh researchers have created a nanoscale one-stop shop, a single platform for creating electronics at a nearly single-atom scale that could yield advanced forms of technologically important devices such as high-density memory devices, transistors and computer processors.
2013-04-17 Research: Layered 2D nanocrystals to replace CMOS
Made up of a material called molybdenum disulfide, the layered structure could pave the way for further scaling and improving compute performance driven by smaller transistors.
2011-11-23 Research targets HBT device running at 500GHz
The SiGe:C heterojunction bipolar transistors combine high-density and low-cost integration, making them suitable for consumer applications, noted Imec.
2002-12-20 Preamplifier for pager applications
This application note describes how to implement a pager preamplifier circuit using the BFC505 transistors.
2005-09-26 Power conversion IC from TI occupies 70% less board space
Texas Instruments unveiled a high-performance power conversion IC with "smart charging" capability that incorporates all essential power transistors onto a single device.
2011-03-29 NXP transistor tips 50 percent DVB-T
NXP Semiconductors' BLF888B transistors are configured as a Doherty power amplifier and offer ruggedness over the full UHF frequency band from 470MHz to 860MHz, as well as thermal resistance of 0.15 K/W.
2013-09-10 Non-Boolean logic used to tackle Graphene's lack of bandgap
Super-fast non-Boolean logic circuits can be implemented with graphene field-effect transistors connected to harness NDR in circuits that are particularly well suited for many data-processing tasks.
2010-10-06 Nobel prize for physics goes to graphene researchers
University of Manchester professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov won the 2010 Nobel prize for physics for their breakthrough work on graphene, which opens doors to terahertz transmission via graphene transistors as well as development of graphene-based ICs and highly sensitive sensors.
2006-06-15 Next-gen LDMOS supports WIMAX, 802.16 bands
Infineon's new LDMOS tech will yield transistors that operate up to 3.8GHz, which is within the WiMAX and IEEE 802.16 wireless access frequency bands.
2006-06-23 New tech eases metal/high-k gate fabrication
NEC announced a new technology that simplifies the method of manufacturing highly reliable metal/high-k gate transistors.
2007-05-28 NEC display comes with DRAM
NEC has pulled the wraps off a system-on-glass display that integrates on a 230Kbit DRAM frame memory along with display transistors and peripheral circuits.
2002-07-17 NEC announces 5GHz SiGe transistor for wireless apps
NEC Compound Semiconductor Devices Ltd has announced the release of a series of SiGe transistors for HF amplifier apps in wireless comms.
2013-04-29 Nanoscale CMOS boasts record mm-wave output power
Engineers found a way to use multiple nanoscale CMOS transistors to generate nearly a watt of power at millimeter-wave frequenciesnearly five times greater than what was currently possible.
2016-04-26 Nanoimprint lithography allows flexible transistor dev't
UW-Madison engineers have pioneered a unique method that could allow makers to easily and cheaply fabricate high-performance transistors on huge rolls of flexible plastic, switching at 110GHz.
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