X-FAB Silicon Foundries tapes-out open-source RISC-V MCU
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X-FAB Silicon Foundries tapes-out open-source RISC-V MCU

X-FAB Silicon Foundries, the leading analog/mixed-signal and specialty foundry, together with crowd-sourcing IC platform partner Efabless Corporation, today announced the successful first-silicon availability of the Efabless RISC-V System on Chip (SoC) reference design. This open-source...

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Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry
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Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry

Tiny device could replace expensive lab-scale equipment for many applications. Spectrometers — devices that distinguish different wavelengths of light and are used to determine the chemical composition of everything from laboratory materials to distant stars — are large devices...

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Imec Invented Unique Cost-effective Cooling For High-Performance Chips
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Imec Invented Unique Cost-effective Cooling For High-Performance Chips

Imec, the distinguished Belgian research center has invented a new and cost-effective method of cooling chips. This achievement can be an important innovation to tackle the ever-increasing cooling demands of high-performance 3D chips and systems. Present powerful electronic systems have...

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Understanding Flash Memory And How It Works
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Understanding Flash Memory And How It Works

Flash memory is one of the most widely used types of non-volatile memory. NAND Flash is designed for modern file storage which replaced old disk drives. This article provides a brief understanding of how NAND Flash technology works. The basic storage component used in Flash memory is a...

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Physicists Of University of Rochester Have Created Polariton – A Particle With Negative Mass
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Physicists Of University of Rochester Have Created Polariton – A Particle With Negative Mass

A group of researchers led by Nick Vamivakas from the University of Rochester has successfully produced particles which have negative mass in an atomically thin semiconductor material. According to the researchers, they have created a device that can generate LASER light using a...

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World’s Smallest MEMS Micro-Loudspeaker Saves 80 Percent More Energy
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World’s Smallest MEMS Micro-Loudspeaker Saves 80 Percent More Energy

STMicroelectronics along with the audio company USound has created the first MEMS (Micro ElectroMechnical Systems) micro-loudspeaker based on semiconductors. It’s the smallest loudspeaker in the world, but it can produce a powerful noise. MEMS makes it possible. The speakers are...

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Researchers Demonstrate New More Efficient FET By Implementing Negative Capacitance
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Researchers Demonstrate New More Efficient FET By Implementing Negative Capacitance

A group of Researchers from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana demonstrated the effect called negative capacitance by making a new type of more energy efficient transistor. This new kind of Field Effect Transistor (FET) proves a theory introduced in 2008 by Supriyo Datta, the...

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New Ultrathin Semiconductors Can Make More Efficient and Ten Times Smaller Transistors Than Silicon
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New Ultrathin Semiconductors Can Make More Efficient and Ten Times Smaller Transistors Than Silicon

The researchers at Stanford University have discovered two ultrathin semiconductors – hafnium diselenide and zirconium diselenide. They share or even exceed some of the very important characteristics of silicon. Silicon has a great property of forming "rust" or silicon dioxide (SiO2)...

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