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University of Pennsylvania engineers have proposed the possibility of 'two-dimensional' metamaterials that could be achieved by controlling the conductivity of sheets of graphene.
Date: 06/09/2011
Type: News
Tags: graphene
Chipmaker Applied Materials claims that the most effective way of producing the next generation of 22-nanometer transistors is through the process of atomic-layer deposition or ALD.
Date: 07/14/2011
Type: News
Nanotubes
Researchers at Rice University have improved on a method for making pure nanotubes called amplification that could allow them to turn a nanogram of pure carbon nanotubes into much more.
Date: 07/21/2011
Type: News
Shuji Nakamura, an Institute faculty member, has won a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award. Nakamura is being recognized for his development of large-screen direct view color displays.
Date: 09/16/2011
Type: News
Computer chip-maker ARM has developed a clever way to maintain performance while showing 60-70% gains for smartphones by splitting processing duties between an efficient chip and a more powerful chip.
Date: 10/20/2011
Type: News
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have invented a new type of electronic switch that performs electronic logic functions within a single molecule. The incorporation of such single-molecule elements could enable smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient electronics.
Date: 12/01/2011
Type: News
Transphorm is a Goleta-based energy efficiency company co-founded by Institute faculty member, Umesh Mishra. The firm makes electronic components that significantly reduce the amount of waste heat in most devices. Transphorm has passed the 100-employee mark and continues to grow.
Date: 06/11/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials, Electronics
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute studied how to make the semiconductor germanium emit laser light. This could be the basis for new computer chips in which information will be transferred partially in the form of light. This technology can improve the performance of our electronics.
Date: 09/10/2012
Type: Article
Advances in materials and simpler fabrication methods have opened the doors to paper-thin electronics. One day we might have cheap, bendable, disposable, and perhaps even recyclable electronics.
Date: 02/05/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Electronics
Designing for tomorrow: computer chips for electronics are becoming smaller, cheaper, and more flexible. This opens doors for the next generation of electronics.
Date: 02/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials, Electronics

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