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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
Excitonics could provide us with faster computers and better communication speeds - but at this stage is only possible at very low temperatures. Researchers at UCSD have taken a step toward creating exciton-based devices operational at room temperatures.
Date: 10/01/2009
Type: News
An extremely energy efficiency processor chip for cell phones and mp3 players has been developed by a group at UC Davis.
Date: 04/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Electronics
Touching on progress made in recent decades, this article highlights popular papers published in Nanotechnology in 2009.
Date: 10/29/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Electronics, Photonics
ACEEE released a report on miscellaneous energy loads in buildings, indicating that these loads consume $70 billion in energy each year. The author suggests that the efficiency of these loads could be increased 40% - 50%.
Date: 08/08/2013
Type: Article
Portable renewable energy devices can power electronics and make work possible in remote locations.
Date: 02/08/2010
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
Researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara say that they have discovered how to formulate LED phosphors for better efficiency, while Cree has announced a licensing agreement with NNCrystal covering remote phosphor IP.
Date: 11/04/2013
Type: Article, News
Using hybrid silicon devises, optical fiber, modulators, and hybrid lasers, a fast, low energy internet is being created.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Electronics
John Bowers
In his talk, "The Promise of Silicon Photonics," Bowers, Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency, discussed the evolution of silicon photonics and what the future holds for this technology. A full video recording of his talk will be available online soon.
Date: 10/04/2013
Type: News

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