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Creating custom-coloured light with 2D semiconductors

28 February, 2020

Swiss and UK researchers have discovered structures based on two-dimensional materials that emit tailor-made light in any colour you could wish for.

Partnership to accelerate adoption of GaN-based products

27 February, 2020

STMicroelectronics and TSMC are collaborating to accelerate the development of gallium nitride (GaN) process technology and the supply of both discrete and integrated GaN devices to market.

Nanosized semiconductors grown on a gold butterfly

14 February, 2020

Researchers devised a way to make nanosized semiconductors on a metal surface, generating localised heat on a gold nanoparticle within a butterfly-shaped nanostructure.

Renesas RV1S92xxA and RV1S22xxA 8.2 mm creepage photocouplers

21 January, 2020

Renesas Electronics has announced five 8.2 mm creepage photocouplers, claimed to be the world's smallest isolation devices for industrial automation equipment and solar inverters.

Dietary fibre purifies carbon nanotubes

15 November, 2019

The method could be upscaled for manufacturing purified batches of single-wall carbon nanotubes for use in high-performance electronic devices.

Instabilities found on common semiconductor material

13 November, 2019

It turns out that the surface of a commonly used compound semiconductor material — gallium arsenide (GaAs) — is not as stable as previously thought.

Silicon III-V chips could be commercially manufactured

11 November, 2019

Researchers have announced a commercially viable way to manufacture integrated Silicon III-V chips with high-performance III-V devices inserted into their design.

Sound waves control quantum information in a single electron

01 November, 2019

Researchers sent high-frequency sound waves across a modified semiconductor device to direct the behaviour of a single electron, with efficiencies in excess of 99%.

A new candidate for n‑type semiconductors

24 September, 2019

Scientists have produced a novel organic substance that can potentially be adapted to form an n-type semiconductor, with wide-ranging applications in the field of electronics.

Semiconducting polymers could be used in organic electronics

20 August, 2019

Scientists have modified a previous synthesis method to create a new semiconducting polymer with remarkable properties that could be used in organic electronic devices.

Electrical gating visualised in microelectronic devices

24 July, 2019

Physicists have developed a new technique to measure the energy and momentum of electrons in operating microelectronic devices made of atomically thin, two-dimensional materials.

Renesas Electronics RV1S9x60A photocouplers

24 July, 2019

Renesas Electronics has announced the RV1S9x60A family of 15 Mbps photocouplers, designed to withstand the harsh operating environments of industrial and factory automation equipment.

Ultrafast semiconductor devices exploit photoelectric effect

22 July, 2019

Researchers have created an ultrafast and highly sensitive 'avalanche photodiode' (APD) that generates less electronic noise than its silicon rivals.

High-frequency transmission line based on graphene

14 May, 2019

South Korean researchers have developed a graphene-based high-performance transmission line with a faster operating speed than those using existing metals.

Australian researchers create artificial graphene

16 April, 2019

A combination of nanofabrication techniques and conventional semiconductor materials has been used to engineer an artificial version of graphene — one which can be manufactured on an industrial scale.

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