Scientists have created a transistor architecture using molecular-scale nanowire memory cells. It promises unprecedently compact data storage.
University of Utah physicists have taken an important step towards a new generation of faster, cheaper computers and electronics by building the first 'organic spin valves'
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed the worldâ€™s first light emitting transistor (LET).
Proving it is possible to use biology to create electronics, scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have harnessed the power of DNA to create a self-assembling nanoscale transistor, the building block of electronics.
In conventional memory cells a bit of information is either a zero or one.(In hypothetical quantum computers, a bit could be both a zero and a one at the same time, but that kind of nimble balancing is years away from exploitation and so bits continue to be bi-level.) In the meantime one way of cramming more data into a fixed lateral region on a data storage device, other than shrinking the cell's size, is to store more than one bit in each memory cell. This is one goal of molecular electronics (or moletronics) where, for instance one would like to store information in the form of parcels of charge placed at several active sites around a single molecule.
Microchip Technology has launched a family of 8 bit flash microcontrollers with motor control peripherals that deliver better efficiency, quieter operation, greater range and extend the life of motors in automotive, industrial, appliance and consumer applications.
Engineers at Princeton University and Hewlett-Packard have invented a combination of materials that could lead to cheap and super-compact electronic memory devices for archiving digital images or other data.
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories developing ultraviolet light-emitting diodes recently demonstrated two deep UV semiconductor optical devices that set records for wavelength/power output.