"Smaller means faster and more efficient" is the maxim of the electronics industry as it strives towards the greater miniaturisation. Conventional fabrication methods are reaching their limits, with the production of components around 100 nm in size
Research engineers at Purdue University are developing tiny, quiet fans that wiggle back and forth to help cool future laptop computers and other portable electronic gear.
Hi-tech research firm, Cahners In-Stat Group anticipates that the total market for optical amplifiers used as linear amplifiers on long haul and metropolitan area network (MAN) applications will increase from approximately $6.6 billion in 2001 to $9.4 billion in 2006.
With a general chip drought, and higher than expected demand, chip prices are rising in the PC processor sector, leading to hopes of a recovery.
CompuLab has introduced a Linux installation image for the 586CORE single board computer. The Kernel integrates the 586CORE module with additional drivers to support the onboard functions to create an embedded computer with capabilities usually offered only by much larger boards.
Turck has announced MK13-222Ex0-R two channel switching amplifiers - compact devices that incorporate 1 NAMUR DIN 19234 sensor, or one dry contact, per input channel and provide one single pole single throw relay per output channel.
M-tron has announced surface mount LVDS output oscillators and voltage controlled crystal oscillator (VCXOs). These devices offer low noise performance in hot swap applications, fibre channel, gigabit ethernet, and other IEEE 1394-based high-speed data systems.
Intel has unveiled a design for transistors which it says will operate at speeds hundreds of times faster than today's production devices.
Traditionally, scientists grow quantities of single-crystalline semiconducting materials by immersing the tip of a pencil-shaped starter crystal in a melt of the same composition.
Orders for semiconductor-manufacturing equipment rose in October 2001, according to data released by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International.