Worldwide sales of semiconductors in the fourth quarter 2001 were unchanged from the third quarter at $60 billion, ending three quarters of double digit declines.
Inphi Corporation has announced that it has demonstrated demultiplexers running at a data rate of greater than 80 gigabits per second (Gbps).
Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have discovered that silicon wafers can be easily made into tiny explosives that could be used to chemically analyse samples in the field or serve as power sources for tiny electronic sensors the size of a speck of dust.
Using light beams in place of metal wires, engineers at Johns Hopkins University, US, have devised a cost-effective method to speed up the way microchips talk to each other.
Linear Technology Corporation has announced the LT1715, a dual comparator. With 150 MHz toggle frequency and 4 ns propagation delay, the device meets or exceeds the performance requirements of a wide range of high-speed applications.
Intel have just announced seven new mobile processors built on Intel's industry leading 0.13-micron fabrication process.
Gowanda Electronics has introduced a series of surface mount toroid inductors. The SMT35A series uses a core and package, and a 2-in-1 construction, that offers versatility and efficiency for power supply applications.
Worldwide revenues for high-complexity, cell-based designs, containing at least one or more blocks of embedded flash, are forecast to experience a compound annual growth rate of 26% from 2000 to 2005, according to Cahners In-Stat.
"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.