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Scaling Down To 2nm: Using Microwaves For Efficient & Stable Doping


A new technical paper titled "Efficient and stable activation by microwave annealing of nanosheet silicon doped with phosphorus above its solubility limit" was just published by researchers at National Taiwan University, Cornell University, TSMC, University of Valladolid, DSG Technologies, National Central University and National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University. A modified microwave was used... » read more

Making PUFs Even More Secure


As security has become a must-have in most systems, hardware roots of trust (HRoTs) have started appearing in many chips. Critical to an HRoT is the ability to authenticate and to create keys – ideally from a reliable source that is unviewable and immutable. “We see hardware roots of trust deployed in two use models — providing a foundation to securely start a system, and enabling a se... » read more

Solution Processable Pentafluorophenyl EndCapped Dithienothiophene Organic Semiconductors for Hole Transporting Organic Field Effect Transistors


Abstract: "Two solution‐processable organic semiconductors, DFPT‐DTTR (1) and DFPbT‐DTTR (2), composed of pentafluorophenyl (FP) end‐capped 3,5‐dialkyl dithienothiophene (DTTR) core with thiophene (T) or bithiophene (bT) as π‐bridged spacers are developed and investigated for their optical, electrochemical, microstructural, and electrical properties. With more conjugated bithiophe... » read more

Manufacturing Bits: Nov. 25


Lidar-on-a-chip At the upcoming IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), Samsung will present a paper on the industry’s first single-chip lidar beam scanner. (Go to this link and then look for paper 7.2, “Single-Chip Beam Scanner with Integrated Light Source for Real-Time Light Detection and Ranging,” J. Lee et al, Samsung.) Lidar, or light imaging, detection, and ranging, ... » read more