Technique For Printing Electronic Circuits Onto Curved & Corrugated Surfaces Using Metal Nanowires (NC State)

A technical paper titled "Curvilinear soft electronics by micromolding of metal nanowires in capillaries" was published by researchers at North Carolina State University. “We’ve developed a technique that doesn’t require binding agents and that allows us to print on a variety of curvilinear surfaces,” says Yuxuan Liu, first author of the paper and a Ph.D. student at NC State in this ... » read more

New Class of Electrically Driven Optical Nonvolatile Memory

A new technical paper titled "Electrical Programmable Multi-Level Non-volatile Photonic Random-Access Memory" was published by researchers at George Washington University, Optelligence, MIT, and the University of Central Florida. Researchers demonstrate "a multi-state electrically-programmed low-loss non-volatile photonic memory based on a broadband transparent phase change material (Ge2Sb2S... » read more

Low-cost and Stable SFX-based Semiconductor Materials in Organic Optoelectronics

Abstract: "In the progress of realizing the commercialization of organic optoelectronic materials, the four basic coherent factors are stability, cost, performance, and processability, all which determine the results of device applications. Spiro[fluorene-9,9′-xanthene] (SFX) has been becoming the robust building-block that fulfilling the practical requirements due to its key features of non... » read more

The speed limit of optoelectronics

Abstract "Light-field driven charge motion links semiconductor technology to electric fields with attosecond temporal control. Motivated by ultimate-speed electron-based signal processing, strong-field excitation has been identified viable for the ultrafast manipulation of a solid’s electronic properties but found to evoke perplexing post-excitation dynamics. Here, we report on single-photon... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Jan. 25

Nanoscale 3D optics Researchers at Rice University and University of Houston are using 3D printing to build nanostructures of silica for micro-scale electronic, mechanical, and photonic devices. “It’s very tough to make complicated, three-dimensional geometries with traditional photolithography techniques,” said Jun Lou, a professor of materials science and nanoengineering at Rice. ... » read more

Considerations for Neuromorphic Supercomputing in Semiconducting and Superconducting Optoelectronic Hardware

Abstract: "Any large-scale spiking neuromorphic system striving for complexity at the level of the human brain and beyond will need to be co-optimized for communication and computation. Such reasoning leads to the proposal for optoelectronic neuromorphic platforms that leverage the complementary properties of optics and electronics. Starting from the conjecture that future large-scale neurom... » read more

Substitutional synthesis of sub-nanometer InGaN/GaN quantum wells with high indium content

Abstract "InGaN/GaN quantum wells (QWs) with sub-nanometer thickness can be employed in short-period superlattices for bandgap engineering of efficient optoelectronic devices, as well as for exploiting topological insulator behavior in III-nitride semiconductors. However, it had been argued that the highest indium content in such ultra-thin QWs is kinetically limited to a maximum of 33%, narro... » read more

What’s Next For Semis?

It’s been a turbulent year in the semiconductor industry. 2020 was supposed to be a strong year. Then, the coronavirus outbreak hit. Suddenly, a large percentage of countries implemented various measures to mitigate the outbreak, such as stay-at-home orders as well as business and store closures. Economic turmoil and job losses soon followed, not to mention the human tragedy involved. M... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: May 26

Warmer quantum computing Researchers at the University of New South Wales Sydney, Université de Sherbrooke, Aalto University, and Keio University developed a proof-of-concept quantum processor unit cell on a silicon chip that works at 1.5 Kelvin – 15 times warmer than current chip-based technology that uses superconducting qubits. "This is still very cold, but is a temperature that can b... » read more

Startup Funding: March 2020

Dedicated AI hardware, quantum computing, and avionics startups shined in March. Here's a look at seventeen startups, which raised a collective $525M. The avionics sector soared thanks to Lilium and its electric vertical takeoff jet. Quantum computing was another hot area, with three companies bringing in ~$88M together. Plus, chip design management, two companies developing AR glasses, and how... » read more

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