Chip Industry’s Technical Paper Roundup: July 5


New technical papers recently added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library: [table id=114 /] (more…) » read more

Engineering Miniaturized And Low Operating Voltage Neuromorphic Platforms Across The Light Spectrum 


A technical paper titled “Long Duration Persistent Photocurrent in 3 nm Thin Doped Indium Oxide for Integrated Light Sensing and In-Sensor Neuromorphic Computation” was published by researchers at RMIT University and Deakin University (Australia). Abstract: "Miniaturization and energy consumption by computational systems remain major challenges to address. Optoelectronics based synap... » read more

Research Bits: June 20


Quantum takes a Helium 3 bath A team of researchers from National Physical Laboratory, Royal Holloway University of London, Chalmers University of Technology, and Google have found that immersing superconducting quantum circuits in a bath of Helium-3 (3He) can cool down quantum circuits to almost 100 times lower than was possible before, to achieve under a thousand of a degree above absolute z... » read more

Graphene Devices: Suppressing Vibrations By Adding Vibrations (FLEET)


A technical paper titled "Passivating Graphene and Suppressing Interfacial Phonon Scattering with Mechanically Transferred Large-Area Ga2O3" was published by researchers at ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET), Monash University and University of Melbourne. According to FLEET's news article, the research found: -Ultra-thin, liquid-metal-printed oxid... » read more

Research Bits: June 8


Five-second coherence for silicon carbide qubits Researchers from the University of Chicago, National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology, and Linköping University built a qubit from silicon carbide and was able to retain its coherence, or the length of time the quantum state persists, for over five seconds. “It’s uncommon to have quantum information preserved on these human ... » read more

Week In Review: Design, Low Power


Synopsys and Juniper Networks are forming a new, separate company that will provide the industry with an open silicon photonics platform that will include integrated lasers, optical amplifiers, and a full suite of photonic components to form a complete solution that will be accessible through a Process Design Kit (PDK). The new company is being formed, in part, from the carve-out of integrated ... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: June 1


Stronger PUFs Researchers from Ohio State University and Potomac Research propose a new version of physical unclonable functions, or PUFs, that could be used to create secure ID cards, to track goods in supply chains, and as part of authentication applications. "There's a wealth of information in even the smallest differences found on computers chips that we can exploit to create PUFs," sai... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: April 13


Speedy data transfer Researchers from MIT, Intel, and Raytheon developed a new data transfer system that both boosts speeds and reduces energy use by taking elements from both traditional copper cables and fiber optics. "There's an explosion in the amount of information being shared between computer chips -- cloud computing, the internet, big data. And a lot of this happens over conventiona... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: March 8


Non-toxic, printable piezoelectric Researchers at RMIT University and University of New South Wales developed a flexible and printable piezoelectric material that could be used in self-powered electronics including wearables and implantables. "Until now, the best performing nano-thin piezoelectrics have been based on lead, a toxic material that is not suitable for biomedical use," said Dr N... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Jan. 26


Neural networks on MCUs Researchers at MIT are working to bring neural networks to Internet of Things devices. The team's MCUNet is a system that designs compact neural networks for deep learning on microcontrollers with limited memory and processing power. MCUNet is made up of two components. One is TinyEngine, an inference engine that directs resource management. TinyEngine is optimized t... » read more

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