Research Bits: May 13


On-chip microcapacitors Scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California Berkeley developed microcapacitors with ultrahigh energy and power density that could be used for on-chip energy storage. The microcapacitors were made with thin films of hafnium oxide (HfO2) and zirconium oxide (ZrO2) engineered to achieve a negative capacitance effect, which increase... » read more

Research Bits: Mar. 11


Ferroelectric nanosheets Engineers from the University of Sydney, RMIT University, University of New South Wales, and University of Technology Sydney created a liquid metal alloy of tin, zirconium, and hafnium. The alloy has a thin oxide layer crust that enables it to be used to harvest ultra-thin tin oxide nanosheets doped with hafnium zirconium oxide, which could then be 2D printed on a subs... » read more

Chip Industry’s Technical Paper Roundup: Dec 11


New technical papers added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library this week. [table id=174 /] More ReadingTechnical Paper Library home » read more

How Different Metal Depositions Affect The Structure And Charge Transport Of 9-A Graphene Nanoribbons


A technical paper titled “Contact engineering for graphene nanoribbon devices” was published by researchers at University of Arizona, Swiss Federal Labs for Materials Science and Technology, University of California Berkeley, Stanford University, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Texas A&M University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Max Planck Institute for Polymer... » read more

Chip Industry’s Technical Paper Roundup: October 17


New technical papers added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library this week. [table id=155 /] More Reading Technical Paper Library home » read more

Chip Industry Week In Review


By Liz Allan, Jesse Allen, and Karen Heyman. Canon uncorked a nanoimprint lithography system, which the company said will be useful down to about the 5nm node. Unlike traditional lithography equipment, which projects a pattern onto a resist, nanoimprint directly transfers images onto substrates using a master stamp patterned by an e-beam system. The technology has a number of limitations and... » read more

An Overview Of Current Projects In The Open Quantum Hardware Ecosystem With Recommendations 


A technical paper titled “Open Hardware in Quantum Technology” was published by researchers at Unitary Fund, Qruise, Technical University of Valencia, M-Labs Limited, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, IQM Quantum Computers, PASQAL, Quantonation, Michigan State University, Università di Camerino, Microsoft Quantum, an... » read more

Chip Industry’s Technical Paper Roundup: October 9


New technical papers added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library this week. [table id=153 /] More Reading Technical Paper Library home » read more

Characterization, Modeling, And Model Parameter Extraction Of 5nm FinFETs


A technical paper titled “A Comprehensive RF Characterization and Modeling Methodology for the 5nm Technology Node FinFETs” was published by researchers at IIT Kanpur, MaxLinear Inc., and University of California Berkeley. Abstract: "This paper aims to provide insights into the thermal, analog, and RF attributes, as well as a novel modeling methodology, for the FinFET at the industry stan... » read more

Novel NVM Devices and Applications (UC Berkeley)


A dissertation titled “Novel Non-Volatile Memory Devices and Applications” was submitted by a researcher at University of California Berkeley. Abstract Excerpt "This dissertation focuses on novel non-volatile memory devices and their applications. First, logic MEM switches are demonstrated to be operable as NV memory devices using controlled welding and unwelding of the contacting electro... » read more

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