Towards transistors without semiconductors

For decades, electronic devices have been getting smaller, and smaller, and smaller. It’s now possible—even routine—to place millions of transistors on a single silicon chip.

Flexible solar cells, transistors and displays inch forward

Researchers have created a new type of transparent electrode that might find uses in solar cells, flexible displays for computers and consumer electronics and future "optoelectronic" circuits for sensors and information processing.

Artificial skin becomes real possibility

A team of US and Chinese scientists has managed to come up with an experimental sensor array that can sense pressure like a human fingertip.   

Taiwanese invent super fast chip

A team of Taiwanese researchers led by Edward-Yi Chang, a professor from the Nationa Chiao Tung University, has managed to build a new type of high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) with the highest oscillation frequency ever.

Globalfoundries is ready for next-gen mobile devices

Globalfoundries is preparing for the next generation of mobile devices with the introduction of advanced 14nm-XM technology based on three-dimensional "FinFET" transistor architecture. 

Transistors made from human ingredients

Researchers have developed a transistor made from organic materials found in the human body.

'3D' transistors promise faster circuits and lighter laptops

A new type of transistor based on a 3D structure could replace silicon chips, say researchers from Purdue and Harvard universities.

Intel's Tri-Gate transistors are ready to battle ARM

ARM currently dominates the lucrative mobile space with its power conscious RISC chips. 

Nanowire opens door to new devices

A dual-headed research team has completed an interesting act of nanoscale engineering. It is the first nanowire of its kind.

Invisible transistors protect bills from counterfeiting

Counterfeiting paper money - which used to only require a color printer and some special paper - has become harder and harder to execute. 

Intel details Sandy Bridge specs

Intel offered journalists and analysts a technical sneak peek of its upcoming second-gen Core processor lineup at IDF 2010.

Nvidia claims Moore's law is dead...for CPUs

Nvidia's chief scientist has claimed that Moore's law is no longer applicable to the silicon world of CPUs.

NIST creates spray-on transistors

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is using organic semiconductors as a basis for spray-on large-area electronics such as solar cells and displays.