Alliances for Semiconductors & industrial cloud technologies

The European Commission kick-starts two new Industrial Alliances: the Alliance for Processors and Semiconductor technologies, and the European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud. The two new alliances will advance the next generation of microchips and industrial cloud/edge computing technologies and provide the EU with the capabilities needed to strengthen its critical digital infrastructures, Read more about Alliances for Semiconductors & industrial cloud technologies[…]

A new type of transistor for high-power electronic devices

A new method to fit together layers of semiconductors as thin as a few nanometres has resulted in not only a scientific discovery but also a new type of transistor for high-power electronic devices. The result, published in Applied Physics Letters, has aroused huge interest. The achievement is the result of a close collaboration between scientists Read more about A new type of transistor for high-power electronic devices[…]

Investment strengthens Osram’s position in the autonomous driving sector

Osram has acquired a strategic 25.1 percent share in LeddarTech Inc., a Canadian company that develops a proprietary LiDAR technology integrated into semiconductors and sensor modules for self-driving cars and driver assistance systems. LeddarTech specializes in solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) systems that use infrared light to monitor the area around them, and its Read more about Investment strengthens Osram’s position in the autonomous driving sector[…]

New classes of printable electrically conducting polymer materials make better electrodes for plastic electronics and advanced semiconductor devices

Semiconductors, which are the very basic components of electronic devices, have improved our lives in many ways. They can be found in lighting, displays, solar modules and microprocessors that are installed in almost all modern day devices, from mobile phones, washing machines, and cars, to the emerging Internet of Things. To innovate devices with better Read more about New classes of printable electrically conducting polymer materials make better electrodes for plastic electronics and advanced semiconductor devices[…]

A novel method to improve photoluminescence efficiency of two-dimensional semiconductors

A team led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a method to enhance the photoluminescence efficiency of tungsten diselenide, a two-dimensional semiconductor, paving the way for the application of such semiconductors in advanced optoelectronic and photonic devices. Tungsten diselenide is a single-molecule-thick semiconductor that is part of an emerging class Read more about A novel method to improve photoluminescence efficiency of two-dimensional semiconductors[…]

NREL Finds Nanotube Semiconductors Well-suited for PV Systems

Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy. The research builds on the Nobel Prize-winning work of Rudolph Marcus, who developed a fundamental tenet of physical chemistry that Read more about NREL Finds Nanotube Semiconductors Well-suited for PV Systems[…]

Thermal interface materials enabling new applications

While there are obviously similarities, different applications have different key requirements of the TIMs. In all cases, the TIM needs to minimize stress, prevent electromigration of its fillers, and maximize adhesion. Thermal Interface Materials 2016-2026 explores in detail the relationship between the form factors and characteristics of different commercial product offerings and their applications, focused Read more about Thermal interface materials enabling new applications[…]