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Finfet alternative touted by flash pioneer

A variant of 3D transistor technology to rival the finfet is being proposed by Professor Fujio Masuoka, the man credited with pioneering flash memory. The technology, called Surrounding-Gate-Transistor (SGT), is not new, but has yet to be presented as a commercial alternative to traditional planar transistor technology that…

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Un-cooled IR sensor counts humans

French start-up Irynx is to team up with European research lab CEA-Leti to develop its un-cooled infra-red sensor for tracking humans. “These products will be able to count people, distinguish humans, get positions and determine posture,” said Leti. This low-cost technology will help bring to…

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Nanotech research makes colour displays "squid-like"

Research into colour display technology, which can be finely tuned, could provide clues about developing camouflaging metamaterials that can “see” colours and automatically blend into the background, as seen in nature with animals like squids. Scientists at Rice University’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) in Houston, Texas set out in…

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DNA sequencer pioneer awarded Faraday Medal

Professor Chris Toumazou founder and CEO of DNA Electronics, the developer of semiconductor DNA sequencing technology, has been awarded the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)’s highest honour, the 2014 Faraday Medal. The award recognises Professor Toumazou’s pioneering work in the invention of semiconductor DNA sequencing and…

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Nanomagnets challenge transistors

Researchers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have demonstrated a new kind of building block for digital integrated circuits which uses 3D arrangements of nano-scale magnets instead of transistors…

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Graphene gets another real use - blue LED fabrication

Following a recent graphene oscillator demonstration by UK scientists, Researchers at IBM have used graphene in a re-usable substrate for making blue LEDs. “In principle, graphene has been demonstrated as an infinitive source for growing these [GaN] semiconductor materials, making the work an enormously cost-effective and reliable production…

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iGaze wearable headset tracks your gaze

Get ready to connect with a glance. Researchers have built a wearable, head-mounted computer that tracks your gaze. Called iGaze, it connects to devices just by looking at them…

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