Electronics Process R&D News

European project develops 3D LEDs in gallium nitride

The European GECCO project is investigating the use of gallium nitride (GaN) LED lighting devices which it claims are more efficient and environmentally-friendly than conventional light sources, “and therefore contribute significantly to a sustainable energy saving and carbon footprint reduction”. To support this research work is focusing on developing…

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Imec gets closer to directed self-assembly

Imec, Tokyo Electron and Merck have developed a directed self-assembly (DSA) process for a via patterning process compatible with the 7nm technology node and have significantly improved DSA defectivity to 24 defects/cm2…

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Cambridge firm creates first flexible OLED display

Cambridge start-up FlexEnable claims to have made a breakthrough in printable electronics which will see flexible displays in volume production by the end of the year. The company has been in stealth mode for two years developing a process for making plastic electronic circuits that can be printed in…

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Stanford researchers stack carbon nanotubes

Researchers at Stanford University have made stacked carbon nanotube ICs with an average density of 100 carbon nanotubes per micrometer with a current density of up to 122 microamperes per micrometer…

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Imec, Synopsys target 5nm

Imec and Synopsys are to collaborate on the 5nm node with nanowires and other devices like FinFETs, and Tunnel-FETs…

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ARM describes finfets in the real-world

Finfet technology, with its 3D structure, is seen as the key semiconductor technology for the next generation of deep sub-micron chip design. Leah Schuth describes how physical IP developers will rise to the challenge. The semiconductor industry faces a major change in the way that ICs are made in…

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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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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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