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As the size of transistors begin to approach theoretical minimums and Moore’s law starts to fade away, improving how well semiconductors perform is paramount to increasing the power of our electronics. Now a team of researchers led by Rutgers University has discovered a new method to increase semiconductor performance in a most novel way.   As a refresher, a semiconductor is a material that conducts electricity whos conductivity can be adjusted based on external stimuli such as temp ...
About two decades ago, researchers at Linköping University developed a method to print circuits using a printing press, and now, seventeen years later, they continue to make major advancements in this field. In a recently published study, researchers at Linköping University and RISE, Campus Norrköping, have demonstrated that screen printing organic electrochemical transistors is possible by successfully printing more than 100 of them on a plastic substrate no bigger than an A4 she ...
If you have ever populated a PCB with lots of SMD components by hand, you know how frustrating and time-consuming it can be. Thankfully, when its time to move into production we employ special robots called “pick and place” machines to do the job for us, and while these robots are capable of placing very small components very accurately at an incredibly fast pace, they are still limited in how small the components it can place are. This has become an issue recently because as technol ...
For several years now, the microprocessor manufacturing world has been coming to grips with the fact that Moore’s law no longer governs the rate at which we are able to shrink transistors in size. This has led to researchers worldwide rushing to find the next big advancement in how microprocessors will be made, and a team of engineers at MIT may have come up with a solution using carbon nanotubes. This is a big deal as carbon nanotubes are much cheaper, environmentally friendly, and faster ...

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