Research & Design

All engineers have an immediate need for a product or solution, but it is equally important that they keep an eye on the future to identify new technologies or methodologies which may enable their next designs.

In this section, New Electronics takes a look over the horizon, pointing out to visitors the developments in research and design which will impact the electronics industry in the next few years, as well as the processes which are being developed to manufacture those products.

Two heads, not one

In the race to get to market first, the strength of relationship between design house and foundry can put a product ahead of the pack. By Vanessa Knivett.

Dogged by dilemmas

With the industry preparing to embrace 65nm technology, the future beyond 45nm is far from clear. By Paul Dempsey.

Cores and effect

Intel does some fancy design work to reduce power consumption in its latest multicore processor. By Philip Ling.

Red hot potential

Silicon carbide may bring sensing closer to the action, but it raises data handling problems. By Paul Dempsey.

Don't fear the profile

It is a poorly kept secret that the continuing reduction in planar transistor geometries is beginning to cause some concern within the semiconductor industry. By Philip Ling.

Hold that pose!

Increases in storage density mean we may soon be able to capture every waking moment. By Philip Ling.

In a material world

Developments in ferroelectric material herald a different approach to embedding non volatile memory. By Philip Ling.

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