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Semi sales through European distributors continue to boom

Demand for semiconductors from European companies showed no signs of slowing during the second quarter of 2017, according to distribution association DMASS. In its latest report, the organisation noted record semiconductor sales of €2.19billion, 17.3% higher than in the corresponding quarter of 2016.

Single molecule transistors work at room temperature

For the first time a team of researchers from Columbia University in the city of New York claims to have reproducibly demonstrated current blockade – the ability to switch a device from the insulating to the conducting state where charge is added and removed one electron at a time – using atomically precise molecular clusters at room temperature.

Ultrathin semiconductor materials exceed silicon

Two semiconductors – hafnium diselenide and zirconium diselenide – are said to share and even exceed some of silicon's desirable traits, say electrical engineers at Stanford University. Although still experimental, the researchers believe the materials could be a step toward thinner, more energy-efficient chips.

Carbon dioxide into supercapacitive graphene

A novel approach to turn carbon dioxide into 3D graphene with micropores across its surface has been demonstrated by a team at the Michigan Technological University. According to the researchers, tiny dents in graphene's surface greatly enhances its potential as a supercapacitor.

Method to tune nanocrystalline LEDs

A method to tune the colour of the light emitted by an LED by altering the size of its semiconductor crystals has been discovered researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich and the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Austria.

Phenomenon to improve data processing and storage

A phenomenon discovered by researchers from the University of Nottingham and the University of York allows them to 'manipulate' the structure of a magnetic domain wall – local regions of magnetic charge driven by magnetic fields. This discovery could enable a new class of highly efficient, non-volatile information processing and storage technology.

Imagination ADAS technology licensed by DENSO

DENSO has announced that it has licensed MIPS I6500 CPU and PowerVR Series8XT GT8525 GPU from Imagination to create a test chip to exploit the capabilities of technologies such as hardware multi-threading and virtualization for automotive electronic systems including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving.

Record conversion efficiency on a 4cm2 Perovskite/Silicon solar module

Imec, in partnership with Solliance and EnergyVille, has revealed an improvement in its 4cm2 perovskite/silicon tandem photovoltaic module achieving a power conversion efficiency of 23.9 percent. In what is believed to be a first for the research institute by reaching this level, imec has achieved a module-on-cell stack that can outperform a standalone silicon solar cell.

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