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Cybersecurity researchers design a chip that checks for sabotage

With the outsourcing of microchip design and fabrication worldwide, a $350 billion business, bad actors along the supply chain have many opportunities to install malicious circuitry in chips. ...

Tue 23 Aug 16 from TechXplore

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VTT and PhoeniX Software announce a process design kit to support silicon photonics developers around the world

Supported by the EU-funded ACTPHAST project, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. and PhoeniX Software have developed an extensive and improved process design kit (PDK) that supports ...

Wed 24 Aug 16 from AlphaGalileo

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Laser Facilitates Production of SiC Wafers (1)

Disco Corp developed a new process that uses a laser device to cut out wafers from a SiC (silicon carbide) ingot.

Thu 18 Aug 16 from Tech-On

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IBM integrates optics and electronics on a single chip

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Fri 14 Dec 12 from Gizmag

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New power amplifier design could double smartphone battery life

Cell phones have come a long way in terms of battery life, but lets be honest, there's still plenty of room for improvement. The very fact that we talk about using a phone for eight hours as ...

Tue 6 Nov 12 from Gizmag

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Caltech's chips survive laser armageddon thanks to self-healing powers

Although you are fairly unlikely to start zapping your gadgets with high-power lasers any time soon, scientists are already hard at work trying to make electronics immune to such cruelty. In ...

Tue 12 Mar 13 from Gizmag

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US military funds 'Mission: Impossible' vanishing devices

The US military is spending millions to build "vanishing" technology that self-destructs on the battlefield, like the tape recorder that goes up in smoke in the "Mission: Impossible" television ...

Sat 8 Feb 14 from Phys.org

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"Unhackable" RFID chip to keep your credit cards safe

Radio frequency identification (RFID) chips have made cashless payments commonplace and opened the way to automatic inventory control. However, they've also made it possible for credit ...

Mon 8 Feb 16 from Gizmag

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Electricity and Light in One Chip

Silicon chips with both optical and electrical circuits could eliminate a bottleneck limiting supercomputer speeds. Today's computer chips are chunks of silicon that use electrical pulses ...

Fri 3 Dec 10 from MIT Technology Review

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Silicon photonics technology ready to speed up cloud and big data applications

IBM today announced a significant milestone in the development of silicon photonics technology, which enables silicon chips to use pulses of light instead of electrical signals over wires to ...

Wed 13 May 15 from Phys.org

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