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Can We Believe The Hype About China’s Domestic IC Production Plans?

Tariffs and trade issues are forcing China to scale its domestic IC production plans, but do its claims line up with reality? IC Insights believes they do not.

Ultra-Low Power Chips Help Make Small Robots More Capable

An ultra-low power hybrid chip inspired by the brain could help give palm-sized robots the ability to collaborate and learn from their experiences. Combined with new generations of low-power motors and sensors, the new ASIC could help intelligent swarm robots operate for hours instead of minutes.

MEMS: Who Is Leading The Race?

For another year, Broadcom and Robert Bosch (Bosch) remain the global MEMS leaders. Almost every player exhibited a stable yearly growth (From 2017 to 2018) though a bit weaker than the previous period (From 2016 to 2017).

Organic Laser Diodes Move From Dream to Reality

Thorough characterization demonstrates lasing by direct electrical stimulation of an organic film is possible, KOALA Tech Inc. founded to further develop the technology.

Flexible Generators Turn Movement Into Energy

Rice University’s laser-induced graphene nanogenerators could power future wearables.

Ultra-Clean Fabrication Platform Produces Nearly Ideal 2D Transistors

Columbia engineers develop a clean, damage-free fabrication process that creates pristine transistors made from 2D material stacks. Testing additional content. Testing additional content. Testing additional content.

Octopus-Inspired Wearable Sensor

A team of researchers reports the development of a graphene-based adhesive biosensor inspired by octopus “suckers.”

Semiconductor Leaders Strike Agreement on Global Policy Agenda

The Semiconductor Industry Association welcomed a policy agreement reached by global semiconductor industry leaders at the 23rd annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council this week in Xiamen, China.

SEMI Spring Washington Forum – Connecting Members with Policymakers at a Critical Time

Tensions between the United States and China have reached fever pitch. Ongoing trade negotiations between the U.S. and China broke down earlier this month over reported backpedaling by China on key concessions in a proposed Trump administration deal.

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