Semiconductors

Wolfspeed, Biophysical Economics Institute Announce Study That Demonstrates the Superiority of Silicon Carbide for Energy Efficiency

Wolfspeed, Inc. and the Biophysical Economics Institute today announced the completion of a pioneering study that demonstrates the superior performance of Silicon Carbide vs. traditional silicon semiconductor devices in electric cars.

New Synthesis Process Paves Way for More Efficient Lasers, LEDs

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new process that makes use of existing industry standard techniques for making III-nitride semiconductor materials, but results in layered materials that will make LEDs and lasers more efficient.

Support for Trusted Chip Manufacturing Needed to Counter CCP

Legislation being considered in Washington “gives our citizens the tools and means to out-innovate, out-compete, and outgrow the Chinese Communist Party.” — Sen. Todd Young, (R-Ind.),

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts September 2021 Billings

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted $3.72 billion in billings worldwide in September 2021 (three-month moving average basis), according to the September Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI.

Deloitte-GSA Study: Transformation in Semiconductor Industry Driven by More Than Pandemic and Supply Chain Challenges

In order to understand the cause of semiconductor company transformation, Deloitte, in collaboration with the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), conducted a survey in spring of 2021 of more than 40 top semiconductor industry executives.

Cadence Digital and Custom/Analog Flows Achieve the Latest TSMC N3 and N4 Certifications

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that its digital and custom/analog flows have achieved certification for TSMC’s N3 and N4 process technologies in support of the latest Design Rule Manual (DRM).

Electrical Control Over Designer Quantum Materials

The demonstration that 2D heterostructures can be tuned electrically provides new perspectives for quantum simulation.

New Material Could Pave Way for Better, Safer Batteries

In pursuit of batteries that deliver more power and operate more safely, researchers are working to replace the liquids commonly used in today’s lithium ion batteries with solid materials. Now, a research team from Brown University and the University of Maryland has developed a new material for use in solid-state batteries that’s derived from an unlikely source: trees.

Edge AI Computing Advancements Driving Autonomous Vehicle Potential

Autonomous driving systems are extremely complex; they tightly integrate many technologies, including sensing, localization, perception, decision making, as well as the smooth interactions with cloud platforms for high-definition (HD) map generation and data storage.

3 Ways Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors Improve Electric Vehicle Performance

Engineers continually look for feasible ways to improve electric vehicles (EVs) as they become more in-demand. One increasingly frequent approach is to use wide-bandgap semiconductors in their design. Here are some compelling examples of how these components improve EV performance.

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