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X-FAB INTRODUCES HIGHLY-SENSITIVE SPAD AND APD DEVICES BASED ON ITS MODULAR 180NM PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

X-FAB Silicon Foundries, the leading analog/mixed-signal and specialty foundry, continues to develop ground-breaking semiconductor solutions to address the most difficult of design challenges. It has now announced the availability of avalanche photodiode (APD) and single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) products for implementation in scenarios where there are extremely low light conditions to contend with and augmented …

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X-FAB OFFERS UNIQUE SUBSTRATE COUPLING ANALYSIS SOLUTION TO ADDRESS UNWANTED PARASITIC EFFECTS

Powerful new tool facilitates first-time-right analog & high voltage design implementation in even the most challenging of scenarios. Continuing to drive innovation in analog/mixed-signal IC fabrication, X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE (http://www.xfab.com/) has announced the introduction of SubstrateXtractor. Unwanted substrate couplings can impact modern IC developments, causing parasitic effects that are damaging to overall performance. Engineers …

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FDK INTRODUCES HIGH VOLTAGE/ULTRA SMALL SIZE 3V ALL-SOLID-STATE SMD BATTERY

FDK CORPORATION will begin sample shipment of oxide based all-solid-state battery using high electrochemical potential cathode material “lithium cobalt pyrophosphate (Li2CoP2O7)” which was jointly developed with Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. February 2017. While applications using various batteries such as IoT devices and wearable devices expand and progress, the specifications required for batteries are becoming increasingly diverse, and, in particular, …

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CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR SERIAL FRAM NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICES

Cypress Semiconductor Serial F-RAM (ferroelectric RAM) memories combine the nonvolatile data storage capability of ROM with the fast speeds of RAM. Serial F-RAM features a variety of interface and density options, including SPI and I2C interfaces, industry-standard packages, and densities ranging from 4KB to 4MB. Cypress Serial F-RAMs have three distinct advantages over other nonvolatile …

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Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet

Process that modifies semiconductor material atom by atom could enable higher-performance electronics. Researchers from MIT and the University of Colorado have fabricated a 3-D transistor that’s less than half the size of today’s smallest commercial models. To do so, they developed a novel microfabrication technique that modifies semiconductor material atom by atom. The inspiration behind …

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OSRAM PROMISES BETTER FACIAL RECOGNITION WITH IR VCSELS

Osram Opto Semiconductors is launching a new product family with Bidos PLPVQ 940A, its first Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) for new areas of application such as 3D sensing and facial recognition for mobiles. [via] This announcement comes shortly after the acquisition of US specialist Vixar. The VCSEL acts as a light source, illuminating the …

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Coulomb Transistor — A New Concept Where Metal Nanoparticles Are Used In Place Of Semiconductor

A research group at the University of Hamburg has created a unique coulomb transistor that operates on the principle of the voltage control of the electron band gap in metallic quantum-dot nanoparticles. This Single-electron transistor represents an approach to develop less power-consuming microelectronic devices. It will be possible if industry-compatible fabrication and room temperature operation …

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