Aerial view of San Jose, California, 2016.
Silicon Valley brought together natural surroundings, suburban homes and futuristic high-tech work. But industrial pollution betrayed the California dream.
ARM gets ready to grapple with a Japanese adventure.
The Cambridge-based chip designer offers a useful blueprint for others.
Materials science has lots of options for building.
Molybdenum disulphide, hexagonal boron nitride and other materials yet to be discovered will be used to build the electronics of the future.
A molecular beam epitaxy machine used to create semiconductor samples.
John C. Bean (University of Virginia) and Tom Vandervelde (Tufts University)
As we reach the limits of what can be done with silicon, the search for new and improved superconductors is on.
Adrian Cansell loading a 100mm silicon wafer into a 200 kV ion implanter.
University of Surrey Ion Beam Centre
Rutherford backscattering spectrometry has been a success in fields ranging from astronomy to art. Now it has even been proven accurate to the satisfaction of the metrologists
Silicon isn't the perfect semiconductor, it's just the one we're using. How can we ensure our electronics keep get getting faster in the face of silicon's natural physical limits?
The beauty of stained glass – all down to electron oscillations.
The field of plasmonics has implications for integrated circuits, biosensors, other light-based technologies – even invisibility cloaks.
Graphene powder can be manufactured.
Dr Mohammad Choucair
There is much excitement about graphene, a material only a single carbon-atom thick, but finding ways to do something with it that's affordable have always been a challenge.
American researchers have found a new solvent to safely turn semiconductors, which are materials that conduct their own energy…
This beautiful symmetrical structure also holds the key to make better smartphones.
Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms, is being touted as the material that could change how electronics are made. But it’s difficult to make graphene in forms needed for electronics. Now, researchers…