Semiconductor http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8216/more en Nanotechnology in Manufacturing: The Future is Now (Part 1) http://machinedesign.com/materials/nanotechnology-manufacturing-future-now-part-1 <div class="node-body gallery-body">How close is the Nanoscale industrial revolution? The following gallery highlights the work of five DARPA- funded projects aimed at advancing manufacturing techniques in nanotechnology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/nanotechnology-manufacturing-future-now-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/nanotechnology-manufacturing-future-now-part-1#comments Defense Medical Robotics Semiconductor Materials Sensors News Gallery Fri, 22 Jan 2016 20:11:00 +0000 56091 at http://machinedesign.com Quantum Dots Find Their Way into Everyday Tech http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/quantum-dots-find-their-way-everyday-tech <div class="node-body gallery-body">Advances in quantum-dot technology have heated up competition in the marketplace, which is expected to reach $4.6 billion by 2021.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/quantum-dots-find-their-way-everyday-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/quantum-dots-find-their-way-everyday-tech#comments Energy Medical Semiconductor Materials News Gallery Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:33:00 +0000 54211 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Image courtesy of Flickr.</p> Insight from Pressure Mapping into Semiconductor Quality and Manufacturing http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/insight-pressure-mapping-semiconductor-quality-and-manufacturing <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tekscan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the various stages of semiconductor manufacturing, detailed testing and inspection are necessary to...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/insight-pressure-mapping-semiconductor-quality-and-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/insight-pressure-mapping-semiconductor-quality-and-manufacturing#comments White Papers Semiconductor Sensors Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:50:00 +0000 52921 at http://machinedesign.com 2015 Engineering Compensation Survey: Facing New Challenges in a Changing Industry http://machinedesign.com/salarysurvey <div class="node-body article-body">The numbers are in for the 2015 Machine Design Salary Survey and we take a look at what they mean for the industry — and the engineers who work in it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/salarysurvey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/salarysurvey#comments 3D Printing Automotive Construction/Off-road Batteries/Power Supplies Defense Energy Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Manufacturing Equipment Medical Packaging Embedded Recreation Robotics Semiconductor Sustainable Engineering IoT Linear Motion Materials Motion Control Sensors Community Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000 52371 at http://machinedesign.com Microprocessor Skips a Generation Down to 7 nm http://machinedesign.com/embedded/microprocessor-skips-generation-down-7-nm <div class="node-body article-body">IBM has made a surprising breakthrough with its new microprocessor chip. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/microprocessor-skips-generation-down-7-nm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/microprocessor-skips-generation-down-7-nm#comments Embedded Semiconductor News Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:05:00 +0000 50471 at http://machinedesign.com <p>IBM&#39;s new chip skips the next generation of microprocessors.&nbsp;</p> What Methodology Best Fits 2D-Material Fabrication? http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/what-methodology-best-fits-2d-material-fabrication <div class="field-deck"> Next year may reveal the early adopters for the mass production of the first 2D material—graphene—which may lay the groundwork for other 2D materials. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Silicon technology hits fundamental roadblocks. Are 2D materials the next in line? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/what-methodology-best-fits-2d-material-fabrication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/what-methodology-best-fits-2d-material-fabrication#comments Engineering Essentials Semiconductor Materials Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:50:00 +0000 47141 at http://machinedesign.com High-Rise Chips Avoid Conventional IC Limitations http://machinedesign.com/embedded/high-rise-chips-avoid-conventional-ic-limitations <div class="node-body article-body">An engineering team at Stanford University has devised a way to improve computer chips by making them taller. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/high-rise-chips-avoid-conventional-ic-limitations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/high-rise-chips-avoid-conventional-ic-limitations#comments Embedded Semiconductor News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:26:00 +0000 45261 at http://machinedesign.com Energy Efficiency Drops Off the Radar for Semiconductor Fabs http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/energy-efficiency-drops-radar-semiconductor-fabs <div class="field-deck"> Energy is taking a back seat to concerns about explosions and fires that could arise from energetic materials used in emerging semiconductor manufacturing facilities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Back in 2012, the International Sematech Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI) conducted a Worldwide Fab Energy Study to help semiconductor manufacturers reduce their energy use and boost efficiency. But judging by the tone of the upcoming Semicon West show for semiconductor manufacturing, energy efficiency has lost its marquee billing when the topic turns to sustainability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/energy-efficiency-drops-radar-semiconductor-fabs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/energy-efficiency-drops-radar-semiconductor-fabs#comments Semiconductor Fri, 23 May 2014 17:21:00 +0000 37821 at http://machinedesign.com Synthetic Diamond Manufacturer Feeds Expanding Semiconductor Industry and Emerging Markets http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/synthetic-diamond-manufacturer-feeds-expanding-semiconductor-industry-and-emerging-mar <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/04/Synthetic-Diamond.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 220px; margin: 5px; float: right;" title="Element Six’s chemical-vapor-deposition (CVD) synthetic-diamond windows enable a range of optical applications such as high-power CO₂ lasers and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/synthetic-diamond-manufacturer-feeds-expanding-semiconductor-industry-and-emerging-mar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/synthetic-diamond-manufacturer-feeds-expanding-semiconductor-industry-and-emerging-mar#comments Semiconductor Thu, 01 May 2014 16:22:00 +0000 37161 at http://machinedesign.com Researchers design and build fastest silicon chip http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/researchers-design-and-build-fastest-silicon-chip <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/03/Fast-GiT-Chip.gif" style="width: 400px; height: 266px; margin: 5px; float: right;" title="The high-speed silicon-germanium chip sits in a cryogenic station connected to several measurement probes." />Electrical engineers at <strong>Georgia Institute of Technology</strong> have determined a transistor designed and built at <strong>IHP-Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics</strong> in Germany is the fastest silicon-based transistor chip.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/researchers-design-and-build-fastest-silicon-chip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/researchers-design-and-build-fastest-silicon-chip#comments Semiconductor Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:20:00 +0000 35451 at http://machinedesign.com