A new chip design could lead to cheaper solar panels, sensor networks, and flat-screen TVs.
Researchers are experimenting with a novel nanowire material to power tiny biosensors and portable devices.
A new way to fabricate nanomaterials could mean batteries and solar cells woven into clothing.
A new type of memory using nanowires could be simpler, cheaper, denser, faster, and more reliable.
Tiny phase-change wires could serve as a key element in next-generation memory.
High-current transistors made from perfectly aligned carbon nanotubes show promise for use in flexible and high-speed nanoelectronics.
New radio technologies could allow wireless handhelds to do more, and make updating cellular base stations quick and easy.
Researchers have made efficient nanowire logic circuits that could be mass produced, slashing the size of transistors.
Intel has announced a new type of silicon laser that can transfer data on a beam of light–and could make computers many times faster.
A new nano-optical device can focus laser light tighter than traditional optics, which could lead to higher-density data storage.
Printable carbon nanotube patterns could find uses in flexible displays and RFID tags.
Researchers have found a material that could allow the use of spintronics to make more-powerful computers.
A new transistor design aims to smash speed records.
Advances in nanowires show they can be fast enough to use as ultrasmall transistors in cheap, high-performance electronics.
New chips use chaos to produce potentially faster, more robust computing.
Hardware manufacturers are staving off storage limits by making bits stand rather than recline.
Spurred by competitor AMD’s rapid success, Intel is shifting its strategy toward more power-efficient microprocessors.
IBM researchers have made an important breakthrough: arranging nanotube transistors for complex circuits.
Circuits that integrate electronic and optical components might help spread the fiber revolution.
This novel process might lead to purer silicon – and faster chips.
Freescale Semiconductor is using nanoscale materials to halve the size of flash memory and make it much less expensive.
A single chip for wireless devices that’s multifunctional, more energy efficient, and space saving is in the works.
New systems fit applications, data, and even entire operating systems onto USB flash drives.
New technology has almost twice the storage density of a magnetic hard drive.
Chips based on magnetic nanoparticles could mean low-power, programmable logic.
New pyramidal structures made out of DNA could be the basis of complex molecular devices.
A novel approach could provide denser, less expensive nano memory.
Gold nanospheres show a path to all-optical computing.
Robert Noyce dreamed up the microchip in a 1959 notebook entry.
A new lens allows optical microscopy down to 60 nanometers and faster plastic electronics – using an ink-jet printer.
Its new silicon laser could add decades to Moore’s Law.
From the world of nanotechnology, here are the latest publications, experiments, and breakthroughs, and what they mean.
South Korea’s Samsung leads the race to perfect flat-panel TVs built with carbon nanotubes. Will they be nanotech’s first commercial hit?
Nanosys hopes to become the first successful nanotechnology company by blitzing the market with supercheap solar cells, faster and lighter computer displays, and supersmall lasers and sensors.
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