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Electronics & Semiconductors

Impaired-driver sensor could pave the way for safer vehicles

The bipartisan infrastructure bill recently signed into law by President Joe Biden includes a requirement for automakers to install driver monitoring systems that detect intoxicated or impaired drivers. Current systems rely ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Intel says plans to take car tech unit Mobileye public

Semiconductor giant Intel said it plans to list shares in its car technology arm Mobileye publicly in the United States in mid-2022, a move reports said could value the subsidiary at over 50 billion dollars.

Engineering

Performing under pressure: Sensor systems for extremely harsh environments

At the moment, industry is lacking robust sensors that can withstand extremely high temperatures and pressures. Eight Fraunhofer Institutes have now developed a technology platform for building this type of sensor system ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Mitigating damage caused by adding electrical contacts to sensitive semiconductors

Damage from adding electrical contacts to sensitive semiconductors can be mitigated using a buffer layer and optimized deposition.

Electronics & Semiconductors

New discovery opens the way for brain-like computers

Research has long strived to develop computers to work as energy efficiently as our brains. A study, led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, has succeeded for the first time in combining a memory function with ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

New chip hides wireless messages in plain sight

Emerging 5G wireless systems are designed to support high-bandwidth and low-latency networks connecting everything from autonomous robots to self-driving cars. But these large and complex communication networks could also ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Samsung says it will build $17B chip factory in Texas

Samsung said it plans to build a $17 billion semiconductor factory outside of Austin, Texas, amid a global shortage of chips used in phones, cars and other electronic devices.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Defect distribution in ion-implanted SiC diodes

Silicon carbide (SiC) unipolar semiconductors are in wide commercial use, but their operations are limited by a trade-off relationship between breakdown voltage and specific resistance of the drift layer, or specific on-resistance. ...

Business

EU opens door to giving aid for semiconductor production

The European Commission said Thursday that it could approve aid to fund production of semiconductors in the 27-nation bloc amid a global chip shortage and intense worldwide competition to fill the need.