China steps up response to US chip moves but economic reality limits how far
Beijing's restrictions on American chipmaker Micron in retaliation to sweeping US chip curbs mark a major step up in its response to Washington's pressure and could open the door for further measures in the geopolitical standoff, ...
May 25, 2023
German chip charge could short-circuit on myriad challenges
Germany is seeking to lead a European charge to boost chip production with a series of mega-investments but the drive faces challenges ranging from high energy prices to subsidy rows and worker shortages.
May 24, 2023
China tells tech manufacturers to stop using Micron chips, stepping up feud with United States
Stepping up a feud with Washington over technology and security, China's government on Sunday told users of computer equipment deemed sensitive to stop buying products from the biggest U.S. memory chipmaker, Micron Technology ...
May 21, 2023
Britain unveils $1.2B strategy to boost computer chip industry
Britain's government unveiled its long-awaited semiconductor strategy Friday, catching up with similar efforts by Western allies seeking to reduce reliance on Asian production of the computer chips that are essential to modern ...
May 19, 2023
UK unveils £1 bn semiconductor strategy
The British government on Friday unveiled a new £1 billion semiconductor strategy to invest in infrastructure, research and security as the UK tries to diversify its chip supply chain.
May 19, 2023
A technique to spin soft functional fibers for smart textiles and wearable devices
In recent years, material scientists have been trying to develop soft and flexible fibers that could be used to create new electronics. These fibers could, for example, be used to create smart sensing clothes, energy solutions, ...
May 18, 2023 feature
Toward more flexible and rapid prototyping of electronic devices
Whether you are a new employee, a gymnast, or a bendy straw manufacturer, one trait is ideal across the board: flexibility.
May 18, 2023
A programmable surface plasmonic neural network to detect and process microwaves
AI tools based on artificial neural networks (ANNs) are being introduced in a growing number of settings, helping humans to tackle many problems faster and more efficiently. While most of these algorithms run on conventional ...
May 17, 2023 feature
New invention for more efficient atomic force microscopes
The basic principle of the atomic force microscope is very simple: an extremely thin, movable tip on a cantilever is moved over a surface that is being examined. Tiny forces on an atomic scale act between the tip and the ...
May 17, 2023
3D printed elastic conductors for stretchable electronics
Three-dimensional (3D) printing has become increasingly advanced over the past few years and has been successfully used to create countless items, including toys, furniture and electronic components. As 3D printing equipment ...
May 11, 2023 feature