Posts tagged “Semiconductors ”

Updated April 18

Duke breakthrough? 'Spray-on' memory could enable bendable digital storage

USB flash drives are already common accessories in offices and college campuses. But thanks to the rise in printable electronics, digital storage devices like these may soon be everywhere - including on our groceries, pill bottles and even clothing.

"Spray-on" memory  "Spray-on" memory

April 12

NCSU researchers make first flexible memory device

For the first time, researchers have been able to deposit an ultra-thin oxide ferroelectric film onto a flexible polymer substrate. The research team used the flexible ferroelectric thin films to make non-volatile memory devices that are wearable and resilient.

Sample of NCSU's advance Sample of NCSU's advance

Updated April 3

Cyborgs at work: Employees getting implanted with microchips

What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is almost routine at the Swedish startup hub Epicenter. The company offers to implant its workers and startup members with microchips the size of grains of rice that function as swipe cards: to open doors, operate printers, or buy smoothies with a wave of the hand.

Updated February 23

Premium Lock S-t-r-e-t-c-h-a-b-l-e electronics: From labs to reality

Watch out for stretchable electronic components to become an emerging factor in device development across multiple industries over the next several years, says a new report.

Emerging "stretchable" electronics Emerging "stretchable" electronics

February 17

Premium Lock Cree calls off $850M Wolfspeed sale, will get $12.5M fee

Wolfspeed  Cree on Thursday called off the $850 million sale of its Wolfspeed power business to Germany-based Infineon, citing the companies' inability to satisfy U.S. concerns about security.

Updated February 16

Premium Lock Infineon CEO, board member warn $850M Wolfspeed buy from Cree in jeopardy

Wolfspeed  Infineon warns for the second time in a week- this time in words direct from its CEO and a board member - that the German tech firm's $850 million purchase of Cree's Wolfspeed semiconductor power business might be blocked by the U.S. government due to security concerns.

January 30

Premium Lock Intel's diversification beyond chips is paying dividends

Intel Intel, building on core momentum to become a diverse technology enabler, surpasses expectations by achieving growth in all of its operating groups, writes Technology Business Research Analyst Daniel Callahan.

Updated January 25

Premium Lock Cree stock surges after Street beat; Wolfspeed spinoff nears

Cree logo  Cree beats Wall Street expectations on revenues and earnings, sending its stock up nearly 6 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Durham LED giant also says it's moving closer to selling off its Wolfspeed power technology business.

January 18

Premium Lock Tech news: FTC sues Qualcomm; Cary firm picks Fla. for new jobs; Wolfspeed's auto power; SalesJam returns

Bulldog Note to our readers: The Bulldog wrapup of technology news, which has been a staple of WRAL TechWire for years, is taking on a new look. We are expanding it to incorporate Triangle and regional headlines, not just news from The Associated Press and other wires. In effect, the Bulldog will become the new home for other occasional WTW posts such as Triangle Headlines. No one publication in the Triangle can adequately cover all the tech and life science news that's happening daily - well, make that hourly. The Bulldog, which draws its name from an old newspaper term for early editions and from WTW Editor Rick Smith's late bulldog Roxie, will attempt to bring you a daily wrapup of highlights

Updated November 16, 2016

Premium Lock Cooling tech startup Phononic adds another $40M to financing

Talk about a cool deal. Durham solid-state cooling technology startup Phononic is adding a whopping $40 million to its latest round of financing. The $71-million round is the biggest for a N.C. startup this year.

A sample of Phononic technology A sample of Phononic technology

October 14, 2016

Premium Lock IBM, Google, others form coalition seeking faster servers, target Intel

IBM, Google and several other tech industry leaders have formed an alliance seeking to boost data center server performance - and, in the future, PCs - as demand grows for processing power. They will take on Intel, which isn't a member.

OpenCAPI aims to boost processing power OpenCAPI aims to boost processing power

Updated October 5, 2016

Premium Lock RTI sells semiconductor tech group to Florida firm

RTI International  RTI International is selling its semiconductor technology group as well as a building that houses the unit's operations in RTP to Florida-based Micross Components.

September 7, 2016

Premium Lock NCSU, Intel researchers speed up PC core-to-core communications

Close up of a microchip Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Intel Corporation have developed a new way to significantly accelerate core-to-core communication. Their advance relies on hardware to coordinate efforts between cores for multiprocessor operations.

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