Taiwan's Investment Commission cleared Powertech Technology's investment of nearly $81 million for an equity stake in Tera Probe, a subsidiary of Micron Technology. Powertech also plans to purchase Micron Akita from Micron Technology.
Researchers at Sweden's Linkoping University report causing defects on the surface of graphene-on-silicon-carbine substrates can increase the energy storage capacity of the material. The research team used anodizing to create the edges.
STMicroelectronics brought out the STripFET F6 line of metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors meant to improve the density of electronic control units for automotive systems. The 40-volt MOSFETs can operate in environments with temperatures of up to 175 degrees C.
The European Network and Information Security Agency has published a paper proposing security measures for internet of things technology. "Trusted solutions and a common defined level for the security and privacy of connected and smart devices is both recommended and needed, to allow Europe to reap the benefits of soon to become ubiquitous technologies," said Udo Helmbrecht, ENISA's executive director.
Applied Materials reported fiscal second-quarter revenue of $3.55 billion for the period ended April 30, up 45% from a year earlier, and forecast its fiscal third-quarter revenue will be between $3.6 billion and $3.75 billion. "Applied Materials delivered the highest quarterly revenue and earnings in our history, and we've now set new earnings records for four quarters in a row," President and CEO Gary Dickerson said in a statement.
An Steegen of imec remains optimistic on advancing process technology past the 2-nanometer node, looking ahead to a 14-angstrom node in the next decade. "We're still trying to come up with what goes into that bucket, but how we fill it in may be quite different than what we have done before," she said during the Imec Technology Forum in Antwerp, Belgium.
Researchers at Rice University report resolving the dendrite issue in lithium-ion batteries, which can cause the batteries to fail and sometimes to explode. The research team combined carbon nanotubes and graphene to store the lithium in their battery design, creating a rechargeable lithium-metal battery.
Samsung Electronics introduced the production-ready ARTIK 053 module, featuring an ARM Cortex-R4 core running at 320 megahertz. The module is aimed at internet of things applications in building products, connected home appliances, health care devices and industrial automation.
ServicePower, a supplier of supply chain optimization software, is using research by doctoral candidate Alex Syrichas to provide quantum computing capabilities on conventional computer hardware. The research addresses the non-deterministic polynomial-time problem.