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Smart tag lets you print electronics on plastic

ThinFilm Electronics says it has assembled the pieces for a simple printed-on-plastic computing device with processing power, memory, and display that will enable "smart objects" and an Internet of things.

By January 23, 2012


New materials promise ultra-low-power computing

UC Berkeley researchers unveil materials that could potentially reduce the amount of voltage required for a CPU to operate, paving the way for ultra-low-power computing.

By September 12, 2011


A peek into Fujitsu's future

Colored e-paper, waterproof RFID tags and vein-pattern readers are among the products touted at company's tech forum. Photos: Fujitsu peers into the future

By March 19, 2007


TV chip company gets $19 million

Scotland's CRLO Displays, which specializes in a type of LCOS chip for large-screen projection TVs, nabs funding.

By September 24, 2004


Canon takes second shot at LCDs

Despite its initial failure in the mid-1990s, the company hopes to succeed in the flat-panel display market on its second try.

April 13, 2004


A flash in the pan?

CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos examines the prospects for Ovonics Unified Memory, a new kind of flash memory that could hit the market sometime toward the end of the decade.

By April 3, 2003


Flash forward

Flash memory chips will soon hit a size barrier, say engineers. With a billion-dollar market at stake, the chip industry's working to come up with a successor.

March 27, 2003


Wanted: Successor to flash memory

In San Francisco this week, researchers are contemplating a new technology to replace the removable memory being built into millions of consumer devices.

By December 10, 2002


Intel attempts giant boost in handheld memory

The chipmaker is betting that consumers want handheld computers stuffed with 500MB of memory, a large jump from the 2MB to 64MB of flash memory in current handhelds.

By July 11, 2001