Ionic liquids can switch the state of a metal oxide from conducting to insulating and back again, something that could be useful for computer processing and memory.
Swiss researchers have made a prototype microchip using a substance called molybdenite, which could prove to be a rival to both silicon and graphene.
Plan calls for Microchip to lead the acquisition and then sell Atmel's nonvolatile-memory and RF and automotive businesses to ON to partly finance the deal.
UT Dallas to develop photonic integrated circuit faster than anything on the market today.
A new chip lets HomePlug devices get more use out of homes' electrical wiring for high-speed networking, boosting the minimum speed to about 60Mbps and the maximum to 1Gbps.
OK, it's a documentary for "American Experience," about Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor, Intel, and the birth of Silicon Valley. But just look at those vintage suits.
By implanting an RFID chip the size of a grain of sand into his hand, artist Anthony Antonellis can send 1KB images directly to his Android smartphone.
Scientists say their tech is inspired by the canine olfactory mucus layer, which absorbs and then concentrates airborne molecules.
Google paid more than $12 billion for Motorola Mobility and sold the handset business for less than $3 billion. It sounds like a crushing loss -- unless you're Google.