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Low Contact Resistivity on Ga-doped Ge Source/Drain Contacts for pMOS Transistors

Low Contact Resistivity on Ga-doped Ge Source/Drain Contacts for pMOS Transistors

Imec achieves record low contact resistivity on Ga-doped Ge source/drain contacts for pMOS transistors. These breakthrough results are important in light of further downscaling of the CMOS source/drain contact area. lesen

Bluetooth 5 Technology for the Internet of Things

Bluetooth 5 Technology for the Internet of Things

Bluetooth 5 offers a long range, high speed and extended support for connectionless services. This opens up new IoT applications for the smart environment. lesen

The Future of Component Mount Technology

The Future of Component Mount Technology

Manufacturers must be able to supply their customers with constantly changing products including multiple variants in short periods of time. New production concepts can be found in the SMT cluster. lesen

Highly Integrated Chips: Super-Brains for the IoT Age

Highly Integrated Chips: Super-Brains for the IoT Age

Electronic devices are becoming continually smaller, more flat and multifunctional and their “inner life”, the microelectronic systems, along with them – thanks to 3D integration. lesen

GaN Breaks Barriers—RF Power Amplifiers Go Wide and High

GaN Breaks Barriers—RF Power Amplifiers Go Wide and High

The increasing demand for higher data rates and higher resolution is pushing the frequency of operation. This article will briefly describe the state of the semiconductor technology. lesen

2,500 integrated manufacturing rules for better PCB designs

2,500 integrated manufacturing rules for better PCB designs

PCB layout software has until today only verified spacing and electrical rules as online DRC. OrCAD and Allegro from Cadence got now a true real time DfM check with 2,500 integrated special manufacturing rules. lesen

How to Power Smart Multivariable Sensor Transmitters

How to Power Smart Multivariable Sensor Transmitters

Power supplies for smart transducers in industrial applications must meet the highest requirements. This article presents a transmitter design with BLE connectivity for a multivariable sensor. lesen

Configure Products Yourself – Simply and Without Errors

Configure Products Yourself – Simply and Without Errors

Ever-shorter development times mean that users want graphic-based 3D product configurators. We are showing you the possibilities for control cabinets. lesen

Considering EMC Emissions Early in the Design Process

Considering EMC Emissions Early in the Design Process

If developers of power supplies do not want to experience an unpleasant surprise during the prescribed EMC conformity test, it is a good idea to consider the EMC as early as possible. lesen

Osram tests its LED lights in over 100 test systems

Osram tests its LED lights in over 100 test systems

Osram is testing its LED products at its own environmental simulation laboratory in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Influences, such as temperature deviations, humidity or sunlight are being tested. lesen

Additive Manufacturing is the Key to the Future of Electronics Design

Additive Manufacturing is the Key to the Future of Electronics Design

Electronics manufacturing is in the throes of a quiet transformation built around specialty 3D printers and advanced materials working together to create fully functional electronic parts. lesen

Data Interfaces: The Key to Smart Surface-Mount Manufacturing

Data Interfaces: The Key to Smart Surface-Mount Manufacturing

The data structures supported by surface-mount assembly equipment can critically influence the adoption of smart manufacturing in today’s electronics-manufacturing enterprises. lesen

How to Have Machines “Speak” and Communicate Between Them

How to Have Machines “Speak” and Communicate Between Them

“Mute“ machines are becoming “talking” machines, communicating via local, wireless as well as via global, grid-bound WAN networks with each other as well as with production manager. lesen

Artificial intelligence should not replace thinking

Editorial

Artificial intelligence should not replace thinking

Nearly two-thirds of Germans feel that artificial intelligence in future electronic devices is a good idea. However, consumers feel it is important for smart assistants to know their limits: 84 percent want intelligent household robots, smart cars and medical electronics to help people -- but they don't want them to make our own thoughts superfluous. lesen

Interconnects Morph to Meet the Need for Speed

High-Speed Systems

Interconnects Morph to Meet the Need for Speed

The need to transmit more data at higher speeds is changing system design. Today, interconnect technology has morphed to meet the need for speed. lesen