Hardware

IBM Research announced the most powerful chip ever created - the world’s first fully-functional 7 nanometer chip, with roughly four times the capacity of today’s most powerful chips. Relatively, competitors like Intel have been struggling for years to shrink their consumer chips down below 14-nanometers. The world’s largest semiconductor chip maker is making Herculean efforts to commercialize 10-nanometer chips. The research advance was made using silicon-germanium instead of pure silicon in major regions of the molecular-si...
Carbon layers inflated on silicon carbide conduct electricity much better than scientist had previously predicted. Physicists have developed nanoribbons of Graphene, the single atom thick carbon that can conduct electrons much better than theorists predicts even for the most idealized form of materials in existence. The discovery promises a leap into technological advancements in the world of pricey electronics. For long, researchers have been hoping for a revolutionary material that could outperform traditional materials like silicon...
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have successfully printed complex electronic circuits by using a common t-shirt printer. The electronic circuits are printed utilizing special materials as a part of layers on top of regular flexible materials, for example, plastic, aluminum foil and paper. Non-toxic materials such as silver nanoparticles, carbon and plastics are utilized to print the key segments of a complex electronic circuit, namely resistors, transistors and capacitors. Associate Professor Joseph Change, w...
As devices turn smaller and smaller assuming new fangled shapes and form with each technological advancement, there has been a dire need for batteries that power them to keep up. ProLogium, one of the most innovative battery companies in the world, has come up with a flexible battery material that will power the next generation of ever-evolving wearable gadgets. At the Computex 2014, the Taiwanese company unveiled a one of a kind ProLogium FPC Li-Ceramic Battery (FLCB) sheet, which can survive in almost any condition. It can bend i...