|Atom-thin transistor operates down to 0.1V|
The new device, which is made from a 2D semiconducting crystal and a bulk germanium substrate, can be switched on at just 0.1 V. It could be used in ultradense and lower-power integrated circuits and to make ultrasensitive bio- and gas sensors.
|Skyworks to acquire PMC-Sierra|
“With our acquisition of PMC, Skyworks will be uniquely positioned to capitalize on the explosive demand for high performance solutions that seamlessly connect, transport and store Big Data,”
|Cybrcrime is costing companies|
A sixth-annual study by the Ponemon Institute pegged the average annual cost of cybercrime per large U.S. company at $15.4 million. That's up 19 percent from $12.7 million a year ago.
|Pacific Rim countries reached trade deal|
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is designed to encourage trade between the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Together, the countries account for 40 percent of world economic output.
|Price of memory has fallen to historic lows|
Windows-based systems haven’t been selling as well. Smartphone and server shipments are predicted to tumble over the next year too, leading to price cuts between different manufacturers that have made it difficult for anyone to make much money from memory.
|Daimler tested autonomous driving truck|
The system utilises a front radar, a stereo camera and several "usual suspects" among the variety of driver assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control.
|Integrating HBM stack with ASIC|
Now ASIC-maker Open-Silicon (Milpitas, Calif.) claims to have solved that problem by integrating high-bandwidth memory (HBM) 3D stacked memory chips into the same system-in-package (SiP) with a 1,024-bit parallel memory interface that beats any off-chip memory architectures.
|AMD to trim 6% employment|
The company has been shifting to gaming consoles and low-power servers, but progress has lagged Wall Street expectations due to intense competition from Intel Corp and newer companies.
|China's Montage makes offer for Pericom|
Montage's all-cash offer of $18.50 per share is at a premium of 9.5 percent to Pericom's Tuesday close of $16.90. it trumps over an offer from Diodes Inc earlier this month.