Power (of electronics) to the people
January 15, 2014Alumna Ayah Bdeir’s fast-growing startup littleBits, which sells connectable electronic modules, is helping people understand and build creatively with electronics.
3 Questions: Randolph Kirchain on the spread of electronic waste
December 17, 2013New study provides a comprehensive look at where a steadily growing quantity of old computers, televisions, and phones end up.
Ferroelectric-graphene-based system could lead to improved information processing
June 20, 2013New system uses two-dimensional structures to guide plasmonic waves at ultrashort wavelength, offering a new platform for memory and computer chips.
MIT researchers improve quantum-dot performance
February 3, 2013New production method could enable everything from more efficient computer displays to enhanced biomedical testing.
Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon’s dominance
December 10, 2012MIT researchers develop the smallest indium gallium arsenide transistor ever built.
Also labeled: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (eecs), Indium gallium arsenide, Microchips, Silicon, Transistors, Microsystems, Faculty, Moore's Law, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Research, Semiconductors, Computer chips, Computing, Manufacturing, Computer science and technology, Electrical engineering and electronics, Microsystems Technology Laboratories
‘Invisibility’ could be a key to better electronics
October 11, 2012MIT team applies technology developed for visual ‘cloaking’ to enable more efficient transfer of electrons.
Patterning defect-free nanocrystal films with nanometer resolution
August 19, 2012New process developed at MIT could enable better LED displays, solar cells and biosensors — and foster basic physics research.
Teaching self-assembling structures a new trick
June 7, 2012MIT researchers produce 3-D configurations that could lead to new microchips and other devices.
Also labeled: Electron-beam lithography, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Materials science, Mechanical engineering, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Nanowires, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Self-assembly, Electrical engineering and electronics, Microsystems Technology Laboratories
New material shares many of graphene’s unusual properties
April 23, 2012Thin films of bismuth-antimony have potential for new semiconductor chips, thermoelectric devices.