Monthly Archives: March 2013

Low-energy microprocessor operates 40nm transistors in near-threshold mode to run on 0.4V@1MHz

Late last month at ISSCC, Belgian research center imec and its affiliated Holst Centre in The Netherlands discussed a microprocessor that can run at 1MHz on a 0.4V power supply with the processor’s CMOS transistors operating in near-threshold mode. The … Continue reading

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Can a miniature xenon flashtube find its way into smartphones because of a new miniature capacitor?

Associate Professor Lee Pooi See at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University has developed a high-voltage, miniature, multilayer polymer capacitor with the hope of producing a power source small enough to operate a xenon flashtube in a mobile phone. The work is … Continue reading

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