solid state memory

SEMI’s Strategic Materials Conference Calls for Supply Chain Cooperation

SEMI’s Strategic Materials Conference Calls for Supply Chain Cooperation

The message remains consistent: following Moore’s Law is no longer economical for most IC designs. A major part of the IC value creation is moving from the die to the IC package. Now advanced packaging technologies and materials enable combining multiple dies with heterogeneous functions as well as high-quality passives into one package. This integration increases performance, while significantl... »

The Fundamentals and Early History of Quantum Mechanical Tunneling

The Fundamentals and Early History of Quantum Mechanical Tunneling

The mid-1920’s were the miracle years for quantum mechanics. The “Old Quantum Theory” originating with Niels Bohr, had reached crisis point by the end of 1924. Wave-particle duality from Einstein and de Broglie called for something new. The great theorists, Heisenberg, Born, Jordan, Schrödinger, and Dirac, published different formulations of a new theory that were quickly shown... »