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Western Digital files for arbitration in Toshiba dispute

Western Digital has filed a request for arbitration with the International Chamber of Commerce, stating that Toshiba violated the companies’ joint venture contracts by spinning off the flash memory business into a separate unit for sale. Last week, Western Digital CEO Steve Milligan met with Toshiba President Satoshi Tsunakawa to discuss the Japanese company’s effort to… Read More

New flexible semiconductor is easily degradable

A flexible, biodegradable semiconductor which decomposes when it is no longer needed is being developed by leading researchers at Stanford University. A release from the University cites a report from the United Nations Environment Program which estimates that almost 50 million tonnes of electronic waste will end up in landfill in 2017 alone. To combat… Read More

SK hynix develops world’s first 72-layer NAND chip

Korean flash manufacturer SK hynix has designed a 72-layer 3D NAND chip offering 256Gb capacity. Based on the firm’s triple-level cell (TLC) arrays and proprietary technologies, the new memory chip follows on from SK hynix’s 48-layer chip, which has been in mass production since November 2016. The latest chip has seen SK hynix enhance its… Read More

Samsung starts mass production of 10nm chips

Samsung has announced that it has begun mass-production of its 10-nanometre chips, claiming to be the first semiconductor manufacturer to start building the technology on a commercial scale. While the Korean electronics giant did not mention who it is producing the transistors for, South Korea’s Electronic Times reported that the deal is to manufacture Qualcomm’s… Read More

Law-defying transistor smashes industry ‘limit’, measures just 1nm

U.S. researchers have unveiled the world’s smallest transistor reported to date, combining a new mix of materials, which makes even the tiniest silicon-based transistor appear ginormous in comparison. The team, led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, designed the minuscule transistor with a working one-nanometre gate – far surpassing any industry… Read More