Chip designers link up on drives

Two leading Chinese chip designers, Loongson Technology and Hunan Goke joined forces on Monday to boost the homegrown semiconductor industry’s competence in controllers for solid state drives, a crucial component of data storage devices. Loongson Technology Corp and Hunan Goke Microelectronics Co Ltd said in Beijing that they had established Read more…

Significant progress in carbon nanotube research

Researchers from Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics (SINANO) and Stanford University found an improved method to crosslink carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes have high thermal conductivity, absorption, tensile strength and elasticity. These properties make carbon nanotubes very useful in nanotechnology, semiconductors, and optics. Because these three fields are increasingly important Read more…

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Intel and Rockchip partner on x86 SoC

Intel Corporation yesterday announced it has entered into a strategic agreement with Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd. (Rockchip) to work on Intel® architecture and communications-based solutions for the entry-level Android worldwide market. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will deliver an Intel-branded mobile SoC platform. The quad-core platform will Read more…