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CATRENE program to succeed MEDEA+ as European nanoelectronics R&D champion

MEDEA+, the EUREKA pan-European Programme for advanced co-operative Research and Development in Microelectronics, announced details of the new EUREKA programme called CATRENE (Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on NanoElectronics) that will take up the challenge of increasing Europe's strength in micro- and nanoelectronics after the highly successful MEDEA+ programme reaches its conclusion in 2008.

Posted: Oct 29th, 2007

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Researchers race ahead with latest spintronics achievement

In a rapid follow-up to their achievement as the first to demonstrate how an electron's spin can be electrically injected, controlled and detected in silicon, electrical engineers from the University of Delaware and Cambridge NanoTech now show that this quantum property can be transported a marathon distance in the world of microelectronics - through an entire silicon wafer.

Posted: Oct 26th, 2007

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Silicon photonics awarded major research funding

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded a grant valued at GBP 5m to a consortium of researchers in the UK, led by the University of Surrey, to work on Silicon Photonics.

Posted: Oct 26th, 2007

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NIST demos industrial-grade nanowire device fabrication

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) demonstrate a technique that allows them to selectively grow nanowires on sapphire wafers in specific positions and orientations accurately enough to attach contacts and layer other circuit elements, all with conventional lithography techniques.

Posted: Oct 26th, 2007

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