### Intel’s $6B Israeli fab upgrade gets government approval, probably paving way for 10nm move Intel will make the largest-ever investment by a foreign firm in Israel, in exchange for tax concessions and a government grant. The purpose, reportedly, is to build manufacturing capacity for next-generation chips.… Read More ### Carbon nanotubes move closer to competing with silicon In a step toward post-silicon electronics, a Stanford team has created stable carbon nanotube transistors that are as small as the best silicon transistors.… Read More ### The DOE’s early stage program to award$27M for 14 efficient grid electronics projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program — which allocates small grants to early stage, high risk technologies — has launched a…

### At Stanford, carbon nanotubes are the computer

Carbon nanotubes can be used to create smaller transistors, leading to more powerful and efficient computers.…

### How mobility is stressing the chip industry

Qualcomm can't find enough capacity to manufacture chips designed for mobile phones. These troubles will become more common as the physics that govern how we make semiconductors buckles under the demands of our increasingly mobile lives, where we demand low power and high performance.…