LG Semicon will start mass producing a 16Mb version of its Dram memory chip later this month, using new packaging technology to cut costs. The new technology, dubbed 'bottom leaded package' claims to make memory chips that are half the size of conventional Drams, more quickly and cheaply. But analysts were unconvinced whether LG's approach would be commercially successful, saying its success depended on uptake in the consumer market.
Molybdenum ditelluride is a two-dimensional material that can be easily stacked into multiple layers to create a memory cell
New light-guiding nanoscale device can control and monitor a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with high sensitivity
Optical traps are scientific instruments in which a focused laser beam is used to exert an attractive or repulsive force on a microscopic object to hold it in place
Scientists estimate that the exoplanet has already lost up to 35 per cent of its mass over its lifetime
The observations were made using the Atacama Array in the Chilean desert