This is part of IEEE Spectrum's Special Report: 25 Microchips That Shook the World.
The First White Laser
Lasers that can span the entire color spectrum could speed up Li-Fi and find use in lighting and displays
Intel Hits Snag On The Way To Next-Generation Chips
Moore's Law's steady cadence hits another hiccup. Will more follow?
"Valleytronics" Development Could Lead to New Approaches for Spintronics and Quantum Computing
Researchers discover that valley polarization makes electron spin polariation in silicon transistors easier
Molecular Electronics Takes Large Stride Forward
Simple process improves single-molecule diodes performance by 50 times
Five Things You Might Not Know About Moore’s Law
Facts that are often overlooked when Moore’s Law is discussed
The Murky Origins of “Moore's Law”
A hunt for the very first time the term was used
Soggy Computing: Liquid Devices Might Match the Brain's Efficiency
Vanadium dioxide switches could be great for a new kind of computing, but maybe they're just too strange
How Much Did Early Transistors Cost?
About a billion times more than they do now
Q&A: Carver Mead
A longtime collaborator recalls the first time he met Gordon Moore
Perovskite Leads to 100-Percent Efficient Nanowire Lasers
The quality that makes perovskite attractive for photovoltaics makes them near perfect for lasers
What Kind of Thing Is Moore’s Law?
The trend has more to do with collective behavior than the laws of nature
The Simplest Flexible Printed Transistors
Cheap disposable electronics from super-simple amorphous oxide transistor made from just two materials
Special Report: 50 Years of Moore's Law
The glorious history and inevitable decline of one of technology’s greatest winning streaks
Molybdenum Disulfide Shows Promise For High-Temperature Electronics
Thin-film transistors made of the 2-D electronic material work at over 220 °C
How to Build a Better Entangled-photon Detector Array
Mounting hundreds of single-photon detectors on a single chip may yield key to quantum computing
Entanglement On a Chip
A new microchip component can generate a continuous stream of entangled photons for potential applications in quantum cryptography, researchers say.
Tiny 2-D Drumheads Made From Black Phosphorus
The resonators could find applications in radio frequency circuits and more
Meet The Microscopic Light Bulb
Break down a dielectric in a silicon device and it will emit light much like an incandescent filament
A New Hypersensitive Magnetometer Based on Kinetic Inductance
Will the Kinetic Inductance Magnetometer Replace SQUIDs?
Cree Engineers a Cheaper LED Bulb by Losing the Heat Sink
Using natural ventilation and higher-power LEDs, Cree shaves the cost of consumer LED bulbs further