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Breakthrough Allows Multifunctional Smart Sensors and High-powered Devices on a Computer Chip

October 4, 2010

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Researchers from North Carolina State University have patented technology that is expected to revolutionize the global energy and communications infrastructure--and create U.S. jobs in the process. The researchers have developed the means to, for the first time, integrate gallium nitride sensors and devices directly into silicon-based computer chips. Full Story

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