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  • Geopolitical tensions are creating challenges for the international collaborations that research thrives on.

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  • The development of microelectromechanical systems that decompose after use expands the toolbox of transient electronics, a technology that could help reduce electronic waste.

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  • The assessment of emerging transistor technologies is a challenging task. What can be done to help improve the reporting and benchmarking of devices?

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  • Thermal management technology is essential in the development of electronic systems, and techniques that can deliver efficient cooling continue to evolve.

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  • Methods to create van der Waals contacts between two-dimensional semiconductors and three-dimensional metals are helping to unleash the potential of two-dimensional devices.

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  • Driven by their achievements in solar cells, metal halide perovskites are being used in a range of other devices — from light-emitting diodes to photodetectors to field-effect transistors — with increasing success.

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  • Quantum computers based on silicon could exploit the manufacturing techniques used to create conventional computer chips — providing a potential route to scaled-up quantum processors.

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  • Sales of electric vehicles are surging, but the technology faces challenges in terms of the development of an appropriate charging infrastructure and the ongoing global chip shortage.

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  • The future of transport is the theme of our 2022 technology of the year.

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  • Technology breakthroughs at the 2021 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, which is once again being held as an in-person event in San Francisco.

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  • Transistors made from two-dimensional materials have been around for a decade, but do the devices have a realistic future in integrated circuits?

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  • Ion implantation can be used to dope silicon devices, but can be problematic when applied to the atomically thin crystal structure of two-dimensional materials — an increasing range of alternative methods is though available.

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  • From submillimetre-sized devices to entire rooms, wireless power transfer is a valuable technology in a range of settings.

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  • Flexible devices based on organic semiconductors could be of use in the development of wearable electronics and the Internet of Things, but face competition from other established and emerging technologies.

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  • Technology breakthroughs at the 2021 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits.

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  • Two-dimensional structures that are engineered to manipulate electromagnetic radiation are becoming increasingly practical and could be of use in bioelectronics and communications.

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  • The coronavirus pandemic and an increased demand for semiconductor technology has led to a global chip shortage — and a re-evaluation of global supply chains.

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  • Wearable sensors and machine learning can be a powerful combination for capturing human gestures and tactile interactions.

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  • The development of competitive field-effect transistors based on two-dimensional semiconductors will also require the development of suitably scaled insulators.

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