This study is carried out to investigate the temperature dependence of fluctuation-enhanced sensor signals in Taguchi sensors. Sensor resistances measured at 20 Hz in the SP sensors manufactured by FIS Inc. and TGS sensors manufactured by Figaro Inc. have been analyzed. An empirical formula has been developed for calculating the temperature dependence. The empirical formula has the potential of application in real-time sensor signal processing and the optimization of temperature for the best sensing performance.
The evolution of microprocessor miniaturization and performance, often described by Moore's law <sup>1,2</sup>, is close to the saturation limit. This is the part of a more general slowing down which is indicated by, among other things, the facts that Intel has failed with the 65 nm efforts and IBM has recently given up its personal computer market. In the present paper we would like to discuss some noise-related characteristic features of the present situation from the angle of noise and dissipation.