Toshiba Mulls Chip Business Spinoff News & Analysis 1/17/2017 4 comments Toshiba is considering a plan to spin off its chip business and sell a partial stake in the unit to Western Digital, reported Japanese financial daily newspaper Nikkei.
Quantum Computing on Cusp News & Analysis 1/7/2017 Post a comment A new age of quantum computing may be around the corner. Three new research groups predict that a shift away from von Neumann toward quantum computing is upon us.
Thinnest Nanowire Self-assembles News & Analysis 12/29/2016 1 comment The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center claims to have created the world's thinnest wires using a 10-atom diamond cage around a three-atom copper core.
Race for AI Chips Begins News & Analysis 12/22/2016 2 comments Deep learning has continued to drive the computing industry’s agenda in 2016. But come 2017, experts say the Artificial Intelligence community will intensify its demand for higher performance and more power efficient “inference” engines for deep neural networks.
Memory Drives Chip Growth News & Analysis 12/20/2016 Post a comment DRAM and NAND sales and prices are expected to rise for the next several years, leading overall semiconductor growth, according to a new report from IC Insights.
New Consortium Drives Micron's Xccela Bus News & Analysis 12/19/2016 Post a comment The demand for instant-on applications needs to be met with unified flash memory standards, according to Micron and early members, which is competing with Cypress Semiconductor's Hyper-family of products
China’s Memory Drama: Must-See in 2017 News & Analysis 12/19/2016 3 comments China’s memory chip production plans became evident to close industry observers in 2016. What they’ll be watching for next is, who will make the first move in devising and negotiating technology licensing agreements or joint ventures with China.
Europe to Rethink 10/100/20 Chip Project News & Analysis 12/16/2016 Post a comment The European Commission intends to reconvene a high-level group of European CEOs and executives to exchange views on the nanoelectronics and chip manufacturing project and make adjustments as necessary for a wave of European Union investment supposedly starting in 2020.
Cray Sets Deep Learning Milestone News & Analysis 12/9/2016 8 comments Cray's XC50 has set deep learning milestones accomplishing brain-like neural network training in minutes or hours that used to take days or weeks of conventional computer time.
IBM Scans 10nm Temperature News & Analysis 12/5/2016 1 comment IBM's scanning probe thermometer has been upgraded for the sub-14 nanometer transistor age by using a method that first measures thermal resistance, then temperature.