Cray Sets Deep Learning Milestone News & Analysis 12/9/2016 3 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.
Nanotube Contacts Perfected News & Analysis 12/2/2016 Post a comment IBM sees a future full of carbon nanotubes for flexible electronics in wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) devices today, but also for complementary metal oxide transistor (CMOS) semiconductors for the More-than-Moore era ahead.
1st Qubits on 300mm CMOS News & Analysis 11/29/2016 1 comment Leti demonstrated the world's first solid-state qubit fabricated on a standard complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) 300 milimeter fabrication (fab).
Cray: U.S. Supercomputers Hit 3, 5 on Top500 News & Analysis 11/28/2016 Post a comment In November 2016's Top500, USA's Cray supercomputers achieved 4 spots, but Cray is showing diversity with models for all categories of user formats, from the only single-cabinet petaflop computer (the Urika-GX) to the CS-Storm for Deep Learning to the Urika-GX for 24/7 protection from data breaches.
Researchers Claim Photonics Breakthrough News & Analysis 11/25/2016 7 comments All optimal photonic computers are on the horizon with all the major players contributing the parts that will eventually obsolete the electronic computer and make Moore's Law passé.
1st Photonic Circuits Here News & Analysis 11/23/2016 4 comments IMEC research institute claims to demonstrate the world's first sub-micron photonic circuits encoding "1s" and "0s" on the spin of optical photons.
Parc: IoT To Be Self-Powered, Flexible, Transparent News & Analysis 11/17/2016 Post a comment The inventors of the graphical user interface (GUI), the computer mouse, the computer "desktop," object-oriented programming and amorphous silicon, among dozens of other forecasted breakthroughs, predicted that the future of the Internet of Things will be flexible, transparent and self-powering, according to Parc program manager of novel and printed electronics, Janos Veres at the MEMS Executive Congress 2016 (Scottsdale, Arizona.
7nm SRAMs, 10nm SoC at ISSCC News & Analysis 11/14/2016 3 comments The annual International Solid State Circuits Conference will showcase advanced work on 7nm SRAMs, a 10nm SoC and an efficient AI SoC.
DARPA's N-Zero Sensors Use "0" Power News & Analysis 11/2/2016 5 comments The Defense Advance Research Project Agency's (DARPA's) Near Zero Power Radio Frequency (RF) and Sensor Operations (N-Zero) initiative aims to sprinkle zero-standby power sensoofrs, communications nodes and Internet of Things (IoT) devices over the battlefield, critical infrastructure and perimeters for 24/7 monitoring without having to change batteries.
4DS Memristors Target ReRAMs News & Analysis 10/20/2016 6 comments 4DS Memories Ltd. (West Perth, Western Australia) has achieved the 40-nanometer milestone that puts it on the path to competing effectively with flash it its $40 billion market.
Oxygen Layer May Extend Moore's Law News & Analysis 10/19/2016 2 comments Mears Silicon Technology (MST) at Atomera Inc. (Los Gatos, Calif.) increases the carrier mobility and drive current, while reducing the leakage current for any CMOS transistor.
IBM Weaves New 25G Link News & Analysis 10/14/2016 5 comments IBM announced OpenCAPI, a 25G interconnect for processors, accelerators and memories with backing from seven partners.
Specs Pave Roads Around Xeon News & Analysis 10/11/2016 3 comments Two groups – CCIX and Gen-Z—announced chip interconnects meant to provide open alternatives for the data center to Intel’s Xeon interfaces.
Startup Digs Deep Learning, Snags Big Backers News & Analysis 10/6/2016 3 comments ThinCI, architecture designer for deep learning graph analysis, has come out of stealth mode. The startup picked up Denso and Magna as its investors, while Dadi Perlmutter, former Intel executive vp is giving the startup’s technology a thumbs-up.
Flash Extends Life of Magnetic Tape Machines News & Analysis 10/4/2016 1 comment Magnetic tape has long been a stalwart storage technology, and machines are still alive and well in many industries where it doesn't make financial sense to upgrade to more modern technologies
pMTJ Is Where the MRAM Action Is News & Analysis 9/27/2016 1 comment Another emerging player is ramping up as another layer memory has presented itself as a destination for MRAM and other alternative technologies such as 3D XPoint
Allied with Intel, CEA-Leti Shoots for Moon News & Analysis 9/27/2016 3 comments CEA-Leti's CEA calls the new five-year research contract with Intel a "moonshot." Included in the research framework is for the French institute to provide technologies that enable the next-generation communicationo for Internet of Things.
Chip Market to Go Down, says Future Horizons News & Analysis 9/26/2016 Post a comment Malcolm Penn, the founder and CEO of Future Horizons Ltd. and usually one of the most bullish of chip market forecasters, thinks 2017 could be a third year of decline for the global semiconductor industry.
Persistent Memory Needs Apps News & Analysis 9/20/2016 6 comments A researcher from Hewlett Packard Enterprise called for apps that use persistent memory on servers although the chips are still more than a year away.
Emerging Memories: Ship First, Perfect Later News & Analysis 9/20/2016 1 comment MRAM maker Everspin sees perfection as a barrier to getting traction; Everspin sees putting its technology into production as a way to improve processes and lower costs--the keys to adoption.
ARM Raises Bar for Safety, Determinism News & Analysis 9/19/2016 4 comments ARM is rolling out what the company describes as its “most advanced processor for safety.” The new processor, dubbed Cortex-R52, is aimed at automotive, industrial and healthcare applications that demand functional safety.
Transistor Trick Beats Moore News & Analysis 9/14/2016 7 comments Zeno Semiconductor, a Zvi-OrBach startup, claims it has discovered a More-that-Moore architecture that can instantly convert any MOSFET to a high-power bipolar-junction transistor (BJT), or even FinFETs.
SGI Supercomputes Ireland News & Analysis 9/8/2016 Post a comment SGI and Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) collaborate on the world's most accurate climate modeling aiming to provide accurate weather forecasts.
2016 IC Industry: Who Grabbed What...So Far News & Analysis 9/2/2016 11 comments Among M&A deals thus far in 2016, we find more transactions that are not an outright “whole” company acquisition. As deals get granular, who owns what becomes more of a tangled web. EE Times attempts to untangle it.
IC Industry M&A: Who's Left to Buy? News & Analysis 8/31/2016 4 comments Only eight months in, 2016 is already looking like another blockbuster year for M&A in the global chip industry. As valuations keep going up, the questions are who’s left to buy and what’s a good buy?