Single-Pixel Camera Mimics Human Eye
News & Analysis 4/21/2017 4 comments
A single-pixel camera is ultra-inexpensive requiring only a single scanning photocell the works smart by targeting details with higher-resolution and backgrounds with less.
Rambus, Microsoft Heat Up With Cold DRAM
News & Analysis 4/17/2017 1 comment
Rambus, in collaboration with Microsoft researchers, has succeeded in prototyping DRAM operating below 90 kelvin. Cryogenic memory will be essential to data centers, “currently the fastest growing consumer of memory” in the industry, said Rambus chief scientist.
Star Trek Tricorder Arrives
News & Analysis 4/14/2017 6 comments
The $2.6 million purse for the Qualcomm Tricorder X-Prize contest went to the Final Frontier Team (led by Pennsylvanian brothers Dr. Basil Harris, an emergency medicine physician, and George Harris, a network engineer) with $1 million second-place going to Taiwan based Dynamic Biomarkers Team backed by HTC.
5 Unresolved Issues Facing Robo-cars
News & Analysis 4/13/2017 19 comments
It’s time to separate the “science-project” robotic car from the commercially viable autonomous vehicle that carmakers need but don’t have. Here are five open questions that await the tech revolution.
IBM Bests Insulators
News & Analysis 4/7/2017 8 comments
IBM reveals a new, better dielectric formula that reduced parasitic capacitance at advanced nodes.
ISPD Predicts Chip Futures
News & Analysis 4/6/2017 Post a comment
International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD) concentrated this year on increasing the performance of machine learning to realtime, thus outperforming human-driven chip design.
IEEE Director to Step Down
News & Analysis 2/24/2017 1 comment
E. James Prendergast will retire next year after nearly nine years at the helm of the prestigious technical organization.
Peer-to-peer IBM App Bypasses Carriers
News & Analysis 2/17/2017 3 comments
Big Blue has a new mesh network technology for its Weather Channel subsidiary that allows its app to propagate weather and disaster information among all cell phone users even when Internet and cellular networks are down.
Atomic-scale Electronics Probed
News & Analysis 2/7/2017 1 comment
IBM's scanning probe thermometry combines a scanning tunneling microscope with a microelectromechanical system to measure the temperature of individual atoms.
AI Tapped to Improve Design
News & Analysis 2/3/2017 14 comments
Nine companies and three universities are exploring how machine learning could tackle difficult problems in electronics design.