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.
IoT Ready to Light Up in 2017 News & Analysis 12/28/2016 1 comment After laying foundations for the Internet of Things in security, M&A and other areas in 2016 its time to tell stories about real deployments of IoT in 2017.
IoT: A New Twist on an Old Idea Blog 12/27/2016 3 comments I have learned not to dismiss technology reincarnations with an “I’ve seen this one before” wave of the hand. Oftentimes, old ideas reappear in new guises because of the emergence of new enabling technologies.
Computing Got Colorful in 2016 News & Analysis 12/22/2016 4 comments With the rise of virtual reality, artificial intelligence, new memory types, and 5G, computing came into a kind of brilliant autumn in 2016.
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.
High-Speed Fiber Optics Connect Smart Factories Blog 12/21/2016 1 comment As M2M and IoT shape business and operations strategies, influence product design and compel companies to re-examine how suppler and customer data is collected and used, a question begs: How will companies pool together all their internal factory.
DARPA Funds Small Businesses with Big Ideas News & Analysis 12/21/2016 Post a comment The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched its answer to Kickstarter, theCommercial Performer Program that aims to harness the little guys ideas that are now being underfunded.
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.
Looking Ahead to 2017 Capitol Connection 12/19/2016 1 comment With 2016 winding down, SIA is focused on working with the incoming Administration and Congress to continue advancing semiconductor industry priorities in the year ahead.
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.
Manifesto: Why We Do Research Blog 12/16/2016 3 comments Core of CEA Leti CEO Marie-Noëlle Semeria’s keynote speech at IEDM was her convictions about why we do research. She presented a “manifesto” for scientists, researchers and engineers, laying out their moral and ethical obligations of engineering.
9 Views of IEDM Slideshow 12/16/2016 3 comments The annual IEDM event gave a look into advances in new and traditional memories, novel processors, monolithic 3DIC stacks, and a future 5-nm node.
John Glenn Embraced the 'Dare of the Future' Slideshow 12/16/2016 Post a comment John Glenn, the hero of a generation of boys and girls who grew up to be engineers, died on Dec. 8 at the age of 95. He was the last of the original Mercury Seven astronauts who served as the foot soldiers in the Cold War-inspired space race with the Soviet Union.
Biometrics Won't Kill Passwords News & Analysis 12/15/2016 2 comments The password will not be replaced by biometrics measurements of fingerprints, facial features, the iris, the veins of palm or speech-signature recognition until all of these technologies are matured in the consumer market circa 2030.
Your A List for CES 2017 News & Analysis 12/14/2016 1 comment Ask any market researcher or industry analyst about what to watch for at the CES next month in Las Vegas and the “A” list you’ll almost certainly hear are Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality and Automotive.
DoT Shifts V2V Mandate into Gear News & Analysis 12/14/2016 8 comments The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a proposed rule to advance deployment of V2V technologies. The action put the United States on a path as the first in the world to mandate V2V communication on all new light-duty vehicles.
AI Ethics Effort Starts at IEEE News & Analysis 12/13/2016 1 comment The IEEE is seeking feedback on a broad initiative to develop ethical standards and best practices for designing systems with artificial intelligence.
Lurking Behind Every M&A Is China News & Analysis 12/13/2016 3 comments Despite all the buzz in the global semiconductor industry about the accelerated consolidation of chip vendors, the biggest story this year goes untold — the presence at the negotiating table — in almost every M&A deal — of Chinese investors
AMD Amps up its AI Play News & Analysis 12/12/2016 1 comment AMD announced a suite of boards, software and systems that dramatically amp up its play in machine learning against rivals Nvidia and Intel.