'Corelets' Prime Cognitive Computers News & Analysis 8/8/2013 13 comments IBM's corelet architecture and programming model enables software to be written for its hardware cognitive computers that processes sensor inputs, performs cognitive functions (such as pattern recognition) then send the appropriate signals to actuators in the real world.
Quantum Technologies Attract Russian Capital News & Analysis 8/6/2013 2 comments Serial entrepreneur Serguei Beloussav tells how the Russian Quantum Center will emulate Bell Labs by producing the basic materials science breakthroughs needed to make quantum technologies a commercial reality.
ReRAM Startup Bets on Silver News & Analysis 8/5/2013 62 comments Startup fabless chip company Crossbar has announced it has a working array that validates its silver-over-amorphous-silicon, non-volatile memory technology.
MEMS in Mobiles to Be $6B Market News & Analysis 7/30/2013 13 comments The market for MEMS sensors in smartphones and tablets is ramping fast but will be accompanied by increased competition and declining prices, according to market analysis firm Yole Développement.
Ethics in the Workplace Blog 7/29/2013 64 comments Sometimes work can throw you an ethical challenge, and the right and wrong of it are not always black and white. That's when you have to step back and do some non-engineering thinking.
SK Hynix Denies ReRAM Delay Report News & Analysis 7/29/2013 10 comments Korea's SK Hynix has denied the truth of a report that appears to push back the delivery of novel non-volatile memories back to 2015 at the earliest. However, the company is not giving out any timetable details.
Quantum Machine Learning for Big-Data News & Analysis 7/26/2013 4 comments Self-proclaimed quantum mechanic and author of "Programming the Universe," Seth Lloyd, describes a quantum machine learning algorithm for quantum big data that surpasses all know techniques today while simultaneously insuring the absolute privacy of the user and its results.
MRAM Pioneer Doubles Funding News & Analysis 7/16/2013 13 comments French MRAM firm Crocus Technology has raised about $45 million, which it plans to use for volume production in Israel and R&D at its joint venture fab in Russia.
Did Sharp Just Sell Out to China? Blog 7/8/2013 5 comments The recent news about Sharp Corp.’s plan for a $2.9 billion joint venture with China’s state-owned electric equipment vendor CEC raised a few eyebrows in Japan.
NXP gears up for GaN production Design How-To 5/31/2013 2 comments The U.K. government is to provide 20 percent of the budget to support the creation of 100 power semiconductor jobs at NXP's Hazel Grove wafer fab in England.
Intel invests in Irish R&D News & Analysis 5/28/2013 10 comments Intel is investing $1.5 million in the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork to help collaboration in R&D in photonics, microsystems and nanoelectronics.
Europe backs FDSOI wafer fabs News & Analysis 5/21/2013 3 comments A $465 million collaborative R&D project is set to support pilot lines in Dresden and Grenoble for production of fully depleted silicon on insulator manufacturing process.
ST to deny rivals FDSOI access News & Analysis 5/20/2013 Post a comment In an interview Jean-Marc Chery, ST's CTO (shown), said his company could install its FDSOI process in multiple foundries but for now has an agreement in place that will deny certain companies access to the process.