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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.
Loss of Subsidies Could Burst EV Bubble
News & Analysis  
7/30/2013   19 comments
Sales of electric cars and batteries will climb steadily over the next five years, but what happens if government subsidies disappear?
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   6 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.
Russian Quantum Center Advances
News & Analysis  
7/23/2013   6 comments
Russian scientists have started producing technology advances at the fledgling Russian Quantum Center.
SuVolta Process Wins ARM, UMC Support
News & Analysis  
7/23/2013   15 comments
With six deployment programs in place, SuVoltas's chip manufacturing process is looking like a viable alternative to FDSOI and FinFET processes.
Russia Pioneering Quantum Technologies
News & Analysis  
7/22/2013   9 comments
The Russian Quantum Center is a high profile government funded initiative aimed at catapulting the Federation to the forefront of quantum technology development.
Taking the Hype out of 3D Printing
Blog  
7/17/2013   24 comments
3D printing is fascinating, but for now its impact is likely to be limited to particular low-volume, lightweight applications because of materials issues.
Japan Firm Offers Personal 3D Printer
News & Analysis  
7/16/2013   17 comments
Japan firm is offering a 3D printer plus design software for less than 200,000 yen, or less than about US$2,000, in the form of the Scoovo C170 model.
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.
EUV Litho Still a Work in Progress
Blog  
7/12/2013   21 comments
Despite progress in recent months, the semiconductor industry remains anxious about the development of extreme ultraviolet lithography.
MEMS Nixes Temperature Compensation
News & Analysis  
7/11/2013   9 comments
SiTime aims for five parts per billion frequency stability for future micro-electro-mechanical system resonators using its TempFlat technology.
MIT Aims for Thinner Solar Cells
News & Analysis  
7/9/2013   13 comments
Researchers plumb the spectrum of materials in search of the thinnest possible solar cell.
ARM's Lead Engineer Discusses Inexact Processing
Blog  
7/8/2013   7 comments
ARM's lead processor architect has told us that the company has thought about creating an inexact processor; a processor that curtails precision in the interest of saving power.
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.
Rival Robot Styles Compete
News & Analysis  
7/3/2013   14 comments
A look at the different types of robots squaring off in the DARPA Robotics Challenge.


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