House passes patent reform bill
News & Analysis 6/23/2011 22 comments
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a patent reform bill by a vote of 304-117, the last major hurdle in revamping the U.S. patent system.
Updated: India again seeks help with fabs
News & Analysis 6/23/2011 42 comments
The so-called Empowered Committee, set up by the Indian government to get the country into chip manufacturing, has prepared an advertisement inviting potential technology providers and financial investors to make a preliminary expression of interest in setting up semiconductor wafer fabs in India.
U.S. House to vote on patent reform
News & Analysis 6/22/2011 14 comments
The House of Representatives is set to vote as early as Wednesday on a broad patent reform bill, the last big step in a six-year effort to enact a patent reform.
Japan takes Sparc to 8 Petaflops
News & Analysis 6/20/2011 6 comments
A Japanese supercomputer using 68,544 Sparc-based processors from Fujitsu has been clocked at more than eight petaflops to become the world's fastest system.