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I was email chatting to my chum Steve Manley in the UK the other day (Steve is the guy who is building the 8x8x8 RGB LED Cube from the ground up).
Over the past few years, the need for high-reliability and high-availability systems has expanded past military and aerospace into the datacenter, onto the industrial ...
DRESDEN, Germany — There's really nothing special about 200mm wafer fabs any longer. Worldwide, many fabs moved to 300mm wafers more than a decade ago, and Europeans ...
I have written several articles in the past 12 months about the need for new parasitic extraction techniques at advanced nodes. At 20 nm, double patterning entered our ...
If Ultra HDTV lives up to its hype, it will be in spite of a couple of major drawbacks. Foremost is the near total lack of Ultra HD content to play on these new sets. ...
Over the last several months, Jim Hogan and I have been kicking around ideas with regard to the issue of security in the Internet of Things (IoT). This all began with an ...
I am the luckiest of lucky little scamps. Why do I say this? Well, I don't think we need to dwell on my legendary good looks. Also, the fact that I'm a trend-setter and ...
Anyone familiar with the specifications of telecom protocols will recognize that they are both detailed and complex. So it is surprising -- especially given the ...
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