It was a surprise to me that so much of transistor performance improvement can be attributed directly to improvements in materials. Another example of how chip makers are going to enormous length to squeeze out every drop of performance.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.