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Comment: Re: 3D - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/20/2016
4DS Memristors Target ReRAMs
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10/20/2016   3 comments
4DS Memories Ltd. (West Perth, Western Australia) has achieved the 40-nanometer milestone that puts it on the path to competing effectively with flash it its $40 billion market.
Oxygen Layer May Extend Moore's Law
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10/19/2016   1 comment
Mears Silicon Technology (MST) at Atomera Inc. (Los Gatos, Calif.) increases the carrier mobility and drive current, while reducing the leakage current for any CMOS transistor.
One-Nanometer Transistor Demonstrated
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10/13/2016   11 comments
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory claims to have created the world's smallest transistor using a single one-nanometer wide carbon nanotube as the gate.
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Nobel Prize: Why Superconductivity?
10/6/2016   16 comments
Why you should care about superconductivity and this year's Nobel Prize in Physics.
Software Predicts Power Component Failure
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10/5/2016   2 comments
Eaton Corp. unveils PredictPulse Insight is a cloud-based software subscription service that anticipates failures in universal power supply (UPS) systems before they happen.
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Biometrics May Replace Phone Passwords
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10/3/2016   4 comments
FotoNation, a wholly owns subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has unveiled a suite of face- and iris-recognition algorithms that it hopes to license to every major smartphone maker to obsolete the password without the added hardware of fingerprint recognition.
5G Powered by MEMS
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10/3/2016   1 comment
SiTime claims to have beat quartz crystals at their own game with its Elite line of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) oscillators for 4G and 5G applications.
Universal Memristor Models All
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10/3/2016   Post a comment
University of Massachusetts says it has cut in half the number of components needed to model the human brain for deep learning algorithms with its diffusive memritor.
Wide-Bandgap Boosts EVs
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9/22/2016   1 comment
North Carolina State University (NC State) has invented a power inverter for electric vehicles that almost meets the Department of Energy's (DoE's) 2020 mandate by using wide-bandgap silicon-carbide components.
Biometrics Upgrade to AirPod-like Earbuds
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9/15/2016   2 comments
Valencell Inc's PerformTek biometric measurement module adds biometric sensing function to accelerometer-equipped wireless earbuds.
Transistor Trick Beats Moore
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9/14/2016   7 comments
Zeno Semiconductor, a Zvi-OrBach startup, claims it has discovered a More-that-Moore architecture that can instantly convert any MOSFET to a high-power bipolar-junction transistor (BJT), or even FinFETs.
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NXP Connects iPhone-7 Earbuds?
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9/10/2016   24 comments
Could the NXP's NFMI system-on-chip, the NxH2280 NFMI radio for Bluetooth-free earbuds, be in Apple's iPhone 7?
SGI Supercomputes Ireland
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9/8/2016   Post a comment
SGI and Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) collaborate on the world's most accurate climate modeling aiming to provide accurate weather forecasts.
IoT 3 in 1 Tape Measure Get Crowdfunding Love
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9/8/2016   1 comment
Bagel Labs has invented a three-in-one Internet of Things (IoT) measurement device that replaces the tape measure, the roller measure, and the laser measurer for under $75.
IBM Bests Intel's HPCs
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9/8/2016   Post a comment
IBM+Nvidia claim to have produced supercomputers in a single rack slot that are faster and cheaper than equivalent Intel-based configurations.
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Indoor Nav Leverages LTE
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8/30/2016   5 comments
NextNav LLC is selling precision timing services from its atomic clock equipped navigation towers to all the major carriers, after which they will be able to offer super-accurate navigation services to every smartphone user worldwide.
Ford / MIT Collaborate on Future
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8/29/2016   6 comments
Ford and MIT collaborate to mine Big Data from smartphones to perform urban planning.
Advances Get a Grip on Single Photons & Molecules
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8/23/2016   9 comments
Researchers are on the road to creating a single-photon emitter and a single-molecule detector.
Watson for the Masses
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8/18/2016   1 comment
The Columbus-Collaboratory has integrated IBM's Watson into the R programming language with its CognizeR.
E-Retailers Automate Fulfillment
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8/17/2016   5 comments
The co-robot company InVia Robotics Inc. has invented robots-as-a-service whereby warehouses pay a fee, per co-robot, to use its GrabIt and TransIt co-robots to pick items from the shelves and deliver them to the mailroom.
EPA Crowdsources Pollution Sensing
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8/11/2016   Post a comment
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing $4.5 million in grants to six universities to deploy air pollution sensor networks and educate the public how to use them to reduce it.
Intel to Acquire Deep Learning Nervana
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8/10/2016   Post a comment
Intel intends to acquire Nervana Systems for its upcoming deep-learning accelerator chip along with its Neon cloud service.
IBM Lab on Chip Detects Cancer
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8/10/2016   4 comments
IBM Research has designed a microfluidic lab-on-a-chip that can separate biological particles down to sizes as small as 20-nanometers to screen for cancer markers so small that a tumor has not even started to grow.
2-D PV to Rival Graphene
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8/8/2016   1 comment
Department of Energy (DoE) funded researchers have discovered that thinning out the photovoltaic (PV) material called halide perovskite could provide a high-mobility high-power material for future transistors that rivals graphene, but is easier to fabricate.
Next-Gen IoT Consortium Launches
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8/5/2016   4 comments
Singapore's Institute of Microelectronics (IME) to form a consortium for microelectromechanical system (MEMS, including Delta Electronics, Inc., InvenSense Inc., Standing Egg Inc., STATS ChipPAC Limited, ULVAC, Inc.) and silicon photonics packaging breakthroughs (including Accelink Technologies Co., Ltd., Corning Incorporated, Fujikura Ltd., Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and NTT).
Oxides Make Ultra Conductor
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8/1/2016   Post a comment
University of Utah researchers discover how to interface two insulators can make an ultra-high electron density conductor at their interface.
Spray-On Solar Material Holds Promise
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7/29/2016   Post a comment
Metal halide perovskite thin film solar cells self-assemble on nearly any surface by merely spraying them on at room temperature.
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Hearables: Next Big Consumer Thing
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7/25/2016   15 comments
Hearing aids, the first "hearable," helped people with damaged hearing but may now enhance the hearing of people with normal hearing.
Cray, Deloitte Don White Hat in Security Service
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7/20/2016   2 comments
Cray Inc. and Deloitte & Touche offer service that continually probes a subscribers' computer systems as if it were a hacker, identifying potential threat vectors and alerting the subscriber to patch vulnerabilities before they are exploited by the bad guys.
Stacking Boosts Polarimetry
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7/19/2016   Post a comment
Researchers use stacked organic polarization detectors to improve polarimetry for a wide range of sensing applications, from military targets to atmospheric gases to telecommunications and biomedical imaging.
3D NAND Flash at 2 Cents per GB
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7/18/2016   14 comments
BeSang Inc. claims the cost-per-bit for its monolithic 3D NAND is lower than conventional 3D NAND.
Quantum Superconducting Advance
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7/14/2016   Post a comment
The European Union announced it is funding the "world's most sensitive microwave detector" for commercialization as a quit photon detector for quantum computers. An paper published on Friday describes it as the "worlds most sensitive photon detector" being 17-times more sensitive than photodetectors today.
Intelligence Agency Sets 3D Challenge
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7/11/2016   Post a comment
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has issued a $100,000 challenge to the programming community to improve upon the automatic generation of 2D-to-3D imagery from satellites.
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IBM, Samsung Put New Spin on MRAM
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7/7/2016   30 comments
20 years after it invented magnetic random access memory (MRAM), IBM adds spin-transfer torque with help from foundry partner Samsung, claiming its MRAM may replace flash someday.
Co-Robots Tend 3-D Printers
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7/5/2016   Post a comment
Bold Robotics LLC has created a cloud-based software-as-a-service business that tends the emerging world of automated manufacturing devices -- such as 3-D printers -- with a co-robot arm.
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Intel Xeon Phi Solos
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6/20/2016   2 comments
Intel announced range of stand-alone bootable Xeon Phi processors with from 64-to-72 processors running at up to 1.5-GHz for low-power consumption, 16-Gbytes of 3-D memory, and high-performance computing orchestration for deep learning algorithms.
NSF Funds 'Wearable Doctor'
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6/10/2016   Post a comment
The National Science Foundation will fund a 10-year $40 million effort to design a wearable doctor that runs off energy harvested from the patient's own body. Parts Search

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