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MIT Spins Second Wireless Charger Start-up
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9/25/2017   1 comment
MIT spin-off Pi Inc., promises a wireless recharging station that works over about a foot.
Power SiC for Everyone
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9/22/2017   2 comments
NCSU researchers have implemented the cheap-to-license PRESiCE process at TI’s X-Fab as an alternative to proprietary silicon carbide processes for power devices.
DARPA Heeds Moore’s Wisdom
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9/15/2017   Post a comment
DARPA added six programs to its Electronics Resurgence Initiative to address the problems that Gordon Moore 50 years ago predicted would loom at the end of today’s silicon roadmap.
IBM Goes All Out for AI
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9/13/2017   Post a comment
IBM and MIT will spend $240 million over 10 years to boost artificial intelligence, focusing on Watson’s health care and cybersecurity capabilities.
3-D Printing Fast-Tracks Circuit Prototyping
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9/8/2017   Post a comment
Draper Laboratory used 3-D aerosol jet printing and a unique formulation of conductive ink to prototype a circuit in a few days.
DARPA’s ICECool Chills 3-D Stacks
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8/31/2017   6 comments
Working under DARPA’s ICECool program, IBM and Georgia Tech replaced water cooling with a liquid dielectric that can run between the chips in a 3-D stack without shorting them out.
Comment: Re: Sram? - R_Colin_Johnson - 8/31/2017
IBM Boosts Brain Understanding
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8/30/2017   5 comments
IBM creates a neurogenetic online dictionary learning model to prove its hypothesis that neurogenesis-based sparse dictionary learning is just as important as deep learning.
AI OS ‘Orchestrates’ Cognition
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8/28/2017   Post a comment
The Conductor layer in Veritone’s aiWare artificial-intelligence operating system orchestrates 112 specialized pattern-recognition engines to achieve more accurate results in less time.
Comment: Re: Sram? - R_Colin_Johnson - 8/23/2017
Comment: Re: Sram? - R_Colin_Johnson - 8/23/2017
Magnetoelectric RAM Slashes Energy
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8/23/2017   6 comments
French and Russian researchers built and demonstrated a magnetoelectric RAM (MELRAM) cell that requires 10,000x less current to read/write than traditional DRAM.
Small Accelerator, Big Promise
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8/21/2017   1 comment
Brookhaven Lab used a 3-D printer and permanent magnets to produce a proof-of-concept desktop electron-beam accelerator for physics research and cancer treatment.
NIST Repurposes SQUIDs to Sniff Nukes, Solve Big Bang
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8/17/2017   Post a comment
NIST is using microwave SQUID multiplexing in cryogenic microcalorimeter arrays to yield a Spectrometer to Leverage Extensive Development of Gamma-ray transition-Edge sensors for Huge Arrays using Microwave Multiplexed Enabled Readout (Sledgehammer).
New Security Worry: DNA-borne Malware
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8/16/2017   4 comments
UW researchers coded malware into a DNA strand that spread to the sequencing software and opened a backdoor to a computer, exposing a little-considered cyber vulnerability.
IBM Deep Learning Breaks Through
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8/11/2017   2 comments
IBM claims records in efficiency and accuracy for its distributed deep-learning (DDL) algorithms compared with the respective results of previous record holders Facebook and Microsoft.
Room-temp Laser-on-CMOS Achieved
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8/7/2017   7 comments
Researchers from Arizona State and Tsinghua Universities achieved a room-temperature CMOS laser using a molybdenum ditelluride monolayer over a silicon cavity.
IBM Claims Tape Density Record
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8/3/2017   2 comments
In a boost for Big Data, IBM Research has set a tape areal-density record of 201 gigabytes/square inch on nano-grained sputtered tape from Sony Storage Media Solutions.
TI Brings DLP Pico Projectors to the Masses
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8/2/2017   8 comments
Texas Instruments, inventor of the MOEMS-based Digital Light Processor (DLP), has produced a $20 digital micromirror device (DMD) to bring pico projectors to the mass market.
Comment: Re: ... - R_Colin_Johnson - 7/27/2017
Ions Power Machine-Human Interface Demo
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7/27/2017   Post a comment
The University of Maryland’s NanoCenter demonstrated an “inverted” battery that converts electrical signals into the ion power used by the human brain’s synapses to yield what it says is a perfect machine-to-human interface.
Comment: Re: ... - R_Colin_Johnson - 7/26/2017
Comment: Re: ... - R_Colin_Johnson - 7/26/2017
Google Aims to Beat the Brain
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7/25/2017   7 comments
Google AI unit DeepMind aims to “solve intelligence” by decoding the algorithms and architectures of the brain. Has it underestimated the magnitude of the task?
Expanding Optical Horizons
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7/20/2017   7 comments
Russian and Finish researchers collaborate to obsolete the need for expensive, single-mode fiber optics.
IBM Processor Claims New Level of Data Encryption
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7/18/2017   8 comments
IBM's new z14 microprocessor is the world's first to encrypt all-the-data all-the-time, plus prevent unauthorized intruders from obtaining keys, thus putting hackers out-of-business.
Imec Aims 2-D FETs at Sub-5-nm Node
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7/13/2017   4 comments
Imec crafts a demo architecture using anisotropic monolayers of black phosphorus to show that 2-D FET channels can extend Moore’s Law beyond the 5-nanometer node.
TI Claims to Obsolete FPGAs for Embedded Apps
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7/6/2017   3 comments
Texas Instruments says its C2000 microcontrollers running its DesignDRIVE software offer a fast current loop that obsoletes the FPGA in motor control applications.
Comment: Re: 0.01C - R_Colin_Johnson - 7/5/2017
NIST Backs Quantum-level Temperature Measurement
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7/3/2017   23 comments
With the a new temperature measurement unit call the SI set to replace the Kelvin, a NIST apparatus provides a QVNS reference measurement of the Boltzmann constant to gauge SI temperature.
ReRAM Goes 3D
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6/30/2017   14 comments
The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology has reinvented its resistive-RAM process to achieve a ReRAM that is amenable to 3D stacking, giving the “universal” memory an edge over flash.
'E-Brain' to Pilot Air Force Jets
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6/28/2017   12 comments
The U.S. Air Force is building an electronic brain using IBM’s TrueNorth neuromorphic AI supercomputer chips, which emulate the human brain right down to its ultralow-power clock speed.
Intel Banks on Artificial Intelligence
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6/23/2017   14 comments
Intel is investing in artificial-intelligence startups, acquiring others, and blending the mix with its own AI expertise to ensure a leadership position in machine learning, deep learning, and brainlike neural networks based on its AI hardware and software.
Cray Moves to Lasso 'Big Data Deluge'
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6/20/2017   1 comment
Cray’s Urika Big Data Analytics Suite, for its biggest XC supercomputers, brings all the analytic tools necessary to handle the deluge of data today including deep learning and artificial intelligence in a free open-source downloadable package.
MEMS Microphone Market Expected to Hit $1B in 2017
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6/20/2017   2 comments
The MEMS microphone market will hit the $1 billion milestone in 2017, destined for $20 billion by 2022, according to Yole Développement (Lyon, France).
Germanium Displacing GaAs for RF Transistors
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6/13/2017   1 comment
The world's first sub-10 nanometer Germainium gate-all-around (GAA) nanowire transistors accompany the world's lowest source/drain contacts claims the International Micro-Electronics Center (Imec Intl., Belgium) at this month's 2017 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits in Kyoto, Japan.
DARPA Funds Development of New Type of Processor
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6/9/2017   27 comments
The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) is building the world's first graph-analytics processor in its Hierarchical Identify Verify Exploit (HIVE) program that is 1000-times faster than today's CPUs and GPUs.
IBM Optics Go CMOS
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6/8/2017   3 comments
IBM demonstrates an optical interconnect receiver that achieves 60-Gbits per second speed using silicon photonics at a price point lower than conventional copper 50-Gbit per second interconnects.
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IBM Claims 5nm Nanosheet Breakthrough
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6/5/2017   27 comments
IBM and its research alliance partners GlobalFoundries and Samsung use nanosheets with quadruple-all-around-gates to achieve five nanometer node and one-third to one-half the power of finFETs.
Researchers Print Stretchable Battery to Light Wearables
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5/31/2017   4 comments
A stretchable, flexible rechargeable battery technology uses a new understanding of how existing formulations work.
Comment: Re: ... - R_Colin_Johnson - 5/25/2017
Comment: Re: ... - R_Colin_Johnson - 5/25/2017
GaAs Nanowires Boost Solar
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5/25/2017   1 comment
Gallium arsenide (GaAs) has always beat silicon at a higher price, but new formulation boost existing panels on-the-cheap.
Is Elon Musk's Brain Cap Viable?
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5/24/2017   7 comments
Elon Musk's latest company, Neuralink, wants to add a new layer to the brain for telepathic communication among each other and our machines, but the founder of Starmind believes he's wrong.
Comment: Re: Doubt - R_Colin_Johnson - 5/19/2017
Quantum Computing Uses Standard Hardware
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5/19/2017   7 comments
Software versions of quantum annealing that handle jobs too large for D-Wave hardware were developed at Manchester Metropolitan University and put into use at ServicePower.
'Supercomputer-as-a-Service' Model is Born
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5/16/2017   Post a comment
SaaS got a new acronym as supercomputer-as-a-services when Cray partnered with cloud-computer provider Markley Group (Boston) to offer its Cray Urika-GX as a cloud service.

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