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Samsung Funds III-V FinFETs in US Lab
News & Analysis  
8/29/2014   7 comments
Samsung is funding Penn State researchers working to fabricate III-V indium gallium arsenide FinFETs for possible use at the seven-nanometer node.
Comment: re: - R_Colin_Johnson - 8/28/2014
Indoor Navigation: The Next Big Thing
Blog  
8/28/2014   5 comments
Custom system-on-chip from parent company mCube enables Ten Degrees to tackle indoor navigation with higher probability of success.
Digital Light Processor Downsizes & Diversifies
News & Analysis  
8/26/2014   7 comments
The digital light processor (DLP) was used in the first and most popular large-screen televisions, but now it has been downsized for pico-applications from projectors built-into smartphones to smart glasses.
Comment: Re: Awkward - R_Colin_Johnson - 8/25/2014
Google Glass & Lookalikes Find Niches
News & Analysis  
8/25/2014   8 comments
Google Glass, Recon Jet, and Epson Moverio have been solutions looking for a problem for three years, but by combining these head-mounted output devices with a hands/voice-free input device the secret sauce may have finally congealed.
Comment: Re: A8 - R_Colin_Johnson - 8/22/2014
iPhone 6 Facts – Finally
News & Analysis  
8/22/2014   27 comments
Top 10 app developer separates fact from rumors about Apple's coming iPhone 6.
Free Process Design Kit Hits 15nm
News & Analysis  
8/15/2014   8 comments
University of North Carolina has upgraded its FreePDK to a 15 nm scale. The previous PDK was used by thousands of universities and startups around the world.
The Limits of Moore's Law Limits
News & Analysis  
8/13/2014   20 comments
Moore's Law has limits, some of which are quickly approaching. Several other limits, however, are more flexible, giving room to continue progress. Igor Markov explores limits of fundamental limits for future chip scaling.
Freescale's 2 Billionth MEMS/Sensor
Slideshow  
8/12/2014   1 comment
Freescale ships its 2 billionth MEMS/sensor and celebrates by recounting its accomplishments in a slideshow.
Racetrack Memory to Beat Hard Drives & Flash
News & Analysis  
8/12/2014   12 comments
Researchers believe they have a promising new material that can make IBM's invention of racetrack memory into a reality.
Canada Ahead of US in Chip Ed
News & Analysis  
8/8/2014   19 comments
The Canadian Microelectronics Corp. (CMC, Kingston) helps academics--professors and graduate students to build semiconductor prototypes including all steps from conception, to EDA to testing.
IBM Puts Brain On-a-Chip
News & Analysis  
8/7/2014   19 comments
IBM demonstrates its second-generation neurosynaptic chip modeled on the human brain yet consuming 5,000 times less power than a typical microprocessor.
Comment: Re: Movidius - R_Colin_Johnson - 8/6/2014
Gadget Uses Brain Waves to Control Household Functions
News & Analysis  
8/6/2014   4 comments
Gadget uses brain waves to control household items like turning lights on/off, changing TV channels, and sending predefined text messages, thanks to collaboration between Philips and Accenture.
Comment: Re: Movidius - R_Colin_Johnson - 8/1/2014
Movidius Vision Processing Unit Enters 2nd Generation
News & Analysis  
7/31/2014   7 comments
Movidius announces a new chip and lays claim to the vision processing unit, a self-proclaimed new category of chip architecture that can handle heavy computing for vision in real-time, but at the low power levels needed for mobile and wearable devices.
Comment: Re: power - R_Colin_Johnson - 7/25/2014
Comment: Re: 28G only? - R_Colin_Johnson - 7/25/2014
Comment: Re: power - R_Colin_Johnson - 7/24/2014
Comment: Re: VCO - R_Colin_Johnson - 7/24/2014
Moog Theremini Melds Analog & Digital
News & Analysis  
7/24/2014   17 comments
Robert Moog, the inventor of the voltage-controlled oscillator that enabled the first analog synthesizers, got started with his interest in the theremin, which Moog Music Inc. has now resurrected and modernized as the Theremini.
Energy Harvesting Chip Demonstrated
News & Analysis  
7/24/2014   8 comments
Imec and Omron have collaborated on a tiny 5x6 cm energy harvester for sensors in hard-to-reach locations.
Silicon Photonics Acquires Key Subsystems
News & Analysis  
7/23/2014   3 comments
Silicon photonics will someday replace the expensive gallium arsenide photonics components used today, but all the subsystems have to be created in silicon, which Imec is doing one-by-one.
Comment: Re: Misguided - R_Colin_Johnson - 7/21/2014
Cloud-Based Chip Design Research & Education
News & Analysis  
7/21/2014   17 comments
Semiconductor Research and Silicon Cloud give chip designers global reach.
MIT Wrist-Robot Adds Extra Fingers
News & Analysis  
7/18/2014   20 comments
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has created a wrist-worn robot that adds two fingers adjacent the thumb and pinky to help perform tasks with one hand that would ordinarily require two.
Comment: Re: How ? - R_Colin_Johnson - 7/17/2014
Intel Readies Super-Resist for EUV
News & Analysis  
7/17/2014   7 comments
Intel partners with Berkeley Lab to create extreme ultraviolet (EUV) resists.
Flexible Displays Going Commercial
News & Analysis  
7/15/2014   11 comments
LG is first out of the gate with a completely flexible large-scale (18-inch) display that can be rolled up for transport into a three-centimeter (1.2-inch) scroll.
IBM Migrates to the Cloud
News & Analysis  
7/14/2014   3 comments
IBM says it can offer its cloud customers 90 percent savings with its hardware, software, and storage capability for cloud-based and hybrid users.
3D Tetrapod Quantum Dots Outperform
News & Analysis  
7/11/2014   2 comments
Tetrapod quantum dots offer brighter more colorful organic light emitting diode displays as well as anti-counterfeiting capabilities for currency, microchips, 3-D printed objects and nearly anything else.
Bell Labs Hits 10 Gbit/s Broadband Over Copper
News & Analysis  
7/10/2014   4 comments
Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs invents new way to get broadband speeds of 1-to-10 gigabits per second over standard copper wire.


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