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Elvis Sees All in Russia
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4/23/2015   14 comments
A Russian company claims it has the first Russian designed smart chip. The video intelligent processor (VIP-1) is sold in surveillance systems in Russia, but may be sold as a bare-chip overseas.
EDA Tool Speeds FinFET Design
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4/22/2015   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics new Calibre xACT tool extracts parasitic capacitance, resistance and inductance quickly and accurately.
TI Obsoletes FPGA
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4/21/2015   42 comments
Texas Instruments is out to kill the FPGA with a nine processor chip that can downsize avionics, military and medical applications to portable size -- from backpack radars to portable MRIs.
Moore's Law: Dead or Alive
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4/17/2015   22 comments
Moore's Law is still alive and kicking after 50 years, but here are the technologies that are busting and boosting it in the 21st century.
IBM vs. Intel in Supercomputer Bout
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4/15/2015   9 comments
The Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore (CORAL) project financed by the Department of Energy (DoE) will bring home to the U.S. the fastest supercomputers in the world made by Cray, IBM, Intel and Nvidia.
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Graphene Spintronics Beats All
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4/14/2015   7 comments
Chalmers University of Technology claims graphene's high-electron mobility enables longer wires without repeaters for future spintronics that encode information on the spin of individual electrons instead of their charge like today.
3D Testing Standardized by SRC
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4/14/2015   Post a comment
The Semiconductor Research Corp. has standardized Design-for-Test method for 3D chips that has fast throughput by using a single probe to touch several TSV microbumps at the same time.
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Aluminum Battery Recharges in 1sec
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4/10/2015   16 comments
Stanford University has built a flexible battery made from aluminum foil, graphite and liquid salt, making it safe as well as adaptable to any form factor.
IBM Sets Memory Density Record
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4/9/2015   8 comments
IBM set yet another world record in recording density on magnetic tape, maintaining its dominance for archiving and backup, even in the cloud.
Sensor Hub Lowers the Power
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4/9/2015   1 comment
QuickLogic announced the world's lowest power sensor hub greatly extending the lifetime of wearables.
Bell Labs Opens New Doors
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4/8/2015   5 comments
Bell Labs celebrates is forward looking research at the unveiling of the Nobel Laureate Garden. The president Marcus Weldon's look into its future.
Nanotube Circuits Learn Functions
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4/8/2015   1 comment
Durham University researchers teach nanotube circuits how to perform their functions by evolutionary learning.
Vote Today! Best Nanotech
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4/7/2015   1 comment
The National Nanotechnology Initiative opens going voting on its best and brightest projects by clicking on its image in a special gallery.
Mentor Graphics Drives ISPD Contest
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4/6/2015   1 comment
The contest winners for the Association for Computing Machinery's ACM's) International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD) are enumerated as well as Kurt Antreich who was honored for his outstanding achievements.
Which miracle materials are the most promising?
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4/2/2015   Post a comment
Which materials from this short list are the most promising for the electronics and semiconductor industries? Select one or more.
CoolCube 3D Goes Monolithic
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4/2/2015   4 comments
The University of Grenoble Alpes (France) has developed their CoolCube 3D chips using a monolithic method.
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Analog EDA Finally Automated
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4/1/2015   8 comments
Reutlingen University has created automated techniques for designing analog circuits, the technology for which it transferred to Cadence, and Rob Rutenbar at the University of Illinois in Urbana described how to convince analog designers use the new tools.
3D Qualcomm SoC Testing on Horizon
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3/31/2015   26 comments
Qualcomm is doing extensive research into how to build 3D structures on a single die without having to use through-silicon-vias (TSVs) and hopes to test 3D SoCs soon.
Researchers Claim 44x Power Cuts
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3/30/2015   2 comments
Researchers at the University of Illinois invented the worlds first on/off transceiver fast enough for commercialization, saving up to $870 million per year in datacenter power bills.
Robotic Bacteria Senses Humidity
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3/27/2015   Post a comment
A bacterial spore studded with graphene quantum dots makes the world best humidity sensor according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Nanolaser Enables On-Chip Photonics
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3/26/2015   2 comments
Researchers at the University of Washington and Stanford has created a new type of laser for easier on-chip communications using electro-modulation.
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