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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.
DAC: Coventor Adds Electrical Analytics
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6/7/2016   2 comments
Coventor's SEMulator3D adds electrical analytic tools making the MEMS design program targeted at 3D chip and system design engineers.
Intel's Xeon Tackles Real Time
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6/6/2016   14 comments
Intel announced its 4th generation high-end Xeon processor, the Xeon E7-8800/4800 version 4 (E7v4) which is aimed at solving real-time analytics problems for businesses.
IBM to Donate Cognitive Analytics/Learning
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6/3/2016   1 comment
IBM promises to donate a key element of its cognitive analytics and machine learning software suite to the open-source community.
Russian Make Diamond MEMS Resonators
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6/2/2016   2 comments
Russian researchers claim a world record for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) semiconductors resonators that they are modeling for super-sensitive sensors.
Intel Broadens Xeon Video Offerings
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5/31/2016   Post a comment
Intel announced its new E3-1500 version five (E3v5) and companion Iris Pro graphics processing unit (GPU) for ultra-fast video transcoding.
Ultra-Dense 3-D Packaging for IoT
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5/25/2016   2 comments
The next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will keep shrinking their package sizes, instead of transistor sizes, thus extending beyond the end of Moore's Law.
NXP Aims to Target IoT
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5/23/2016   Post a comment
A home gateway solution from NXP allows all the Internet of Things (IoT) devices in a home to be integrated with WiFi making it more valuable and economical to keep the cable as your internet service provider (ISP) and get regular TV to boot.
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MIT Media Lab Founder: Biotech Will Grow Computers
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5/20/2016   2 comments
Co-founder of the MIT Media Lab, Nicholas Negroponte, recounts his prescient track record, then offers his latest predictions for the future of technology.
NXP Focuses on Smart Cities, Security in Keynote
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5/19/2016   Post a comment
Security plays heavy in first NXP/FTF Technology Forum keynote.
IoT Security: Taming a Perfect Storm
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5/18/2016   4 comments
Panelists at the NXP/FTF Technology Forum 2016 describe the hurdles that need to be surmounted in order to bring security to the Internet of Things.
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Diamond ICs May Finally Debut
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5/13/2016   13 comments
Akhan Semiconductor Inc. is licensing a diamond semiconductor process from Argonne National Laboratory, which the company plans to use first for power transistors and eventually for semiconductor chips such as ultra-low-power high-speed processors.
Magnetic Graphene Possible
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5/11/2016   Post a comment
By inserting hydrogen atoms into the lattice of a graphene sheet, an array of electrons in nanoscale domains encoded with magnetic spin transforms the material into a spintronic successor to silicon.
Graphene Patterned at Room Temp
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5/5/2016   3 comments
Graphene is easily grown with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) on copper foil, but a simple way of etching out the necessary circuit patterns and transferring them to a non-metallic substrate has eluded engineers. Now researchers at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) claim to have a one-step room temperature process for quickly patterning and transferring graphene circuits to flexible substrates using a simple shadow mask.
Analog Brain to Simulate Real Thing
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5/4/2016   3 comments
The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) is working on building electronic brains using analog components that operate like real biological brains, unlike the digitally emulated electronic brains being built in the best by companies like IBM.
Comment: Not Surprised - R_Colin_Johnson - 4/29/2016
MIT: Changing Coal into Circuitry
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4/27/2016   3 comments
ExxonMobil-sponsored MIT study asks can lump of coal become a transistor or solar cell cheaply?
Comment: Really Wow. - R_Colin_Johnson - 4/21/2016
Cutting Antenna Design Time
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4/21/2016   5 comments
A time-saving algorithm may help designers of the multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antennas, which have become necessary for all the different frequencies a worldwide 4G (and 5G) mobile phone must receive.
Harvest Electricity from Magnetism
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4/20/2016   10 comments
Researchers have demonstrated an "inverse" spin-Hall effect, which converts magnetic spin into electrical current in the presence of pulsed microwaves.
Comment: Right-On Time - R_Colin_Johnson - 4/19/2016
Russia, U.S. Get Closer to Universal Memory
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4/18/2016   4 comments
Researchers have collaborated to grow an ultra-thin ferroelectric film on silicon, which they believe could become the favored "universal" non-volatile memory material of the future as well as for memristors in brain-line cognitive neuromorphic computers.


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