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Self-Driving Cars Without Passengers
News & Analysis  
5/21/2015   3 comments
Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) is aiming for self-driving cars that you drop off at garage and then let them find a space and plug into recharge.
Festo's Smart Robotics Aimed at SMC
News & Analysis  
5/19/2015   5 comments
Festo Didati GmbH & Co KG (Denkendorf, Germany)
Wearables Get Low-Power Clock
News & Analysis  
5/18/2015   1 comment
SiTime claims to have the smallest, lightest lowest power oscillator in the industry in its SiT8021, designed specifically for the scant power budgets of wearables.
Is D-Wave a Quantum Computer?
News & Analysis  
5/14/2015   8 comments
Critics say that D-Wave is not a "real" quantum computer because it can only solve optimization problems, but D-Wave Systems, Inc. counters that its an appropriate start to build and application-specific quantum computer on the way to a "universal" one.
DARPA Robots Aim for Finish Line
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5/14/2015   1 comment
Next month 25 finalists will compete in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge (DRC) with a $3.5 million purse--$2 million for first place, $1 million for second place and $500,000 for third place.
Nubia Phone Dual Antenna Tuning Debuts
News & Analysis  
5/13/2015   2 comments
Dual antennas may save space and insertion loss errors. Fabless RF chip company Cavendish Kinetics claims a design win for nubia phone's dual antenna tuning solution.
IBM Demos CMOS Silicon Photonics
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5/12/2015   10 comments
After 30 years of research IBM has unveiled the inexpensive, commercializable solution to silicon photonics that encodes and translates both electricity and light on a single CMOS chip.
Comment: Re: FPGAs - R_Colin_Johnson - 5/8/2015
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Samsung Breaks Ground on $14 Billion Fab
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5/8/2015   13 comments
Samsung broke ground yesterday on what it claims is the world's most expensive fab at over $14 billion and covering 31 million square feet for 10 nanometer FinFET semiconductors.
Valleytronics Qubits Travel in Graphene
News & Analysis  
5/8/2015   1 comment
Valleytronics may challenge spintronics as a new encoding for quantum computers where qubits are encoded as electron momentum traveling in valleys between domain walls in the atomic lattice of graphene.
Can TI Obsolete FPGAs?
News & Analysis  
5/7/2015   32 comments
Field-programmable gate arrays are a blank slate that solves any computing problem at super-high speeds but for a cost. Texas Instruments to create a family of ARM+DSP+programmable accelerator chips to that perform the same jobs as the FPGA but in a cheaper, smaller package that is easier to program. Here's what industry analysts think of it.
Solar Cell Material for Transistors Holds Promise
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5/7/2015   3 comments
Halide-perovskite complementary field-effect transistors were demonstrated for the first time possibly opening an new era of organic-inorganic semiconductors that are cheap, easy to manufacture and can be deposited on flexible substrates.
Intel's High-End Xeon E7v3 Debuts
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5/4/2015   3 comments
Intel claims its high-end Xeon E7v3 breaks speed records for data analytics, beating IBM's Power8.
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Living Computers Ultimate Goal
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4/30/2015   Post a comment
Georgia Tech has created arrays of sensor pixels for hybrid semiconductor/living cell sensor/actuators, paving the way to living computers.
Start-up's Co-Robots Handle Logistics
News & Analysis  
4/29/2015   1 comment
Seven month old startup Fetch Robotics is already releasing its first product for warehouse logistics -- a pair of co-robots that fetches online orders from warehouse shelves and sends them to automated machinery that seals the box and applies its label.
IBM Solves Quantum Computing
News & Analysis  
4/29/2015   21 comments
IBM's new prototype of its future quantum computer corrects errors that spoil calculations and is scalable to any size.
Ruggedized Tire Pressure Sensor Raises Bar
News & Analysis  
4/28/2015   1 comment
Heavy trucks, buses and construction vehicles can now have the luxury of automatic tire pressure monitoring with Freescale's new chip that it claims also issues warnings that can prevent blowouts.
Elvis Sees All in Russia
News & Analysis  
4/23/2015   17 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   56 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.


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