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ISPD: Contest yields actionable technologies
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3/28/2013   Post a comment
ACM's International Symposium on Physical Design tackles ultra-low gate leakage with 2013 contest to advance the state-of-the-art.
MEMS oscillators go mobile
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3/27/2013   1 comment
SiTime claims to have penetrated the mobile market for the first time with a tiny, low power and inexpensive MEMS clock chip.
14-nm node brings host of design challenges
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3/27/2013   6 comments
Achieving 14-nm chip production may be more difficult than iimagined, according to experts at the International Symposium on Physical Systems.
Embedded Vision Summit Sparks Design of Machines That See
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3/26/2013   2 comments
Colocated with DESIGN West in San Jose on April 25, the conference teaches engineers how to enhance apps with machine vision.
3-D integration takes spotlight at ISPD
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3/26/2013   2 comments
Xilinx provides more details about its 3-D chip road map at the International Symposium on Physical Design.
MEMS oscillators boost 10Gbit Ethernet
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3/26/2013   1 comment
IDT harnesses unique MEMS piezoelectric materials to create oscillator with low-enough jitter to size, cost and bit-error reduce 10G bit-per-second Ethernet.
SRC funds green chemistry hunt
3/22/2013   Post a comment
Program exploring alternatives to as part of the Engineering Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing.
Movea, ST team on SoC for motion-aware TV
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3/20/2013   1 comment
STMicroelectronics' systems-on-chip home entertainment business integrates Movea's SmartMotion Server on set-top box SoC.
Freescale MCUs cut vehicle weight
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3/19/2013   5 comments
Qorivva and MagniV vehicle body network microcontrollers said to eliminate up to four miles and 150 pounds of copper wiring.
Android certification gets hands-on at DESIGN West
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3/18/2013   1 comment
Android is not just for smart phones and tablets, as attendees at DESIGN West will learn in this two-day session on everything engineers need to know to create and deploy an Android-based embedded system.
NIST demos quantum MEMS
3/15/2013   Post a comment
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has demonstrated a MEMS delay-line memory for temporary scratchpad storage in future quantum computers.
MIT cyptographers honored with Turing Award
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3/13/2013   Post a comment
Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali recognized for laying the foundations for modern encryption algorithms with statistics-based "provable security."
Computer graphics pioneer awarded Kyoto Prize
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3/13/2013   Post a comment
Sketchpad software creator Ivan Sutherland is awarded the 2012 Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology.
DESIGN West: Mars ate my spacecraft
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3/12/2013   12 comments
Software designers need to adopt hardware design methods to create a foolproof architecture from the very beginning, before writing a single line of code.
IBM developing 'electronic blood' for cooling
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3/11/2013   11 comments
Project, inspired by human brain, aims to achieve exascale speeds for realtime analysis of Big Data streaming in from sensor networks of the future.
Hydrogen fuel touted in cross-country drive
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3/7/2013   5 comments
Professor Cliff Ricketts wants to demonstrate how to drive across the U.S. strictly on clean, hydrogen fuel.
Moore's Law trumped by Wright's Law
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3/7/2013   49 comments
Moore's Law has competition from other predictions, some of which are more accurate for long-term and others better in short term.
China's hollow cyber-espionage argument
3/6/2013   29 comments
China and the U.S. both engage in cyper-espionage on military targets, but so far only China has been accused of also hacking private companies.
MIT unveils roadmap for converting light to hydrogen fuel
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3/5/2013   Post a comment
Presentation at National Academy of Sciences shows how photovoltaic cells can create artificial photosynthesis technologies.

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