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Supercomputer Accelerator Comes to Datacenter
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11/26/2013   4 comments
IBM is accelerating its enterprise software applications with Nvidia's coprocessor cards originally targeted at supercomputers.
Sand 9 TM651 Is First High-Precision MEMS Oscillator
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11/26/2013   2 comments
Sand 9's TM651 is the first MEMS oscillator that is temperature compensated and can maintain stand vibration to make it competitive with a high-precision temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO).
IBM Wins Gordon Bell Prize
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11/25/2013   5 comments
World's most complex simulation of cloud cavitation collapse was awarded the prestigious Gordon Bell prize at Supercomputer 2013 (SC13, Nov. 17-22, Denver).
Ink-Jet Printing for OLED Displays Debuts
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11/21/2013   5 comments
Startup Kateeva debuts its G8-sized Yieldjet tool for manufacturing organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays using ink-jet printer techniques.
Intel to Customize High-End Processors
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11/20/2013   13 comments
Intel's roadmap for its future high-end processors promises greater levels of integration as well as customized models of its Xeon and Xeon Phi processors with in-package memory, high-speed switches, optical fabrics, next-generation storage, and 3D stacked memory.
IBM Broadens Access to Ask Watson Apps
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11/19/2013   5 comments
IBM's Watson Developers Cloud will enable software developers in a wide variety of application domains to access Watson's cognitive computing abilities for their third-party apps.
5 MEMS Chips Debut at MEMS Exec Congress
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11/18/2013   4 comments
New micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) chips were announced at the recent MEMS Executive Congress (Napa, Calif., Nov. 7-9).
Invisibility Cloak Comes to Life
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11/15/2013   30 comments
A new kind of invisibility cloak has been created by University of Toronto researchers using signal-canceling radar instead of metamaterials.
Robot Rings Nasdaq Closing Bell
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11/13/2013   2 comments
A robot rang the Nasdaq closing bell for the first time, celebrating a Robo-Stox Index listed there Tuesday.
Qualcomm's Tricorder X-Prize: Mobile Redefining Medicine
News & Analysis  
11/13/2013   14 comments
Wearable sensors and smart patches are allowing patients to monitor their own vital signs and even diagnose disease with their smartphones, according to Donald Jones, Vice President of Global Strategy & Market Development at Qualcomm Life Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) who predicted the eventual end of bulky, traditional medical instruments.
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Samsung Tips $100 Million IoT Strategy
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11/11/2013   8 comments
Former director of Apple's Siri, now on Samsung's team, describes Samsung's Internet of Things strategy as centered on SAMI, an artificial intelligence system that will aggregate sensor data from all types and brands of IoT devices in the cloud.
MEMS Market to Top $22 billion by 2018
News & Analysis  
11/8/2013   5 comments
The market for micro-electromechanical system chips will grow from $12 billion today to over $22 billion by 2018, led by new types of MEMS chips and Chinese OEMs.
III-V FinFET Fabbed on Silicon
News & Analysis  
11/7/2013   6 comments
Imec has succeeded in fabricating the world's first III-V FinFET to be monolithically integrated on a 300 millimeter silicon wafer, opening the door to extending the semiconductor roadmap at seven-nanometer and beyond.
DoE Supercomputer Does Big Data
News & Analysis  
11/7/2013   1 comment
The 150 teraflop "Catalyst" supercomputer will plumb big data in search of the best architecture for commodity technology procurements.
Graphene Laser to Probe Superconductivity
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11/4/2013   6 comments
Max Planck Institute researchers are working on a terahertz laser that could be useful in researching high-temperature superconductors.
Motion Processing for Android KitKat
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11/1/2013   14 comments
Invensense has enhanced the digital motion processor (DMP) in its new MPU-6515 to handle new contextual awareness functions in Android 4.4 "KitKat" operating system.


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