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posted in February 2012

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Sensor fusion enables e-compass
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2/29/2012   1 comment
Sensor fusion algorithms are being offered for free to users of Freescale's accelerometers and magnetometers corrects for magnetic interference in the environment.
IBM reports progress on quantum computing
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2/28/2012   12 comments
The last major engineering hurdle to quantum computers—millisecond coherence times—has been surmounted by researchers at IBM Research, making commercialization of the technology possible "within our lifetimes," according to Matthias Steffen, manager of IBM's Experimental Quantum Computing group.
ISSCC: Voltage regulators stacked in 3-D
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2/22/2012   8 comments
The world's first integrated voltage regulators can be located on the bottom of a 3-D chip stack, according researchers at IBM and Columbia University, who recently demonstrated a silicon interposer containing the necessary magnetic inductors at the International Solid State Circuits Conference.
How best to reduce power on future ICs
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2/21/2012   19 comments
Excessive power consumption has become the chief roadblock to further scaling of semiconductors, threatening to stall advancement in all electronics sectors—everything from further miniaturizing mobile devices to revving supercomputers.
Terahertz CMOS debuts at ISSCC
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2/21/2012   9 comments
Downsizing big bulky terahertz detectors for integration on CMOS image chips has been accomplished by the University of Texas with funding from the Semiconductor Research Corp.


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