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DARPA Robotics Challenge: Meet the Robots
Slideshow  
6/28/2014   8 comments
DARPA to robots: This time no tethers, no human assistance, spotty wireless, and do all your tasks faster. DARPA Robotic Challenge deadline is extended so teams can work on the more rigorous problems. Meet the robots in this slideshow.
DARPA Robotics Challenge Ups Ante
News & Analysis  
6/27/2014   15 comments
DARPA asks robots to jump through more hoops with less help from humans in the next DARPA Robotics Challenge.
Top 10 Supercomputers Worldwide
Slideshow  
6/26/2014   10 comments
China's National University of Defense Technology wins Top500 supercomputer contest for the third time in a row.
Monolythic MEMS Sensor Cuts Size/Cost
News & Analysis  
6/25/2014   12 comments
mCube hopes to expand into low-end smartphones and wearables with new round of series C funding.
Smarter Sensor Hub Tops Off Android
News & Analysis  
6/25/2014   7 comments
PNI Sensor Corp. supports all 4.4 KitKat sensor functions for latest Android operating system.
Comment: Re: Wow! - R_Colin_Johnson - 6/24/2014
MEMS Microphones Busting Out All Over
Slideshow  
6/24/2014   13 comments
Once portrayed as a dead-end market destined to become a mere commodity where the most important parameter was cost, MEMS microphones today are driven by smartphones/tablets/laptops with IoT/wearables/automotive quickening pace. MEMS mics' added value has no bound in sight.
Micron 3D Memory Supercharges Xeon Phi
News & Analysis  
6/23/2014   8 comments
Analysts have speculated wildly about the technical details of the massively parallel next-generation Knights Landing Xeon Phi. Today Intel and its 3D memory partner, Micron Technology Inc., put all that speculation to rest.
Intel Massive Parallel Upgrades Due
News & Analysis  
6/23/2014   8 comments
Intel ups the ante in supercomputer processors by boosting Xeon Phi from 1 to 3 teraflops, adding an on-chip optical fiber interface and 16 Gbytes of 3D hybrid memory cube jointly developed with Micron.
First Ultrasonic MEMS Controller to Make Mobile Hands Free
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6/17/2014   Post a comment
Knowles, the world's biggest supplier of MEMS microphones, has announced the world's first ultrasonic MEMS microphone designed to extend the control of mobile devices into the 3D space above and around the screen.
World's Highest-Performance MOSFET Is III-V
News & Analysis  
6/13/2014   9 comments
The world's highest-performance metal-oxide-semiconductor-field-effect-transistor is no longer silicon. It's made from indium-gallium-arsenide on a indium-phosphide layer, which can be grown atop a standard silicon wafer.
Conductive Polymer Beats Indium Tin Oxide by 10x
News & Analysis  
6/11/2014   2 comments
Embedded, self-assembling, silver network enables transparent conductive films that offer 10x the conductivity of indium tin oxide films for faster, more responsive tablets and touchscreens.
Deep Learning Resurrects Neural Networks
News & Analysis  
6/11/2014   3 comments
Ersatz brings deep learning neural networks to any organization's own servers.
Movidius Redefines Computer Vision
News & Analysis  
6/6/2014   6 comments
Movidius has defined a new category of processor -- a vision procession unit (VPU) -- that emulates the functions of the human visual cortex.
MEMS Clock Cuts Wearable Power in Half
News & Analysis  
6/4/2014   10 comments
SiTime Corp. has created world's most accurate MEMS real-time clock with just plus or minus five parts per million of a TCXO class part.
Intel & Georgia Tech Advance Spintronics
News & Analysis  
6/3/2014   9 comments
Intel and Georgia Tech, with funding from the Semiconductor Research Corp., have created a platform that can be used to develop spintronic interconnects with standard Spice simulators.
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