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10|23|2014 PORTLAND, Ore. -- The year 2016 will be the Year of the Monkey in China, as well as the first year of the country's 13th Five-Year Plan, this one spanning 2016 ...

10|23|2014 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Two former Intel engineers who faced the power wall that ended frequency scaling are describing their startup’s technology that ...

10|23|2014 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Microsoft is exploring the possibility of putting an FPGA on every server in its datacenters. It’s only a rough concept right ...

10|23|2014 MADISON, Wis. — As US consumers grow more comfortable with streaming video on mobile devices while continuing to watch cable and satellite TV, terrestrial ...

10|22|2014 PORTLAND, Ore. — A new world record has been set in wireless data transmission rates -- 40 gigabits per second, which is over 40-times faster than the ...

10|22|2014 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Moore’s Law is not dead, but it has clearly reached old age, and no fundamental technology has emerged to replace it. Whatever ...

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Madison, Wis. — So, tell me, why are we so down on terrestrial TV broadcast? There seems to be a growing consensus that broadcasting isn't just irrelevant but obsolete.
A key step in enabling the earliest use of new open technology is to locate a true common purpose within a specific group made of both developers and users. This is ...
Twenty years ago, a group of top-notch researchers led by Dr. Chenming Hu and Dr. Ping K. Ko at the University of California, Berkeley, invented a physics-based, accurate, ...
Due to the rising complexity, time-to-market demands, and variability involved in building requirements of critical hardware and software systems, it is absolutely ...
DSPs, GPUs, and FPGAs serve as accelerators for many CPUs, providing both performance and power efficiency benefits. Given the variety of computing architectures ...
A handful of major microserver projects, mainly funded by the European Union, presented data center servers based on energy-efficient embedded processors at the recent ...
Recently, Hewlett-Packard (HP) hit a milestone by becoming the first major vendor to add a 64-bit ARM server to their portfolio. They announced two servers -- one has a ...
DRESDEN, Germany — There's really nothing special about 200mm wafer fabs any longer. Worldwide, many fabs moved to 300mm wafers more than a decade ago, and Europeans ...
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