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Gen-Z Points to New Memories
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8/10/2017   2 comments
The Gen-Z Consortium has first prototypes for its interconnect, pointing toward a disruptive future of many persistent memories.
Apple Under Investigation by ITC
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8/9/2017   3 comments
The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate charges by Qualcomm that Apple iPhone and iPads violates six of its non-standards-essential patents.
Samsung Promises 2018 Tbit NAND
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8/8/2017   1 comment
Samsung is sampling Z-NAND drives with 15-microsecond latency and announced plans for 3D-NAND chips that would enable Tbit devices.
Gbit MRAM Debuts at Flash Summit
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8/7/2017   7 comments
Everspin will debut a Gbit MRAM chip and 1-2 Gbyte cards, expanding the non-volatile alternatives to NAND at the annual Flash Memory Summit.
Siggraph ‘17, Virtual Mike and Me
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8/6/2017   Post a comment
Take a virtual tour of last week’s Siggraph with Jon Peddie, a veteran graphics market researcher.
Wearables Need Fresh Design Style
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8/3/2017   11 comments
Current wearable technology falls far short of its potential because of a siloed approach to design, a lack of interdisciplinary R&D and a general inability of product designers to solve real human needs.
5G Proposals Jam 3GPP Channels
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8/1/2017   2 comments
Sometimes spurious proposals have been clogging channels at the 3GPP standards group as it expands cellular and accelerates 5G.
Spin Wave Breakthrough Solves Signal Propagation Challenge
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8/1/2017   Post a comment
Propagating spin waves could pave the way for high speed, miniaturized data processing devices that have huge potential as fast, high capacity and energy efficient memory devices
PC Sales Raise Intel’s Q2
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7/27/2017   12 comments
Intel reported revenue and profit growth and raised its annual forecast, in part on the strong of PC sales.
Trump’s LCD Win—the Big Picture
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7/27/2017   14 comments
Foxconn is apparently considering smartphone manufacturing in the U.S., raising questions about what deals the Trump Administration is offering.
Foxconn Invests $10B in U.S. LCDs
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7/26/2017   22 comments
Foxconn’s chairman pledged to spend $10 billion to make 8K LCD displays in Kenosha, Wisconsin in a deal brokered by the Trump Administration.
Hot Chips Gets More Diverse
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7/26/2017   Post a comment
Hot Chips has a talk for every hot computing topic this year as well as great human networking with many of the most interesting people in the chip business.
IoT Growth Slower Than Expected
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7/25/2017   7 comments
Analysts said that the Internet of Things will crack a billion units a year in 2019, slower than expected, as Andes rolled out four new IoT processor cores.
AMD’s CTO on 7nm, Chip Stacks
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7/24/2017   9 comments
AMD’s chief technologist talks about the company’s needs in 7nm foundry processes, multi-die packaging and EDA for its x86 and graphics processors.
DARPA Calls for Post-Moore Ideas
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7/20/2017   1 comment
DARPA kicked off its Electronics Resurgence Initiative, a set of research efforts for life after Moore’s law.
IoT Needs To Get More Flexible
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7/18/2017   Post a comment
Flexible hybrid electronics can deliver much of what is promised for the future world of the Internet of Things.
Baidu's Voice Exec Speaks Out
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7/17/2017   Post a comment
The Baidu engineer in charge of its DuerOS group called for all-embedded Wi-Fi chip to pre-install software for its voice-activated cloud services.
Intel Skylake Counters AMD Epyc
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7/11/2017   4 comments
Intel says Skylake Xeon sports an average 65% boost over Broadwell, narrowing opportunities for rival AMD’s Epyc in the data center.
U.S. Paves Roads to Trusted Fabs
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7/11/2017   3 comments
The U.S. Department of Defense is working on technologies to enable it to securely use any foundry to make sub-32nm ASICs by 2019.
Ryzen Rising Slower Than Reports
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7/8/2017   2 comments
Stories based on Passmark data about large and rapid market share gains for AMD’s Ryzen x86 processors are ill informed and raise expectations above reason.
Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung and You
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7/7/2017   8 comments
As Samsung leapfrogs Intel and Qualcomm strikes new blows in its boxing match with Apple, engineers need to cover their bets and enjoy the show.
China Makes Two IoT Calls
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7/6/2017   5 comments
Alibaba debuted asmart speakers the same day Baidu expanded its DuerOS, both attacking Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
U.S. Seeks Life After Moore’s Law
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7/5/2017   12 comments
DARPA will host events this month to outline a $200+ million program to find ways of scaling electronics beyond Moore’s law.
NASA Wants Tricorder for Mars
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7/3/2017   3 comments
A group of researchers working on the Mars mission at NASA wants an all-in-one portable scientific instrument for testing the red planet’s rocks.
Sharing the Art and Science of Lithography
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6/30/2017   8 comments
I love my work in lithography and sharing my experiences with young people, hoping to inspire them when they realize the fun and art behind science.
13 Views of Sensors Expo 2017
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6/30/2017   2 comments
Sensors Expo showed the broadening range of motion, environmental, biological and other sensors flooding the emerging Internet of Things and wearables markets.
ARM SoCs Take Soft Roads to Neural Nets
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6/29/2017   2 comments
NXP, Qualcomm, and ARM have all released math libraries to run neural network inference jobs on their existing CPU, GPU, and DSP cores.
Baidu Upgrades Neural Net Benchmark
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6/28/2017   1 comment
Baidu upgraded DeepBench, its open-source benchmark for neural net training to include inference and support for lower-precision math.
Moore’s Law’s End Reboots Industry
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6/26/2017   3 comments
The semiconductor and computer industries is being transformed as Moore’s Law slows and dies, said a panel of experts considering the future.
Intel Brings VR, 5G to Olympics
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6/21/2017   8 comments
Intel will build experiences using virtual reality, 360-degree video, 5G cellular, and drones for the Olympics starting with the 2018 winter games.
AMD Rolls Epyc Server SoCs
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6/20/2017   3 comments
AMD formally announced Epyc, a family of server SoCs using its Zen x86 core, weeks before Intel is expected to debut its 10-nm Skylake Xeon chips.
Hybrid Memory Cube Powers Galaxy Quest
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6/16/2017   1 comment
Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube technology is a key part of the digital processing platform for the MeerKAT telescope to match processing power to memory size and data bandwidth.
Exascale Project Awards $258M
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6/15/2017   1 comment
Six U.S. chip and systems companies will split $258 million in grants to do research toward building an exascale-class supercomputer by 2021.
Google Ramps Mobile SoC Team
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6/14/2017   11 comments
Google is hiring mobile SoC designers to build chips for its smartphones and has already snagged one senior designer from its chief rival Apple.
B'com Overhauls Network Switches
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6/14/2017   Post a comment
Broadcom announced its Trident 3, an overhaul of its mainstream Ethernet networking switch that now effectively embeds a packet processor.
More Enlightenment on Optane
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6/13/2017   4 comments
Digging deeper into a transmission electron microscope image of Intel's Optane by TechInsights.
G’foundries Updates 7nm, EUV Plan
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6/13/2017   4 comments
Globalfoundries provided more detail on its 7nm and EUV plans claiming its process is ready for designs and exceeding targets.
Intel Sued Over Handset SoCs
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6/13/2017   Post a comment
Qbex, a system assembler in Brazil, charged Intel knowingly sold it faulty smartphone SoCs in a complaint filed in a San Jose court.
Six Tech Trends for 2022
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6/9/2017   1 comment
The year 2022 will see intelligence at edge of the Internet of Things, voice as the dominant user interface and advances in DNA and microbiome apps, top VCs said.
Big Data Algorithms, Languages Expand
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6/8/2017   Post a comment
Intense efforts are rapidly evolving machine-learning algorithms, programming languages, and practices for big data.
PCI Express Preps Shift to 32G
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6/7/2017   8 comments
The PCI Express bus will get a doubling to 32 GTransfers/s with a Gen 5 planned in 2019 following the rollout of the first Gen 4 systems this year.
Data Growth Drives 5G, Cloud
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6/7/2017   Post a comment
Traffic to the cloud is doubling each year, driving demand for new technologies for everything from the RF front end of mobile phones to the architecture of data centers.
March of the Touchless User Interfaces
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6/6/2017   3 comments
The world of user interfaces is rapidly expanding. It’s no longer just touch but it includes a great variety of gestures and speech assistants. What can we expect from such advancements?
Apple Turns Up Speakers, AR
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6/5/2017   4 comments
Apple rolled out a Siri-powered music speaker, developer’s kits for AR and machine learning and new iMac and iPad Pro systems.
18 Views of an AR World
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6/2/2017   8 comments
Lenovo, Intel, Microsoft, Sony, and Epson, along with basement startups, were among hundreds of exhibitors showing products for augmented reality.
3DXP's Memory Role Unclear
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5/31/2017   7 comments
Customers and analysts have mixed views on the outlook for Intel’s 3D XPoint chips as main memories in servers 2018.
Intel to Strike Thunderbolt in CPUs
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5/31/2017   12 comments
Thunderbolt is finally on the path to mass adoption thanks to Intel’s move to integrate it in future processors and make licensing it easier.
Apple, Intel Attack Rivals
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5/30/2017   Post a comment
Apple hired a top Qualcomm engineering manager and Intel rolled out a new high-end CPU line in signs of the intense competition in processors.
Wanna Cry Exposed Heathcare's Ills
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5/30/2017   2 comments
The crippling software attack on the British National Healthcare Service could put information sharing standards back by ten years.
Big Data Reshapes Silicon
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5/25/2017   2 comments
Two new processor architectures will be described at a conference in June, the latest of many targeting machine learning for an age of big data.
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