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A USB-C charger packs more computing power than NASA’s first moon rocket
Even today’s simplest accessories include more powerful computers than were used decades ago. To demonstrate, an engineer set out to prove that a USB-C charger from accessory-maker Anker includes a
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The bubbles in VR, cryptocurrency and machine learning are all part of the parallel computing bubble
Yesterday's column by John Naughton in the Observer revisited Nathan Myhrvold's 1997 prediction that when Moore's Law runs out -- that is, when processors stop doubling in speed every 18 months
A bright future for Moore’s Law
While there are many voices today predicting the imminent demise of Moore’s Law, I couldn’t disagree more -- the future is brighter than ever.
Intel CEO: 7nm in 2021 will put us back on Moore’s Law cadence
Intel CEO Bob Swan said in an analyst call that the company is on target to return to a schedule of major manufacturing upgrades every 2 to 2.5 years.
Could Killing Off Motherboards Boost PC Performance?
Semiconductor manufacturers are pursuing new methods of improving absolute performance. What if we junked motherboards? The post Could Killing Off Motherboards Boost PC Performance? appeared first on
Evolving Moore’s Law with chiplets and 3D packaging
New design and packaging innovations enable new varieties of lighter, low-power, customized processors ideal for Big Data and AI applications.
MIT Researchers Build Functional Carbon Nanotube Microprocessor
Scientists at MIT built a 16-bit microprocessor out of carbon nanotubes and even ran a program on it, a new paper reports. Read more...
Cerebras Systems Unveils 1.2 Trillion Transistor Wafer-Scale Processor for AI
Cerebras Systems has built an AI-processing enormity. The company's new wafer-scale processor packs 1.2T transistors -- yes, with a "T" -- and 400,000 processing cores. The post Cerebras Systems
Apple chip supplier says Moore’s law still holds true
Gordon Moore famously predicted back in 1965 that the number of transistors in a chip would double every 2 years. This held true for decades but there’s pessimism if it can continue. TSMC, the company
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The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants
With the end of Moore’s Law, new semiconductors are required for a cloud-native, data-dominated, AI-powered, IoT world. The rise of new players will put silicon back into Silicon Valley.
AMD is leaving Intel in the dust on die size, with no 7nm Intel chips until 2021
Intel CEO Bob Swan revealed this week at Brainstorm Tech 2019 that Intel will not begin producing chips with 7nm fabrication until 2021. This news comes only two months after Intel's Computex 2019
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Is Moore’s Law Alive, Dead, or Pining for the Fjords? Even Experts Disagree
What's the current state of Moore's Law? Depends very much on who you ask -- which may be a sign of a problem, in and of itself. The post Is Moore’s Law Alive, Dead, or Pining for the Fjords? Even
Intel's New Chip Wizard Has a Plan to Bring Back the Magic
Jim Keller, who joined Intel last year after stints at AMD, Apple, and Tesla, says Moore's law isn't dead, but needs a new, broader interpretation.
MIT Develops Algorithm to Accelerate Neural Network Evaluation by 200x
AI researchers have found a method of identifying likely neural network architectures that are 200 times faster than previous methods. The goal? Democratizing AI. The post MIT Develops Algorithm to
Quantum computing could change the way the world uses energy
Classical computing will require more energy than our entire energy grid by 2040.
How Makimoto’s Wave Explains the Tsunami of Specialized AI Processors Headed for Market
There's a huge amount of work being done in AI right now, a number of specialized processors headed for market, and a name for the trend that's driving it all towards us. The post How Makimoto’s Wave
Intel’s MESO transistor promises vast leap in AI processing power
An Intel team is building MESO, a new kind of integrated circuit (IC), filled with transistors that could one day operate at miniscule amounts of energy.Read More
Facebook is Working on Its Own Custom AI Silicon
Facebook is the latest firm to discuss its own efforts to build custom AI processors. Is the era of the general purpose CPU drawing to a close? The post appeared first on ExtremeTech.
How Bird Helped Spark a Transportation Movement
Founder Travis VanderZanden's e-scooter company ignited a transportation controversy before landing a $2 billion valuation earlier this year.
A Matter of Process: Intel Architecture Day 2018 and the Future of Silicon
Intel unveiled a great deal of technology and future plans at Architecture Day. Here are our overarching thoughts on the topic. The post A Matter of Process: Intel Architecture Day 2018 and the