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After 50 Years of Effort, Researchers Made Silicon Emit Light

After 50 Years of Effort, Researchers Made Silicon Emit Light

We’re approaching the speed limit for electronic computer chips. If we want to go faster, we’ll need data-carrying photons—and some tiny lasers.
Arm unveils 2 new AI edge computing chips

Arm unveils 2 new AI edge computing chips

Arm today unveiled two new silicon products targeting 'machine learning at the edge' scenarios: the Cortex-M55 and Ethos-U55.

With Tony Fadell’s help, Advano is building battery components to power an electric future

Using scrap silicon as its feedstock, a New Orleans-based company called Advano has raised $18.5 million to manufacture battery components to enable more powerful, smaller and longer-lasting
Tony Fadell and Mitsui Kinzoku back ‘holy grail’ silicon battery startup Advano

Tony Fadell and Mitsui Kinzoku back ‘holy grail’ silicon battery startup Advano

A New Orleans-based startup aims to replace graphite in lithium-ion batteries with silicon, dramatically improving EV and electronic device battery life.
Apple and GPU-maker Imagination make nice in new licensing deal

Apple and GPU-maker Imagination make nice in new licensing deal

One of tech's nastiest breakups has led to an amiable reconciliation.
Apple and GPU-maker Imagination make nice in new licensing deal

Apple and GPU-maker Imagination make nice in new licensing deal

One of tech's nastiest breakups has led to an amiable reconciliation.
Apple Sues Former Chip Designer, Who Says Apple Also Spied On His Texts

Apple Sues Former Chip Designer, Who Says Apple Also Spied On His Texts

Let it be said, Apple is not afraid to take people to court. The company’s latest beef involves Gerard Williams, a former employee who purportedly spearheaded the design for Apple’s A-series
Sacha Baron Cohen blasts social media giants for ‘ideological imperialism’

Sacha Baron Cohen blasts social media giants for ‘ideological imperialism’

On Thursday, comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen gave the keynote address at the Anti-Defamation League’s 2019 Never Is Now Summit, at which he was receiving the organization’s International
Overclocking Results Show We’re Hitting the Fundamental Limits of Silicon

Overclocking Results Show We’re Hitting the Fundamental Limits of Silicon

CPU IPC can keep improving, but both Intel and AMD are having trouble raising clocks. It's not clear there's a solution to the problem. The post Overclocking Results Show We’re Hitting the
Could Killing Off Motherboards Boost PC Performance?

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
Intel's 10th-gen processors will make 'Fornite' playable on skinny laptops

Intel's 10th-gen processors will make 'Fornite' playable on skinny laptops

Thin-and-light laptops are about to get hella fast starting later this year. Powered by Intel's new 10th-generation "Ice Lake" Core processors, svelte laptops will be capable of faster AI processing,
AMD Ryzen 7nm CPUs May Not Hit Maximum Boost Frequency on All Cores

AMD Ryzen 7nm CPUs May Not Hit Maximum Boost Frequency on All Cores

AMD's 7nm Ryzen 3000 CPUs may not be able to hit their boost frequencies on every CPU core. This is a departure from previous clocking methods on CPUs, but does it actually represent a problem? The
Apple Could Switch to ARM, But Replacing Xeon Is No Simple Endeavor

Apple Could Switch to ARM, But Replacing Xeon Is No Simple Endeavor

Rumors of Apple moving to ARM are rife again, but there's at least one significant roadblock standing in the way. The post Apple Could Switch to ARM, But Replacing Xeon Is No Simple Endeavor appeared
How re-engineering an old technology could give us EVs with 700 miles of range

How re-engineering an old technology could give us EVs with 700 miles of range

Battery supply has been a critical limiting factor in electric vehicle adoption. Now Portland-based XNRGI has developed a battery based on old silicon wafer technology, and it could revolutionize the
Manufacturing memory means scribing silicon in a sea of sensors

Manufacturing memory means scribing silicon in a sea of sensors

"Industry 4.0" is already here for some companies—especially silicon foundries.

Atomically thin material could cut need for transistors in half

It can do AND or OR logic in a single transistor, switch states using light.
Hailo unveils Hailo-8, an edge chip custom-designed for AI workloads

Hailo unveils Hailo-8, an edge chip custom-designed for AI workloads

Hailo Technologies, an Israeli company developing hardware tailored to AI workloads, today detailed its first chip: the Hailo-8.
Intel Announces Project Athena Open Labs to Speed Hardware Deployment

Intel Announces Project Athena Open Labs to Speed Hardware Deployment

Intel will open three Project Athena Open Labs to test qualifying hardware for its next-generation laptop program. The company claims users can expect up to 9 hours of battery life from qualifying
Intel Will Launch 7nm Chips in 2021, Ice Lake Ships in June

Intel Will Launch 7nm Chips in 2021, Ice Lake Ships in June

Intel has announced that it intends to have 7nm in market by 2021 -- and it'll lead on that node with a GPU, not the CPU architectures it has traditionally used. The post Intel Will Launch 7nm Chips
Trilobites: The Microbots Are on Their Way

Trilobites: The Microbots Are on Their Way

A microbot alongside a paramecium. Researchers envision using the tiny crawlers to measure signals in the brain.