With microchip real estate at a premium, engineers look for a wireless solution
"Location, location, location": That age-old key to successful real estate investing has also been the driving mantra in microchip architecture. But with space on the tiny silicon chips at a premium, as demand for faster, ...
New design reduces the areal footprint of nanowire transistors by a factor of two
Semiconductor chip makers first began the production of three-dimensional (3D) transistors in 2011. Engineers can pack more 3D transistors onto a single chip because they are much more compact than traditional ...
3-D, after-the-fact focus image sensors invented
(PhysOrg.com) -- At the heart of digital photography is a chip called an image sensor that captures a map of the intensity of the light as it comes through the lens and converts it to an electronic signal.
Japan electronic giants eye chip merger: reports
Three of Japan's biggest electronics companies are to join forces in a chip-making venture, according to reports, days after a swathe of dire results from a sector struggling to compete globally.
Streamlining chip design
In the same way that computing power moved from mainframes to the desktop in the 1980s, its now moving from the desktop to handheld devices. But thats putting new demands on chip designers. Because ...
Taiwanese group introduces new MorPACK, stacked chip
New computer chips help PCs compete with tablets
Semiconductor companies are whipping up a new generation of chips to bring richer video and better battery life to personal computers and help them hold off threats from tablets and increasingly powerful smart ...
Leading design software AutoCAD returns to Macintosh computers
Autodesk announced Monday that its AutoCAD software used by professionals to design everything from skyscrapers to pocket knives is reuniting with the Macintosh computer platform.
Intel Shares Vision for the Future
At its developer conference today, Intel Corporation demonstrated how the company is providing a foundation on which to build common hardware, software and ecosystem solutions to make computing experiences and devices work ...
Intel Launches Xeon 7500 processor series
Intel Corporation today culminated the transition to the company's award-winning "Nehalem" chip design with the launch of the Intel Xeon 7500 processor series.
3-D Chip Design Challenges
Marvell Announces World's First Quadruple Core Processor for ARM Instruction
Marvell today announced another breakthrough in advanced chip design: the world's first "quadruple" core processor for applications utilizing the ARM instruction set.
Consumers to benefit from advances in chip design
Consumers will be able to fix their automobiles while the car gives step-by-step advice, attack their ailments by making computer models of various treatments to find the best one, and duck into virtual fitting rooms to try ...
Researchers simplify fabrication of nano storage, chip-design tools
Advances by the Rice University lab of James Tour have brought graphite's potential as a mass data storage medium a step closer to reality and created the potential for reprogrammable gate arrays that could ...