3-D Chip Design Challenges
Departure of chip-design legend Bob Pease prompts outpouring in Silicon Valley
Bob Pease is a genuine Silicon Valley rock star who I never would have heard of had he not lost his job, or left his job. It's not entirely clear which.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
Uh-oh, Intel. Globalfoundries to fast-forward into 14nm
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.
Intel revamps chipsets in new mobile push
Intel Corp. on Monday unveiled a new line of computer chips as part of the tech giant's efforts to gain traction in the fast-growing mobile sector.
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 ...
Cost-saving computer chips get smaller than ever
Not so long ago, a computer filled a whole room and radio receivers were as big as washing machines. In recent decades, electronic devices have shrunk considerably in size and this trend is expected to continue, ...
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 ...
Computer scientist reviews frontier technologies to determine fundamental limits of computer scaling
From their origins in the 1940s as sequestered, room-sized machines designed for military and scientific use, computers have made a rapid march into the mainstream, radically transforming industry, commerce, ...
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 ...