Vanadium oxide bronze: A replacement for silicon in microchips?
(Phys.org)—Few modern materials have achieved the fame of silicon, a key element of computer chips and the namesake for Silicon Valley, home to some of the world's most prominent technology firms.
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.
Image-processing 1,000 times faster is goal of new $5M contract
Loosely inspired by a biological brain's approach to making sense of visual information, a University of Michigan researcher is leading a project to build alternative computer hardware that could process images and video ...
Design of optical modulators with low losses to improve optical communications
Modulators are key components within optical fiber networks and serve to transfer information from an electrical current to a signal suitable for optical fibers. They function by turning a light beam on and ...
Pairing up single atoms in silicon for quantum computing
(Phys.org) —Australian engineers detect in real-time the quantum spin properties of a pair of atoms inside a silicon chip, and disclose new method to perform quantum logic operations between two atoms.
Research could lead to dramatic energy savings at data farms
Washington State University has developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption at huge data farms by as much as 20 percent.
AMD banks on new chips to drive comeback
After a year like last year, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is shooting for some sort of comeback. The chipmaker lost a boatload of money in 2012 as its sales of personal computer processor chips plunged amid ...
Computational sprinting with wax takes heat off smartphones
New research embraces laser and sparks cool affair
Bulky and noisy air-conditioning compressors and refrigerators may soon be a thing of the past. With the latest discovery by scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), current cooling systems ...
Hackers find weaknesses in car computer systems
As cars become more like PCs on wheels, what's to stop a hacker from taking over yours? In recent demonstrations, hackers have shown they can slam a car's brakes at freeway speeds, jerk the steering wheel ...
LED startup Switch Lighting hopes to light the way in Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is known for computer chips, software companies and social networks - but not light bulbs.
New system makes hardware models of multicore chips more efficient, easier to design, more reliable
Most computer chips today have anywhere from four to 10 separate cores, or processing units, which can work in parallel, increasing the chips efficiency. But the chips of the future are likely to have ...
New study reveals challenge facing designers of future computer chips
To build the computer chips of the future, designers will need to understand how an electrical charge behaves when it is confined to metal wires only a few atom-widths in diameter.
Team develops first photonic topological insulators to protect transport of light
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed and successfully demonstrated a photonic Floquet topological insulator, a new device used to protect the transport of light through a ...