Apple's Siri fuels boom in voice technology
Call it the "Siri effect." With Apple expected to unveil on Wednesday a new iPhone with added capabilities for Siri, its voice-activated digital assistant, industry experts say two factors are driving an explosion of voice-enabled ...
Fast and flexible: Electronics for the next generation
(Phys.org)—This year's thin, powerful smartphone quickly becomes yesterday's underperforming battery hog in today's consumer electronics market.
New way to generate terahertz radiation
(Phys.org) -- Cornell researchers have developed a new method of generating terahertz signals on an inexpensive silicon chip, offering possible applications in medical imaging, security scanning and wireless ...
New chip captures power from multiple sources: light, heat and vibrations
Researchers at MIT have taken a significant step toward battery-free monitoring systems which could ultimately be used in biomedical devices, environmental sensors in remote locations and gauges in ...
Samsung begins Europe sales of Galaxy S III smartphone
Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest maker of mobile phones, said its third-generation Galaxy S smartphone went on sale Tuesday in 28 European and Middle Eastern countries, hoping to cement its lead ...
Chips as mini Internets
Computer chips have stopped getting faster. In order to keep increasing chips computational power at the rate to which weve grown accustomed, chipmakers are instead giving them additional cores, or ...
More energy efficient transistors through quantum tunneling
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Notre Dame and Pennsylvania State University have announced breakthroughs in the development of tunneling field effect transistors (TFETs), a semiconductor ...
When ions get closer: New physical attraction between ions in quantum plasmas
Nowadays, ever smaller and more powerful computer chips are in demand. German physicists have discovered a new physical attraction that accelerates this progress.
Africans consumers targeted as key by electronics firms
From solar-powered lights to televisions that can withstand power blackouts, electronics mega-firms are wooing African consumers with products that target local, often challenging, environments.
Energy-recycling computer technology from UM goes global through AMD
An energy-recycling computer circuit born at the University of Michigan will enable a new generation of power efficient laptop PCs and servers.
Motorola pledges to use Intel chips in smartphones
Motorola Mobility and Lenovo on Tuesday said they will use Intel processors in smartphones and other devices, giving the chipmaker its first entry into a market it has long coveted.
Elpida starts sample shipments of next-generation mobile RAM products
Elpida Memory, the world's third largest Dynamic Random Access Memory manufacturer, today announced that it has begun sample shipments of 4-gigabit Wide IO Mobile RAMTM and 4-gigabit DDR3 Mobile RAM (LPDDR3).
Quantum tunneling results in record transistor performance
(PhysOrg.com) -- Controlling power consumption in mobile devices and large scale data centers is a pressing concern for the computer chip industry. Researchers from Penn State and epitaxial wafer maker IQE ...
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 ...