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Fake chips threaten military

A growing deluge of millions of counterfeit chips is posing peril to the military and the general public -- and perhaps nothing illustrates it better than a scheme federal prosecutors recently revealed that stretched from ...

Sep 14, 2010
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Tasty new standards for systems-on-chips

(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers have developed breakthrough standards that will let microchip designers integrate more complex circuits more easily. It will mean a faster design process, more energy ...

Jun 18, 2010
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Fast Transistors Could Save Energy

(PhysOrg.com) -- Transistors, the cornerstone of electronics, are lossy and therefore consume energy. Swiss esearchers from the ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne have developed transistors targeting high switching ...

Apr 20, 2010
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Sony Develops Wireless Chip Connections

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sony has recently developed a wireless chip alternative to today’s chips that use conventional pin connections. This sets new limits on how small an electronic device can be.

Apr 06, 2010 weblog
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Imec achieves breakthrough in battery-less radios

At today's International Solid State Circuit Conference, Imec and Holst Centre report a 2.4GHz/915MHz wake-up receiver which consumes only 51µW power. This record low power achievement opens the door to battery-less ...

Feb 09, 2010
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