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Beat the heat in 3-D chip stacks with ICECool

In the Moore's Law race to keep improving computer performance, the IT industry has turned upward, stacking chips like nano-sized 3-D skyscrapers. But those stacks, like the law it's challenging, have their limits, due to ...

dateAug 30, 2017 in Semiconductors
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Nitrades in transition

The average, everyday person might not be familiar with gallium nitride, also known as GaN, but there is a good chance they've heard of silicon, a semiconductor that's been used for decades and found in every computer and ...

dateJun 08, 2017 in Semiconductors
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A solution for precise, low-cost eye movement detection

Imec and Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) today announced the development of a sensing technology to detect eye movement in real time based on electrical sensing. Paving the way for the next generation of eye-tracking ...

Self-learning neuromorphic chip that composes music

Today, at the imec technology forum (ITF2017), imec demonstrated the world's first self-learning neuromorphic chip. The brain-inspired chip, based on OxRAM technology, has the capability of self-learning and has been demonstrated ...

Anticipated DDR5 standard is forecasted for 2018

(Tech Xplore)—The JEDEC DDR5 standard is under development. Announced last month by the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, this is a move to be watched on publication some time next year.

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