To get to the 10-nanometer node circa 2017 most semiconductor makers are still banking on EUV, which need special super-resists like the one described here to be successful: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog
Super-resist combine cross linkers in low concentration (left) enabling shorter exposure times than with high concentrations of cross linkers (right).
Flexible displays are already here in the form of curved displays for TVs and smartphones encased in glass and metal, but these new-generation flexible displays will be encased in plastic so they can be rolled up like a scroll: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog
Flexible OLED displays can be rolled up for storage or transport or form fit to smart watches, visors, almost anything.
All the motion processing and sensor fusion software makers are being acquired by MEMS or audio/speech makers. Only Hillcrest remains independent--but for how long? R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog
Sophsticated motion processing and sensor fusion software from companies like ExHillcrest, Movea and Sensor Platforms are needed to meet the growing need for combo motion sensors which will grow to over $1 billion by 2016, according to IHS.
Cognitive computers—cognizers—aim to instill human-like intelligence into our smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices using microchips that emulate the human brain. Dubbed the “Future of Computing” by the NYTimes, one of the “Best Innovation Moments of 2011” by the Washington Post and one of “10 World Changing Ideas” in a Scientific American cover story “A Computer Chip that Thinks” this book reveals how neuroscience and computer science are merging in a new era of intelligent machines light-years beyond Apple's Siri, IBM's Watson.
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