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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Even Bigger World's Largest Quantum Computer


The world's largest maker of quantum computers, Canada's D-Wave Systems Inc., recently announced the Pegasus generation of its quantum computers, featuring 2.5 times the qubits (more than 5,000) than its predecessor, as well as the elimination of a major stumbling block to commercialization by directly connecting each of those qubits to three times as many nearby qubits as its previous generation, the Chimera.

Thursday, April 04, 2019

#MEMS Hiding NEMS Devices Inside CMOS

Most micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) inside your smartphone, smartwatch, or other wearable electronic device require a pair of silicon dice—one die for the MEMS moving parts, and one die for its complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) supporting electronics—requiring at least four cubic millimeters.

U.K.-based nanodevice startup Nanusens has developed a MEMS-inside-CMOS process, which yields a device that fits on a single cubic-millimeter chip-scale package (the same size as a chip's die).


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