Thursday, August 28, 2014

#CHIPS: "Samsung Finding U.S. Lab to Advance its 3-D FinFET to 5nm"

Samsung funds Penn State to perfect the 3-D FinFET using III-V materials, which Samsung plans to use at the 5 nanometer node: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog

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#MEMS: "Indoor Navigation's Killer App Yet Undiscovered"

Indoor navigation is that latest fad as an extension of the map function on a consumer's smartphone, but according to startup Ten Degrees, which specializes in indoor navigation software, the killer app for indoor navigation has yet to be discovered.

<B>Ten Degrees CEO Ramesh Raman believes that the killer app for indoor navigation has yet to be discovered. </B>

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Monday, August 25, 2014

#MOBILE: "Google Glass Lookalikes Find Niches Thanks to Myo"

Adding the Myo armband controller to Google Glass, Epson's Moverio, and Recon's Jet give them plethora of applications, from industrial, to manufacturing to just plain fun.

Head mounted displays (HMDs) can be controlled by Myo wristband.

Myo wristband detects the orientation and position of all your fingers to control a HMD.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

#CHIPS: "Moore's Laws Limits are Limited"

A chip physical design expert tells you how to keep Moore's Law going forever without depending on scaling to smaller sizes, such as changing to a biological architecture as below: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog

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Monday, August 18, 2014

#ALGORITHMS: "Free Process Design Kit for 15 nanometer"

Now academics, Ph.D. candidates and startups on a shoestring budget can have access to the latest chip making process technologies thanks to North Carolina State Univerity: R. Colin Johnson

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Thursday, August 07, 2014

#CHIPS: "IBM Builds World's Biggest Brain-Chip"

One thing IBM emphasizes about its neurosynaptic chip is that it works like the "right" brain, which means intuition and jumping to conclusions, whereas the "left" brain works more like a traditional computer: R. Colin Johnson

IBM's neurosynaptic processor puts 1 million artificial neurons and 256 million memory synapses on a single CMOS chip.

The 256 neuro-synaptic cores are arranged in a 64x64 array (left), each of which has 256 artificial neurons and 65,536 memory synapses (right) for tightly coupled computation, memory, and communication.

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

#ALGORITHMS: "Brain Wave Monitor from Philips/Accenture"

Many companies have tried to interpret brain-waves to control electronics, but this attempt by Philips and Accenture has the backing to make it a reality commercially.

A stylish brain-wave monitor looks space-age, but could enables paralyzed wearers to use brain waves to complete household tasks.

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