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apple20% Difference Between Saudi Aramco and Apple

Saudi Aramco has been the most valuable company in the world and it had an IPO late in 2019 and briefly traded at $2 trillion when it was worth 38.7 riyal per share. Saudi Aramco valuation is down to $1.7 …

advanced lithographyMolecular Layer Etching Can Help Semiconductors scaling Beyond Moore’s Law

Argonne National Labs have developed a new technique, molecular layer etching, that may help develop microelectronics and show the way beyond Moore’s Law. Molecular layer etching could enable fabricating and controlling material geometries at the nanoscale, which could open new …

computers7 Nanometer Chips and 64 Core AMD Threadripper

At CES AMD has announced the 64 core AMD Threadripper line, (3990X). It will have super-high GHz clocks, and only $4,000 a package pricing. Nextbigfuture reader and commenter Goatguy notes that combining the AMD super chip with 512 GB of …

computersChina Will Have $45-70 Billion in Funds to Catch Up With Semiconductors

China’s first Big Fund to invest in semiconductors was made in 2014 with around $19-22 billion. The Phase 2 fund is being put together now and is already at $28.9 billion and could reach $47 billion. The fund is called …

computersSoftware Update Will Boost Tesla Model S Peak Power by 50 Horse Power

Top Gear claimed to have drag race times comparing a Porsche Taycan Turbo S versus a Tesla Model S. However, the times for the Model S appear to be from 2017 data. Elon Musk says that the DragTimes analysis is …

computersFast and Compact DNA Logic Circuits

DNA is a reliable biomolecule with which to build molecular computation systems. DNA logic circuits (diffusion-based) have shown good performance regarding scalability and correctness of computation. However, previous architectures of DNA logic circuits have two limitations. 1. The speed of …

computers64-Core AMD Processor Can Double Compute Performance

AMD has released the first single-socket, 64 physical core (128 threads) processors. The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC Processors deliver world-record, best-in class performance up to a 2×3 generational performance increase that outpaces Intel Xeon Platinum by up to 87%. AMD …

computer memoryWestern Digital 20 Terabyte Hard Drives Will Power Zettabyte Age

Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) announced its nine-disk mechanical platform, which includes energy-assisted recording technology and maintains the company’s areal density leadership while delivering the highest capacity available. The company will sample the 18TB Ultrastar DC HC550 CMR HDD and the …

computersOpen Source Web Crawling is About Ten to Fifteen Years Behind Google

In 1999, it took Google one month to crawl and build an index of about 50 million pages. In 2012, the same task was accomplished in less than one minute. The 2012 capability is about 50,000 times faster. This is …