Penn Engineers Pave Way for Chip Components that Could Serve as Both RAM and ROM

New materials may also enable entirely new paradigms for individual chip components and their overall design. One long-promised advance is the ferroelectric field-effect transistor, or FE-FET. Such devices could switch states rapidly enough to perform computation, but also be able to hold those states without being powered, enabling them to function as long-term memory storage. …

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What Does the Future of Content Management Look Like?

Content management is becoming increasingly important as organizations invest more heavily in both internal and external content. Broadly defined, content management refers to all the processes, systems, and workflows associated with creating, organizing, distributing, and securing content within an organization. Organizations are beginning to realize that content management cannot exist as a mere afterthought; it …

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Desktop GPUs Simulate 24 Billion Synapse Mammal Brain Cortex

Dr James Knight and Prof Thomas Nowotny from the University of Sussex’s School of Engineering and Informatics used the latest Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) to give a single desktop PC the capacity to simulate brain models of almost unlimited size. This work will make large brain simulations accessible to researchers with tiny budgets. The research …

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Next Tesla Full Self Driving Chip Will Use 5 Nanometer Lithography

Tesla will work with Samsung to develop a 5nm-class semiconductor for the HW4 version of the Tesla Full Self Driving Chip. Samsung is supplying 14nm chips to Tesla for the HW3 version of FSD. The in-vehicle infotainment system (IVI) uses a variety of chips such as processors, neural network processors (NPUs), security integrated circuits, memory, …

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Strained Diamond Electronics

Researchers at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have demonstrated large, uniform tensile elastic straining of microfabricated diamond arrays through the nanomechanical approach. This has the potential of strained diamonds as prime candidates for advanced functional devices in microelectronics, photonics, and quantum information technologies. Above – CAPTION Stretching of microfabricated diamonds pave ways for applications …

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Breakthrough Electronic Amoeba Analog Computer For Approximate Solving Traveling Salesman Problems

Many important and valuable planning and scheduling problems in logistics and automation are combinatorial optimization problems. The most famous problem of this type is the traveling salesman problem. The salesman problem is this question: “Given a list of cities and the distances between each pair of cities, what is the shortest possible route that visits …

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Taiwan Semiconductor Will Have Volume Production of 3 Nanometer Chips in 2022

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to expand extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography tools for its next-generation 3 nm (N3) node process. TSMC was the first company to use ASML’s EUV lithography machines for high-volume production and now has at least three processes that use EUV for select layers. They use EUV lithography for its N7+, …

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