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IBM's new radio chips could help unclog wireless data networks

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now IBM has been pushing the limits on its hybrid silicon germanium chip technology for years, and next Tuesday it is announcing the fifth generation of the technology that is aimed at relieving communications bottlenecks. As consumers and carriers try...
IBM's new radio chips could help unclog wireless data networks

Are FPGAs the future of password cracking and supercomputing?

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Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are versatile silicon chips that are proving to be extremely fast at certain operations. Laid out on silicon much like any other chip, FPGAs are packed with configurable logic blocks that are wired together with interconnects and switches, and a small amount of memory in the...
Are FPGAs the future of password cracking and supercomputing?

Faster networks anyone? IBM pops optics on conventional silicon chips.

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After a few years of effort, IBM says it has managed to make chips that have both conventional electronic parts on them as well as optical components all made using traditional chip manufacturing processes. As breakthroughs go, this one could herald faster bandwidth on broadband networks as well as inside...
Faster networks anyone? IBM pops optics on conventional silicon chips.

Investor Chamath Palihapitiya Says We're At An 'Absolute' Low Point In Startup Quality

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Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook executive and founder of investment firm The Social+Capital Partnership, said today that the tech world should be “utterly ashamed,” because “we are at an absolute minimum in terms of things that are being started.” Palihapitiya was interviewed onstage at our Disrupt NY conference. He argued...
Investor Chamath Palihapitiya Says We're At An 'Absolute' Low Point In Startup Quality
Fabbing a chip that could encode data in a twisted vortex of light
Ex-Intel executive comes out as Qualcomm's chief marketing officer -- and he loves mobile devices even more now

Tom Knight, Godfather Of Synthetic Biology, On How To Learn Something New

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It was partly frustration with designing silicon chips that led Tom Knight to the study of biology. A senior research scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Knight started working in MIT's AI Lab while he was in high school. As an MIT student and faculty member, in...
Tom Knight, Godfather Of Synthetic Biology, On How To Learn Something New

What do hard drive-related words like SATA, IDE, and RAID actually mean?

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Brainout asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum to explain some of the words used to describe hard drives and storage. Technical terms can get overwhelming, especially when they include too many TLAs (three-letter acronyms). Even people who use these terms sometimes need to step back and remember...
What do hard drive-related words like SATA, IDE, and RAID actually mean?

What Silicon Valley could learn from these 14 Israeli companies

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This post reposted from building43. Last week Rocky Barbanica and I visited Israel and we videoed many companies (some of those interviews are still to come after we edit them). But while going through all the videos, I wondered what Silicon Valley could learn from these companies? After all,...
What Silicon Valley could learn from these 14 Israeli companies
The Silicon Valleys Of The World: The European Edition
Luxtera raises $21.7M for silicon photonic components
After six years of planning, Compass-EOS takes on Cisco to make blazing-fast routers
Are you read for nanotech brains? IBM makes breakthrough in manufacturing carbon nanotubes to replace silicon chips

INSIDE INTEL: Our Tour Of The Company That Put The Silicon In Silicon Valley (INTC)

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This week, we visited Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California to find out where the tech company is placing its bets these days and which startups it's interested in funding. When you think of Intel, you probably think of the silicon chips resting inside your PC. But the company...
INSIDE INTEL: Our Tour Of The Company That Put The Silicon In Silicon Valley (INTC)

SoC vs. CPU – The battle for the future of computing

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After more than 50 years at the top of the heap, the CPU finally has some competition from an upstart called the SoC. For decades, you could walk into a shop and confidently pick out a new computer based on its CPU — and now, everywhere you look, from smartphones...
SoC vs. CPU – The battle for the future of computing
You Don’t Kill Incumbents, You Leapfrog Them or You Lose
Copper wires might be the bottleneck in the way of Moore's Law

'A sense of crisis' at Samsung

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Rumors of a pending shakeup after chairman Lee's three-month trip to Japan and Hawaii. FORTUNE -- "Change everything but your wife and children," Samsung chairman Lee Kun-Hee famously said 20 years ago when he announced the new management initiative that launched Samsung's entry into batteries, silicon chips and, eventually, display panels...
'A sense of crisis' at Samsung

Organs on a Chip: Harvard Plans to Recreate the Human Body on Silicon

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Harvard researcher team up with DARPA to create a system of silicon chips that simulate the human body....
Organs on a Chip: Harvard Plans to Recreate the Human Body on Silicon
MIT researchers create an alternative to silicon chips with indium gallium arsenide

Innovation Agents: Marvell Technology Group's Weili Dai, Semiconductor Pioneer

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The first thing Marvell Technology Group's cofounder Weili Dai says about herself --rather proudly-- is that she’s a geek. If there’s such a thing as geekdom, Dai would be queen. As the only female cofounder of a global semiconductor company, Dai built an empire out of those little silicon chips....
Innovation Agents: Marvell Technology Group's Weili Dai, Semiconductor Pioneer

Living organ-on-a-chip could soon replace animal testing

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If a team of Harvard bioengineers has its way, animal testing and experimentation could soon be replaced by organ-on-a-chip technologies. Like SoCs (system-on-a-chip), which shoehorn most of a digital computer into a single chip, an organ-on-a-chip seeks to replicate the functions of a human organ on a computer chip.In Harvard’s...
Living organ-on-a-chip could soon replace animal testing

Intel, Qualcomm Hit CES: As Mobile Chip Battle Heats Up, Tech Giants Will Collide

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Editor’s note: Steve Patterson’s observations and writing are based on his 20 years working in the primordial ooze of start-ups in Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @stevep2007. At the start of CES 2013, Qualcomm has an enviable dominant market position, owning half the mobile processor...
Intel, Qualcomm Hit CES: As Mobile Chip Battle Heats Up, Tech Giants Will Collide
Silicon nanophotonics: IBM's light chips could save data centers from bandwidth traffic jams

Here’s the world’s first calculator with CMOS chips from 1972 [video]

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We sure have come a long way with electronics, haven’t we? The idea of carrying a calculator in your pocket was absolutely ridiculous in the 1970′s, and now the calculator is just an app that we use on our phone to calculate tips at restaurants. Even that functionality has been...
Here’s the world’s first calculator with CMOS chips from 1972 [video]

Meet GreenPeak, the company that's powering the smart homes of the future [Interview]

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It’s not too often you’ll find us covering a company that specializes in wireless RF communication controller chips. But at IBC in Amsterdam earlier this week, that’s exactly what we did. GreenPeak Technologies is one of the industry leaders in silicon solutions for residential applications. A set-top box (STB) becomes...
Meet GreenPeak, the company that's powering the smart homes of the future [Interview]
The Dumbing Down of Silicon Valley
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