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Dec 15, 2017
Intel Takes On AI
The Intel brands is synonymous with the computer chips attested to by the "Intel Inside" tag on hardware. But the company is adapting to today's computing demands and participating in the advance of artificial intelligence (AI). I spoke with Intel's chief data scientist Bob Rogers about the company's direction and the new possibilities opened up by machine learning, deep learning, and transfer learning. In ...
Huge Opportunities in Chinese Market Spur Global Semiconductor Industry Cooperation
China's massive semiconductor market and Europe's prowess in smart car, IoT and other emerging technologies are complementary forces that underscore opportunities ...
Is Qualcomm's NanoRing the Transistor of the (Near) Future?
Today's advanced chips use transistors whose most prominent feature is a vertical fin of silicon through which current flows when the device is switched on. But that ...
IEEE Spectrum
Noise At 7nm And Beyond
The digital and analog worlds always have been very different. Digital engineers see the world in terms of electrons and a well-defined set of numerical values. Their ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Automotive and IoT Will Drive IC Growth Through 2021
Integrated circuit sales for automotive systems and the Internet of Things are forecast to grow 70% faster than total IC revenues between 2016 and 2021, according ...
IC Insights
Pushing DRAM's Limits
If humans ever do create a genuinely self-aware artificial intelligence, it may well exhibit the frustration of waiting for data arrive. The access bandwidth of DRAM ...
Semiconductor Engineering
NXP pushing partnerships with China developers
NXP Semiconductors has announced a strategic partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing and business unit of Alibaba Group. The two companies are working ...
IBM Quantum Woos Fortune 500
Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions and national research labs are signing up to use IBM's quantum computers -- called IBM Q -- hosted in the cloud. JPMorgan Chase ...
EE Times
Apple Awards $390 Million to Optical Components Supplier Finisar
Optical communications components provider Finisar will get $390 million from customer Apple to open a manufacturing facility for vertical-cavity surface-emitting ...
EE Times
Finisar deal helps Apple block rivals' path to AR features
Apple Inc's $390 million deal with chip supplier Finisar Corp announced helps lock in the supply of a component that Apple believes will play a big role in its ...
Fan-Outs Vs. TSVs
Two years ago, at the annual IMAPS conference on 2.5D and 3D chip packaging, the presentations were dominated by talk of fan-out wafer-level packaging. ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Press Releases
North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts November 2017 Billings
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.05 billion in billings worldwide in November 2017 (three-month average basis), according ...
Axus Technology Hires Semiconductor Industry Veteran As General Manager
Axus Technology is pleased to announce that John J. Cerilli has joined the company as General Manager. Based in the Chandler AZ facility, John's new role will provide ...
Axus Technology
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What is the second largest continent?
Answer: Africa. In order of largest to smallest in size: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.