The High Stakes Semiconductor Game that Drives HPC Diversity

December 19, 2017

The semiconductor market is worth $300-billion-plus revenue per annum and Intel accounts for almost $60 billion of this total. In fact the top three companies ( Read more…

By Dairsie Latimer

DARPA Pledges Another $300 Million for Post-Moore’s Readiness

September 14, 2017

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched a giant funding effort to ensure the United States can sustain the pace of electronic innovation vital to both a flourishing economy and a secure military. Under the banner of the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI), some $500-$800 million will be invested in post-Moore’s Law technologies. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

DARPA Continues Investment in Post-Moore’s Technologies

July 24, 2017

The U.S. military long ago ceded dominance in electronics innovation to Silicon Valley, the DoD-backed powerhouse that has driven microelectronic generation for Read more…

By George Leopold

IBM Clears Path to 5nm with Silicon Nanosheets

June 5, 2017

Two years since announcing the industry’s first 7nm node test chip, IBM and its research alliance partners GlobalFoundries and Samsung have developed a proces Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Purdue Showcases New Concepts in Semiconducting

December 15, 2016

At the international IEDM 2016 conference earlier this month, Purdue University researchers revealed a number of technologies and concepts aimed at transformin Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Obama Announces New Working Group on US Semiconductor Industry

November 2, 2016

On Monday President Obama announced the formation of a working group to examine methods for guarding and strengthening the U.S. semiconductor industry. It’s not clear the U.S. chip industry is in trouble but certainly efforts abroad are gaining steam. Notably China is focusing on developing its own chips – not least in response to export restrictions on select U.S. chips to China. Also, Fujitsu has announced its post K machine will be ARM-based. Read more…

By John Russell

Intel’s Fryman: “It’s not that we love CMOS; it’s the only real choice.”

September 1, 2016

Forget for a moment the prevailing high anxiety over Moore’s Law’s fate. In the near-term – which could easily mean a decade – CMOS will remain the only viable, volume technology driving computing. Pursue alternatives? Of course, urged Josh Fryman, principal engineer and engineering manager, Intel. Read more…

By John Russell

Nanotech Grand Challenge & Federal Vision for Future Computing

August 8, 2016

What will computing look like in the post Moore’s Law era? There’s no shortage of ideas. A new federal white paper – A Federal Vision for Future Computing: A Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge – tackles the ‘what’s next’ question and spells out seven specific research and development priorities and identifies the federal entities responsible. Read more…

By John Russell

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