As transistors reach the limits of miniaturization, it is only a matter of time until Moore’s Law runs out of steam. The latest expert to weigh-in says Moore’s Law will expire in 2020 at the 7nm node.
Big Blue’s research arm makes carbon more transistor-friendly.
EUV lithography, the technology chipmakers are counting on to keep Moore’s Law alive, is behind schedule.
Michio Kaku says Moore’s Law is slowing and will wind down by 2022.
Next-gen Ivy Bridge processors likely to appear in March 2012.
According to HP, we are transitioning from the Information Age to the Insight Age, which signals a need for new architectures.
MIT spin-out Lyric Semiconductor Inc. has launched a new breed of integrated circuits that replaces the binary logic of traditional computing with probabilistic logic. The aim is to deliver a much more efficient architecture for applications based on probability computing. For these types of workloads, the company is promising orders-of-magnitude improvement in energy efficiency, performance and cost.
Chips that let errors happen, then correct them, prove more efficient.
A safer nuclear reactor could be on the horizon thanks to computer modeling; and the National Science Foundation awards $24.5 million to UC Berkeley researchers engaged in reducing the power draw of electronics. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.
Irish researchers claim semiconductor breakthrough.