Wooden Chips could be the next big thing
Published in Processors


Wood chip on the wall

U.S. and Chinese boffins have come up with wooden semiconductor chips which have the advantage of being biodegradable and a lot cheaper than conventional semiconductors.

Spreadtrum guns for 14nm FinFET
Published in Processors


Piggy backing on Intel foundry

China's Spreadtrum, which is tied to Intel's foundry business, is gunning for 14nm FinFET, with sights set on 10nm.

Intel leaks Purley details
Published in Processors

 

Not just another Haswell 

Slides about Intel's upcoming Xeon Skylake Platform: Purley have been leaked to the great unwashed.

Qualcomm tech might make cell towers obsolete
Published in News


LTE direct

Chipmaker Qualcomm is trailing LTE Direct which could bypass cell towers and allow phones to talk directly.

More intelligent chip cores on the way
Published in Processors


Synopsys releases AI core design

Synopsys, a company that licenses software and intellectual property to the biggest names in chip making, showed off a new image-processor core which it thinks could be the future.

IBM trips the light fantastic
Published in News


IBM shows off integrated Photonics chip

Biggish Blue has been showing off what it claims to be the world's first fully integrated wavelength multiplexed silicon photonics chip.

Next Thing aims for $9 computer
Published in Motherboards


Cheap as Chip

A US outfit called Next Thing is offering a $9 development board for its Chip project which is currently seeking crowd funding..

Intel sees growth in Africa
Published in News


Dr Chipzilla I presume

Intel has added up the numbers and worked out that the best way to flog its chips is to follow the path of Stanley beat a path through the jungle into Africa.

Boffins want memristor brain chips
Published in Processors


Memristors are better than silicon

Memristor could be the best chance to build chips which mimic the human brain. Not everyone's brain of course. There is no point mimicking the brain of someone who thinks that a Smartwatch is a pretty need idea, but rather the brain of someone who is a little more clever.

IBM lets Quantum cat out of the bag
Published in News


IBM has Quantum breakthrough

IBM  has revealed a new quantum chip which may or may not exist.