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Silicon photonics technology ready to speed up cloud and big data applications

IBM today announced a significant milestone in the development of silicon photonics technology, which enables silicon chips to use pulses of light instead of electrical signals over wires to ...

Wed 13 May 15 from Phys.org

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"Fingerprinting" chips to fight counterfeiting

It's often said that no two human fingerprints are exactly alike. For that reason, police often use them as evidence to link suspects to crime scenes.

Fri 1 May 15 from Phys.org

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IBM integrates optics and electronics on a single chip

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Fri 14 Dec 12 from Gizmag

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New power amplifier design could double smartphone battery life

Cell phones have come a long way in terms of battery life, but lets be honest, there's still plenty of room for improvement. The very fact that we talk about using a phone for eight hours as ...

Tue 6 Nov 12 from Gizmag

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Caltech's chips survive laser armageddon thanks to self-healing powers

Although you are fairly unlikely to start zapping your gadgets with high-power lasers any time soon, scientists are already hard at work trying to make electronics immune to such cruelty. In ...

Tue 12 Mar 13 from Gizmag

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US military funds 'Mission: Impossible' vanishing devices

The US military is spending millions to build "vanishing" technology that self-destructs on the battlefield, like the tape recorder that goes up in smoke in the "Mission: Impossible" television ...

Sat 8 Feb 14 from Phys.org

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Electricity and Light in One Chip

Silicon chips with both optical and electrical circuits could eliminate a bottleneck limiting supercomputer speeds. Today's computer chips are chunks of silicon that use electrical pulses ...

Fri 3 Dec 10 from MIT Technology Review

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Prototype explosives-detecting boarding gate keeps passengers moving

With pat downs, metal detectors, X-ray machines, and "puffer machines," catching a plane can see you and your belongings scanned and probed more thoroughly than a trip to the doctor. Yet another ...

Wed 3 Oct 12 from Gizmag

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Smaller, faster, greener "high-rise" 3D chips are ready for Big Data

Stanford engineers have pioneered a new design for a scalable 3D computer chip that tightly interconnects logic and memory, with the effect of minimizing data bottlenecks and saving on energy ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Gizmag

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EUV machines to swing into commercial action in 2015

(Phys.org) —ASML develops technology for high-tech lithography machines for the semiconductor industry. The company, based in The Netherlands, manufactures equipment that is used to transfer ...

Thu 8 Aug 13 from Phys.org

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