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IBM Introduces the World’s First 2-nm Node Chip

New chip milestone offers greater efficiency and performance IBM has become the first in the world to introduce a 2-nanometer (nm) node chip. IBM claims this new chip will improve performance by 45 percent using the same amount of power, o.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeMay 6th, 2021

China top-3 foundries to see combined revenue hit record high in 2021, says Digitimes Research

China's top-3 pure-play foundries are expected to see their combined revenue grow 16% on year to hit another record high in 2021, buoyed by continued strong demand for power devices, CMOS image sensors, radio-frequency ICs and other chip solutions de.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News8 hr. 19 min. ago

How Quantum Computers are Already Untangling Nature"s Mysteries

Wired published a long extract from Amit Katwala's book Quantum Computing: How It Works and How It Could Change the World — explaining how it's already being put to use to explore some of science's biggest secrets by simulating nature itelf: So.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 19 min. ago

World’s first flying race car makes historic maiden flight

Check out this so-called "flying car" that's set to take part in the world's first racing series using such vehicles later this year......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News16 hr. 19 min. ago

What Happened When an Entire Town Went Full Crypto

Bloomberg Businessweek describes what happened when an anonymous donor started "seeding" the tiny El Salvadoran surfing village of El Zonte (population: 3,000) with Bitcoin, turning it into the world's biggest Bitcoin experiment. Workers now receive.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News20 hr. 47 min. ago

Ring Once Gave Free Cameras to 100 Los Angeles Police Officers

"In a bid to bolster its claims as a crime-fighting tool, Ring deployed a tactic popular in the business world: influencer marketing," reports the Los Angeles Times. "It selected a cadre of brand ambassadors, rewarded them with free gadgets and disco.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News20 hr. 47 min. ago

The best MacBook you can buy just got a steep discount before Prime Day

Need a new MacBook Pro for those creative projects? Ahead of Prime Day, Amazon is already offering a great deal on the 2020 M1 chip 13-inch MacBook Pro......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Now Also Elevated to Microsoft"s Chairman

Microsoft Satya Nadella elevated as Microsoft chairman Satya Nadella "has been elevated as chairman of Microsoft, a recognition of how dramatically he has transformed the world's largest software maker as chief executive over the past seven years,".....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Sable hands-on: A vast and striking desert world worth exploring

We got a chance to go hands-on with Sable, the new indie exploration game from Shedworks and Raw Fury......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Separating natural and anthropogenic pollutants in the air

COVID-19 has changed the world in unimaginable ways. Some have even been positive, with new vaccines developed in record time. Even the extraordinary lockdowns, which have had severe effects on movement and commerce, have had beneficial effects on th.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Ring gave cops free cameras to build and promote surveillance network

LAPD officers "spread the word" for the startup, helping it gain market share. Enlarge (credit: Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images) When Ring wanted to boost sales of it surveillance cameras and burnish its self-styled image as a crime-fighting c.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Highlights of the day: TSMC N4 process to start risk production in 3Q21

TSMC is fast advancing its manufacturing processes, and it is expected to move its N4, namely 4nm, node to risk production in the third quarter of 2021, with N3 - 3nm node - to start volume production at the world's number-one pure-play foundry house.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Applied Materials breakthrough in chip wiring enables logic scaling to 3nm and beyond

Applied Materials has unveiled a new way to engineer the wiring of advanced logic chips that enables scaling to the 3nm node and beyond......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

A new rapid assessment to promote climate-informed conservation and nature-based solutions

A new article, published as a Perspective in the journal Conservation Science and Practice, introduces a rapid assessment framework that can be used as a guide to make conservation and nature-based solutions more robust to future climate......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Nielsen Now Knows When You Are Streaming

Nielsen on Thursday announced that it had moved a step closer toward cracking one of the great questions of the modern entertainment world: How big, exactly, is streaming? From a report: Nielsen, the 98-year-old research firm that for decades has had.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Long-term Himalayan glacier study: Geographers combine historical images and maps with current data

The glaciers of Nanga Parbat—one of the highest mountains in the world—have been shrinking slightly but continually since the 1930s. This loss in surface area is evidenced by a long-term study conducted by researchers from the South Asia Institut.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Anthropogenic forcing increases drought risks in Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asian monsoon region is located in warm and humid tropics. It is home to nearly 15% of the world's tropical forests and is one of the biodiversity hotspots in the world......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Fish nutrition database to help combat malnutrition across the globe

A treasure trove of vital nutritional data about fish species is being made freely available and accessible globally—plugging a knowledge gap that will bolster efforts to tackle malnutrition across the world......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

World Bank slams bitcoin, declines to help El Salvador’s cryptocurrency plan

Bank faults bitcoin's “environmental and transparency shortcomings.” Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) Last week, El Salvador’s government passed a law to accept bitcoin as legal tender alongside the US dollar. The country r.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Infineon, NXP strike long-term deals with Taiwan foundries

Automotive chip specialists Infineon and NXP have both struck long-term deals with Taiwan-based pure-play foundries, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Highlights of the day: IC vendors seeking long-term foundry supply

Chip vendors have been scrambling for foundry capacity supply from Taiwan. Both international and domestic IC vendors, such as Infineon and MediaTek have been willing to strike long-term foundry contracts. In China, device brand vendors are keen on r.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021