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R. Colin Johnson
Works at EETimes - United Business Media
Attended Washington University (M.A.)
Lives in Portland, Oregon
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The world's first extreme ultraviolet microscope (EUV) images features down to the angstrom (one tenth of a nanometer) making it superior to the giant heavy scanning electron microscope (SEM) and the atomic force microscope (AFM) plus the EUV microscope is cheaper and smaller, in fact it fits on a desktop like a regular optical microscope, according to SRC.
A new type of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) microscope designed at the University of Colorado can take optical images with angstrom resolution.
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Intel now has all the piece in place to be a one-stop-shop for small- to mega-data centers as well as the world's fastest supercomputers. By acquisition and integration, its lays claim to then smartest, fastest most versatile interconnection fabrics available and compatible with Open Fabric Interface to boot.
Intel's Omni-Path Arcitecture (OPA) build on Infiniband and to provide superior fabric communications among heterogeneous computers from datacenters to supercomputer.
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You may never see this "Always in the Red" icon again for a new generation of iPhone and MacBooks powered by fuel cells that last for a week between refueling in seconds, according to Intelligent Energy who displayed prototypes this week.
Intelligent Energy, the company that already sells external fuel cells to recharge iPhone in Apple Stores, wants to put one inside the phone, demonstrating a prototype fuel cell exactly the same size as an iPhone6's lithium-ion battery.
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As the integration of 5G consolidates all types of wireless and wired communications, lets make sure that the carriers don't get the upper hand and start charging for "free WiFi". I believe Intel is on the consumer's side and has the influence with carriers to keep them at bay.
At the Intel Developer Forum 2015 (IDF, San Francisco, Aug.18-20) a panel of experts described that amazing future we look forward to with 5G--at a price--one of which is the end of free WiFi.
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Plastic solar cells may soon outperform silicon due to a simple but effective manufacturing techniques invented at Stanford University's Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences.
Fluence--for fluid enhanced crystal engineering--used a micron-sized rake to mix the two different polymers needed for plastic solar cells thus doubling their output over traditional mixing methods
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Graphene is still the darling material for the post-silicon era even though it has many competitors--like black phosphorus--but University of Wisconsin researchers have found a way to grow graphene variable bandgap transistor channels on germanium boosting graphene's chances to supersede silicon at the end of the roadmap circa 2028.
University of Wisconsin researchers have found a way to grow semiconducting graphene ribbons and control their bandgap.
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Intel is now a one-stop-shopping destination for all things cloud, datacenter and supercomputer. Its latest addition, Omini-Path Architecture, gives Intel a superior fabric for which it makes all the components--from switches to cable.
Intel's Omni-Path Arcitecture (OPA) build on Infiniband and to provide superior fabric communications among heterogeneous computers from datacenters to supercomputer.
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The iPhone has 60 RF filters the design for which dates back to the 1920s. The first fabless RF filter maker has used its experience in making superconducting RF filters to cut that number by between 2X and 3X and to cut their thickness in half. Watch out for the thinnest smartphones in the world in late 2015 and 2016.
The latest high-end smartphones have upwards of 60 discrete radio frequency (RF) filters to address all the bands they must cover worldwide, but Resonant Inc. says it can half that number (or more) plus half their thickness.
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Quantum computers got a boost recent with a new material that interfaces ferromagnets with topological insulators--which conduct on the surface, but whose innards are insulators--creating a superconducting-like frictionless highway for qubits.
Marrying topological insulators with ferromagnets yields a quantum highway that could be adapted to encode, transmit and receive qubits using novel transistor designs, according to MIT researchers.
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Tiny 3-D RealSense Camera free to developers at Intel 
Deveolpers Conference 2015 (San Francisco, June. 10-20) plus to appear in plethora of original equipment manufactures (OEM) devices from smartphone to video game machines in 2016.
Intel getting real about its 3D RealSense technology that mimics the human brain to allow developer to perceive the surrounding world and make sense of what it sees.
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Passive metamaterial are superior to beam steering because they can track multiple voices with a single microphone and more.
Duke University has invented a metamaterial-based voice-locator system that can pick out an individual's voice even from a crowded, noisy room.
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Breakthrough RRAM uses 10-times less power than the other designs according to James Tour at Rice University who combined graphene with tantalum-oxide to fabricated the new architecture.
Rice University professor James Tour and his group have developed a new type of nonvolatile resistive random access memory (RRAM) that overcomes the density limits of other designs by requiring no transistors, switches or diodes for bit cells, and it can be processed at low-temperatures for easy stacking in three dimensions (3D).
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Next-generation electronics and technology news stories published non-stop for 20+ years, R. Colin Johnson's unique perspective has prompted coverage of his articles in a diverse range of major media outlets--from the ultra-liberal National Public Radio (NPR) to the ultra-conservative Rush Limbaugh Show.
Education
  • Washington University (M.A.)
    Philosophy / Symbolic Logic
  • University of Michigan (M.S.)
    Computer, Information and Control Engineering
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Technology Editor
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  • EETimes - United Business Media
    Technology Editor, present
  • Electronics Magazine - McGraw-Hill
    Microsystems and Software Editor
  • SlashDot.org
    Contributing Editor, present
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