Critics say that D-Wave is not a real quantum computer because it can only solve optimization problems, but D-Wave Systems, Inc. counters that its an appropriate start to build and application-specific quantum computer on the way to a universal one.
Cavendish Kintetics newest design win is in the Nubia Z9 phone, the first on the market with a bezel-less design. Its dual antennas, in the top and bottom of the smartphone--and using some of the phones frame--are tuned to any LTE or 3G frequency with Cavendish's MEMS tunable capacitive array.
Valleytronics may challenge spintronics as a new encoding for quantum computers where qubits are encoded as electron momentum traveling in valleys between domain walls in the atomic lattice of graphene.
German factory Festo claims to be catching up to competitors by outperforming Japanese company SMC with smarter robotics, programmable logic controllers, and associated assembly line gear, which Festo claims will revolutionize factories by allowing them to constantly reconfigure with the latest gadgetry plus upgrade the factory workforce from semi-skilled operators to highly-skilled mechatronics and information technology (IT) experts.
The Defence Advanced Research Project Agency has advanced the state-of-the-art in autonomous robots by sponsoring the DARPA Robot Challenge for disaster recovery, the finals for which will be run next month with a $3.5 million purse.
IBM has solved the most vexing problems of silicon photonics and proving it with a 100-Gbit/s optical transceiver, which by the time it is released as a product next year will have its own lasers on-chip.
After 30 years of research, IBM has unveiled what it says is an inexpensive, commercializable solution to silicon photonics that encodes and translates both electricity and light on a single CMOS chip.
Samsung broke ground yesterday on what it claims is the world's most expensive fab at over $14 billion and covering 31 million square feed for 10 nanometer FinFET semiconductors.
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