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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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Intel is leaving the GPUs in the dust with is latest 72-processor chip the Xeon Phi with on-chip fabric, 3-D memory and silicon photonics connecting to any sized arrays--a true supercomputer on-a-chip.
Intel announced range of stand-alone bootable Xeon Phi processors with from 64-to-72 processors running at up to 1.5-GHz for low-power consumption, 16-Gbytes of 3-D memory, and high-performance computing orchestration for deep learning algorithms.
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Coventor still sells its MEMS tools, but the bulk of its customers are now semiconductor manufacturers and equipment makers who use its SEMulator3D to model and verify nanoscale 3-D structures now including electrical analysis.
Coventor's SEMulator3D adds electrical analytic tools making the MEMS design program targeted at 3D chip and system design engineers.
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Russia is making a comeback in the scientific community with one of its major concentrations being semiconductors, such as this 20-GHz piezoelectric MEMS resonator on a diamond substrate.
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3-D packaging could outperform Moore's Law in the 21st century, according to Smoltek which has an ultra-dense process for integrating thinned CMOS die together into complete one-chip application solutions to Internet of Things (IoT) devices--even including the battery!
The next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will keep shrinking their package sizes, instead of transistor sizes, thus extending beyond the end of Moore's Law.
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NXP + Freescale hopes to build a chip business to rival Intel, but with a diversity of offerings that evolve as the markets evolve. CEO Richard Clermmers says the new NXP will target all things smart, but in particular smart cities and smart education to make sure it has not just the right electronics parts to sell, but the right engineers to design them.
Security plays heavy in first NXP/FTF Technology Forum keynote.
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Magnetic graphene nixes the need for a bandgap, since using spintronics can handle both the logic functions and the encoding of 1s and 0s onto a single electron. Magnetic graphene may ensure it as the successor to silicon circa 2023. Bookmark and Share. Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 1:46 PM ...
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IBM is leveraging the growing open-source community by making important donations to their projects, which began years ago with its contribution to Linux and today includes Cognitive Computing and Deep Learning algorithms.
IBM promises to donate a key element of its cognitive analytics and machine learning software suite to the open-source community.
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Intel's Xeon E7 version 4 (E7v4) is its fastest processor yet, wth dual rings around up to 24 cores and double the performance on realtime mission critical applications such as realtime transaction analytics, enterprise resource planning, and deep learning.
Intel announced its 4th generation high-end Xeon processor, the Xeon E7-8800/4800 version 4 (E7v4) which is aimed at solving real-time analytics problems for businesses.
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With the PC market declining and data-center caliber processors sales climbing Intel is diversifying its Xeon processors with a new E3v5 model announced today at Computes Taipei for video stream suppliers--which will dominate 80 percent of Internet traffic by 2020.
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The Internet of Things (IIoT) got a boost recently when NXP (there new owners of formerly Freescale) expanded on its plan for IOT devices. One will soup up the cable WiFi routers to more gracefully handle every wireless device in a household....read more by clicking on title.
A home gateway solution from NXP allows all the Internet of Things (IoT) devices in a home to be integrated with WiFi making it more valuable and economical to keep the cable as your internet service provider (ISP) and get regular TV to boot.
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Internet of Things (IoT) security has a long way to go. And its not just standards that are needed, it is new on-chip hardware that the bad guys can't get around, and new eastern to understand labeling techniques to replace the "Terms of Use" that no one reads today.
Panelists at the NXP/FTF Technology Forum 2016 describe the hurdles that need to be surmounted in order to bring security to the Internet of Things.
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Magnetic graphene nixes the need for a bandgap, since using spintronics can handle both the logic functions and the encoding of 1s and 0s onto a single electron. Magnetic graphene may ensure it as the successor to silicon circa 2023.
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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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Portland, Oregon