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R. Colin Johnson
Works at EETimes - United Business Media
Attended Washington University (M.A.)
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Bell Labs is at it again, defining new horizons, in this case achieving Ethernet speeds over copper pairs, thus solving the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) problem.
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Internet on-a-chip allows any number of cores to be networked into single-chip supercomputer, using a novel dual-network topology that MIT claims is a first.
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Voice activated and other sound oriented functions requires that the microphone be always-on, but Knowles has figured a way to do it with only 235 microAmps--keeping it ahead of the pack.
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The world's smallest inertial sensors have already taken China by storm and are poised to take on the rest of us with their software iGyrpo which is affordable by any smartphone or tablet maker.
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Intel already has 85% of the supercomputer market, but with this new supercharged 3 teraFLOPS model of Xeon Phi could bump it 90%  
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Have your cake and eat it too with ultra-low power sensor hub that runs 24/7 without draining the battery.
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All the motion processing and sensor fusion software makers are being acquired by MEMS or audio/speech makers. Only Hillcrest remains independent--but for how long?
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Knowles claims its world's lowest-power MEMS mic with a signal-to-noise (SNR) of 64.3 dB measures just 3.50 x 2.65 x 0.98 millimeters
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IBM has given itself a deadline of 2020 to perfect the nanotube transistor, for which there are significant technological  hurdles.
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All the supercomputers today are really parallel processors, with their interconnection topology and software algorithms as important as the number of CPUs.
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MEMS microphones are finding all sorts of sophisticated applications--from noise canceling and beam forming to locating your fingers in 3-D for mid-air gesture recognition.
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Hybrid Memory Cubes are 3-D stacks of DRAM that can supercharge a processor--here alongside the new 3 teraflop Intel Xeon Phi--surrounding it with fast-access memory.
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Introduction
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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Occupation
Technology Editor
Employment
  • EETimes - United Business Media
    Technology Editor, present
  • Electronics Magazine - McGraw-Hill
    Microsystems and Software Editor
  • SlashDot.org
    Contributing Editor, present
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