The Australian government has launched an international competition to build a new generation of military robots.
While rumors fly around the Macosphere over Apple's upcoming $800 tablet PC, it turns out that the chip at the heart of the device has been designed by PA Semi, which Apple snapped up for $278 million in April last year.
Global panel shipment levels are likely to crawl a little higher this year, thanks to high demand for LCD television panels. But Taiwan's large-area TFT-LCD manufacturers are struggling.
This year's Semicon West kicks off today and promises exhibits and technical sessions covering microelectronics, photovoltaics, MEMS and new and emerging technology markets.
AMD spinoff Global Foundries has issued a call for the semiconductor
industry to get the most out of 300mm silicon wafers before jumping to
Intel had better hope it gets sufficient volumes from its Atom CPUs
because according to a major research company, sales of notebooks are
starting to flatten while netbook shipments will double this year.
More details on future chip plans have slipped through Intel's famously-tight grasp.
AMD today announced five new 6-core Istanbul processors, three aimed at
2P servers and two at 4P/8P models. The new CPUs include two SE
processors for performance-focused server environments and three HE
processors that consume less power than the standard versions of the
2400 and 8400 6-core series. Down the road, AMD will offer EE chips
that drop their average power consumption to just 45 watts.
Intel informed system vendors that its virtualization technology (VT)
will be available in five additional processors beginning in August.
Despite reluctance to buy solid state disks (SSDs) because of price,
they can save companies money in the long term, a report said.
MIT researchers have developed a special fabric that acts as a camera, and have used it to take a rudimentary picture of a smiley face.
Cupertino company Apple has filed several patents this week which point
the way towards improvements it hopes to bring to its run-away success,
While market watcher iSuppli has lowered forecasts for semiconductor and electronics revenues in 2009, things will start looking up in the second half, says the company.
Graphics fabless chip company Nvidia snuck two new products into the
world but without the marketing and press fanfare that usually
accompanies such things.
A hyper-realistic robot with the face of Einstein has taught itself to smile and make facial expressions.
More and more brand names are shifting to external manufacturers to make their LCD TVs for them.
While it has refused to get tangled up with Netbook PCs before, Sony has decided to bite the bullet and release one anyway.
Just a few days after Dell advertised two LCD monitors at a tenth of their normal price, the company has done it again, this time with the Latitude E4300 notebook.
Engineers are one step closer to developing an optical computer, following the successful creation of an optical transistor from a single molecule.
You have to ask whether they've really thought this through: using a giant robot rat to find disaster survivors. Victims might just decide to stay where they are.