Latest chips publications

Smart chip could lead to safer, wireless brain implants

A team of scientists has developed a tiny smart chip capable of attaching to neural implants, and facilitating the wireless transmission of brain signals. Neural implants embedded in the brain can alleviate some of the symptoms of diseases such as Parkinson’s, as well as supporting the movement of prosthetic limbs. However, their use has been restricted… Read More

IBM looks beyond silicon for new era of cloud and big data

IBM is to invest $3bn over the next five years developing microchip technology for the new age of cloud computing and big data. The giant said it was driving two broad programmes of research and development.   Its first is aimed at what it calls ‘7 nanometer (nm) and beyond’ to address the silicon chip’s… Read More

Tweet: Amazon joins other web giants in trying to design its own chips

Nice piece of journalistic work from Stacey Higgingbotham and the team at GigaOm that concludes that Amazon is turning its hand to chip design. It has reportedly been recruiting designers from Calxeda, an ARM-based server start-up in Austin, Texas that closed last year. Plus it is advertising on LinkedIn for its Silicon Optimization team (in Austin) that… Read More

News – Price war looms in mobile processors, says Strategy Analytics

It’s not just cloud service providers then in the midst of price battles. While the market is huge for baseband and apps processors for tablets and smartphones, valued at $37 billion market in 2018, Strategy Analytics says a price war is looming reports Electronics Weekly. Excerpt “The tablet processor market will have 14.6% CAGR 2013-8… Read More