Scientists at Rice University believe they are well on the way to making charge coupled devices (CCDs) for imaging that are only atoms thick.
The sythetic materials using metal chalcogenide compounds could lead to the superthin devices with molybdenum disulphide the favourite for its light detecting property. more»
Technology from Calxeda, which shut down last year, is being repackaged and built by Silver Lining Systems.
Last year founder Barry Evans shuttered Calxeda which pioneered low-power ARM-based chips for use in servers for scale-out data centre environments. At the time, the industry was not interested. more»
Have time to make breakfast while you’ve switched your PC on and while you’re waiting for Windows to boot? You may not have that luxury for that much longer.
Scientists at Cornell University think that they’ve invented a way of switching on devices without using electric currents. more»
ABI Research believes that by the end of this year processors including embedded security technology will reach the billion mark.
Vendors are building in the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) will reach 366 million as part of that figure.
The shipments are driven by governments, financial service companies and other enterprises largely to ensure secure ID and payments. more»
Growth in the internet of things (IoT) means demand for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) has risen steeply this year.
The MEMS category of semiconductors includes accelerometers, pressure sensors, timing components and microphones.
MEMS are used in areas like asset tracking, smart grids, building and other sectors. more»
A report commissioned by the European Commission has found that the number of European households able to access at least 30Mbps download speeds is 62 percent.
The survey covered 2013 and showed that 4G LTE support increased by 32 percent during the year. more»
Compared with the rest of the IT market, the worldwide integrated infrastructure market grew by a healthy 28.1 percent during the third quarter of this year.
That’s according to IDC, which said reveues increased to $2.3 billion, generating over 898 petabytes of storage capacity shipments, up by 46.6 percent compared to Q3 2013. more»
A judge will hear a plea from Google today that she on dismiss an antitrust lawsuit in San Jose based on a class action against the internet giant.
Google will ask US District Judge Beth Freeman to dismiss a class action alleging that its Android operating system forces companies that use the OS in their devices to not use competing software from other companies like Microsoft. more»
The use of analytics and big data has demonstrated how style trends surge through the industry, according to researchers at Penn State University.
Heng Xu, a professor of info science and tech at Penn, said a team of researchers analysed a large number of words and phrases from fashion reviews. more»
The USA regulary publishes anti-dumping and countervailing duties and it looks like it’s taking tough action against China to prevent its home solar panel market being threatened.
Trendforce, a Taiwanese market intelligence company, said the US has raised Chinese solar anti-dumping tariffs to as much as 165 percent, while rates for Taiwanese manufacturing have decreased. more»
There’s been a battle in the enterprise between thin clients and commercial PC for market share and it looks like the thin clients have won.
According to IDC, thin clients competed directly with commercial PCs for market share and in 2014 the former did better than the latter. more»
Entrepreneur Nick Boardman said he has introduced a Bitcoin online company which uses Bitcoins as its sole currency.
BTXDeals will differ from other etailers by offering a cost per sale that’s lower than 50 percent of charges from Amazon and eBay. more»
Intel and Chinese e-commerce giant jd.com have signed a deal with each other to create a new type of laboratory.
According to the Xinhua news agency, both companies will work on creating 3D product displays and “visual fitting rooms”, smart hardware, and servers for enterprises for promoting online shopping. more»
Search giant Google processes trillions of searches a year and now it’s released a list of the top searches in a number of different categories for 2014.
The top searches across all categories were Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola, Malaysia Airlines, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Flappy Bird, Conchita Wurst, ISIS, Frozen and Sochi Olympics. more»
Server company Rackspace has joined an IBM inspired server group, snubbing its primary chip supplier, Intel.
The Openpower foundation was formed a year ago and has something like 80 worldwide members, working on producing server technology built using IBM rather than Intel microprocessor architecture. more»