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Interview with Transphorm CEO Umesh Mishra
GigaOM's Katie Fehrenbacher interviews Institute faculty member Umesh Mishra about his startup company, Transphorm.
Date: 05/17/2011
Type: Blog, Video
University of Pennsylvania engineers have proposed the possibility of 'two-dimensional' metamaterials that could be achieved by controlling the conductivity of sheets of graphene.
Date: 06/09/2011
Type: News
Tags: graphene
Chipmaker Applied Materials claims that the most effective way of producing the next generation of 22-nanometer transistors is through the process of atomic-layer deposition or ALD.
Date: 07/14/2011
Type: News
Researches at IBM have developed two chip prototypes that intertwine computational power with memory, similar to the how the human brain functions. Not only can these chips take on novel tasks, they require a fraction of the electricity and computing power of conventional computers.
Date: 08/18/2011
Type: News
A new Moore's Law
"Koomey's law" claims that at a fixed computing load, the battery power needed will drop by a factor of two approximately every 18 months.
Date: 09/12/2011
Type: News
The next generation of wireless offers a wider range and larger capacity, though also faces a number of legal hurtles.
Date: 09/20/2011
Type: News
Computer chip-maker ARM has developed a clever way to maintain performance while showing 60-70% gains for smartphones by splitting processing duties between an efficient chip and a more powerful chip.
Date: 10/20/2011
Type: News
In addition to being safer, intelligent cars and trucks could save money through lighter materials and drafting efficiencies from close-distance convoy driving.
Date: 10/24/2011
Type: News
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have invented a new type of electronic switch that performs electronic logic functions within a single molecule. The incorporation of such single-molecule elements could enable smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient electronics.
Date: 12/01/2011
Type: News
Researchers at IBM build the smallest carbon-nanotube transistor ever made, measuring nine nanometers.
Date: 01/26/2012
Type: News

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