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The Decadal Plan for Semiconductors


Semiconductor Research Corporation and Semiconductor Industry Association released the full Decadal Plan for Semiconductors: a roadmap, for 2030 and beyond. It’s a report that outlines chip research and funding priorities for the next decade. Find the Report Overview, Abridged Report and the Full Report here. » read more

Learning properties of ordered and disordered materials from multi-fidelity data


Source: Chen, C., Zuo, Y., Ye, W. et al. Learning properties of ordered and disordered materials from multi-fidelity data. Nat Comput Sci 1, 46–53 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43588-020-00002-x Abstract: "Predicting the properties of a material from the arrangement of its atoms is a fundamental goal in materials science. While machine learning has emerged in recent years as a n... » read more

Improving the Performance Of Deep Neural Networks


Source: North Carolina State University. Authors: Xilai Li, Wei Sun, and Tianfu Wu Abstract: "In state-of-the-art deep neural networks, both feature normalization and feature attention have become ubiquitous. They are usually studied as separate modules, however. In this paper, we propose a light-weight integration between the two schema and present Attentive Normalization (AN). Instead of l... » read more

Versatile Thin‐Film Transistor with Independent Control of Charge Injection and Transport for Mixed Signal and Analog Computation


Source: University Of Surrey: Eva Bestelink Olivier de Sagazan Lea Motte Max Bateson Benedikt Schultes S. Ravi P. Silva Radu A. Researchers at University of Surrey and Université de Rennes developed a new device, called a Multimodal Transistor (MMT), that is immune to parasitic effects. In the MMT, on/off switching is controlled independently from the amount of current passing th... » read more

Solution-processable integrated CMOS circuits based on colloidal CuInSe2 quantum dots


Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of California Irvine used quantum dots to create transistors which can be assembled into functional logic circuits. “Potential applications of the new approach to electronic devices based on non-toxic quantum dots include printable circuits, flexible displays, lab-on-a-chip diagnostics, wearable devices, medical testing, smart im... » read more

IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020


The "IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020" became a U.S. law on 12/4/2020.   The legislation was passed by unanimous consent by the Senate and the House of Representatives. Congress.Gov states: "This bill requires the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to take specified steps to increase cybersecurity for Internet of ... » read more

Pressure-induced Anderson-Mott transition in elemental tellurium


Oliveira, J.F., Fontes, M.B., Moutinho, M. et al. Pressure-induced Anderson-Mott transition in elemental tellurium. Commun Mater 2, 1 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43246-020-00110-1 Abstract: "Elemental tellurium is a small band-gap semiconductor, which is always p-doped due to the natural occurrence of vacancies. Its chiral non-centrosymmetric structure, characterized by helical chains ... » read more

AAA’s Evaluation Of Active Driving Assistance Systems


Source: AAA (American Automobile Association) AAA conducted closed-course testing and naturalistic driving on 2019 BMW X7 with “Active Driving Assistant Professional”, 2019 Cadillac CT6 with “Super Cruise™”, 2019 Ford Edge with “Ford Co-Pilot360™”, 2020 Kia Telluride with “Highway Driving Assist” and 2020 Subaru Outback with “EyeSight®”. For technical pa... » read more

AI Roadmap: A human-centric approach to AI in aviation


Source: EASA European Union Aviation Safety Agency February 2020 "EASA published its Artificial Intelligence Roadmap 1.0 which establishes the Agency’s initial vision on the safety and ethical dimensions of development of AI in the aviation domain. The AI Roadmap 1.0 is to be viewed as a starting point, intended to serve as a basis for discussion with the Agency’s stakeholders. It... » read more

NTSB Releases Report On 2018 Silicon Valley Tesla Autopilot Fatal Accident


NTSB has just released a new report on the March 23, 2018 Tesla accident in Mountain View, CA.  The 2017 Tesla Model X P100D electric-powered passenger car operated with advanced driver assistance (ADAS) features – a feature  Tesla calls “autopilot” – departed  the southbound travel lanes of Highway 101 and struck a previously damaged crash attenuator. The driver, the sole occupant o... » read more

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