Veterans Could Close The Semi Industry’s Workforce Gap


Veterans are beginning to form a valuable talent pool for advanced manufacturing and chip-sector positions, helping to fill the current and projected future gap in qualified workers as new fabs come online, and adding discipline and skills that are difficult to find otherwise. The job opportunities are many, and so are the possible job paths. In some cases, veterans are looking to make a qui... » read more

Compilation Challenges Of Scaling Up Quantum Computing With Superconducting Chiplet Architecture


A technical paper titled “MECH: Multi-Entry Communication Highway for Superconducting Quantum Chiplets” was published by researchers at University of California San Diego, University of California Santa Barbara, and Cisco Quantum Lab. Abstract: "Chiplet architecture is an emerging architecture for quantum computing that could significantly increase qubit resources with its great scalabili... » read more

Research Bits: Mar. 19


Superconducting loops Researchers from University of California San Diego and University of California Riverside propose using superconducting loops to store and transmit information in a method similar to the human brain. “Our brains have this remarkable gift of associative memory, which we don't really understand,” said Robert C. Dynes, professor of physics at UC San Diego and preside... » read more

Modeling And Analyzing Open-Source SoCs For Low-Power Cyber-Physical Systems


A technical paper titled “TOP: Towards Open & Predictable Heterogeneous SoCs” was published by researchers at University of Bologna, ETH Zurich, and University of California San Diego. Abstract: "Ensuring predictability in modern real-time Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) is an increasingly critical concern for many application domains such as automotive, robotics, and industrial automation. An... » read more

Chip Industry Week In Review


By Liz Allan, Jesse Allen, and Karen Heyman. Canon uncorked a nanoimprint lithography system, which the company said will be useful down to about the 5nm node. Unlike traditional lithography equipment, which projects a pattern onto a resist, nanoimprint directly transfers images onto substrates using a master stamp patterned by an e-beam system. The technology has a number of limitations and... » read more

Week In Review: Design, Low Power


With funding from the Semiconductor Research Corporation, a group of 10 universities is banding together to create the Processing with Intelligent Storage and Memory center, or PRISM, led by University of California San Diego. The $50.5 million PRISM center will focus on four different themes: novel memory and storage devices and circuits; next generation architectures; systems and software; an... » read more

Research Bits: Dec. 20


Patch tracks blood in deep tissue A skin-worn photoacoustic patch developed by a research team at the University of California San Diego is equipped with arrays of laser diodes and piezoelectric transducers to detect biomolecules in deep tissues, which usually would require a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and X-ray-computed tomography. The patch may help doctors tract hemoglobin in real tim... » read more

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing


Automotive, mobility The head of Tesla’s Autopilot division — Andrej Karpathy — resigned from the company after Tesla laid off 200 people in its Autopilot division and the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration broadened its safety investigation of Tesla’s Autopilot. The NHTSA last month broadened its August 2021 investigation, which was looking at why Tesla cars on... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Nov. 8


Molecular memristor Researchers from National University of Singapore, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, University of Limerick, Texas A&M University, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise discovered a molecular memristor for brain-inspired computing. The molecule uses natural asymmetry in its metal-organic bonds to switch between different states, which allows it to perform u... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Oct. 5


Modeling resistive-switching memory Researchers from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Chang Gung University developed a new toolkit for modeling current in resistive-switching memory devices. The team said that traditional physical-based models need to consider complex behaviors to model current in resistive memory, and there's a risk of permanent device damage due t... » read more

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