Tag: silicon

What goes on inside the CPU 
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What goes on inside the CPU

A CPU is a terrifically complex piece of hardware. Here's what actually goes on inside that slug of silicon at the heart of your CPU.
Silicon Power V20 
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Silicon Power V20

The Sandforce-1222 controller chip makes another appearance in the Silicon PowerV20. Read our review.
Silicon Valley feels the skills crunch 
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Silicon Valley feels the skills crunch

Inside the Enterprise: Start ups are fuelling wage inflation for IT and engineering jobs in the US. Will Europe catch up?
Intel buys up Silicon Hive 
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Intel buys up Silicon Hive

Parallel processing technology.
Laser-fired silicon promises processor revolution 
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Laser-fired silicon promises processor revolution

US engineers claim they have made a breakthrough in nano-laser technology that could lead to dramatically faster silicon chips built using existing processor factories.
The Sandy Bridge recall - reactions and updates 
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The Sandy Bridge recall - reactions and updates View all Atomic Articles

We've been chatting to vendors, retailers and discovering just what it is that's broken in Intel's Sandy Bridge chipset. Essential reading follows...
Intel's silicon photonics to revolutionise comms 
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Intel's silicon photonics to revolutionise comms

Intel is claiming a milestone in optical communications with the first 50Gbit/s receiver and transmitter modules that produce their own laser light..
Silicon technology failing against laws of physics 
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Silicon technology failing against laws of physics

Silicon technology is fast reaching the limits of atomic engineering and the industry is going to need a revolution in design in the coming years.
Intel and AMD: Videos explain how grains of sand are used to create a silicon CPU 
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Intel and AMD: Videos explain how grains of sand are used to create a silicon CPU

Intel has released a short animated video illustrating the process by which sand is turned into silicon and a CPU. But the over-simplicity has us leaning towards AMD's older and more interesting video

Samsung steps up silicon research 
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Samsung steps up silicon research View all Atomic Articles

R&D centre pushes chip development.
Moore's law no more?  
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Moore's law no more?

The end of Moore's law may happen sooner than we first thought, according to two physicists who have predicted the end of rapid computing advancement.
22nm CMOS silicon coming soon 
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22nm CMOS silicon coming soon View all Atomic Articles

Manufacturing processes just keep on shrinking.
Graphene could revolutionise future technologies 
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Graphene could revolutionise future technologies

Scientists are betting on a new high tech material, which is among the strongest and thinnest known materials in the universe
Why spintronics could revolutionise electronics 
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Why spintronics could revolutionise electronics

Physicists have confirmed the existence of bismuth telluride, a material that promises to push aside silicon in the manufacture of faster and more efficient computer chips using a process known as Spintronics
Science built a Silicon brain 
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Science built a Silicon brain View all Atomic Articles

200,000 neurons live a synthetic a day per second.
Top 10 IT locations 
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Top 10 IT locations

From Silicon Valley to Station X during the Second World War, why Romania is teeming with software developers, and Zhongguancun in China where Microsoft is building its Chinese headquarters.
Unemployment rises in Silicon Valley 
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Unemployment rises in Silicon Valley

The steadily-climbing unemployment rate in Silicon Valley has reached a shocking four-year high of 6.6 per cent.
Silicon valley stars to send DNA into space 
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Silicon valley stars to send DNA into space

As if it wasn't enough that nerds control the world, now they want to conquer space, with Silicon Valley ‘celebs’ lining up to send their digitised DNA off to the final frontier.
Carbon could replace silicon in next-gen transistors 
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Carbon could replace silicon in next-gen transistors

Princeton boffins tout advantages of graphene.
Intel claims silicon crown despite AMD Barcelona 
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Intel claims silicon crown despite AMD Barcelona

Competing quad-core processor does not worry Intel.
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