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5/18/2018

Tsinghua Unigroup will partner with the Tianjin government to construct a $1.88 billion headquarters for its cloud business in the Chinese city. Meanwhile, the company has started construction on a chip and cloud center in northwestern China.

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Tsinghua Unigroup
5/18/2018

Dialog Semiconductor's GreenPAK configurable mixed-signal IC solutions help designers easily change circuit layouts and handle testing, said Mark Tyndall, general manager of Dialog's emerging business group.

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5/18/2018

The Lenovo Ideapad 330 will be the first products to feature Intel's 10-nanometer processors. The 10nm chip boasts 4 megabytes of smart cache, supports up to 32 gigabytes of memory and includes two cores.

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5/18/2018

The fully depleted silicon-on-insulator process offer lower design costs and fewer masks to provide design optimization while allowing for radio frequency integration on the same chip, said GlobalFoundries Chief Technology Officer Gary Patton. FD-SOI doesn't compete with finFET, as "planar devices are far superior to finFET devices in RF," said Patton.

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5/17/2018

Intel has rolled out a toolkit for the rapid deployment of computer vision for edge computing. Open Visual Inference & Neural Network Optimization is designed to be compatible with other popular frameworks such as TensorFlow and Caffe.

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Intel
5/17/2018

Chipmakers in South Korea will continue to post high sales totals this year as the global chip market maintains its growth, IC Insights reports. The SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group said, "Reaching their highest recorded quarterly level ever, worldwide silicon wafer area shipments jumped to 3,084 million square inches during the first quarter 2018."

5/17/2018

Global chip resistor demand is greatly outpacing supply, reports Anglia Components. Higher chip resistor demand is said to be mostly related to an increase of electronic features in automotive, industrial and consumer products.

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5/17/2018

A hierarchical porous network results in optimum functionality of electrode materials, reveals a recent study led by Dina Ibrahim Abouelamaiem. "[O]ur research is driven by the need for a greener future and improved energy systems," said Abouelamaiem.

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5/17/2018

Taiwanese researchers have developed a chip that can detect specific proteins in individuals during the early stages of cancer. The proteins, which are known as tumor markers, usually can't be seen until the middle or later stages of cancer, said Jen Chunping of Chung Cheng University, who led the study.

5/17/2018

Socionext has created a neural network accelerator engine that boosts performance in deep learning inference processing on edge computing devices. The NNA features quantization technology that lowers data size as well as system memory bandwidth.

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Socionext, AI