The United Kingdom has long been a leader in technical innovation and today is home to a wealth of innovative tech companies from an emerging set of startups to established companies that have been a part of our lives for decades. These companies are moving faster, pushing further, and uncovering more as the power and potential of high performance and intense computing applications open doors—or at least open them more quickly. These companies are tackling everything from the natural language processing found in smart home IoT devices, to the artificial intelligence (AI) now used in connected, autonomous cars. Advanced analytics and high-performance computing (HPC) applications are creating opportunities for enterprises every day. Nevertheless, these new applications, and the volumes of data they create, are causing companies—and the executives within them—to reconsider how data is stored, accessed, and most importantly, powered. Perhaps for the first time in … [Read more...] about Future tech requires a sustainable backbone
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Remember when it first became obvious that the semiconductor manufacturing industry was going to expect lithography to resolve features smaller than the wavelength of light used in the litho tools themselves?Thanks to techniques such as the use of phase shift photomasks, sub-wavelength lithography is standard in chip fabs today. It might even be viewed as “old hat,” although still an expensive old hat.Whether non-visual defect (NVD) inspection follows a similar trend remains to be seen. This is perhaps especially true in light of the history of metrology and inspection technology. Chipmakers always have been loathe to spend money on these often expensive tools and processes unless it proves indispensable in production. That explains why historical adoption rates of today’s standard metrology and inspection tools tend to have long ramps.Still, it’s clear that as the industry begins to get serious about the forthcoming 14nm and 10nm nodes, NVDs, such as … [Read more...] about Non-Visual Defect Inspection: The Tech of Tomorrow?
Fon also joins the prpl Carrier Interest Group, prplWrt working group, and common API task group SANTA CLARA, CALIF – 26 October 2017 – The prpl Foundation, an open-source, community-driven, not-for-profit consortium with a focus enabling the security and interoperability of embedded devices for the smart society of the future, has today announced that Fon has joined the Foundation. As the world’s leading WiFi software company, Fon joins prpl to accelerate the development of a common, open-source-based software framework which will enable deployment of new carrier services for the digital home and carrier WiFi hotspots.“With the formation of our Carrier Interest Group last year, we set out to strengthen the ties between telecommunications carriers, major chipset vendors and the open source community,” said Art Swift, president of the prpl Foundation. “One of the key goals was to bring new carrier-grade features to gateways and routers that would … [Read more...] about Fon joins prpl Foundation to accelerate open-source innovation for the Digital Home and Carrier WiFi Tech Videos Featured Products Site Sponsors Featured Tech Videos
Fon also joins the prpl Carrier Interest Group, prplWrt working group, and common API task group SANTA CLARA, CALIF – 26 October 2017 – The prpl Foundation, an open-source, community-driven, not-for-profit consortium with a focus enabling the security and interoperability of embedded devices for the smart society of the future, has today announced that Fon has joined the Foundation. As the world’s leading WiFi software company, Fon joins prpl to accelerate the development of a common, open-source-based software framework which will enable deployment of new carrier services for the digital home and carrier WiFi hotspots.“With the formation of our Carrier Interest Group last year, we set out to strengthen the ties between telecommunications carriers, major chipset vendors and the open source community,” said Art Swift, president of the prpl Foundation. “One of the key goals was to bring new carrier-grade features to gateways and routers that would … [Read more...] about Fon joins prpl Foundation to accelerate open-source innovation for the Digital Home and Carrier WiFi Tech Videos Industry Trends Featured Products Site Sponsors Featured Tech Videos
Today, Intel Corporation announced it will invest $5 million over the next five years to deepen its engineering pipeline partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology and deploy research-driven solutions to inspire and retain women and underrepresented minorities to start and complete computer science and engineering degrees.The Intel and Georgia Tech program, announced in conjunction with the first-ever White House Demo Day, builds on Intel’s ongoing commitment to improve diversity in the technology industry. Earlier this year, Intel announced a new goal in diversity and inclusion: to achieve full representation of underrepresented minorities and women by the year 2020 in its U.S. workforce, along with a $300 million Diversity in Technology initiative to help build a pipeline of underrepresented engineers and computer scientists, to foster hiring and inclusion of women and underrepresented minorities at Intel, and to fund programs to support a more positive representation … [Read more...] about Intel to collaborate with Georgia Tech
In the world of HD TV technology, Sharp has taken a backseat in recent years. Its Korean competitors, Samsung and LG, have been the talk of the industry with their massive 4K, Ultra HD TV’s, leaving us wondering when exactly Sharp will respond. In a conference room fairly modest for the magnitude of CES, Sharp’s CEO Toshi Osawa, accompanied by other company bigwigs, came out swinging with a big counter punch, unveiling a bevvy of new technologies and TVs that the company hopes will bring it swiftly back into competition in 2013 and beyond.IGZOIt’s a funny name, but get used to hearing it. Sharp is implementing the new LCD technology in almost all of it’s new products for 2013, including phones, tablets, and HD TV’s. IGZO stands for Indium Gallium Zinc Oxygen, which is the construct of the new semiconductor that drives Sharp’s latest LCD’s, and we gotta say it looks pretty amazing. Sharp believes IGZO will be the “leading display … [Read more...] about Welcome back! Sharp renews focus on home theater with 4K, glare-reducing tech, and something called IGZO
Today’s much-anticipated Volkswagen Group annual meeting in Hannover, Germany kicked off with emphasis on the positive and on changes looking forward, rather than by dwelling on the diesel-smelling elephant in the room. VW didn’t brush the Dieselgate scandal under the meeting-room carpet, however. Progress with the diesel recall program was one of five major points in CEO Matthias Müller’s presentation.As he announced the “Together — Strategy 2025”, Müller said, “We have launched the biggest change process in Volkswagen’s history.” Changes include vehicle electrification, autonomous cars, mobility services, improved gas and diesel emissions, changes in emissions testing, and a renewed focus on rebuilding trust in VW Group.Regarding vehicle electrification, Müller reaffirmed multi-billion euro investment in an “electrification initiative second to none in the industry.” Müller continued, … [Read more...] about Integrity, trust and future tech developments on VW annual meeting agenda
When people say things like “this is the future of gaming” it is generally framed with rhetoric. When the Kinect was released, you heard that a lot – and it was true, just in a limited way. The Kinect was the future of gaming in the sense that it used technology that wasn’t possible a few years earlier, so it was a technological jump. Still, the Kinect is viewed by most as just another peripheral, not something that redefines gaming on a larger scale. The same cannot be said for some of the things being discussed at the first Neurogaming Conference held this week in San Francisco.If you look up the word “neurogaming” in the Oxford English dictionary, you won’t find an entry. “Braggadocious” managed to sneak in there somehow, but “neurogaming” is simply too new a word to have entered the lexicon – but it is one that is going to resonate for years. Unlike the term “gesture control” that describes the … [Read more...] about The future of gaming is all in your head. Literally.
The pace of technological change is getting faster, and many Americans are optimistic about the results, although a sizable minority are concerned, Pew Research has found.Nearly 60 percent think technological and scientific advances will make life in the future better, but 30 percent fear they will make life worse than it is today.Sparking the most anxiety: designer babies; robots as primary caregivers for the ailing and elderly; personal and commercial drones flying U.S. skies; and implants or other wearable devices (such as Google Glass) that constantly give users information about the world around them."In many ways, this is a classic American story. We are generally optimistic about our ability to overcome obstacles and for things to work out well in the end, even as we envision many challenges to overcome on our way to getting there," Alex Smith, senior researcher at the Pew Research Center, told TechNewsWorld.However, what the results show is that "we really have no idea what is … [Read more...] about Americans Find Future Tech Both Fascinating and Frightening
The future is now, or at least it is coming soon. Today's technological developments are looking very much like what once was the domain of science fiction. Maybe we don't have domed cities and flying cars, but we do have buildings that reach to the heavens, and drones that soon could deliver our packages. Who needs a flying car when the self-driving car -- though still on the ground -- is just down the road?The media often notes the comparisons of technological advances to science fiction, and the go-to examples cited are often Star Trek, The Jetsons and various 1980s and 90s cyberpunk novels and similar dark fiction. In many cases, this is because many tech advances actually are fairly easy comparisons to what those works of fictions presented.On the other hand, they tend to be really lazy comparisons. Every advance in holographic technology should not immediately evoke Star Trek's holodeck, and every servant-styled robot should not immediately be compared to Rosie, the maid-robot in … [Read more...] about OPINION Our Sci-Fi Future: Silly vs. Terrifying