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Super Microchip can Diagnose Infections in Minutes

Super Microchip can Diagnose Infections in Minutes

The new Microchip (Credit: University of Toronto) Researchers from the University of Toronto developed an electronic chip that can analyze blood samples and for signs of infectious bacteria with record-breaking speed. Current lab tests that can identify specific life-threatening bacterial ...

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Improving Chip Memory by Stacking Cells

Improving Chip Memory by Stacking Cells

Scientists at Arizona State University have recently announced a novel method to significantly improve the memory capacity of electronic chips. Their technique, basing on “ionic memory technology,” is especially efficient since it relies on existing electronic materials, thus maintaining manufacturing ...

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Intel Previews Nehalem-EX Xeon Processor

Intel Previews Nehalem-EX Xeon Processor

Intel Corporation of Santa Clara, California has introduced a prototype of a new Xeon processor with codenamed Nehalem-EX. The processor supports up to eight cores and sixteen threads inside a single chip and includes up to sixteen memory slots per ...

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Flexible Memristor Chips

Flexible Memristor Chips

Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed electronic memory chips that can be bent and twisted without fracture. These flexible chips are fabricated with readily available and relatively inexpensive materials. According to the scientists, not ...

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Nature Inspired Radio Chip

Nature Inspired Radio Chip

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have built a new radio chip modeled on the workings of the human inner ear, the cochlea. Designed for use in wireless devices capable of receiving cellular phone, wireless internet, radio, and ...

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Counting Cells

Counting Cells

Scientists from MIT and Boston University have developed biological cells that can count and ‘remember’ cellular events by creating simple circuits through a series of genes that are activated in a precise order. These circuits, which the scientists say simulate ...

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AMD Unveils Six-Core CPU

AMD Unveils Six-Core CPU

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has recently announced plans to release its first six-core processor by the second half of 2009. AMD reported that the new processor, which was codenamed “Istanbul”, will employ the identical socket and thermal envelope, as the ...

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Infineon’s XPOSYS GPS Chip

Infineon’s XPOSYS GPS Chip

Seiko Epson Corporation and Infineon Technologies have collaborated, producing one of the smallest single-chip advanced global positioning system (A-GPS) processors ever made. The chip, measuring just 2.8 mm x 2.9 mm, is 25% smaller than any other A-GPS chip on ...

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A CPU that Stores Data

A CPU that Stores Data

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated for the first time the concept of a vital magnetic characteristic of specifically fabricated semiconductor devices. The team hopes that this breakthrough could lead to smaller and faster ...

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