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How Intel lost $10 billion — and the mobile market

How Intel lost $10 billion — and the mobile market How did Intel manage to spend up to $10 billion dollars and have so little show for it?Three of these companies — GlobalFoundries, Samsung, and TSMC — are known as pure-play foundries or merchant foundries.

New copper catalyst could close the carbon cycle, making ethanol from atmospheric CO2

New copper catalyst could close the carbon cycle, making ethanol from atmospheric CO2 In a quest to find a way to convert carbon dioxide into something useful, researchers from Oak Ridge National Labs in TN stumbled across an inexpensive, room-temperature catalyst for turning CO2 into ethanol.The new catalyst is made of copper nanoparticles, electroplated onto a substrate of vapor-deposited, nitrogen-doped graphene nanospikes, all atop a slice of n-type silicon semiconductor.

Why one small company thinks it has the key to extending Moore’s Law

Why one small company thinks it has the key to extending Moore’s Law One of the major differences between the various merchant foundries (GlobalFoundries, TSMC, Samsung, SMIC, UMC) and Intel is the process nodes they focus on.Intel has a fast-moving model that emphasizes moving to new nodes fairly quickly.

New probe measures electrical activity of hundreds of individual neurons in living brains

New probe measures electrical activity of hundreds of individual neurons in living brains To move beyond historically difficult and damaging methods of taking these readings, researchers from Caltech have demonstrated a minimally invasive probe for doing in vivo electrophysiology: real-time electrical recordings of living nerves in the brain.The probe can measure electrical activity in three dimensions, which could be a huge breakthrough for our understanding of cognition and neural activity.

EVGA GTX 1080s and 1070s allegedly exploding due to improper VRM cooling

EVGA GTX 1080s and 1070s allegedly exploding due to improper VRM cooling Reports from Reddit and the EVGA forums suggest that a number of cards have failed catastrophically and in high-profile fashion.During our recent testing, we have applied additional thermal pads between the backplate and the PCB and between the baseplate and the heatsink fins, with the results shown below.

Samsung announces fourth-gen 14nm node, plans 10nm improvements, and shows off 7nm EUV wafer

Samsung announces fourth-gen 14nm node, plans 10nm improvements, and shows off 7nm EUV wafer Like Intel, Samsung intends to offer multiple generations of a single process node — but unlike Intel, it isn’t debuting a new strategy in lieu of maintaining a quick transition roadmap.When foundries add new iterations of existing process nodes, it’s typically because they’ve got customers who are interested in those process nodes and want to take advantage of them.