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Breakthrough By McMaster PhD Student Creates Laser In Silicon (slashdot)

Long-time Slashdot reader thisisnotreal writes: Long sought-after, and previously thought impossible — a McMaster University PhD student in Hamilton Canada demonstrates a cost-effective and simple laser in silicon. This could have dramatic consequences for the SiP (Silicon Photonics) — a hot topic for those working in the field of integrated optics. Integrated optics is a critical technology involved in advanced telecommunications networks, and showing increasing importance in quantum research...
Tags: News, Silicon, Bradley, Slashdot, McMaster, McMaster University, EditorDavid, Silicon Photonics, Hamilton Canada, Jonathan Bradley, Miarabbas Kiani

Breakthrough By McMaster PhD Student Creates Laser In Silicon

Long-time Slashdot reader thisisnotreal writes: Long sought-after, and previously thought impossible — a McMaster University PhD student in Hamilton Canada demonstrates a cost-effective and simple laser in silicon. This could have dramatic consequences for the SiP (Silicon Photonics) — a hot topic for those working in the field of integrated optics. Integrated optics is a critical technology involved in advanced telecommunications networks, and showing increasing importance in quantum research...
Tags: Tech, Silicon, Bradley, Slashdot, McMaster, McMaster University, Silicon Photonics, Hamilton Canada, Jonathan Bradley, Miarabbas Kiani

SpaceX has pushed back delivery times for some Starlink preorders and apologized to customers, saying that silicon shortages have slowed production of its internet kit

Elon Musk's SpaceX offered an apology to some of its Starlink customers.Picture Alliance/Getty Images Elon Musk's SpaceX apologized to Starlink preorder customers for shipping delays. Silicon shortages have slowed down Starlink's production rate, per the company's email. A Starlink customer said the mid- to late 2021 delivery date he was given was delayed to January 2022. SpaceX has apologized to Starlink customers after pushing back some preorders, saying that silicon shortag...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Internet, Trends, Supply Chain, Customer, Reddit, San Diego, Shortages, Delay, Silicon, Nowlin, StarLink, Tech Insider, Kate Duffy

Jack Dorsey Says Square May Build Open-Source Bitcoin Mining System

Square CEO Jack Dorsey says the company is starting a "deep technical investigation" to create an open-source Bitcoin mining system. It comes as the price of Bitcoin passed $62,000 while threatening to pass the all-time high of $65,000. The Independent reports: Mr Dorsey said Bitcoin mining isn't currently accessible to everyone, but it should be as easy as plugging into a power source. "Silicon design is too concentrated into a few companies. This means supply is likely overly constrained. Sili...
Tags: Tech, Square, Jack Dorsey, Jesse Dorogusker, Dorsey, Silicon

Intel’s Loihi 2 innovations bring brain-like processors closer to a reality

Intel hopes to defy Moore's law by designing a processor that works like a human brain and fits on your fingertip.
Tags: News, Trends, Intel, Computing, Processor, Silicon, Moore, Neuromorphic, Loihi, Loihi 2

So. Right?

John Herrman has a NY Times piece on a couple of linguistic tics that have spread in recent years; there’s padding about Mark Zuckerberg and the like, but what struck me is that he consulted with actual linguists on the history of the usages: Linguistic observers have noted for years the apparent rise of “so” in connection with the popularization of certain subjects and modes of speech. In 2010, in The New York Times, Anand Giridharadas announced the arrival of a new species of the unassuming wo...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, California, Stanford, Uncategorized, New York Times, Linguistics, Npr, Graves, Michael Lewis, Silicon, Ny Times, San Fernando, City University of New York, SIEGEL, Geoff Nunberg

TSMC Is Allegedly Raising Chip Prices As Supply Shortages Continue

According to The Wall Street Journal, TSMC might raise the price of its chips. In case TSMC increases its prices, the consumers will also be affected. Take note; it won't be a minor price hike; as per the industry experts, we can expect at least a 20% price hike. The post TSMC Is Allegedly Raising Chip Prices As Supply Shortages Continue appeared first on
Tags: Hardware, Pc, All News, Hardware News, TSMC, Silicon, Chipset, Wall Street Journal TSMC

Libre-SOC's Open Hardware 180nm ASIC Submitted To IMEC for Fabrication

"We're building a chip. A fast chip. A safe chip. A trusted chip," explains the web page at "A chip with lots of peripherals. And it's VPU. And it's a 3D GPU... Oh and here, have the source code." And now there's big news, reports long-time Slashdot reader lkcl: Libre-SOC's entirely Libre 180nm ASIC, which can be replicated down to symbolic level GDS-II with no NDAs of any kind, has been submitted to IMEC for fabrication. It is the first wholly-independent Power ISA ASIC out...
Tags: Tech, Ibm, Silicon, Imec, Libre, Power ISA, Libre SOC, Power ISA ASIC, Microwatt, Skywater, Libre VLSI, NLNet Foundation

Security Vulnerability in Apple’s Silicon “M1” Chip

The website for the M1racles security vulnerability is an excellent demonstration that not all vulnerabilities are exploitable. Be sure to read the FAQ through to the end. EDITED TO ADD: Wired article. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Apple, Uncategorized, Silicon, Bruce Schneier

OneNav locates $21M from GV to map our transition to the next generation of GPS

GPS is one of those science fiction technologies whose use is effortless for the end user and endlessly challenging for the engineers who design it. It’s now at the heart of modern life: everything from Amazon package deliveries to our cars and trucks to our walks through national parks are centered around a pin on a map that monitors us down to a few meters. Yet, GPS technology is decades old, and it’s going through a much-needed modernization. The U.S., Europe, China, Japan and others have bee...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Mobile, Hardware, California, Funding, Tech, Palo Alto, Manhattan, Gps, Logistics, Navigation, Aerospace, Qualcomm

Intel Investing $20 Billion in Two New Factories in Arizona

At Intel’s “Engineering the Future” event yesterday, new CEO Pat Gelsinger announced a new $20 billion investment into two new fabs in Arizona as well as new branch… The post Intel Investing $20 Billion in Two New Factories in Arizona appeared first on
Tags: Intel, All News, Hardware News, Arizona, Gpu, CPU, Silicon, Pat Gelsinger, Intel Foundry Services, Intel Investing

Despite rising PC shipments, AMD’s GPU market share is rapidly shrinking

Despite strong performance of the Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards, AMD's market share is down, and it has the global pandemic to blame.
Tags: News, Trends, Computing, Amd, Graphics Cards, Radeon, Gpu, Silicon, Radeon RX 6000

Microsoft’s SQ2 Chip Powering the New Surface Pro X Is Not an Upgrade Over the SQ1

Microsoft Surface Pro X  is powered by the new SQ2 chip that is based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, but several tests prove that the SQ2 is not an improvement over its predecessor, SQ1. The post Microsoft’s SQ2 Chip Powering the New Surface Pro X Is Not an Upgrade Over the SQ1 appeared first on
Tags: Microsoft, All News, Hardware News, Windows 10, Qualcomm, ARM, Silicon, Surface Pro X, SQ2

So, bye-bye mighty nerd haven Fry’s, took Silicon to the Valley... and now you must die

End of an era for iconic electronics shop chain Store chain Fry’s Electronics announced on Wednesday it was shutting down for good, saying the internet and the coronavirus pandemic together sounded the death knell for the Silicon Valley institution.…
Tags: Software, Silicon Valley, Silicon, Valley

Apple’s M1X Specs Sheet Leaked

Apple will release its new MacBook Pro in Q2 2021. Their main highlight will be the latest Apple silicon equipped inside them. Rumors suggest that it will be named the M1X. The post Apple’s M1X Specs Sheet Leaked appeared first on
Tags: Apple, Mac, All News, Hardware News, Macbook Pro, Silicon, M1x

Nomad’s charcoal grill suitcase is modern ingenuity combined with classic cooking

Dallas-based Nomad set out to take an age-old cooking method and modernize it – but not by introducing connected or smart features. Instead, the Nomad Grill & Smoker takes classic charcoal grilling and relies on clever industrial design to make it packable and portable, while making sure cooks of all expertise levels can make great-tasting food even if they’re cooking with charcoal for the first time. Basics Nomad’s grill looks like some kind of fancy protective case that you’d expect to see t...
Tags: Reviews, Food, Cooking, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Chef, Hardware, Smoking, Tech, Food And Drink, Dallas, Manufacturing, Grilling, Barbecue, Nomad

You can pick up a space shuttle thermal tile right out of the furnace

Watch as a tour guide pulls space shuttle tile material out of a 2200-degree furnace and picks it up immediately. Note that for best results, pick it up by the cool corner or edge rather than the white-hot center. If you're interested in the material and engineering, here is a great PDF on their thermal protection systems. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Engineering, Heat, Space Shuttle, Silicon

With Elon Musk moving to Texas, the world's 3 richest people are set to pay a whopping $0 in state income taxes. Here's why 9 US states don't collect any income taxes.

Elon Musk is now a Texan. Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk, the world's second-richest man, has moved from California — the state with the highest income tax — to Texas, a state with no income tax at all. Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates live in Washington, which also has no income tax. Musk's move means the world's three richest people don't have to pay income taxes. Nine states don't have an income tax. These states typically bring in revenue from other areas like tourism and natural resources. One ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, California, Washington, US, Trends, Wealth, Tesla, Economy, Austin, Alaska, Tennessee, Bill Gates, Miami

Reliable Leaker Suggests Redesigned MacBooks in 2021 Will Include Both Apple Silicon and Intel Models

Reliable leaker known as "L0vetodream" has today suggested on Twitter that redesigned MacBooks coming in the second half of 2021 will include models with both Apple Silicon chips and Intel processors. The brief Tweet came in response to a MacRumors article from earlier today, which outlined a report from Ming-Chi Kuo claiming that Apple plans to release redesigned MacBook models with ‌Apple Silicon‌ in the second half of 2021. not only for Silicon— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodrea...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Intel, Macbook, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro, Silicon, Ming Chi Kuo, MacBook Pro 13, MacBooks Apple, MacBook Pro Don, Macbook Pro 16, L0vetodream, Apple Silicon, Intel Models

Preorders are open for the M1-powered MacBook Air, Mac Mini and 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple unveiled the first Silicon-powered Macs on Tuesday, and orders open today.
Tags: Apple, Cnn, Silicon, MacBook Air Mac Mini

Samsung's First 5nm Chip, the Exynos 1080, Looks to Keep Pace with Apple

This week has been especially busy when it comes to new silicon, because almost immediately after MediaTek announced a number of new chips for phones and Chromebooks, Apple followed up with its big M1 chip. Now Samsung has announce its first chip designed using a 5-nanometer process: the Exynos 1080.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Processors, Silicon, Consumer Tech, Exynos, Chromebooks Apple, Samsung Announces 5nm Exynos 1080, Exynos 1080

Everything Apple announced at its One More Thing event: Macs with A14 Silicon

Apple bids adieu to Intel. The transition to Apple's ARM-based processor begins on MacBook laptops, allowing Apple silicon to drive the future of the Mac.
Tags: Apple, News, Mac, Trends, Intel, Macbook, Computing, MacBook Air, A14, ARM, Processor, Macbook Pro, Silicon, Apple Silicon

A One Hundred Thousand-Fold Enhancement In the Nonlinearity of Silicon

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: A team of researchers led by Osaka University and National Taiwan University created a system of nanoscale silicon resonators that can act as logic gates for light pulses. ... [The scientists] have increased the nonlinearity of silicon 100,000 times by creating a nano-optical resonator, so that all-optical switches can be operated using a continuous low-power laser. They accomplished this by fabricating tiny resonators from blocks of silicon les...
Tags: Tech, Silicon, National Taiwan University, Osaka University, Mie, Nature Communications Read, Yusuke Nagasaki, Junichi Takahara

Leading Edge Equipment has a technology to improve solar manufacturing and $7.6 million to go to market

Only a few weeks after the successful public offering of Array Technologies proved that there’s a market for technologies aimed at improving efficiencies across the solar manufacturing and installation chain, Leading Edge Equipment has raised capital for its novel silicon wafer manufacturing equipment.  The $7.6 million financing came from  Prime Impact Fund , Clean Energy Ventures and DSM Venturing and the company said it would use the technology to ramp up its sales and marketing ef...
Tags: TC, Tech, Chemistry, Manufacturing, Crystals, Silicon, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, DSM, Stoddard, Kellerman, Greenlee, ARC Energy, Solar Cell, Wafer, Applied Materials, Venture Capital Firms

What You Should Know About Food Safety: FDA Compliance & Silicone Seals

The U.S. government created the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to oversee and ensure food safety. The FDA approaches this task by investigating food manufacturers to guarantee that food is safe through sanitary practices and conditions. The government body also works to safeguard human and animal drugs, medical devices, cosmetics and much more. The FDA follows a Code of Federal Regulations to inspect, review and assess a list of chemicals and materials, such as silicone seals, that come...
Tags: Sales, Fda, Silicon, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Blog & Grow, Fda Compliance, Silicone Seals, FDA Compliance amp, Right Silicone Seals Are Vital, FDA Compliance Silicone Seals

Experts say Oracle buying TikTok is a wild idea which could either be a Larry Ellison headfake or a bold move to boost its cloud offensive (ORCL)

Oracle is said to be exploring its own bid for TikTok which the Trump administration wants to ban due to its ties to China, according to the Financial Times. Experts say Oracle's reported interest in buying TikTok could be a ploy to drive up the price for the popular video app, which rival Microsoft is looking to acquire. Buying a popular consumer brand doesn't make sense for an enterprise powerhouse like Oracle, analysts say. "Why would an enterprise software company without a consumer play w...
Tags: Microsoft, China, Trends, Larry Ellison, Silicon Valley, Ellison, Oracle, Vmware, Trump, Silicon, Larry, Robert Siegel, Steve Allen, Safra, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Oracle Cisco

Tel Aviv ranks 6th in global startup report

I’m not a huge fan of ‘beauty contests’ of startup ecosystems, but it’s helpful to compare ecosystems to measure progress, especially for the smaller or up and coming hubs. And, I do like stats. Today The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2020 by Startup Genome was released, ranking the top 30 and 10 runner up global startup ecosystems, with a data-driven approach based on talent availability, connectedness (density), VC activity, etc. It would be awkward if Silicon valley wasn’t the top spot, ...
Tags: New York, London, Israel, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, Trends, Silicon, Global Startup Ecosystem, Startup Genome, Tel Aviv Tel Aviv, GSER, Startup Ecosystem GloballyIsrael, AI Big Data Analytics, Density of Startups R D

Apple announces Mac transition to Apple Silicon

In a historic day for the Mac, Apple today announced it will transition the Mac to its world-class custom silicon to deliver industry-leading performance and powerful new technologies. Developers can now get started updating their apps to take advantage of the advanced capabilities of Apple silicon in the Mac. The post Apple announces Mac transition to Apple Silicon appeared first on
Tags: Apple, Mac, All News, Hardware News, Macbook, Press Releases, Soc, Silicon, Mac Apple, Apple Silicon, A12Z Bionic

'It's a game changer:' Apple announces it will start using its own chips, which will let you run iPhone and iPad apps on your Mac (AAPL)

Apple unveiled a new Apple processor Monday that will replace Intel chips in MacBooks, iMacs, and Mac Pros going forward. Apple's chip, called Apple Silicon, will make app architecture more consistent across Mac, iPhone, and iPad, the company said at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which took place virtually. Macs with Apple Silicon will be able to run iPad and iPhone apps directly on their computer. Apple touted Apple Silicon's CPU performance, arguing that it will make Macs bette...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Trends, Intel, Tim Cook, Rosetta, Silicon, Apple Silicon, Silicon Apple