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Highly performing and wafer-scalable aligned carbon nanotube transistors

As we enter the wireless world of 5G, communications in the millimeter-wave band (i.e., from 30 to 300 GHz) will become increasingly important, particularly for high-speed wireless data-transfer applications. The trouble ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Amazon will make Alexa good to go with little appliances

Amazon had something big to say about Alexa on Monday. Hardware manufacturers would be especially gratified to know that they can directly have Alexa built-in to their little products with low-powered chips and 1MB of RAM.

Hardware

New antenna technology for extremely fast 5G and 6G successfully tested

Many connected devices, films downloaded in seconds, autonomous driving: the extremely fast 5G should make all this possible. The problem is that the fastest form of 5G now requires very fast connections within the network, ...

Hardware

OmniVision announces world record for smallest image sensor

OmniVision, a developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, has announced that it has won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records with the development of its OV6948 image sensor—it now holds the record for the ...

Hardware

Groundbreaking method detects defective computer chips

Guaranteeing that computer chips, that can consist of billions of interconnected transistors, are manufactured without defects is a challenge. But how to determine if a chip is compromised?

Hardware

Big Blue's Big Leap: Quantum center takes on 53 qubit system

IBM has a fleet of quantum computers. That much is fairly well known since IBM has been actively promoting quantum computing for several years. But IBM's quantum story will get all the more interesting next month, when a ...

Hardware

Samsung SSDs open a new chapter with fail-in-place

Samsung Electronics has a new series of PCIe 4.0 SSDs that demonstrate technologies to benefit data centers and businesses. The solid state drives (SSDs) use the PCIe 4.0 standard, whereby sequential read and write speeds ...

Hardware

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 at center of game rumors, guesstimates

The rumors on what's next for gamers from Nvidia held sway over news headlines this week. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super on its way? What's the big deal? Nvidia planning to debut GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Graphics Card? What's the ...

Hardware

Qualcomm lowers price, remote access barriers to 5G

Qualcomm plans to integrate its 5G modem in mid-range Snapdragon 600 and 700 series phones next year. What that brings to consumers is some good news about affording 5G without tears. Expect mid-tiered Snapdragon chipsets ...

Hardware

Huawei debuts latest advanced chipset for smartphone

Chinese tech giant Huawei unveiled its latest advanced chipset Friday ahead of the upcoming launch of its latest flagship smartphone, even as uncertainty hangs over whether the device can use Google's Android.