Hardware

New design kit opens door to next generation of chips

Researchers from NC State University and Synopsys are unveiling a new computer chip design kit to facilitate the development of new chips – and are making it freely available in order to encourage growth and innovation ...

Robotics

'Low cost android' to study the brain

The two main pitfalls of robots which imitate the human body are their control and the difficulty encountered when manufacturing them in a cost-effective manner.

Engineering

Chip design with AI inside—designed by AI

In less than a decade, artificial intelligence (AI) has gone from an obsession of a few ivory tower academics to runaway commercial success, potentially adding around US$13 trillion to the global economy by 2030 according ...

Engineering

Chip upgrade helps miniature drones navigate

Researchers at MIT, who last year designed a tiny computer chip tailored to help honeybee-sized drones navigate, have now shrunk their chip design even further, in both size and power consumption.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Cybersecurity researchers design a chip that checks for sabotage

With the outsourcing of microchip design and fabrication worldwide, a $350 billion business, bad actors along the supply chain have many opportunities to install malicious circuitry in chips. These "Trojan horses" look harmless ...

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