Semiconductors

Innovations offer peek into the future of electronic devices

Purdue University researchers—during the international IEDM 2016 conference the week of Dec. 5—showcased a range of concepts and technologies that foreshadow the future of the semiconductor industry.

Computer Sciences

MeQuanics: Let's play quantum computation for serious results

(Tech Xplore)—Can a 3-D puzzle become a favored tool of quantum software engineers? There is reason to hope for Japan-based Simon Devitt at the Center for Emergent Matter Science, Riken. Just play meQuanics, a 3-D puzzle ...

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Computer engineering

Computer Engineering (also called Electronic and Computer Engineering , or Computer Systems Engineering) is a discipline that combines both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Computer engineers usually have training in electrical engineering, software design and hardware-software integration instead of only software engineering or electrical engineering. Computer engineers are involved in many aspects of computing, from the design of individual microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design. This field of engineering not only focuses on how computer systems themselves work, but also how they integrate into the larger picture.

Usual tasks involving computer engineers include writing software and firmware for embedded microcontrollers, designing VLSI chips, designing analog sensors, designing mixed signal circuit boards, and designing operating systems.[citation needed] Computer engineers are also suited for robotics research,[citation needed] which relies heavily on using digital systems to control and monitor electrical systems like motors, communications, and sensors.

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