Researchers at MIT have created an algorithm-based architecture called SpAtten that reduces attention computation and memory access in natural language processing (NLP) systems.
February 16, 2021 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
Renesas recently released 12 new MCUs for IoT and industrial use cases—the key focal point being its wakeup time, along with high performance, low power, and enhanced security.
February 04, 2021 by Jake Hertz
Micron claims to have broken the glass ceiling of the 1z DRAM node with a new process that improves memory density by 40%.
January 27, 2021 by Jake Hertz
Keeping with the trend to depart from von Neumann architectures, French researchers have overcome non-ideal properties of memristors to bring Bayesian networks to the edge.
January 23, 2021 by Jake Hertz
In 2020, many companies released flagship low-power devices with the goal of bringing AI to the edge. We’ll review some of the most recent ones and see how they compare.
December 28, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Despite the pandemic, 2020 was a monumental year for space exploration. And pivotal to each mission's success at the circuit level was radiation-hardened memory devices.
December 21, 2020 by Tyler Charboneau
According to IC Insights, DRAM was the biggest IC product category for 2020 with sales of $65.2 billion, followed by NAND coming in second at $55.2 billion.
December 10, 2020 by Luke James
Can analog computation be a viable solution to the many challenges facing edge AI hardware? We spoke with Mike Henry, CEO of Mythic, to see why they think it is.
December 02, 2020 by Jake Hertz
New research has unveiled that it’s possible to switch states of magnetism between ON and OFF in a new class of easy-to-fabricate materials containing nitrogen.
November 26, 2020 by Luke James
In what the company has described as a breakthrough in flash memory, performance, and density, Micron has shipped the world’s first 176-layer 3D NAND.
November 17, 2020 by Luke James
With the demand for in-memory computation increasing, Xilinx and Samsung have set out to create a “one size fits all” solution.
November 13, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Analysts predict that DDR5 will dominate the DRAM market in coming years. How do you calibrate DDR for peak memory performance?
November 06, 2020 by Steve Arar
Designing memory architectures for AI/ML devices may feel like an impassable compromise with storage volume, speed, and processing. A new in-memory computing accelerator may be a useful solution.
November 03, 2020 by Jake Hertz
As an EE, you might wonder how DDR5 can support blazing-fast transfer rates. One factor is an equalization technique called decision feedback equalization (DFE).
October 29, 2020 by Steve Arar
As 5G speed and storage demands collide with the end of Moore's law, chipmakers are turning to multichip packaging to save space and power.
October 26, 2020 by Steve Arar
US chipmaker Intel is selling part of its NAND memory chip business to SK Hynix for $9 billion in a deal that will see the South Korean semiconductor supplier become the world’s second-largest flash memory chipmaker.
October 22, 2020 by Luke James
This week, Arm announced that it will transfer its entire CeRAM IP portfolio to a new spin-out from the company, Cerfe Labs, while taking minority ownership stake in the new company.
October 08, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Engineers in South Korea have developed a process that could lead to the realization of embedded wearable electronics.
October 03, 2020 by Luke James
NVMe controller technology can be difficult and expensive for academics to get their hands on. Now, a new open-source option may help EE students prototype new storage devices.
September 22, 2020 by Luke James
With no definitive release date for DDR5, DDR4 is making significant strides.
September 18, 2020 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
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