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Apple intros A8 chip because bigger iPhones need more horsepower

Along with two new iPhones and a host of other goodies associated with Tuesday’s Apple event was an upgrade of the Apple-designed ARM-based application processor. The latest version, dubbed the A8, is a 64-bit processor with 2 billion transistors – double that of the A7. 233 more words

RISC creator is pushing open source chips for cloud computing and the internet of things

Fed up with the limitations of current computer chips and their related intellectual property, a team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, is pushing an open source alternative. 726 more words

Cloud Computing

These electric skates are on a roll

Along the spectrum of personal transportation, ranging from roller sneakers and the Segway to hover boards and flying cars, there lies this latest innovation. Appropriately dubbed “RocketSkates,” … 260 more words

Makers Movement

Tech on Tour hits the road: Several months later

After tirelessly crisscrossing the globe for several years offering hands-on technical training, the Atmel team kicked off a new Tech on Tour era this past January with a tricked-out mobile trailer. 1,081 more words

Makers Movement

Future of Transistors and Microprocessors

“In 1958, Jack Kilby built the first integrated circuit flip-flop with two transistors at Texas Instruments. In 2008, Intel’s Itanium microprocessor contained more than 2 billion transistors and a 16 Gb Flash memory contained more than 4 billion transistors. 658 more words