Cheap 4G Devices by 2010?

April 3, 2006

TI is using vertically integrated engineering teams with the goal of realizing a $10 4G chip operating at 100 MHz with 10 million gates and memory.


WAPI’s dead. Long live WAPI?

April 3, 2006

SED in time for 2008 Olympics?

April 3, 2006

Originally planned for volume production in January 2007, Toshiba and Canon have pushed the schedule back to 4Q 2007, with pilot runs of 55" panels in July. The delay was attributed the extra time required to meet the increasing price competitiveness of LCD and PDP TVs.


Ditch your mouse. It’s time for electroencephalography!

April 3, 2006

Demonstrations of using brain signals to control electronic equipment are becoming more prevalent. Applications of course include the physically disabled, as well as safety technologies such as applying car brakes in an emergency.


Progress on LED efficiency faster than expected

April 3, 2006

Nichia has developed a white LED chip with 100-lumens/watt efficiency, the top end of the sweetspot in order to compete with fluorescent lights. Such a level was not executed until between 2008 – 2010. Sampling will start in June 2006 with mass production by the end of the year in the form of a 5-mm diameter lamp package.


OLED for Printing Applications

April 3, 2006

Epson and Sumitomo Chemical have teamed up on a prototype compact printer head using OLED technology. The next step is volume production.


UPenn creates nanogaps

April 3, 2006

University of Pennsylvania researchers have realized a breakthrough in nanoelectronics by creating nanogaps via electron beam lithography. Applications include:

  • microprocessor chips
  • storage devices
  • quantum computing
  • gene reading