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A Moore's Law for computers and energy efficiency

A research paper finds the electrical efficiency of computers doubles roughly every year and a half, which is what made laptops, smartphones, and tablets possible and what opens up possibilities for networks of wireless sensors.

By October 10, 2011


Keep it simple

Occam's Razor essentially says that all things being equal, the simplest solution is the best. The principle has implications in virtually every field, but it's amazing how hard people work to make things more complicated than they have to be.

By May 27, 2008


Who profits from semiconductor spin-offs?

Semiconductor spin-offs are all the rage. Do you think they're good deals for everyone involved? Think again. Here's a look at 10 notable chip divestitures.

By February 13, 2008