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​With an infrared rainbow, IBM optical chip outpaces copper wires

Big Blue's researchers have demonstrated fiber-optic technology that could help computers break through today's speed limits by transferring data faster.

By May 12, 2015


Adios, silicon: Why exotic designs are the future for the chips in your gadgets

Decades of progress creating conventional computer chips will stall in the coming years, forcing some far-out ideas on semiconductor makers. Carbon nanotubes or quantum computing, anyone?

By April 17, 2015


Broadcom CTO's crystal ball shows wearable widgets, gigabit broadband (Q&A)

In an in-depth interview, Henry Samueli predicts a lot more bits in our future with multigigabit Wi-Fi, LTE, and home broadband. Moore's Law is a tougher challenge, but Broadcom plans high-end CPUs, too.

By December 4, 2013


IBM brings carbon nanotube-based computers a step closer

Helping the hunt for something to replace silicon transistors, Big Blue researchers have found a way to precisely place carbon nanotubes -- or rather, to encourage them to place themselves.

By October 28, 2012


Moore's Law: The rule that really matters in tech

In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore foresaw an inexorable rise in chip power that eventually delivered the computer to your pocket. While long in the tooth, Moore's prediction still has plenty of life in it. Here's why.

By October 15, 2012


On the Moore's Law hot seat: Intel's Mike Mayberry (Q&A)

This Intel vice president lives 10 years in the chip technology future, charting a course for the computing industry and transforming research ideas into high-volume manufacturing.

By October 15, 2012


New IBM memory promises faster, higher-capacity devices

A new type of memory called Racetrack is finally off the drawing boards at IBM. Its development should pave the way for mobile and desktop devices that are faster, store more data, and chew up less power.

By December 23, 2010


IBM's 35 atoms and the rise of nanotech

Don Eigler moved a single atom two decades ago. Since then, he and IBM have taken new steps in pursuing a dream of compact, power-efficient computing.

By September 28, 2009


A new spin on battery technology

Researchers have discovered a new battery form charged by the application of a very strong magnetic field, the Magnetic Tunnel Junction.

By March 12, 2009


Intel touts progress toward intelligent computers

Intel CTO Justin Rattner paints a bullish future with advances in processing, communication, robots, materials science, and human-computer interfaces.

By August 22, 2008