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    Semis Price Decay Changes Even War

    The drone strike at the Saudi oil facilities was carried out by an estimated ten drones that were estimated to cost fifteen thousand a piece. The previous large drone air strike that the US launched against Syria years ago was by a substantial number of cruise missiles at well over a million a...
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    World's First Tech Ambassador

    With tech becoming an integral part of everything from social, business, education, politics and everything else, Denmark has the office of tech ambassador to deal with these changes in an orderly, transparent fashion. Just like companies added CTOs years ago, governments are stepping up to the...
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    Graphene Revolution Shrinks MEMS sensors

    After studying graphene for about ten years it's finally starting to come of age with numerous new ways of producing and working with it. Because of its single layer molecular structure and strength of its bonds it holds promise in numerous areas from structural materials on a larger scale to...
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    Tech to Alter the Economy

    The coming to prominence of developments in AI/ML over the next eighteen months is going fundamentally change traditional economics and the world economy. If AI/ML and the automation the bring on can overcome the regulatory and special interest barriers, many of the fundamental rules governing...
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    Phononic Perfects Solid State Heat Transfer, Mega Market

    Phonic has now brought to market solid state heat transfer using the Peltier effect which is explained in the article below. This will be a critical to cooling semis and mems in a localized manner rather than wasting energy cooling a much larger space. This will allow devices to shrink much...
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    TSMC to Change the World Again

    TSMC has changed the world with a comprehensive semi/mems fabrication state of the art foundry ecosystem including not only TSMC itself, but an entire ecosystem comprised of numerous suppliers and long term customers. This has literally changed our entire world and now with the addition of...
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    Weaponized Technology Requires Wisdom by Creators

    The ability to weaponize technology is something that must be taken into account by creators of new technologies for as our societies become ever more entwined with technology at every level the dangers as well as the benefits can no longer be considered as an afterthought. As not only our...
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    The Best Lecture on Super Computers

    This is the best lecture I have ever listened to on super computers. It covers technologies from Intel, Nvidia, Cray, Apple and ARM among others. The organization, flow and explanations are among the best I have heard. Any comments, thoughts and additions are solicited and welcome. I would...
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    Staggering Opportunity for Tech

    The chart below speaks for itself, with the US having the highest costs and among the lowest quality(37th in world rankings). The farther out a system is, the more opportunity there is and for semis and closely related semi/nano technology the opportunities not only in the technical/data base...
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    Surveillance as a Business Model

    The firm Intellexa has taken surveillance to whole new levels. This has created a whole new levels of threats to privacy, that is not only handled by governments, but has even fallen into the hands of criminal organizations. The level of intrusiveness built into their mobile van platforms is...
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    Smart Phone Medical Emergency Icon Now

    The smart phone is the ultimate tool and it's way past time that a medical emergency icon be incorporated into the base operating system. It should be set up as a two stage tab (a large red cross at first and then a green secondary one is but one way) so there are no accidental false alarms...
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    Performance Based Education, Pay for Results

    App Academy has started a new trend in education with a performance based cost structure where what you pay is based on your first year earnings. Together with the free online Trailhead program by Salesforce, this is part of a revolution in education that should not only dramatically lower...
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    No Shortage of Rare Earths, The "Great Acceleration"

    Just as semi technology is advancing, materials technology is advancing on several fronts, from new ways of mining, extracting and processing rare earths from byproducts of other mining and materials processing operations. Below is posted but one of many options. On top of this there are...
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    The Great Acceleration/Price Decay Strategy Critical

    Managing price decay is as critical to a technology or product path as the technology itself to both producers and users. For producers it's key to introducing a product and managing the generational life span of a product or technology. Keeping profits high enough to continue incremental...
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    AI Plays Poker, Design Chips?

    If AI can master the very complex game of poker against the very top champions, how long before it conquers complex tasks like designing chips or just about anything else. If not fully designing chips it should be able to leverage human designers dramatically. It could be in the future humans...
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    Metalenses to Advance Chip Fabrication

    A type of lens designed to focus light and beams into a pattern instead of a point look to radically change chip fabrication. Thoughts, comments on possible implementation and the possible time line for this would be appreciated. It will be interesting to see if we might see a MEMS lens that...
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    2.5 nm Transistor, Thermal Electronic Layer Etching/ALE

    This looks like one more method of advancing Moore's law while increasing performance. Not only that, the team that developed them found they perform 60% better than FinFETS. Any thoughts or comments on this process would be appreciated, such as potential time to market and the viability in...
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    Smart Home Security Threat

    With new platforms coming out at an ever increasing rate, some type of security certificate system needs to be developed so the customer commercial or private can at least have some sense of security in their digital life. The threat below which exposes just about everything in a smart home...
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    Dutch/Japanese Model for China/US

    The Dutch and Japanese built a model of cooperation that benefited both, when the other major powers couldn't get past their differences. Cooperation between China and the US could set the stage for cooperation between the two powers that could set the stage for mutual progress far faster than...
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    Semis Make Knowledge a Utility

    Semis have built a rapidly evolving foundation that is changing the world at an ever accelerating rate that I describe as the "Great Acceleration". New platforms that make knowledge a utility are being created at an ever expanding rate with one of the latest being Data Science As A Service or...
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