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Cooling microprocessors with carbon nanotubes

January 23, 2014 7:48 am | News | Comments

“Cool it!” That’s a prime directive for microprocessor chips and a promising new solution to meeting this imperative is in the offing. Researchers with the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a process-friendly technique that would enable the cooling of microprocessor chips through carbon nanotubes.

Intel says its processors are now "conflict-free"

January 7, 2014 2:08 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Intel Corp., the world's largest maker of computer processors, says its processors are now free...

New Intel CEO shares vision of computing future, quark chip

September 12, 2013 7:45 am | News | Comments

During this week’s Intel Developer Forum, new Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced a...

Intel working on TV set-top box to replace cable

February 13, 2013 8:51 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

There are various boxes today that bring Internet content to TV sets, with popular ones made by...

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Less wear, longer life for memory storage device

September 12, 2012 9:42 am | News | Comments

Probe storage devices read and write data by making nanoscale marks on a surface through physical contact, but they currently have limited lifespans due to mechanical wear. A research team, led by Intel Corp., has now developed a long-lasting ultrahigh-density probe storage device by coating the tips of the probes with a thin metal film. The technology may one day extend the data density limits of conventional magnetic and optical storage.

Study details power of new chip to diagnose disease, analyze proteins

August 20, 2012 10:33 am | by Krista Conger | News | Comments

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Intel Corp. have collaborated to synthesize and study a grid-like array of short pieces of a disease-associated protein on silicon chips normally used in computer microprocessors. Used recently to identify patients with a severe form of lupus, the new technology has the potential to improve diagnoses of a multitude of diseases.

Transistors promise more powerful logic, more logical power

March 7, 2012 3:01 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Broadly speaking, the two major areas of research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Microsystems Technology Laboratory are electronics—transistors in particular—and microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS—tiny mechanical devices with moving parts. Both strains of research could have significant implications for manufacturing in the United States, but at least for the moment, the market for transistor innovation is far larger.

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Intel, Plessey sign licensing and warrant agreements

January 10, 2012 5:24 am | News | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors announced that it has agreed to a product licensing agreement with Intel Corp. and a share warrant agreement with Intel Capital. Under the terms of the licensing agreement, Plessey will be licensed to manufacture, sell, and support a select number of products in Intel's digital tuner portfolio.

Intel exploring ways to help Stephen Hawking speak

January 10, 2012 2:40 am | by Raphael Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

For nearly half a century, Stephen Hawking has lived with Lou Gehrig's disease, an incurable degenerative disorder that has left him almost completely paralyzed. An infrared sensor translates pulses in his right cheek into words spoken by a voice synthesizer, but those nerves have deteriorated. A research project by Intel has been formed to help him communicate more effectively.

Energy-efficient Way to Store, Manage Data

December 15, 2011 2:31 am | by Lindsay Hock | Articles | Comments

Replacing traditional, slower hard disk drive (HDD) storage technology in the data center, Intel's Solid State Drive 710 Series (Intel SSD 710) is a purpose-built data center SSD that uses computer-quality Intel 25 nm multi-level cell (MLC) NAND Flash memory with Intel High Endurance Technology (HET).

Intel, Micron extend NAND Flash technology leadership

December 7, 2011 9:32 am | News | Comments

Intel Corporation and Micron Technology Inc. announced a new benchmark in NAND Flash technology—the world's first 20 nm, 128 Gb, multilevel-cell (MLC) device. The companies also announced mass production of their 64 Gb 20 nm NAND, which further extends the companies' leadership in NAND process technology.

NICS to begin strategic engagement with Intel

November 15, 2011 12:14 pm | News | Comments

The University of Tennessee's National Institute for Computational Sciences announced at the SC11 conference that it has entered a multi-year strategic engagement with Intel Corporation to pursue development of next-generation, high-performance computing solutions based on the Intel’s Many Integrated Core architecture.

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Research team to develop energy-efficient 3D CPU

November 15, 2011 3:53 am | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University are developing a 3D central processing unit (CPU) with the goal of boosting energy efficiency by 15 to 25%. The work is being done under a $1.5 million grant from the Intel Corporation.

Intel Capital creates $300 million Ultrabook Fund

August 12, 2011 6:23 am | News | Comments

Intel Capital announced a $300 million Ultrabook Fund to help drive innovation in this new category of devices. Ultrabook systems will marry the performance and capabilities of today's laptops with tablet-like features.

Intel, SGI aim for exascale computing by decade’s end

June 20, 2011 12:33 pm | News | Comments

Japan’s K supercomputer stole the spotlight at the International Supercomputing Conference in Germany Monday by claiming pole position in the Top500 supercomputer list, but Intel had its own big news. With the help of SGI, a technical computing expert, the company claims it will achieve the quintillion computer operations per second barrier by 2020. This performance would be a hundred times the level of today’s supercomputers.

Research Inside: Intel showcases advances and innovations

June 8, 2011 9:26 am | News | Comments

Justin Rattner, Intel’s CTO and an R&D Magazine Scientist of the Year, this week unveiled more than 35 innovative research projects at the company’s annual Research at Intel event in California. The work, which involves dozens of industry and academic partners, offers a glimpse at near-future computing advances, includes many-core processing, cryptography, and wireless energy sensing.

For computer chip builders, only one way to go: Up

May 5, 2011 5:22 am | by Jordan Robertson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The breakthrough 3-D tri-gate transistor Intel showcased on Wednesday is a breakthrough, mainly because chip designers have nowhere else to go on a 2-D surface. The miniscule fins add computing power without adding chip size, just as skyscrapers maximize use of land.  Intel's advance does not add a complete third dimension to chip-making, but that remains a distant but hotly pursued goal of the industry.

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Intel unveils its new 3-D chips

May 4, 2011 12:05 pm | by Jordan Robertson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Since their invention by Bell Labs more than 50 years ago, transistors have almost always been “flat”. By adding a third dimension — "fins" that jut up from the base — Intel says it will be able to make both transistors and chips smaller. Chips with the 3-D transistors will be in full production this year and appear in computers in 2012.

Intel launches chip for tablet computers

April 13, 2011 5:42 am | by Jordan Robertson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Maligned as too power-hungry for small mobile devices, Intel’s chip technology is in the midst of realignment as Intel is trying to elbow in to a mobile market dominated by lower-power processors from companies such as Qualcomm and Texas Instruments. The new chip is slated for release later this year.

New 3D x-ray microscope achieves submicron resolution at large distances

March 30, 2011 7:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xradia, a California-based manufacturer of computed tomography instrumentation, introduced this week the VersaXRM-500, a 3-D x-ray microscope that delivers submicron spatial resolution with a working distance of millimeters to inches from the source. The instrument may speed development of 3-D interconnect technology for the semiconductor industry.

President Obama sees atoms on FEI TEM

February 22, 2011 10:54 am | News | Comments

The President visited Intel Hillsboro's Ronler Acres facility as part of a West Coast technology tour last week. During his visit to the TEM lab, the president took a seat at the facility's FEI Titan and had a look at atoms at the sub-Angstrom level.

32 nm: The New Node

August 11, 2010 8:34 am | Award Winners

The official 2009 introduction of 32-nm lithography node was an expected milestone in the history of computer processor technology; but the transition, led by the Intel 32nm process technology, required a number of technological breakthroughs before Moore’s Law could be successfully defended.

A chip giant’s little champion

November 10, 2009 6:17 am | Blogs | Comments

According to a report on Monday, Intel’s Atom processor is becoming a sales monster, driving a record for shipments in a single quarter. One normally wouldn’t expect that sort of performance from Intel’s slowest, smallest chip, but cost and power consumption have a lot to do with it. The bigger story, perhaps, is that many of these chips won’t ever see the inside of a laptop.

Small processor enables mobile society

July 28, 2009 6:36 am | Award Winners

Intel Corporation’s (Santa Clara, Calif.) Intel Atom Processor, featuring Intel's smallest processor and built with the world's smallest transistors, gives device makers and software vendors the ability to innovate around a low-power design that enables users to take the Internet wherever they go.

Mario Paniccia: Conductor of Light

November 30, 2008 7:00 pm | by Paul Livingstone | Articles | Comments

At an Intel laboratory, R&D Magazine ’s 2008 Scientist of the Year is designing the chips that are revolutionizing photonics and pointing the way to the terascale age of optical communications.

Gateway transformation

September 26, 2008 11:25 am | Award Winners

Gates control the opening and closing of these transistors, which are insulated from the gate by a dielectric. Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) saw an opportunity to reduce this transistor leakage and developed the Intel 45 nm High-k Metal Gate Transistor Technology for its new 45-nm process chips.

Pushing the envelope at your desk

August 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Award Winners

The skyrocketing popularity of online downloads continues to emphasize the need for faster connectivity levels. The 10-Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, developed by researchers at Intel Corp., Austin, Texas, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, N.M., has the potential to transfer information from one computer to another up to 148,000 times faster than a high-speed modem connection and 23,000 times faster than a DSL connection.

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