Feb 272015

By Sebastian Anthony at ArsTechnica.com…

This week at the 2015 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Intel will provide an update on its new 10nm manufacturing process and new research on how it’s maintaining the march of Moore’s law to 7nm and beyond. The first chips based on Intel’s new 10nm process are expected in late 2016/early 2017, and the company says it’s hoping to avoid the delays that haunted the belabored release of 14nm Broadwell. To hit 7nm, Intel says new materials will be required—as in, it looks like 10nm will finally be the end of the road for silicon. The most likely replacement for silicon is a III-V semiconductor such as indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs), though Intel hasn’t provided any specific details yet.

via Intel forges ahead to 10nm, will move away from silicon at 7nm | Ars Technica.

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Dec 032014

(thanks Allen Taylor for the tip) – From OpenCulture.com…

While you were eating turkey, we were busy rummaging around the internet and adding new courses to our big list of Free Online Courses, which now features 1,100 courses from top universities. Let’s give you the quick overview: The list lets you download audio & video lectures from schools like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford and Harvard. Generally, the courses can be accessed via YouTube, iTunes or university web sites, and you can listen to the lectures anytime, anywhere, on your computer or smart phone. We didn’t do a precise calculation, but there’s probably about 33,000 hours of free audio & video lectures here. Enough to keep you busy for a very long time.

via A Master List of 1,100 Free Courses From Top Universities: 33,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures | Open Culture.

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