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Combatting Complexity

I'll provisionally agree that software is more complex than hardware, and has hit the "complexity wall" sooner.
This however, has more to do with economic realities related to software production than any real necessity for software to be that complex.

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Crossbar RRAM Tweaks Nonvolatile Memory

Alternative non-volatile memory structures have come and gone over the years leaving a string of corpses on the side of the road, while the more standard floating gate EEPROM and flash has cruised along. Anyone remember bubble memory? How about all the …

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Aiming Wireless Power

Presenting the results as excerpts makes for pretty searchable...ah, lulz.
http://www.nature.com/cr/journal/v18/n12/full/cr2008306a.html
(letter to the editor, not article; sorry) is nice, but having "Non-thermal activation of...[blah blah hsp27/p38MAPK…

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Turning Brown Fields to Green

Do you have legacy equipment that you're trying to get connected? How's that working? Smoothly? Challenges?

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When Intel Buys Altera

@kachris,

Agreed! I touched on that a bit in the article - talking about Zynq and SoC FPGAs. I don't think the "processor" part of those offerings (at this point) are really data-center-class processors, but that would be a reasonable evolution of thos…

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Surround-By-Cobalt

Do you think cobalt is the right solution to the problem of filling vias and getting metal to stick to the dielectric cap?

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Who Gets Access?

I don't know if things have changed, but when I tried to install the Facebook app, for example, there was no way to pick and choose what it had access to. It simply told me what it would be accessing and gave me the option to back out, which I did.

I c…

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