Stuart Pann, Senior Vice President of Intel’s Corporate Planning Group, published an interesting “opinion” piece titled “Expanding Intel’s Foundry Partnerships: A Critical Piece of IDM 2.0” in August. “IDM 2.0” is the term Intel uses to describe its use of process technologies from other foundries in addition to Intel’s home-grown process technologies. The term “IDM” means “integrated device manufacturer” and refers to a chipmaker that manufactures its own silicon die. … Read More → "Intel’s Stuart Pann Explains the Company’s use of Outside Foundries"
I have a friend called Bob (spelled the usual way and pronounced with a silent ‘q’). In fact, as fate would have it, I’ve been blessed with an abundance of Bobs (and that’s not something most people expect to hear themselves say on a daily basis).
In order to distinguish between members of this bodacious bunch of Bobs … Read More → "Eeek! 100 Captivating Columns and Counting"
I know I’ll be in trouble for saying this, but Professor Christopher Monroe gave a presentation about IonQ’s Quantum computing element at Hot Chips 33, and I very nearly understood it. That does not usually happen when I listen to quantum explanations, which usually end up as a superposition of many understood, poorly understood, and completely misunderstood ideas. I don’t think it’s my … Read More → "IonQ has a Working Quantum Computer that Operates at Room Temperature"