General Articles


Atom-Thick Transistors Get Faster Using Less Power

2D semiconductor device combines graphene and molybdenum disulfide

For more information, read the article at IEEE Spectrum.


US Strategic Plan for Future Computing (PDF, 626 KB)

“Pioneering the Future Advanced Computing Ecosystem”
New report developed by US National Science and Technology Council

Download the report from NITRD (PDF, 626 KB)


IEEE Computer Society Predictions for 2021

12 Technologies predicted for 2021, from Cyber Defenses to Remote Workforce Technologies.

For further information, access the report at IEEE Computer Society.


Highlights of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC)

Held as a virtual conference on 1-3 December 2020.

For a summary of the major presentations, visit the ICRC website.


IEEE Computer Society Task Force on Rebooting Computing

As of 1 January 2021, the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative is transitioning to a task force within IEEE Computer Society. As before, the TFRC includes roadmaps (IRDS™), conferences (ICRC), and competitions (LPCV).

For further information and to join TFRC, visit the TFRC website.


Intelligent Autonomous Systems

Special Issue of IEEE Computer

Read the Guest Editors' Introduction at IEEE Xplore


Approximate Computing: From Circuits to Applications

Special issue of Proceedings of the IEEE

Read the Guest Editors' Introduction at IEEE Xplore


IEEE Transactions on Quantum Engineering (TQE)

New open-access journal publishes research articles on engineering applications of quantum computation, information, and communication.

To read the latest articles or submit new ones, visit the IEEE TQE website.


Winners Announced for 2020 Low-Power Computer Vision Challenge (LPCVC)

Successor to last year’s LPIRC. Several tracks, including Video Track (Facebook), FPGA Track (Xilinx), and Object and Image Recognition Track (Google).

For announcements and video interviews with the winners, visit the LPCV website


Hybrid Human-Artificial Intelligence

Rather than have AI and human intelligence compete with one another, a new approach proposes to develop applications in which both can work together better than either can separately.

Read the Guest Editors’ Introduction in Computer


Going Beyond Node Number in Moore’s Law

A single length in nanometers is no longer the best metric for progress in semiconductor integrated circuits.

For further information, read more at IEEE Spectrum


ISC High Performance Computing Conference 2020

International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany in June 2020 was replaced with a digital event.

For the opening session of this virtual conference, visit the ISC High Performance Computing website


Top Picks in Computer Architecture

A dozen articles from recent conferences in computer architecture were selected for inclusion in this Special Issue of IEEE Micro. Topics include Cloud Computing, Accelerators, Security, and Quantum Computing.

Read the Editor's Introduction to this Special Issue in IEEE Xplore


3 Ways Chiplets Are Remaking Processors

AMD, Intel, and CEA-Leti integrate multiple chiplets to make multi-core processors.

For further information, read more at IEEE Spectrum


IEEE International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS™)

New Roadmap Documents available for free to members of the IRDS™ Technical Community.

Access the 2020 Edition Roadmap at the IRDS™ website


Robust Machine Learning

IEEE Design & Test Magazine has a special issue on machine learning in systems with constrained resources, such as low power in edge devices.

For further information, see the Guest Editors’ Introduction in IEEE Xplore


Conference Held on Practical Quantum Computing

A conference was held in December 2019 in San Jose, California, USA focusing on current and future business applications of quantum computing, with talks by leading experts in the field.

To see the videos and slides of invited talks, visit the Q2B website


Improved “Annealing” Optimization Chip

Japanese researchers designed and demonstrated CMOS circuit for faster combinatorial optimization problems using improved annealing architecture.

For further information, read more at IEEE Spectrum


Enhancing the Efficiency of Data Centers Using Game Theory

Computer servers in data centers consume enormous power and risk overheating. Optimal performance may be structured as a competitive game.

For further information, read more at IEEE Spectrum


AI for Integrated Circuit Layout

Google researchers propose Reinforcement Learning to automate and optimize block placement in complex AI chips.

For further information, read more at IEEE Spectrum


Here’s a Blueprint for a Practical Quantum Computer

Building and controlling a quantum computer will be quite the engineering challenge, however, perhaps the biggest difficulty lies in making sure that the basic set of control signals do what they should do and that the qubits behave as expected.

For further information, read more at IEEE Spectrum


Nonvolatile Content Addressable Memory

Researchers have demonstrated several new types of compact, low-power memory cells. These may also be used for fast In-Memory Computing.

For further information, read more at IEEE Spectrum


IEEE International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR)

New roadmap on 5G Communications and Beyond. From the IEEE Future Networks Initiative.

For further information, and to download the roadmap, read the press release on Business Wire


2D Semiconductors for Atom-Thick Transistors

IMEC in Belgium is developing fabrication techniques for making nanoscale transistors based on single layers of 2D materials such as WS2.

For further information, read more at IEEE Spectrum


Wafer-Scale Engine for Deep Learning

Startup Cerebras Systems is developing the world’s largest chip, for AI systems with improved speed and power efficiency. 20-cm chip contains one trillion transistors, half a million processor cores, and 20 GB memory.

For further information, read more at IEEE Spectrum


Magnetic Spin-Wave Computing

Recent research at MIT used nanoscale magnetic elements to demonstrate modulation of a magnetic spin wave, with very little power dissipation. Similar elements may have application to the development of novel computing circuits.

For further information, read more at MIT News


IEEE Transactions on Quantum Engineering

New open-access electronic journal sponsored by IEEE societies on Magnetics, Superconductivity, Microwave Theory & Techniques, Photonics, and Signal Processing. Submissions invited on Engineering Applications of Quantum Computing, Information, Communication, Software, Hardware, and Devices.

For further information, visit the publication's website

For early access to the journal's first published papers, visit IEEE Xplore


IEEE Computer Society 2020 Technology Predictions

The cover story in the December issue of Computer features the top 12 new technology trends for 2020, including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Quantum Computing.

For further information, read more at IEEE Computer Society