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IBM reports improved performance of high-speed, high-density memories - Spin-transfer-torque MRAM embedded in 14 nm circuits demonstrated with ns switching.


3D integration of heterogeneous chips for exascale processors - CEA (France) develops chiplet-level packaging with increased bandwidth and density.


Graphene-Based Memristors for Improved Neural Networks - Penn State researchers demonstrate synapses with multiple synaptic weights


Intel develops new cryptography protocols - Designed to be resistant to hacking by future quantum computers


New memristor device acts like biological neuron - May provide basic element for neuromorphic computing


Record speeds for AI inferencing - Nvidia GPU exceeds prior benchmark performance


Analog Optical Computing Chip for Neural Networks - Carries out multiply-accumulate computations in silicon photonic chip for AI.


US Government Announces New Research Centers in AI and QC - $1B in government labs and universities funded by National Science Foundation and Dept. of Energy.


Newsletter of IEEE Electron Devices Society features new IRDS™ Roadmap (PDF, 4 MB) - Provides history of earlier semiconductor roadmaps and an overview of the latest roadmap.


US Government funds 3 academic-based institutes on quantum information - $75M over five years going to research based at the University of Colorado, University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Illinois.


Chip Proposals Seek to Revive US Manufacturing - US Congress proposes aid to advance US semiconductor industry.


CCC Report on Embedded Security Research - Conclusions of Computing Community Consortium Workshop on Embedded Security in Connected Devices.


DARPA Kicks Off Program in Quantum Computing - University-industry teams will investigate hybrid classical-quantum optimization algorithms.


RAND Study Advocates Post-Quantum Cryptography - New report proposes development of communication security protocols that are more resistant against future quantum computers.


Silicon Spin Qubits Demonstrated - Researchers fabricate silicon quantum dots that can operate at temperatures above 1 K.


DoE issues report on AI for Science - Argonne National Laboratory summarizes town hall meetings on AI, big data, and high performance computing in the next decade.


Roadmap for Wide Bandgap Semiconductors - IEEE Power Electronics Society releases Roadmap on development of ICs of GaN and SiC for high-power applications.


New faster parallel optimization algorithm implemented on FPGAs and GPUs - Toshiba sees applications to financial engineering.


New project on DNA-based memory technology - Collaboration between Georgia Tech, Microsoft, University of Washington, and others.


Princeton Quantum Initiative - New interdisciplinary program in quantum computing at Princeton University


International Race to Demonstrate First Exascale Computer - China, US, EU, and Japan competing, with China’s entry possible in 2020.


Neural Network Processor for Machine Learning - Intel announces new commercial AI chips for training and inference.


Quantum Information Edge - New consortium on quantum computing led by US National Laboratories, with universities and industry.