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How AI Chips Power Machine Learning | WSJ Tech Behind

The technology behind generative AI like ChatGPT has exploded, fueling a demand for chips that can handle the complex processing power these programs need. Big tech companies Microsoft, Amazon and Google are all designing their own chips because they can optimize their computing workloads for the software that runs on their cloud. But what does […]

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Hardware

Are Silicon Photonics the Next Silicon Revolution?

Silicon Photonics not only sounds cool and cutting edge, but it may actually be the next big thing. If MEMS is the result of applying modern nanoscale CMOS processes to the mechanical world, then doing the same for the optical realm gives us Silicon photonics. In this video, I want to talk about another magic […]

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Secretive Giant TSMC’s $100 Billion Plan To Fix The Chip Shortage

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company makes 24% of all the world’s chips, and 92% of the most advanced ones found in today’s iPhones, fighter jets and supercomputers. Now TSMC is building America’s first 5-nanometer fabrication plant, hoping to reverse a decades-long trend of the U.S. losing chip manufacturing to Asia. CNBC got an exclusive tour of […]

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Hardware Science

EUV: Lasers, plasma, and the Tech that Will Make Chips Faster

While the quantum computing age may be “just around the corner,” traditional computing is not going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, innovation there is increasing to keep up the promise of Moore’s Law. Engadget takes a look at the process behind making microchips faster. Microchips are one of the most complicated objects humanity has created, […]

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