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Purdue University researchers are building a probabilistic computer that could bridge the gap between classical and quantum computing to more efficiently solve problems in areas such as drug research, encryption and cybersecurity, financial services, data analysis and supply chain logistics. Courtesy: Gwen Keraval, Purdue University
Industrial PCs March 15, 2021

Computer developed to act more in tune with nature

Purdue University engineers are building a probabilistic computer designed to act more like quantum computers rather than traditional computers.

By Kayla Wiles
Courtesy: Keagan Gay, CFE Media and Technology
Industrial PCs February 25, 2021

Global silicon revenues rise in 2020

In spite of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the semiconductor history had a strong finish to 2020, almost reaching the sales high achieved in 2018.

Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Industrial PCs February 22, 2021

Semiconductor group urges support for manufacturing, research funding

SEMI, along with 16 other organizations, are pushing the Biden administration to bolster semiconductor manufacturing and research in the U.S., which accounts for an eighth of global production.

Courtesy: Masssachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Industrial PCs December 16, 2020

LED developed for direct integration into computer chips

Researchers have fabricated a silicon chip with fully integrated LEDs, bright enough to enable sensor and communication technologies, which could streamline manufacturing and also provide better performance for nanoscale electronics.

By Daniel Ackerman
Courtesy: Northwestern University
Industrial PCs November 20, 2020

Optimizing materials design with minimal data

A computational approach to accelerate the design of materials exhibiting metal-insulator transitions (MIT) has been developed and it could lead to faster microelectronics and quantum information systems

By Alex Gerage
Courtesy: SDI Systems, Inc.
Industrial PCs September 14, 2020

PC control redefines intralogistics distribution center efficiency

How to move 67,000 garment shuttles, boost efficiency and communicate through EtherCAT

By James Figy
This graphic depicts a stylized rendering of the quantum photonic chip and its assembly process. The bottom half of the image shows a functioning quantum micro-chiplet (QMC), which emits single-photon pulses that are routed and manipulated on a photonic integrated circuit (PIC). The top half of the image shows how this chip is made: Diamond QMCs are fabricated separately and then transferred into the PIC. Courtesy: Noel H. Wan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Industrial PCs July 14, 2020

Hybrid process developed to produce larger quantum computer chips

MIT engineers have developed a hybrid process that connects photonics with “artificial atoms,” to produce the largest quantum chip of its type.

By Becky Ham
Courtesy: Christine Daniloff, MIT
Industrial PCs July 8, 2020

Portable system boosts laser precision for quantum computing

An MIT-designed miniature “squeezer” reduces quantum noise in lasers at room temperature, which could enable better laser precision for quantum computing and gravitational-wave detection.

By Jennifer Chu
ECE Professor Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma and his collaborators have constructed a functional microwave amplifier circuit on a substrate of cellulose nanofibril paper, a wood product. Courtesy: Huilong Zhang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Industrial PCs June 26, 2020

Critical communications component made on flexible wooden film

University of Wisconsin researchers have constructed a functional microwave amplifier circuit on wooden film, which has the potential to decrease the size of control system devices and systems.

By Jason Daley
Courtesy: Yakobson Research Group/Rice University
Industrial PCs June 19, 2020

Excitons can be manipulated for electronic, quantum computing applications

Rice University researchers found that excitons can be manipulated in new and useful ways, which could be beneficial for electronic, spintronic and quantum computing applications.

By Mike Williams