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Other Networks February 26, 2021

Researchers develop speedier network analysis for computer hardware

Software has been developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers to more efficiently run graph applications on a range of computing hardware, including both CPUs and GPUs.

By Daniel Ackerman
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.

By SEMI
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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.

By SEMI
Fraunhofer IPMS develops innovative storage concepts for next generation computing (NGC). Courtesy: Fraunhofer IPMS
AI and Machine Learning February 15, 2021

Advanced materials, hardware for next-generation computing

Neuromorphic computing, which is designed to emulate the self-organizing and self-learning nature of the brain, could help enable Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

By Fraunhofer IPMS
MIT researchers are developing a superconducting nanowire, which could enable more efficient superconducting electronics. Courtesy: Christine Daniloff, MIT
Electrical February 11, 2021

Nanowire could provide a stable superconducting transistor

The cryoyton is a superconducting transistor, inspired by decades-old MIT research, which could boost quantum computers and other superconducting electronics.

By Daniel Ackerman
Courtesy: Beckhoff
Industrial PCs February 8, 2021

PC-based control boosts sterile sampling bag production

Labplas redesigns custom production machines with EtherCAT, robotics and AI for quality control, ensuring ROI of less than one year on all upgrades, for 15 to 35% machine productivity increases.

By James Figy
Grantek Engineer-in-a-Box connects cloud-hosted industrial development software to devices, when and where it’s needed, without sacrificing security. It received 2021 Engineers’ Choice recognition in the Cybersecurity category. Courtesy: Grantek
Cybersecurity February 7, 2021

Secure, remote industrial access

How can remote access be granted to industrial facilities without increasing cybersecurity risks? Hardware, software and services are helping resolve the secure remote access challenges for manufacturers.

By Jacob Chapman
Free PLC programming software lets students learn on their own instead of needing a lab. Courtesy: AutomationDirect/New Products for Engineers Database
PLCs, PACs January 26, 2021

Free PLC programming software for education

Available programmable logic controller (PLC) software that is free for users is crucial for users and students who can't currently access a lab. See table with a breakdown.

By Jon Breen
MIT researchers have developed a deep learning-based algorithm to detect anomalies in time series data. Courtesy: MIT News
Sensors, Actuators December 21, 2020

Method finds hidden warning signals in collected measurements

A deep-learning algorithm has been developed that could provide advanced notice when systems — from satellites to data centers — are falling out of whack.

By Daniel Ackerman
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