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Getting it wrong, and knowing it

Quantum computers have been around for many years now, not in the field but on headlines of newspapers and magazines. They have been and are there because they fascinate our imagination, they are not in the field because they don’t work! Well, this is not a completely correct statement: as …

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Designing chip layout with AI

The complexity of designing microchips keeps growing. We have chips today that embeds more than a billion transistors and you need to connect them with one another in very specific ways to get the kind of circuits you need. Let’s get this straight. It is now a long time that …

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Going beyond impossible: 2nm chip technology

Today’s most advanced  chip technology is based on a 5nm (5 billionth of a meter) thickness of etching. For comparison the first Intel 4040 was using a 10µm technology (2,000 times “thicker”!). Going beyond that raises many issues that have led to the assumption of “close to impossible”. Going below …

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Biggest Digital Twin ever …

First is was the digital model of an engine (General Electric), then it was enriched with communications capability to remain in synch with the physical entity it was modelling and to keep record of all changes. The Digital Twin was born. Moving from a single engine to a whole car …

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A whole life in a cartidge

When was the last time you handled a mag tape? Most likely a long time ago and for most of young people the answer would be never. Mag tapes haven’t died out, they just fell below our perception thresholds. Most data today is actually stored on mag tapes, for archive …

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