21Feb17 – There was some press today around a molten silicon grid storage system. There were some intriguing cost and capacity claims. There are plenty of areas of technical intrigue also, including heating the silicon to ~1400 oC, minimizing heat loss and extracting the energy.
15Feb17 – It keeps going. There is even more chatter about the recent micro-LED patent. It seems to be vane to look for new insights. There are plenty of technical challenges associated with the integration of a fingerprint sensor into the display, but that would hurt the headline.
14Feb17 – There is more chatter about the possible integration of the home button/ fingerprint sensor into the display of future iPhones. In this case the technology considers so-called micro-LED technology. IR emitters and receivers are used for fingerprint reading.
30Jan17 – There is some interesting stuff coming out of the persistent memory space. There are recent discussions around Crossbar’s ReRAM and STT-MRAM. We are also still waiting for 3D XPoint sample to appear.
09Jan17 – Well, today is the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. It is hard to imagine the pre-iPhone smartphone landscape. For a phone that the pundits dissed it has done well. It is also instructive to think about today’s iPhone v. the one introduced in 2007. Is the vision the same?