A consortium of mainly Japanese chipmakers will challenge the US dominance of microprocessors by developing a low cost, superfast device.
The companies involved are nine Japanese semiconductor manufacturers and Italy's SGS Thomson Microelectronics. The nine organisations are Fujitsu, Toshiba, Matsushita, NEC, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, Sony, Fuji Xerox and Texas Instruments Japan.
The group claims it will create microprocessors that are twice as fast as current models and wll cost half as much. However, they will not have products until at least 1998.
IBM and Technical University of Munich team demonstrate how Shor's algorithm, which can't be cracked by conventional computers, can be solved quickly with quantum computing
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Younger stars are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than when they're older
Two of the big four supermarkets will use the system to control sales of restricted products
PUBG news and updates: November's Update #23 to bring new Skorpion pistol and changes to blue zone visibility
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