Existing processors could get a boost from swapping silicon for carbon nanotubes

[ad_1] Big quote: “Hello, world! I am RV16X-NANO, made from CNTs,” reads the first message from the first program to run on a carbon nanotube (CNT) processor. Built by MIT physicists, Nano is eighty times larger than its predecessor at 14,702 carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNFETs), and it’s capable of running the 32-bit RISC-V instruction […]

Two worthy books trace the history of tech through Silicon Valley, leaving Seattle’s story still to be told – 10minmail

[ad_1] Editor’s Note: In this guest post, Tom Alberg, Madrona Venture Group managing director, reviews The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America by Margaret O’Mara; and VC: An American History by Tom Nicholas. The accelerating growth of the tech economy during the past 70 years has generated numerous books seeking to capture its […]