Emerging Technology: Processor Boundaries Breached

When we compare the microprocessors that are used on laptops and smartphones to the insanely fast core processors of desktops, the desktops would always sweep the competition. Apart from being somewhat more rapidly in comparison with microprocessors, the core processors can handle multi-tasking and heavily loaded applications that we run on our desktops.

But there is an emerging technology that will give a promising outcome of nearing the gap among micro and core processors. In a report of communications breakthrough, a team of scientists in the University of Pittsburgh claimed to a successful generation of a new frequency comb, which entails dividing a single color of light into a series of evenly spaced spectral lines for a variety of uses, that spans more than 100 terahertz (THz, or 1 trillion cycles per second) bandwidth (ZDNet).

Terahertz has never been reached and applied to any processors that we have on the market, and if this will be applied to future laptops and smartphones the new technology can make them 1000x faster. This can certainly complete the mobile solutions that we want to have on our devices.

Emerging technology: introducing the new 3D printer

3D scans can now be printed in a matter of seconds using a new technique, known as two-photon lithography, which was developed by researchers at the Vienna University of Technology.

Professor Jurgen Stampfl, a professor from the Institute of Materials Science and Technology at the TU Vienna said the technique until now, used to be quite slow. With … READ MORE ...

Present and Future Trends in Wind Turbine Technology

Utility grade wind turbines have come to be so technologically advanced that they have improved the cost of energy of wind sufficient to turn into a lot more mainstream than ever before and compete with today’s conventional energy sources. We’ve decided to investigate the patent landscape to determine what technological trends have emerged thus far and what we might be able to infer for the future direction of wind turbine technology. At this time, the assessment was limited to the most prevalent sector of wind turbine technology utility grade, horizontal axis wind turbines.

The search was conducted utilizing a comprehensive approach, as well as thorough reading and examination of results. A patent database and search portal were used which covers 90 different patent authorities worldwide, including 20 countries that provide full-text file search as well as legal status information. We first identified a set of keywords that would provide an all-inclusive set of search results. We also identified patent classes to search to ensure that relevant results would not be omitted. Lastly, a set of assignees of over 100+ companies who have currently or previously produced wind turbine technology/components were searched.

Additionally, an assessment of the relevance of the patent to the industry was performed and results were classified as low, medium, medium/high, and high. The definitions of this classification method are below. The assessment of industry relevance serves the purpose of indicating the degree to which the patent owner has or is likely to assert their rights and seek … READ MORE ...