Intel Reveals Spring Crest and Spring Hill AI Accelerator Chips
At this year’s Hot Chips symposium, held between the 18th and 20th of August, Intel revealed its first entries into the emergent market of AI accelerators—the Intel Nervana NNP-T ‘Spring Crest’ and NNP-I ‘Spring Hill’ chips. With the technology, Intel is aiming to compete against the current leaders in the space: Google, Amazon, and Nvidia, as well as newcomers like Qualcomm and Huawei.
Maxim Integrated’s Executive Director of Business Management Veronique Rozan Reflects on Her Journey Into the EE Industry
Veronique Rozan, Executive Director of Business Management at Maxim Integrated, has gradually made her way from an application engineering role to a management position in approximately 20 years. She now focuses on developing business strategies to launch high-performing circuits for automotive, industrial and consumer applications.
The Cause of a Power Systems Failure That Led to a UK Blackout
The 9th of August this year saw the worst UK blackout since 2008, with issues involving transport disruptions and almost a million British households left in the dark. Demands have since been made for reports that account for the mass power failure.
World’s First Fully Superconducting Hybrid-Electric Motor Prepares for Testing in Large Civil Aircraft
Air traffic is increasing by five percent each year, driving fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions higher than ever before. While there is a plan to create fully electric aircraft, hybrid propulsion is desperately needed.
Understanding and Minimising Power Loss in Electric Devices and Power Systems
Many types of power losses can occur in electric circuits for a multitude of reasons: troubling electrical engineers (EEs), they cause a host of problems that affect the efficiency, reliability, and safety of the systems that EEs design and build. Understanding how and where these losses occur—including heating, eddy current, and switching losses—can help engineers to keep them at a bare minimum.
The Anticipated Concerns of a Renewables-Fuelled Power Grid in the UK
In a bid to lower energy costs, meet growing demand with sustainable power, and reduce toxic emissions, the UK is turning to renewables to replace its existing power systems now more than ever. From a technical perspective, however, the path to implementation remains lined with challenges...