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Computer Chip Shortage: Not Going Away Any Time Soon

By Dick Weisinger

Since 2020 the world has seen a global chip shortage. The shortage has pushed up prices and made it difficult for manufacturers to produce products that rely on them. Some of the products affected include automobiles, video game consoles, home

WebGPU: Javascript API for Graphics and AI Browser-Based Applications

By Dick Weisinger

It’s been more than five years in the making, but a new API standard that let Web developers access GPU capabilities of the computer called WebGPU is being rolled out across popular browsers. WebGPU is expected to significantly enhance the

Security: Constant Software Patches Don’t Work — Can Secure Hardware Defeat Hackers?

By Dick Weisinger

The second Tuesday of each month is Windows patch release day. When shutting your computer off that day, Microsoft will download new software that fixes bugs and, more often than not, attempts to plug holes in the software that could

Reshoring Semiconductors: Reimagining the North American Chip Industry

By Dick Weisinger

Faced with an increasingly aggressive campaign by China to drive the direction of the semiconductor production, politicians and industry groups are pushing for greater investment in the domestic chip manufacturing sector. Semiconductors are expensive to manufacture and require huge initial

GPUs: Will the Current Demand for Graphics Chips Crash Later this Year?

By Dick Weisinger

The global chip shortage has hit the graphics card and GPU market particularly hard. Demand is high, but Nvidia and AMD haven’t been able to keep up with it. The GPU market is expected to grow about 12 percent annually