Brainy Quote of the Day

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rolling a hard six...

Our microprocessor-based technology is founded on binary logic: "1" being yes, +, affirmative; "0" being no, - or negative.

Lyric Semiconductor is manufacturing a processor based on probabilities, not one's or zeros.  The CEO, Ben Vigoda (I'm not sure he's not related to Abe Vigoda on "Barnie Miller"), based the company's product off his doctoral research.

Rolling a hard six means a high risk, high reward operation (the phrase made it into an episode of "Battlestar Galactica": Frak!). Science is finding itself more in the mainstream of thinking outside of the box of grants and pursuing entrepreneurship in this economic climate. Much success to Dr. Vigoda.

See: A New Kind of Microchip: A probability-based processor may speed up flash memory, and eventually much more, by Tom Simonite for Technology Review, published by MIT

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