Pentagon to test Indian’s next-gen chip

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    Raj Dutt, an Indian-American, IIT-Kharagpur alumnus, has developed a next-generation energy-efficient computer chip that has caught the attention of the Pentagon, which is testing its application in the ambitious F-35 Joint Strike Fighters.

    The breakthrough technology by Dutt, Chairman and CEO of privately-held APIC Corp and Photonic Corp, helps computer processors consume up to 90 per cent less energy and run up to 60 per cent faster.

    “The significance of the technology is that information transfer on the semiconductor chip as well as between components, will now be done using light photons instead of just electrons,” Dutt told PTI.

    There are many advantages in size, weight and especially power consumed, he explained during his recent trip to Washington, where he met visiting Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

    Photons do not generate heat, thus thy do not need to be cooled. For electronics, cooling is one of the largest cost components.“Photonic interconnects do not generate heat and use less size than electronic copper interconnects, so more transistors can be put onto a chip.

    Most significantly, we have figured out how to do this using the same economical process used in manufacturing semiconductor chips today, enabling them to be stamped out by the millions,” Dutt said.

    Pentagon to test Indian�s next-gen chip - Indian Express
     
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    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    well isnt that company american
     
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    Classic example of a desi getting opportunity to do RnD abroad. We need such kinds of research in India. Such an environment for RnD by private sector. wonder when we will be at the forefront of innovation rather than just play catch.
     
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    ^^ We can't because government is the obstacle to it. If people become smart and more research comes in, votebank of fools and simpleton shrinks, education increases and corrupt scumbags go extinct. That's why Blanket-for-vote schemes work exceedingly well even now in the nation 62 years after independence. Unless this regime changes (not party alone, entire regime), nothing will come to India except outdated, sarkari pile of nonsense.
     
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    SPIEZ Senior Member Senior Member

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    India develops this ????
    considering 99.99% of all chips produced are from USA :omg:
     
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    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    USA spends billions of dollars on the universities alone for research...we can not do that :(
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Why are we (India) jumping up and down ?

    It wont benefit our armed forces.
     
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    NSG_Blackcats Member of The Month OCTOBER 2009 Senior Member

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    Things are changing in India for better. It may not happen as quickly we all want.
     
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    NSG_Blackcats Member of The Month OCTOBER 2009 Senior Member

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    I beleive nobody is jumping around. We are just feeling satisfied with the fact that someone from Indian origin has developed this chip.

    I agree this will not benefit our defense forces.
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Its still nothing to be proud of.

    Change usa with pak...would you still be proud ?
     
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    yes there is nothing to be so happy about it.NASA is full of indians ...no doubt they will serve United states... :lol:
     
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    I guess he is using the same tech as in OFC. but entire routing/connections using this is interesting.
     
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    We can surely do that if we wanted to ! But not much done in a country where corrupt leaders swallow 60-70 billion dollars in 3 years for fulfilling their personal agendas.
     
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    you mean indian origin inventing in pakistan? If so it may be innovation in human bomb or spreading terrorism rapidly.
     
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    I agree with you that is it is up to guys like you to take charge of the situation in India and turn it into movement for change and set the goals you have put forward in a different thread. "What would you do if you became PM of India?
     
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    Can you start a new thread which specifically highlights the positive changes taking place in India? I will also try at this end to look up for articles which can inform us about the changes in Government Babu attitude towards research oriented education institutes.

    If India is going to achieve the same level of innovation than it has to start from PM office and trickle down in all the departments of Government at the central and state level.
     
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    Indians (and other Asians) are overrepresented in R&D in the US and UK. Partly this is because most got to the US as graduate students for further studies. Vinod Dham - the father of the Pentium chip is one, Guru Despande started Sycamore Networks and in California they call IIT the finishing school for Cisco.

    What India needs to do is try and attract some of these guys back to India to work as consultants on various projects. Taiwan did this when they were moving up the food chain from manufacturing toys to hi tech. They built a hi-tech city (Hinschu Science Park) and attracted key scientists back to Taiwan by advertising the fact that they would be living in a crime free and drug free (for their children) environment. Of course they also played on the patriotic feelings of the Chinese. India could do the same.
     
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