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Laser-focused partnership: Missouri and Brewer Science bond well

When scouting out locations for commercializing his new product idea, a young Terry Brewer wanted a place where he could cultivate a well-rounded, highly creative workforce.

Topics: Science,, blogs, business, Brewer Science, research

Transistors are about as small as they can get. What now?

For most of the relatively brief history of modern computing, progress has been measured in shrinking by nanometers. By making transistors smaller and smaller, engineers have been able to pack more transistors on smaller chips. More transistors per chip mean faster, more powerful computers that can fit into smaller devices. These microprocessors have made possible the rise of modern consumer electronics, including the PC you’re reading this blog on and the smartphone in your pocket.

More than 40 years ago, Gordon Moore, a co-founder of chip-maker Intel, hypothesized that the number of transistors on microchips would double every year or so — and keep doubling. His theory became known as “Moore’s Law,” and its continued accuracy has depended on science’s ability to keep making smaller, thinner transistors. Now, however, experts generally agree that Moore’s Law is coming to an end.

Topics: research, development, moore's law, technology advancement, innovation

Learned R&D director (and master mimic) looks to fast-paced future

 

Topics: research, R & D, advanced technology, development, research and development

Conquering counselor: Brewer Science researcher-turned-lawyer battles for patents

becky2-1.jpgBecky Rich started her career at Brewer Science in research. But it was a fortuitous day for the company when it was able to lure her back after she returned to school to pursue her law degree.

Topics: law, rugby, powerlifting, research, Becky Rich, intellectual property