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    Re: Νew Technologies and Innovation Development in Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:16 am

    In Irkutsk, you will drive your car on nanoroads
    The authorities in Irkutsk, in Siberia, have decided to start repairing local street roads using what’s known as ‘nanoasphalt,’ a new product tested last year on one of the city streets, the Baikal office of Moskovsky Komsomolets reported.

    According to Irkutsk Mayor Viktor Kondrashov, the move will add another 8% to the overall cost of new asphalt.

    “The local asphalt factory is beginning this year to use all necessary additives to produce nanoasphalt which we will be using from now on to repair large sections of roads. It will cost us more, but we have consciously decided to do so to increase the quality of our roads,” the mayor said.

    Last fall, a small 400 square meter testing area on Voronezhskaya Street was repaired using the new asphalt-bitumen coating based on nanomodified components. The modified asphalt has reportedly proven stronger and more durable than conventional one. The softening temperature for its binder agent is plus 60 degrees Celsius, and the product withstands freezing temperatures of as low as minus 32 degrees Celsius, which is expected to triple the service life of such a road carpet.

    The product has been developed by local Nanotechcenter. To make this new asphalt the company first makes polymers using aluminum and silicon production waste.

    According to Nanotechcenter, the technology calls for the use of the developer’s proprietary polymer- and nanomodifier-based mineral compound which is added to asphalt-concrete. Polymers are added into what’s known as dolomite flour, a mandatory ingredient of asphalt-concrete, rather than into bitumen itself. In the additive, a special composition is used which includes carbon nanoparticles. Such molecular compounds are believed to possess unique properties.

    Center for Vibration Diagnostics opened in Tomsk, first in Russia’s Asian part
    A new Center for Vibration Diagnostics and Balancing, Russia’s first east of the Ural Mountains, has opened at Tomsk Polytechnic University in Siberia, TPU announced in its press release.

    In addition to training students and re-training industrial staff the Center is expected to help introduce counter-emergency systems to industry.

    The $700+K Center is a joint effort by TPU, Diamech 2000, a sizable local equipment maker, and Russia’s Bortnik Fund. According to Sergei Bukhanchenko of TPU’s Research Institute of Cybernetics, the Center will “exclusively” run equipment developed in Russia and “second to no foreign analogs in quality.”

    “All oil refineries, energy facilities or aircraft-building factories face problems with vibration diagnostics and balancing. Russia needs such centers… as vibration has an ominous destructive power,” Mr. Bukhanchenko emphasized.

    Vibration analyzers and balancing systems are necessary for timely detection of flaws in turbines and other mechanical engineering parts, as well as for the testing of new parts.

    The TPU scientist pointed out that “Siberian hydropower stations have already expressed interest in the new Center.” He believes that “had the Sayano-Shushenskay Dam been able to use the services of such a Center, the tragedy could perhaps have been avoided.” (He referred to the catastrophic accident the hydropower plant on the River Yenisei in Siberia suffered on August 17, 2009; the emergency took 75 lives and left a lot of equipment damaged; experts later found in their formal report that “the accident was primarily caused by vibrations of turbine #2 which led to fatigue damage of the mountings of the turbine, including its cover”—Editor’s note)

    Nizhny Novgorod hopes to open first IT Park in November
    The Nizhny Novgorod Region in the mid-Volga area plans to launch the inaugural stage of its first IT park this November, East-West Digital News, the first all English-language online resource dedicated to Russian digital industries, reported earlier this week, citing an announcement from the Russian Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications that followed a top-level on-site inspection by the Ministry in late March.

    The long-awaited $430m Ankudinovka IT Park is one of seven high-technology technoparks around the country mandated by a federal Cabinet decision in 2006.

    The government program under which the parks have been funded expires later this year, and the selected regions and technopark residents they have attracted are expected to take over the projects themselves.

    The Nizhny park will focus on developing information and telecommunications technologies; medical and biomedical technologies, including innovative cardiovascular disease and cancer therapies, obstetrics equipment, etc.; and technologies for instrument making, mechanical engineering, electronics, chemistry, and new materials.

    According to the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Ministry of Investment Policy, Ankudinovka will become home to as many as 100 resident companies that are expected to create about 1,750 new local jobs as they develop. Regional officials hope innovative solutions that will make some high-tech imports redundant will account for up to 65% of the residents’ overall output. There will be enough social infrastructure in the park’s territory to ensure comfortable work and leisure, the local officials said.

    Of the total investment required to kick-start the effort, only 3.1 billion rubles (about $88.5 million) will have come from federal and regional coffers, the regional Ministry said. The lion’s share is expected to be contributed by yet-unspecified private investors. The investment is projected to pay off in six years.

    The ambitious Nizhny project broke ground in 2012 – much later than most of the other regions picked for the program – and already has a history of delays. In March 2013 the Russian business daily Kommersant reported that federal auditors had expressed “concern over the efficacy of the use of government money in Nizhny’s Ankudinovka.” Last summer government plans were to launch the technopark’s first business center “by the spring of 2014.” In September word came from Ankudinovka’s top management that the IT park would open even earlier – in December 2013. But in October CNews.ru broke the news that the $88m spent so far had brought negligible results and further funding had been “suspended.”

    As of today, the only fully built facility in the Ankudinovka Technopark is a data center belonging to Sberbank, the national savings bank.

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    Re: Νew Technologies and Innovation Development in Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:17 am

    Russia’s A-bomb nest may become major cyber security R&D hub
    Sarov, one of Russia’s largest centers for nuclear research, is heading for diversification. The federal government is considering drawing upon the solid scientific ecosystem of the city, 460km east of Moscow, to create a major hub for IT and cyber security research.

    A leading nuclear weapons design area in the USSR which did not appear on unclassified maps and was known only as “Arzamas-16” between 1946 and 1991, Sarov is now a city of 90,000 and home to a nuclear research entity known in the West as VNIIEF. Its achievements in the IT field were acknowledged by Nikolai Nikiforov, the minister of Telecom and Mass Communications, during a visit to the city in late March, reported East-West Digital News, the first all English-language online resource dedicated to Russian digital industries.

    The foundation for Sarov’s renewed and enhanced IT capability will be the Sarov Technopark, which was set up to commercialize VNIIEF’s civilian research products through the creation of a number of multi-sector engineering companies.

    This active R&D facility has developed competencies in cyber security; supercomputing and big data; automation and hardware-software complex development; laser technologies; alternative energy; new materials; new medical equipment; and power engineering.

    Minister Nikiforov hopes to make VNIIEF and the technopark a hub capable of sending commercially viable solutions to customers around the world.

    New polymer-reinforcing technique developed in Kazan
    Scientists at Kazan Volga Federal University in Russia’s Tatarstan have developed a new method of making carbon nanotubes and polyolefin based compositions that help boost the strength and other physical-mechanical properties of polymers, the university announced in its press release.

    As far back as last fall the developers from the university’s Nonorganic Chemistry Chair led by Rustem Amirov obtained a Russian patent for their invention.

    Such polymers will be very useful in projects, for which utilizing metals with excessive strength properties is a disadvantage—for example, when trying to reduce the weight of parts for aircraft, motor vehicles or rockets. Such automotive giants as BMW and Renault are already considering taking advantage of the new polymer materials, the Kazan university emphasized.

    The Tatarstan developers set an example, in which a car manufacturer added polymers to steel and aluminum when making the body of one of its experimental cars. The move is said to have enabled a 60% weight reduction while keeping a maximum possible strength.

    Nobody has approached the Kazan scientists for talks over possible license purchase so far. “The initiative should come from a manufacturer, not from scientists,” Mr. Amirov believes.

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    Re: Νew Technologies and Innovation Development in Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Fri May 09, 2014 4:37 am

    Here is information regarding a quick summery of Russian microprocessor and technology:

    http://zoom.cnews.ru/publication/item/51620/1

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    Post  Hannibal Barca on Fri May 09, 2014 9:07 am

    Yes all this is cool but I am dummie, so we are back to square one. Can I somehow buy and use for my PC or server any of this products?
    As always is with Russian industry commercialization is the Achilles's heel.

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    Post  sepheronx on Fri May 09, 2014 10:51 pm

    Hannibal Barca wrote:Yes all this is cool but I am dummie, so we are back to square one. Can I somehow buy and use for my PC or server any of this products?
    As always is with Russian industry commercialization is the Achilles's heel.

    Not yet as the Elbrus-4C is still in testing.  This server mentioned is in testing.  And this will be the real first commercial processor from MCST as the Elbrus-2C+ is military still but was tested under civil use.  Rumor is, they are also bringing Elbrus 2C+ to the civil market as well, a cheaper alternative to 4C, without the DSP cores.

    Chances are, you will be able to purchase it in the near future for your civil use, but you may be only able to order it with a motherboard, as it looks like they solder it to the mobo.

    Majority of the processors are mass produced in Taiwan, this will be no different.  First batches came from Angstrom plant.  But afterwards, majority will be made abroad.

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    Post  Hannibal Barca on Fri May 09, 2014 11:25 pm

    Great, the moment is out send me notification to order. Same goes for the first semi-decent Lada. For the first Antonov private jet I 'm afraid you have to ring an other door  lol! 

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    Post  sepheronx on Fri May 09, 2014 11:49 pm

    Hannibal Barca wrote:Great, the moment is out send me notification to order. Same goes for the first semi-decent Lada. For the first Antonov private jet I 'm afraid you have to ring an other door  lol! 

    Well, you can get yourself the Lada Granta.  Sales of that vehicle is big, and it is a good quality car for cheap (9K to start).  Fastest selling car in Russia and CIS.  It is now being exported to EU countries.  Guess it is doing good!

    Performance of the Elbrus-4C in FLOPS testing is very close to the Core i7 series processors. Server mentioned in link I posted is 4 of those processors, making it 16 cores. I am thinking of purchasing one in 2015 when the newer South Bridge Chipset is released so it has SATAIII (eSATA as well), and will be much better system for me to use. By then, it will be in production.

    Kraftway last year purchased $1.3M in terms of equipment to make custom motherboards. I will be interested if they will make custom boards for Elbrus processors. Since Kraftway is a customer of MCST.

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    Post  Hannibal Barca on Fri May 09, 2014 11:56 pm

    Great this should be a decent server if we see it hit the market and a custom motherboard is a much needed innovation.

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    Post  sepheronx on Sat May 10, 2014 5:44 am

    Hannibal Barca wrote:Great this should be a decent server if we see it hit the market and a custom motherboard is a much needed innovation.

    Well, like I said, my understanding is that Kraftway now has the ability to make custom motherboards: http://www.kraftway.ru/en/about/milestones/
    In 2013 the company invested $ 1,5 M to launch a state-of-the-art SMT line for the production of motherboards designed by Kraftway for special needs.

    So besides MCST/INEUM, Kraftway may have the ability to make motherboards themselves as well. If I had the money myself, I would invest in a startup facility for making motherboards, as I know people who made them in the past. Unfortunately, I do not have such money. But would be cool if they send off license production for motherboards to Foxconn and other companies. Maybe someone will get the ability to startup company.

    Elbrus 4C (or codename 2S) is a superscalar processor and is meant for server based tasks. Performance wise though, is quite impressive and so far, sounds like it is very powerful. Problem is, how will the average person get ahold of this processor, without having to go through and buying a PC outright from Kraftway?

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    Re: Νew Technologies and Innovation Development in Russia

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed May 14, 2014 9:19 pm

    Hey sepheronx, can you give some details and updates about SEMICON 2014 and it's relations with Russian and global tech industry, are the products displayed at SEMICON good enough for the Russian military to be self-sufficient in microchips, semiconductors, etc.? Anything significant on display, any new things of worth?


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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu May 15, 2014 1:05 am

    Russian mechanical and electrical engineering at work, in the form of robotics at the RoboForum 2014 located in Moscow:


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    Post  sepheronx on Thu May 15, 2014 3:35 am

    I have not looked into Semicon too much and unfortunately, I do not know who has an exhibition there. Mikron is listed as one of them from what I can tell, and they specialized in development of RFID And DSP's, which are obviously important for military in real time information data processing compared to the conventional microprocessor.

    From the video, looks like a Russian company 3D printer, which is obviously important for fast development of spare parts that are not quite vital for structural strength.

    I guess I will have something to look into. If I had $$$, I would make attempts to attend such conventions.

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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat May 17, 2014 1:19 am

    Obninsk specialists will create a new generation of composite materials

    "PT Himkompozit" conducts research in the field of polymer modification



    Holding "PT Himkompozit" presented the results of research into a new generation of polymeric materials on III scientific-practical conference "Fundamental research and innovation in engineering."

    The results of studies of the effect of fullerenes on the kinetics of curing and physical and mechanical properties of polymeric composite materials (PCM) presented with petsialisty Obninsk Enterprise "Technology", part of the holding "PT Himkompozit." Wide class of new carbon structures, which include fullerenes able to give new RMB unique properties. Studies conducted in the holding area of polymer modification superfine substances, aimed at creating a new generation of polymeric materials.

    The conference "Fundamental research and innovation in engineering," held at the Institute of Engineering Science. AA Blagonravova Russian Academy of Sciences , the leaders of competence in the field of high-tech production shared experience of scientific work on the creation and implementation of high technologies and advanced materials.

    Manual "PT Himkompozita" believes that the presence in the holding of two national research centers - a great competitive advantage, which allows you to create a unique final product.

    "PT HIMKOMPOZIT" specializes in research and innovation in the field of polymer composite materials and finished products from them. Holding mass production of high-tech products for the aerospace, aviation, military equipment and weapons, land and water transport, energy and many other industries. Included in the State Corporation Rosteh.

    http://rostec.ru/news/4513410


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    Russia’s Androids to Surpass Western Alternatives – Deputy Prime Minister

    NOVOSIBIRSK, June 6 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects is creating a universal android robotic platform that could surpass the western alternative, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday.

    “We will have to concentrate all our efforts and best minds to create robotic production models that will surpass their western alternatives in key characteristics,” Rogozin stressed during the Tekhnoprom forum in Novosibirsk, Russia today.

    The deputy prime minister withheld further details about the project, adding only that any pessimistic speculation about Russia’s loss of leadership in the sphere of robotics are absolutely groundless. “Since Soviet times Russia has laid the groundwork in this sphere,” Rogozin said.

    Earlier, a representative of Android Technics, a Russian enterprise dedicated to the development and production of anthropomorphic techniques, unveiled a project planned jointly with the Foundation for Advanced Research Projects on the creation of an android robot.

    The robot would be able to work in hazardous environments, including a nuclear site, take samples of polluted air and soil, test them and transfer data over a distance of five kilometers.

    Operator will be able to control the robots through a “virtual reality” helmet that ensures stereoscopic vision and data output concerning the condition of the robot or environment, the designer specified.

    The first test run of the android is scheduled for 2015-2016 at Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations test sites.

    The Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects was founded with the direct involvement of Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the country’s military industry, as an alternative to the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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    Russia to Allocate $26 Billion to Atomic Energy Complex Development

    MOSCOW, June 9 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian government has approved a state program on the development of an atomic energy complex by 2020, with total funding of about 900 billion rubles or $26 billion, a decree on Russia’s official legal information website indicates.
    Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, has been assigned the project, according to the decree. Among the main goals of the program are an increase in nuclear energy production of at least 184.3 million kWh, a surge in labor efficiency by 58.2 percent and 14.9 percent growth in the complex’ sales.
    The program is also expected to generate about 100 patents in foreign countries from research and development and intellectual activity in the sphere of science and technology. The project also includes a plan to boost income from the atomic energy complex in foreign markets for nuclear technology and services by 53 percent.

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    Post  Viktor on Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:30 am

    Yup, I think new fusion reactor will be build by 2018 too.

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    Post  George1 on Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:01 am

    The Skolkovo Innovation Centre hosted its annual Startup Village this week, a two-day celebration of Russia’s new tech and innovation community that's being built from scratch on the outskirts of Moscow.

    It was the culmination of a startup competition involving young entrepreneurs from 27 cities, with the ultimate winner taking home a 900,000 ruble investment.

    The organisers put on a vibrant, welcoming event and I was impressed by enthusiasm on display from the young attendees even if some of the pitches were somewhat underwhelming.

    The Startup Village had a typically techy ambience, with brightly coloured flags, beanbags, table tennis and quirky statues the order of the day.

    It was a scene unlike any other I experienced during my brief stay in Moscow, though the dynamic, youthful atmosphere was broken momentarily on Tuesday when Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev made a brief appearance with a discreet yet unnerving army of undercover police.

    His short speech reiterating his support for the project drew one of the largest crowds of the event, and the juxtaposition of one of Russia’s most powerful politicians appearing on stage closely followed by an under-rehearsed startup pitch symbolised the strange coalition that underpins Skolkovo’s existence.

    While tech communities have sprung up organically in many cities around the world (admittedly they do often receive government support, including London’s Silicon Roundabout), the Skolkovo Foundation was established to artificially create one in an otherwise non-descript area to the southwest of Moscow.

    Welcome to the Startup Village!

    So although the event celebrated innovation and disruptive thinking, it was hard to look past the fact that the Startup Village was situated in the middle of a massive, state-backed construction project that has been dogged by allegations of corruption.

    Other than the Hypercube the Skolkovo Innovation Centre is still a building site, although if it looks anything like the plans when it’s done then it will be a hugely impressive mini-city.

    Work began on the $15bn project in 2010 and is due to be complete by 2018, though it won’t be fully operational until 2030.

    According to a report in The Moscow Times, it’s hoped that by then the innovation hub will be contributing as much as 1.5 trillion rubles to the country’s economy.

    The aim is to create startup clusters focusing on biomedicine, energy, IT, nuclear, space technologies and communications, as well as establishing a home for global corporates to house their R&D centres.

    And if that wasn’t enough, the Foundation has also established the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) which it hopes will one day join the ranks of the world’s top universities.

    These are certainly lofty goals and the initiative’s success relies on people being suitably won over by the project to actually want to locate themselves in Skolkovo.

    As one would expect, startups and major corporations alike have been won over by the offer of financial incentives and tax breaks, with the likes of IBM, Intel, Cisco, Siemens and Boeing already signed up as partners.

    Their proposed R&D sites will also give them direct access to Skolkovo’s finest graduates and startups, which could be a very fruitful hunting ground if the project retains the energy and enthusiasm seen at the Startup Village.

    Skolkovo's Hypercube

    Ultimately though it all rests on whether the building works are completed on time and without any further scandals. A trip to the top of the Hypercube revealed just how much work is still to be done to turn the fields of Skolkovo into a global hub for education, entrepreneurship and corporate R&D.

    Money won’t be an issue, but do the authorities have the necessary patience and commitment to see the project through to fruition?

    It would be a great shame if the promise of Skolkovo turned out to be a white elephant as its focus on innovation and global partnerships could have a wider impact on Russian society as well as its economy.

    Call me a cynic, but I’m hoping that Roman Abramovich’s recently completed golf course overlooking the Skolkovo site provides a strong clue as to the project’s long-term future.

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    Five interesting companies from Russia's Skolkovo Startup Village

    At the Skolkovo Startup Village near Moscow last week entrepreneurs competed for the chance to win 900,000 rubles to help expand their fledgling companies and set them on their way to fame and fortune.

    Startups pitched ideas on a range of topics including healthcare, the environment, energy, communications, retail and consumer products.

    Of most relevance to our particular niche was the ‘digital technologies for mass market’ session, which threw up some interesting ideas and some that I can’t ever see catching on.

    The latter included an attachable mobile keyboard called Octodon and a new smartphone flash attachment that apparently improves your selfies.

    If you want to find out more about the Skolkovo project then check out my article on Russia’s plan to turn it into the new Silicon Valley, or read on for details of some of the more interesting companies on show at the Startup Village...

    Dressformer

    The people behind Dressformer aim to take on the likes of Virtusize by providing an effective method for online shoppers to test whether clothes are likely to fit them before making a purchase.

    It works by building a 3D avatar which the clothes are then superimposed on to based on the user's measurements. It also syncs with Facebook so people can get their friend's fashion opinions.

    Several retailers are already using the system which has reduced returns by 10% and also helped to increase cross-sales. One US retailer saw a 20% lift in cross-sales as Dressformer was able to recommend clothes based on how they would fit the customer.

    Bike Defend


    As a cyclist this security app struck me as an interesting idea, though one that might be difficult to implement.

    Bike Defend uses a tracking device and mobile app to notify owners when someone has stolen their bike and allow them to track down the thief.

    The trackers are built into bike lights, so the thief doesn’t know they’ve been rumbled, and an alarm in the app gives owners a chance to try and foil the crook. However it would take a lot of bravery to chase down and confront a thief.

    Fingo

    Fingo is an augmented reality app that enables people to see what furniture and interior design styles would look like inside their home.

    It works on a SaaS model, so retailers can fit the technology into their own apps or buy a white label version.

    The idea is that a brand like John Lewis could install Fingo within an iPad app and allow users to virtually try out different products in their home before making a purchase.

    However, Ikea has already trialled its own version of this technology and personally I’m still to be convinced of the value of AR.

    RoadAR

    RoadAR is a navigation app that assists drivers by giving them various warnings, alerts and information.

    For example, it’s able to warn people about changes in the speed limit or if there are traffic lights coming up. The app also acts as a Sat Nav by giving drivers directions for their current journey.

    It’s a fairly simple idea and I’d be surprised if it hasn’t been done before, but RoadAR has apparently attracted 25,000 users within two months so might make a decent investment if you’re an angel with a chunk of cash to spare.

    Exhibeacon

    I’m a fan of this idea as it struck me as something that would be useful at Econsultancy’s own conferences and events.

    Exhibeacon uses various beacons and wearable bangles that interact with one another so organisers can track attendees' behaviour at their events.

    Users can then access reports and analytics to see whether their conference was a success.

    Exhibeacon can also be used to target people with advertising and promotions. The owners are looking for investment so they can enter the market in 2015.

    Unfortunately it doesn't seem to have a website at the moment, so I'm not sure how you can get in touch...

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    Post  Mindstorm on Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:18 am


    Almaz-Antey Company promote the new development in the transistor and semiconductor design (in particular for AESA radar in the X and S band).


    http://vpk.name/news/111855_Angstrem_zavershil_opyitnokonstruktorskuyu_razrabotku_Silovik6A.html




    Very interesting in particular the development in the Ga-N element design , at today without foreign analogue



    Кремниевый транзисторный ключ, используемый для модуляторов питания усилителей мощности на основе GaAs-транзисторов, является функциональным аналогом интеллектуального ключа – BTS640 фирмы Infineon Technologies AS (Германия).


    Для кремниевого транзисторного ключа, используемого для модуляторов питания усилителей мощности на основе GaN-транзисторов, прямые отечественные и зарубежные аналоги отсутствуют.


    The effects on this development trend on the efficiency of future ground , air and space based integrated sensor network for air and space defense and on the increased performances of new generation SAM seekers are obvious  Smile .





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    Re: Νew Technologies and Innovation Development in Russia

    Post  Viktor on Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:23 pm

    Now this is just great - full circle production is being formed - no more imports from Izrael (mostly)

    In Russia will be the industrial production of silicone products

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    Re: Νew Technologies and Innovation Development in Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:47 pm

    Only thing is, its being done in Kazan, which is already heavily industrialized. They should do it in not so industrialized areas to increase economics to the troubled areas. It is the troubled areas thay are dropping nations standard of living.

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    Re: Νew Technologies and Innovation Development in Russia

    Post  Viktor on Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:00 pm

    Again - just great  russia 

    Few more years until Russia caughts up with the west in electronics  thumbsup 

    Media: "Rosteh", "Rusnano" and "T-Platforms" will create a microchip to replace Intel and AMD


    According to the newspaper "Kommersant", in 2015 in Russia will create a range of domestic microprocessors Baikal topology 28 nm

    The first products in the line should be eight-core processors Baikal M and M / S topology of 28 nm and 2 GHz for use in personal computers and mikroserverah. Processors will be built on a 64-bit kernel Cortex A-57 British company ARM. As the operating system for all solutions to be used free software Linux.

    Issue eight-processor Baikal is scheduled for early 2015, and in late 2016 the Ministry of Industry will release even more powerful, 16-core server processor topology 16 nm.

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    Re: Νew Technologies and Innovation Development in Russia

    Post  sepheronx on Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:40 pm

    On ARM? Strange. They mention topology of 28nm and 8 core, which is what Elbrus 8C will be. Which isnt arm but CISC.

    Although, obtaining ARM license is cheap and apparently production us cheap too, so I can see the feesibility. Add in that AMD is hoping to release their own ARM server grade Opteron processors, so I suppose there are server grade software already available that takes advantage of the architecture of the processor.

    Rosteh has the money and technology, while T-Platforms has knowhow and what is needed to make HPC grade computers. So I look forward to its development. As well, if it is true, then they will be a fabless facility and contract out whatever FAB that will do the 28nm topology.

    Edit: add to that, they should get China or Chinese company involved in its development as well as opening a FAB or contracting a FAB to build ones in China to both reduce costs and get other players/investors involved (which will translate to more companies building accessories for these processors and more software developers. Which is what is holding Elbrus processors back. Not much in terms of software besides some in house built ones, that takes advantage of Elbrus arch.

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    Re: Νew Technologies and Innovation Development in Russia

    Post  Russian Patriot on Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:21 pm

    http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/736804 new computer chips to replace American Intel and AMD

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    Re: Νew Technologies and Innovation Development in Russia

    Post  Werewolf on Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:10 pm

    Russian Patriot wrote:http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/736804 new computer chips to replace American Intel and AMD

    Well Intel is orginally based on soviet military technology, but now the money would go to russian companies, good decision.

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