News Stories

Semiconductor industry grapples with power crisis

05/15/2006 - 19:00   The semiconductor industry is facing a power crisis, but Chenming Hu is confident that the crisis will give rise to innovation.

University of Illinois’ Trusted ILLIAC Will Transform Large-Scale Computing

04/30/2006 - 19:00   The original ILLIAC computer, built by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1952, was the first computer in the world created and owned entirely by an educational institution. It weighed five tons and contained 2,800 vacuum tubes.

Murthy Traces the Source of India’s Software Boom

09/30/2005 - 19:00   The numbers are staggering. Employing more than a million people, the software industry in India has been growing at a rate of 32 percent annually for the past five years, said N.R. Narayana Murthy before a packed audience at the University of Illinois Auditorium. In addition, more than 70 percent of major U.S. tech companies rank India as their primary source for offshore work.

Global Leader to Shed Light on India’s Rise in IT

08/31/2005 - 19:00   N.R. Narayana Murthy, named by Time magazine in 2004 as one of the top 10 most influential leaders shaping technology, is coming to the University of Illinois campus September 14 to talk about the amazing success story of the Indian software industry.

Nuclear Weapons, Permissive Action Links, and the History of Public Key Cryptography

01/31/2005 - 18:00   For more than 20 years, credit for the creation of public key cryptography went to Stanford professor Martin Hellman and two graduate students, Ralph Merkle and Whitfield Diffie.