Sunday, January 22, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Patent Royalties
Sharp Establishes New Research and Development Center for Home Appliances in China
Samsung Seeks Arbitration Over LCD Supply Halt
Canon May Invest In Toshiba's Chip Business
Samsung To Explain What Caused The Galaxy Note 7's ban In Press Event
Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem Heroes' Smartphone Game features in-app Purchases
Fujifilm X-T20 Features New 24MP Sensor and 4K Video Capture
Samsung Begins Rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > PC Parts > New Chi...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, December 08, 2005
New Chip Materials Extend Moore's Law


Chip makers are currently focusing on new metrails other than silicon, that will allow their chips to operate faster and they will consume less energy. Intel said that it has developed a new, low power prototype transistor using new materials that could form the basis of its microprocessors.

Intel and QinetiQ researchers have jointly demonstrated an enhancement-mode transistor using indium antimonide (chemical symbol: InSb) to conduct electrical current. Transistors control the flow of information/electrical current inside a chip. According to Intel, the prototype transistor is much faster and consumes less power than previously announced transistors. Intel anticipates using this new material to complement silicon, further extending Moore's Law.

Significant power reduction at the transistor level, accompanied by a substantial performance increase, could play a crucial role in delivering future platforms to computer users by allowing an increased number of features and capabilities.

"The results of this research reinforce our confidence in being able to continue to follow Moore?s Law beyond 2015," said Ken David, director of components research for Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group. moore's law claims that transistor counts within a specific area will double within 18 to 24 months.

InSb is in a class of materials called III-V compound semiconductors which are in use today for a variety of discrete and small scale integrated devices such as radio-frequency amplifiers, microwave devices and semiconductor lasers.

The prototype transistors being announced Wednesday had a gate length of 85nm. Note that today's mass-produced transistors have typically a gate length of 50 nm in a 90 nm production process. The 65 nm chip generation, which will debut early January, will reduce the transistor gate length to 35 nm. Intel's prototype transistors are able to operate at a reduced voltage, about 0.5 volts - roughly half of that for transistors in today?s chips.

Details will be provided at the IEDM conference Dec. 5-7, in Washington, D.C., where the formal paper describing this advancement will be delivered.


Previous
Next
ULi Introduces High-Def PCI Express Chip        All News        DVD Sales Nearing Global Peak
ULi Introduces High-Def PCI Express Chip     PC Parts News      AMD And IBM Unveil 65nm Process Technologies

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Intel Unveils New Intel Responsive Retail Platform, Announces $100 Million Investment Plan
Intel Unveils Credit Card-Sized Computer
Intel To Bring Standalone Project Alloy VR Headset By The End Of the Year
Spanning Car, Connectivity and Cloud, Intel Announces New GO Platforms For Self-Driving Vehicles
Get Ready for the Best New PCs for the New Year with New 7th Generation Intel Core Processors
Intel to Acquire 15 Percent Ownership of HERE
New Intel NUC Platforms Launching At CES 2017
Could Future Intel Chips Have AMD Graphics Inside?
Uber Creates AI Lab With Geometric Intelligence Acquisition
Intel Extreme Masters Season 11 World Championship Returns to Katowice, Poland
Intel Teams Up With Delphi and Mobileye for Self-Driving Cars
Go Master Cho Wins Final Game Against DeepZenGo AI Platform

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .