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Articles tagged with: transistor

IBM Makes First Graphene Circuit W/ Exponential Power

IBM has just introduced the world’s first integrated circuit, that is made of carbon allotrope graphene. CAG is a semiconductor that could push clock speeds much further than the traditional silicon-based wafers. Graphene has a microscopic crystal structure that allows processors to use smaller processes than silicon technology, allowing extremely large advances in processor clock speeds.

A jump like this would be like going from a megabyte to a gigabyte. IBM has currently demonstrated graphene-based transistors running at 100GHz, two and a half times faster than the current 40GHz (state-of-the-art transistors).

ARM Seeks Defenses Against Intel’s New Chips

ARM is expected to ramp up its efforts to keep up with Intel’s new chip making process that will enter the portable device market. ARM’s executive VP of Marketing, Ian Drew said, “The ARM ecosystem innovates along multiple points, not only the process but also through micro‐architecture and system‐on‐chip design that enables optimized efficiency for a broad range of products.” In the meanwhile, Intel is expected to produce processors that are much more efficient through its new Tri-Gate process technology.

Sharp Designs Small Sized LCD Panels For Smartphones

The LCD screen is undoubtedly one of the largest factors that drains the battery life of technologies. Whether it’s a smartphone or a tablet, we have to be constantly aware of how much battery is left on the device. For example, I always question if it is a good idea to kill time by playing games on my phone for fear of battery drain and missing an important call.

Sharp has recently stated that they will develop the world’s first small and medium sized LCD panels, using a new oxide semiconductor. Sharp will develop these screens at the Kameyama Plant sometime this year.