New chip technology from IBM breaks 200GHz barrier.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-28 June 2001-New chip technology from IBM breaks 200GHz barrier (C)1994-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
IBM has unveiled what it claims to be the world's fastest silicon-based transistor.
According to IBM the new transistor uses a modified design and the company's silicon germanium technology to achieve speeds of 210Ghz while drawing just a milliamp of electrical current - an 80% improvement in performance and a 50% reduction in power consumption compared to current designs.
Transistors are basic building blocks when making microchips. IBM says that it hopes the new transistor will drive communications chips to speeds of 100GHz within two years, which would be five times faster and four years sooner than competitive approaches announced recently.
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