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2010-02-24 09:24:23

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $24.5 million to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, to head an ambitious, multi-institutional center that could one day lead to a million-fold reduction in power consumption by electronics. The researchers said such a dramatic increase in energy efficiency could allow the digital revolution to continue well beyond the limits that would otherwise be imposed by its growing demand for energy, and allow portable applications...

2009-12-15 14:38:00

ACT Submits to the FTC a New Analysis of Computer Chip Market and Letter from 37 Tech Firms WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) announced today that it is asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to proceed with extreme caution and avoid any actions that may reduce incentives for innovation or raise chip prices as the agency continues its antitrust review of Intel and computer chip market. ACT recently presented the Commission...

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2008-12-09 11:32:55

The fast pace of growing computing power could be sustained for many years to come thanks to new research from the UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) that is applying advanced techniques to magnetic semiconductors. Moore's Law observed that the density of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every two years. Components have shrunk over time to achieve this, but experts believed that when the characteristic transistor size reduces below ~ 20 nm, heating and quantum effects will...

2008-09-21 12:00:16

By Saswato R. Das A small electronic component that has caused one of most dramatic outpourings of technological progress in human history turned 50 last week. The integrated circuit, better known as the semiconductor chip, has unleashed change comparable to the Industrial Revolution by making the computer revolution and the digital age possible. Today there are far more chips on earth than people. All around us, millions of them are tirelessly at work - in computers, phones,...

2008-08-21 15:00:30

NOTE TO EDITORS: photos, videos and more facts available at www.intel.com/pressroom/idf Intel Corporation's chief technology officer took a fascinating look at how technology will bring man and machine much closer together by 2050. Justin Rattner, during his keynote today at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, predicted big changes are ahead in social interactions, robotics and improvements in computer's ability to sense the real world. He said Intel's research labs are...

2008-08-19 03:00:14

By Anonymous The rhythm of Moore's Law pushes computer makers to change, to get smaller, and to get faster about every two years. All the more so for Intel since that "Moore" is company cofounder Gordon Moore. The Silicon Valley company, supplier of the electronic brains in most computers, will reach nearly $40 billion in revenue this year. Therefore, Intel has a lot of money to plow into new products and other initiatives. The Wall Street Journal reported the company just introduced...

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2008-02-19 08:19:45

PCMOS makes MIT magazine's coveted top 10 list of emerging technologiesRice University's technology for a "gambling" computer chip, which could boost battery life as much as tenfold on cell phones and laptops while slashing development costs for chipmakers, has been named to MIT Technology Review's coveted annual top 10 list of technologies that are "most likely to alter industries, fields of research, and even the way we live."Technology Review, one of the world's oldest and most respected...

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2006-05-28 15:20:00

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- The glass-encased room inside Intel Corp.'s microchip factory here, with its shiny, metallic surfaces and frigid air, is a world away from the blistering sun and brown earth outside. An army of robots suspended from the vast ceiling glide from one refrigerator-sized machine to the next. Their cargo: thousands of 12-inch silicon platters that form the raw material for Intel's most sophisticated computer microprocessor to date. Inside this chip fabrication plant on the...

2006-01-25 13:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- Intel Corp. said on Wednesday it had made the world's first microchip using tiny new manufacturing methods that promise to let the world's top chipmaker make more powerful, efficient processors. The fingernail-sized memory chip is etched with 1 billion transistors that are only 45 nanometers wide -- about 1,000 times smaller than a red blood cell, said Mark Bohr, a leading Intel engineer. "It will pack about two times as many transistors per unit area and use less power. It...

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2005-09-16 10:15:00

TOKYO -- The journey to ever smaller, faster and cheaper chips is slowing down and may put a big dent in sales and profits of the semiconductor sector and even the economy, industry players and analysts said this week. Until recently, chip makers doubled the capacity of their products at the same size and cost every 18 to 24 months, helped by miniaturization and scale advantages, a phenomenon known as Moore's Law, named after the Intel co-founder Gordon Moore who predicted this trend as early...