chips

HP’s Memristor on a Chip

Following the introduction of the memristor in May 2008, HP engineers have recently unveiled the first functioning memristor circuit at the inaugural Memristor and Memristor Systems Symposium. By substituting some transistors with memristors, the team has created more physical space ...

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Toshiba 32GB NAND Flash Memory

Toshiba 32GB NAND Flash Memory

The Toshiba Corporation recently announced the launch of a new 32GB embedded NAND flash memory module which has full compliance with the e-MMC and eSD standards and provides the largest available density yet according to the company. This new flash ...

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AMD 12-Core Processor

AMD 12-Core Processor

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is developing processors with 12 cores which are targeted for release in the first half of 2010. This new plan has deviated from the original product vision of 8-core chips. The 12-core processor is code-named Magny-Cours. ...

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Smaller, Speedier Computer Chips

Smaller, Speedier Computer Chips

A group of researchers led by Hongjie Dai, Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University, have developed a new technique for making transistors out of carbon nanoribbons. The new “field-effect transistors” are a critical component of computer chips and are made ...

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IBM’s Nano-Water Cooled Chips

IBM’s Nano-Water Cooled Chips

Researchers at IBM have developed a method of networking tiny pipes of water that can be used to cool next generation PC chips. Scientists at the firm have shown off a prototype device layered with thousands of hair-width cooling arteries. ...

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Cooler, Faster, Cheaper Silicon Chips

Cooler, Faster, Cheaper Silicon Chips

A group of researchers at Clemson University recently developed a new process and equipment that is expected to significantly reduce the amount of heat generated by silicon chips used for speeding processors. As microprocessors tend to generate more heat at ...

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Hitachi Develops World’s Smallest RFID Chip

Hitachi Develops World’s Smallest RFID Chip

The Japanese giant Hitachi has developed the world’s smallest and thinnest Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip. Measuring only 0.15 x 0.15 millimeters in size and 7.5 micrometers thick, the wireless chip is a smaller version of the previous record holder ...

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