Chemists at Tufts are on their way to creating an entirely new class of devices to be used in medicine and engineering thanks to their development of the world's first single-molecule electric motor.
IDF talk shows that circuits inside Intel's Atom chip are slated to shrink to a size that is incomprehensibly small, the width of about 60 atoms.
According to the companies, the shift will enable mobile devices to offer 40 percent more computing performance and 100 percent greater battery life than the existing 45-nanometer process.
In 2010, the chip giant plans to base much of its business growth on the newest 32-nanometer chip technology.
The new 14 nanometer processor, codenamed Broadwell, allows for computers that are less than 9 millimeters thick, about a third the thickness of PCs from 2010.
Chipmaker says it has completed the development phase of its next-generation manufacturing process that shrinks chip circuitry to 32 nanometers.
At 45 nanometers, the silicon-on-insulator foundry services promise chip designs that are faster or use less power, but the technology isn't cheap.
Think of it as a physics project. It's also a "tall order," says Big Blue engineer, adding the company has the gear to do the "tremendous amount of computation" needed.
Big Blue has added the Japanese company to a growing list of allies doing research on next-generation chip technology at IBM facilities.
Big Blue is claiming higher chip performance--but not higher operating temperatures--using next-generation 32-nanometer chip-manufacturing technology.