Chipmakers try new tech tricks

AMD works on double-gate transistors; IBM serves up the "world's tiniest" transistor; Intel surfs Mars; and Big Blue and Intel team to force-feed Moore's Law some strained silicon.

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AMD's future plans: Keep annoying Intel
The chip giant's scrappy crosstown rival plans to take the feud into the foreseeable future with its new Athlon 2800+, its upcoming "Hammer" chips and a double-gate transistor effort.
December 9, 2002 
IBM to reveal supertiny transistor
Big Blue unveils what it says is the world's tiniest working transistor, with an electrical pathway that is 1,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair.
December 8, 2002 
Developing chip muscle through strain
Processor powerhouses IBM and Intel are set to reveal their plans to use the "strained silicon" technique to build faster, power-efficient chips--and maybe break free of Moore's Law.
December 5, 2002 
Intel taking Internet to Mars
The chipmaker looks to "proactive computing" to bring the Net to the bottom of the ocean, the surface of Mars and, on a more prosaic note, into conference room thermostats.
December 3, 2002