Thursday, February 16, 2006

New Microchips Shun Transistors (Article)

Wired News reports: "For the first time, researchers have created a working prototype of a radical new chip design based on magnetism instead of electrical transistors."

New transistor-less microchips that use magnetism may one day replace conventional transistor-based chips. Because these devices don't use wires, these chips are suppose to be: faster, smaller, and less power-hungry (which means less heat) when compared to modern microchip technologies.

These devices also have a few advantages over the conventional micro-electronic chips, and that they're suppose to be less susceptible to power fluctuations, and they may also one day allow your computer to boot almost instantly.
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