AMD and IBM Create Innovative High-Speed Computer Chip

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and International Business Machines (IBM) announced, today, their joint development of an innovative high-speed computer chip that will boost transistor speed by 24 percent, improving the performance and reducing the power consumption of chips used in many products.

Using a new process called dual stress liner (DSL) the team improved the performance of both types of semiconductor transistors: n-channel and p-channel. DSL allows the atomic foundation of the transistors to compress and expand, improving the flow of electrons within the chip.

Dave’s Opinion
New applications in electronic chip technology often don’t show practical benefits until years following initial development; however, the AMD/IBM chip design may actually affect product development early next year.

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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.