Intel not ahead of the foundries
Published in Processors

Transistor performance lagging

The naming game for the next generation of chipmaking actually covers up the fact that Intel is probably not ahead of the foundries in terms of transistor performance.

Researchers create light transistors
Published in Processors

Tripping the light fantastic

A team of researchers have emerged from their smoke filled labs claiming to have invented a transistor which runs on light rather than applied voltage.


Huge changes in software and microchips needed