These developments benefit not only the designers and manufacturers of IT technology, but also everyday consumers of products and services that use computer chips
, from cars and aircraft to smartphones and medical equipment.
A team of scientists from National Cheng Kung University and the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center have developed even lighter and more efficient transistor component for computer chips
, according to reports Wednesday.
Its the closest thing I've ever seen to an actual computer chip
The wiring found in the latest generation of computer chips
is much finer than any conventional fibre optic cable, which operate effectively at diameters no smaller than one-thousandth of a millimetre.
Schiller adding that it wasn't their aim to develop a chemical competition to established computer chips
The researchers did it by using a device similar to a conventional computer chip
. The essential difference to a usual computer chip
is that the information is not stored and processed based on the laws of classical physics, but on those of quantum physics.
EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said: "Intel has harmed millions of European consumers by deliberately acting to keep competitors out of the market for computer chips
for many years."
It comes after an inquiry in which the Commission found Intel guilty of deliberately keeping rivals out of the global market for computer chips
AMD will break up into one firm designing computer chips
and another which builds them.
The vacuum surrounds miles of nanoscale wire packed next to each other inside each computer chip
. This protects the wires from undesirable wiring capacitance, which takes effect when two conductors--in this case, adjacent wires on a chip--sap or siphon electrical energy from one another, generating heat and slowing data speed.
One such device looks a bit like a computer chip
covered with neat rows of dots.
The computer chip
industry is characterized by huge investments in equipment that depreciates quickly.