New IBM Chip Sets Speed Record

Researchers at IBM and the Georgia Institute of Technology are set to announce Tuesday that they have broken the speed record for silicon-based chips with a semiconductor that operates 250 times faster than chips commonly used now.

The NEW YORK TIMES reports: The achievement is a major step in the evolution of computer semiconductor technology that could eventually lead to faster networks and more powerful electronics at lower prices, said Bernard Meyerson, vice president and chief technologist in IBM 's systems and technology group. He said developments like this one typically find their way into commercial products in 12 to 24 months.

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MoonDust6193d ago

It's not the cell if it was Sony would be advertising it like crazy.

FeralPhoenix6193d ago

Dammmmmm!....the speed of technology these days is very impressive.

shotty6193d ago

It's not the cell, I think it was the carbon nanotubes that they were researching.