Computer makers may order fewer chips on weaker server demand. According to IDC, second-quarter server revenue grew at Dell and Hewlett-Packard as customers refreshed IT infrastructures after delaying purchases during the recession
Researchers at Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) believe they have developed a manufacturing technique that will allow chip makers to push the performance envelope after conventional transistors reach the atomic level. The technique, based on a mathematical principle called coding theory, will let future generations of microprocessor circuits be reliably manufactured in high volumes, according to HP.
Contract-chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) Wednesday announced it has produced a working device that incorporates a new transistor type which will allow the company to produce transistors that are 10 times smaller than the smallest transistors that can be produced today.