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Intel and AMD sport new materials after a 40 year wait!

Written by Daniel
Saturday, 27 January 2007

Chip companies entering their metal period
By Tom Krazit
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: January 26, 2007, 9:01 PM PST


The chip industry is changing the recipe for its transistors to continue improving performance for another generation.

For almost 40 years, chipmakers have been building transistor gates--the basic switch in a transistor--out of silicon. But Intel, IBM and Advanced Micro Devices now plan to introduce new materials for transistor gates that significantly cut power leakage while dramatically improving performance, company executives said this week in separate announcements....

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