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Old 02-09-2008, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've heard about these new non-silicone chips that are supposed to run faster, and stay cooler. (Don't know the name of the new element.) Supposedly coming out in 3 ot 5 years....... :nerd:

Does anyone have any more info on this, or what the new element is called that's replacing the silicone?
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Intel considers replacing silicon with metal | Geek.com
Intel stated this a while ago, they stated replacing silicon with metals.
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Cool, thanks.
But too bad Intel's press release is offline.


I found this though: http://www.wiredstart.com/news.php?u...r+future+chips
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I would have thought they'd use germanium. That's what IBMs supercomputer uses in its chips. Currently becoming a little more affordable and "mainstream" and have been possible to reach the general population before too long. Are you sure this isn't the "metals" they are talking about?
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Don't know the name of the new element.
Yes this "metal" is puzzling. Will it be usable in other products?
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I would have thought they'd use germanium.
me too. Intel have already started working with SiGe chips. i don't know if Germanium chips will become mainstream.

did you look at the date of that article? it's dated in 2003.

and there is a difference between silicone and silicon.
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there is a difference between silicone and silicon.

The plot thickens............
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Yeah, I just noticed that article was dated 2003. Any word on any further developments?
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Whats going to happen to my hometown (Silicon Valley) ?
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You'll either get sent to the sugar caves to work or be melted down for valuable "Silicon". Intel are just brutal! /cry'z
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