I.B.M. to Disclose Power-Saving Chip Design

October 1, 2003 | Source: New York Times

IBM researchers have developed a new semiconductor design for wireless-communications devices that processes data at four times the speed that had been achieved in previous experiments while consuming one-fourth the power.

They also achieved integration of bipolar technology with traditional CMOS technology on a single wafer, allowing for advanced “mixed-signal” chips that support both computing applications as well as high-frequency communications applications.