August 18, 2006
Scientists at the University of Rochester have come up with a new “ballistic computing” chip design that could lead to 3-terahertz processors that produce very little heat.
The Ballistic Deflection Transistor (BDT) bounces the electrons into their chosen trajectories. Using inertia, it functions more as an intersection for electrons than as a device that expends energy to stop and start them. Because of this approach, far less power is… read more