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SuVolta may cut down on our devices' power consumption by 50%

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SuVolta may cut down on our devices' power consumption by 50%
Our mobile devices have enjoyed significant gains in power, performance, and miniaturization. But there is still one thing holding the technology back: power consumption. To that end, SuVolta Inc. will be announcing a new set of methods that will reportedly improve processor efficiency by 30 to 50%.

As our processors become smaller and more complex, electrical current is more likely to leak from the components. That leakage is caused by increased variability between transistors. SuVolta has developed unnamed techniques to refine the manufacturing process, and produce less leak-prone processors.

Intel, in contrast, is looking into 3D architecture to increase power, while controlling power consumption. But that would require a radical shift in both manufacturing and implementation in devices. SuVolta's solution would provide a smooth transition for current semiconductor and device manufacturers.

On Monday, SuVolta will announce that Fujitsu's semiconductor arm will begin producing chips using their processes. They report that they've already produced working prototypes with the processes, but there's still no word on what they intend to charge for the licenses. We can't say how long it will take to see these improvements in our own devices. But more efficient processors could lead to smaller batteries, and slimmer device dimensions. And everybody loves a thin smartphone.

source: Wall Street Journal

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posted on 06 Jun 2011, 00:58

1. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


So, there is a device, that cannot reveal its design as it does not exist yet, no idea when it will be available.... And will solve a energy crisis for mobile users at some future time.....

This is a deep article, man..... Like totally.

And there will be spaceships that run on the power of thought alone..... Its a concept in motion.... And at some point will come to fruition.... Wait and see.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 03:14

2. bad_comment (unregistered)


I don't like thin smartphones so don't count me in everybody

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