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Chips reaching their limits as smartphones progress

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Aug 2012, 04:31

The semi-conductor business, for all its progress, is a balancing act. The industry, from AMD to Xilinx, advances their product lines and specifications at a blinding speed...

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posted on 30 Aug 2012, 04:59 13

1. MeoCao (unregistered)

so we'll move on to quantum technology.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 05:31 8

2. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)

Good read.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 07:08 4

5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

YES GREAT READ! I love technology & the way everything moves make me even more curious on what devices my 4 year old son will have to play with when he finally hits 20 years old. lol

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 18:07

11. gaby1451 (Posts: 114; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

Wow! So are you 20yrs old, or was that just a random number? If so, young dad ey? :-)

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 05:41 1

3. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

Maybe I should move from researching about nanocomposite membranes for water treatment and into this field... Looks kinda exciting! I think the more research that goes into the EUV lithography and DSA, the quicker we can catch up- maybe not at the rate we'd like but it would be a great leap forward.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 06:14 4

4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

This is true. Now the next thing would be improving battery consumption in those superfast processors.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:02 1

6. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 May 2012)

battery consumption is critical as with software optimization, i think they go hand in hand

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:02

7. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

Why don't we take the attention on making better chips, and change that to making better batteries ?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:25 6

8. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Both are being done simultaneously. Look how much power is coming out of devices now: the Galaxy Note 2, which fits in your pocket, has a battery with more than 3000 mAh, which bests the battery in my 5-year-old laptop by 500mAh, and which doesn't fit in my pocket.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 18:45

10. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)

The Galaxy Note 2 may fit in your pocket, but sure doesn't fit in mine. :o(

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 12:24 1

9. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)

Hopefully there will be Intel Atom with i7 features :D

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