“The prototype only clocks 1MHz but hey that’s not bad. We used to have a pretty fast AST 286 clones in the 1980s which only managed 8MHz. Power consumption is 0.6mmW said nikkei.
How did the boffins do it? Apparently they built a CPU on silicon and built on a glassy substrate and then flipped it like a pancake onto a plastic substrate.”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- The Birth of Semiconductor 2.0 @ Slashdot
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Processor Review @ PCSTATS
- The new Core 2 Duo’s @ Legion Hardware
- Intel Core2 Q6600 CPU Review Major Update @ OCC
Source: The Inquirer
The Inquirer reports on a very interesting prototype coming out of Japan. By placing the core on a plastic substrate, they have created a chip that can be bent, albeit a very slow one. There are many applications that involve conditions a ceramic CPU can’t survive for long in, and this may be a perfect solution.