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IBM has managed to develop world’s first 7 nm chip

  • 10/07/2015 at 03:33 by It's a Gadget Staff
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IBM 7 NanoMeter ChipIBM has announced a working 7 nanometer node test chip with functioning transistors, an industry first from an area where the doubling of power was common for a fair few years.

The chip was created in partnership with GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) and is the size of a finger-nail. It’s potential uses include powering smartphones to spacecraft using more than 20 billion tiny switches.

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The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset will be introduced in 2015

  • 07/04/2014 at 23:52 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 FeaturesProcessor manufacturing stalwart Qualcomm has announced the coming of the Snapdragon 810 and 808 chipsets. These next-gen chips are expected to power the latest smartphones and gadgets coming in the year 2015.

The majority of smartphones have a Qualcomm of some description powering it, with the exception of a few (like Apple). The Snapdragon series are quite popular(especially Snapdragon 800), used in a huge number of high and medium end models to keep up with the rising improvement of graphics on even less impressive devices.

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ARM announced Cortex-M0+ as the most efficient processor in the world

ARM Cortex M0Plus ProcessorThe leader in the processor industry, ARM, has been producing a wide array of microprocessors since 1990. Today, they have made it public that they will be releasing the ARM® Cortex™-M0+ processor, which happens to be the most efficient processor in the world regarding energy.

What makes the Cortex™-M0+ so effective is the fact that it has been completely enhanced to work with low levels of power, and also consume low-cost MCUs as well as the use of smart control systems. Being the latest item added to the collection, the Cortex makes use of about 33% of what a regular 16-bit processor puts to use when functioning. On top of that, it has the capability of raising the bar for the performance level, which is also better than that of a regular 16-bit or 8-bit processor.

With the Cortex™-M0+ now available, consumers will have the opportunity to upgrade to 32-bit devices, since they will be able to improve the overall performance of their devices without having to give up power or any other feature.

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