Flawed Intel Chip Technology Leads to Processor Breakthrough

By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2009-02-10 Print this article Print

A flaw that had been identified in Intel's Pentium processor more than a decade ago may show the way to greater power efficiency when it comes to building tomorrow's processors, according to new research from Rice University. This discovery could change the way chip makers such as Intel and AMD create their CMOS test chips.

A group of Rice University researchers are trying to show that a flaw within Intel's Pentium processor might actually lead to a major breakthrough in creating more energy-efficient chips in the future.

To read more about this discovery and how it may affect chip makers, click here for the full story on PC Magazine. 


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