Feisty startup slashes chip power by 50%

By Archean
Dec 8, 2011
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  1. 'The future is the $10 chip, not the $200 chip'

    An impressively staffed startup by the name of SuVolta has teamed up with Japanese heavyweight Fujitsu Semiconductor to create a new chip-baking technique i.e. Deeply Depleted Channel (DDC) that promises low-power, inexpensive chips created in a highly scalable process and manufactured using equipment that's already ready in chip foundries.

    SuVolta's director of device and modeling Lucian Shifren emphasized that although DDC could be applied to any level of chippery, SuVolta is currently more concerned with foundry-created, low-power chips, and not the hefty x86 CPUs baked by Intel in their custom fabs. SoCs are where the market is headed, he told ......

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