June 25, 2001
IBM developers fastest silicon transistor
Author: JT Smith
ZDNet News reports on IBM's new silicon-germanium chipmaking technology that allows it to produce transistors much thinner than those from other makers. As a result of this new manufacturing process, IBM has produced a silicon transistor capable of operating at 210GHz, sipping from a mere 1 milliamp of electrical current. Big Blue expects the technique to pave the way for 80GHz networking chips.