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tlr online
21-06-06, 06:00
The world's fastest silicon-based microchip has been demonstrated by scientists in the US. The prototype operates at speeds up to 500 gigahertz (GHz), more than 100 times faster than desktop PC chips.

To break the world record, the researchers from IBM and the Georgia Institute of Technology had to super-cool the chip with liquid helium. The team believe the device could eventually speed up wireless networks and develop cheaper mobile phones.

"Faster and faster chips open up new applications and reduce costs for existing products," said Professor David Ahlgren of IBM.

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Mad Tony
21-06-06, 06:08
woah!!!:eek:

now that is fast! thanks for sharing:tmb:

DREWY
21-06-06, 06:08
MMM Chips.....http://www.smileypad.com/vEmotiPad/Cache/Eat/Ready.gif

Cheap mobile phones? You have my attention.

Tomb of Legends
21-06-06, 06:08
Wow! Thanks TLR!

Very amazing!

Mad Tony
21-06-06, 06:09
I wonder how long it will be before those sort of chips will be in our computers

DREWY
21-06-06, 06:10
First to post? Not even close http://www.smileys.ws/smls/action/00000030.gif

ivannnnn
21-06-06, 06:13
Good.good!!! :)

tlr online
21-06-06, 06:14
First to post? Not even close http://www.smileys.ws/smls/action/00000030.gif
:vlol:

DREWY
21-06-06, 06:21
http://www.smileys.ws/smls/action/00000066.gif Tlr. Quick or the dead around here!

MiCkiZ88
21-06-06, 07:54
whoa I want that :D and would love to see some cheap mobile phones.. mines cost 600 € :eek: and that's a lot!

Lonely Istari
21-06-06, 08:00
Cheap mobile phones? You have my attention.

Mine too! Internet is fast enough these days, but mobile phones could never be cheap enough! :p