November 26 – Intel TeraHertz
2001 - One problem with technology is that you hit limitations, mostly due to materials used or how small machines can make parts like transistors. For instance, today’s multi-core x-86 processors will eventually be replaced because we won’t be able to put anymore transistors on the die – It’s called “Moores Law”. Intel and AMD work hard to get around this law – which is why x86 technology has been around since the 90′s.
One thing scientists do to circumvent is to change the structure of the transistor. Well, in 2001, Intel launched the TeraHertz – a new transistor that did just that. It used several new materials, including Zirconium Dioxide – which is used to reduce leakage issues. The new transistors brought processing to a new level; High process tasks like facial recognition could be achieved. The TeraHertz also worked on a 0.6 Volts, so it vastly reduced power.
Intel expected this technology to be implemented in 2005. However, as to this date, the TeraHertz transistor has not been implemented in processors.
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