Reference news network reported on December 26According to a report on the website of El Mundo on December 20, INTERNATIONAL Business Machines and Samsung have teamed up to design a chip that can make a mobile phone's battery last longer than a week.
IBM and Samsung have developed a new chip design that stacks transistors on chips such as processors and system-level chips, making it possible to break performance limits or reduce power consumption while maintaining high current, the report said. In other words, the design uses much less power and will extend the battery life of devices like phones, tablets, game consoles and even computers. The design was presented at the International Electronic Devices Conference in San Francisco. Semiconductor companies share their latest innovations here every year.
At the conference, the two technology companies showed off what they call a "vertical transfer field effect transistor," or VTFET, a design that stacks the transistors of a chip vertically so that current flows longitude. engadget reported.
The design is different from current designs that stack transistors horizontally so the current flows from one side to the other, the report said. The advantages of the new design make it possible to go beyond Moore's Law.
Moore's Law says that doubling the number of transistors on an integrated circuit roughly every two years can, over time, make computers smaller, cheaper and more powerful.
According to the media, the VTFET not only exceeds Moore's Law, but also breaks through some performance limitations while reducing power consumption through higher current.
The companies say chips designed with VTFETs can be up to three times faster or reduce power consumption by 85 per cent compared with FinFET.
In simple terms, the chips could stand by for a week on a single charge, the report said.
However, according to Samsung, the design can push performance or battery life "to the limit," but not both. It will help the South Korean company move beyond its existing technology without moving to more technology-intensive 1-nanometer chips.