Chip speed breakthrough

Friday, 06 July, 2001

Simplex and Toshiba have announced a semiconductor architecture with the potential to deliver simultaneous improvements of 10+% greater chip performance, 20+% less power consumption and 30+% more chips per wafer.

Dubbed the X Architecture, this approach to chip design allows the pervasive use of diagonal interconnects or wiring, for integrated circuits.

Simplex and Toshiba collaborated for more than two years on the feasability and development of the X Architecture.

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