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Light Emitting Silicon, holy grail???

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The_Mowman

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This just was announced today and was brought to my attention during an Electrical engineering class this morning. A company has come out with way of making light emitting silicon that will significantly speed up processor speeds by allowing the clock signal to reach all parts of the chip at the same time, which will almost eliminate gate delay. Theres an article on Slashdot:
http://slashdot.org/articles/02/10/28/1256254.shtml?tid=137

One on New York Times: (You need to register to see it)
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/28/technology/28CHIP.html

And here is the company's website's press release:
http://us.st.com/stonline/press/news/year2002/t1098d.htm

If this goes mainstream, some are calling it the holy grail of the semiconductor industry. just thought you guys would be interested. I am going to multi post this also in the AMD, and intel cpu sections.
 

Captain Slug

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[rant]I HATE future tech articles. The only article I want to see is a review of a product I can go buy NOW.

Future tech simply adds to more mass confusion of the public (which is already out of hand)[/rant]