Tag Archives: Microchips

The Birth of a Chip: A Tour Through a State-of-the-Art Clean Room

Applied Materials’ Maydan Technology Center in Santa Clara, California is a 39,000 square foot facility of cleanliness. The contents of these rooms hold our future. The birth of the modern computer begins here, where super machines built by Applied Materials constructs the most modern and powerful pieces of hardware using raw slices of silicon. Wired takes a tour of a ...

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New Computer Chip Promises To Deliver High Speed Internet On Steroids

Physicists at the University of Sydney in Australia have created an optical chip that has the potential make the internet up to 100 times faster. These “chalcogenide glass photonic chips” can operate at data rates of almost 640 GB/s, meaning they’ll allow users to transmit the equivalent of seventeen whole DVD’s each second. Wow. Imagine what the bootleggers will be ...

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