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View Full Version : Companies Double Up for Dual-chip Cell Phones

Jason Dunn
11-05-2003, 05:04 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1103_2-5094126.html' target='_blank'>http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1103_2-5094126.html</a><br /><br /></div>"Japanís NEC and ARM, A British chip designer, are teaming up to design chips that will contain two or more processing cores, the calculating unit inside microprocessors. These chips are designed to eventually be inserted into phones and home electronics devices. Dual-core chips, like the IBM Power 4 for servers, are a rapidly growing trend in the semiconductor market. <br /><br />Sunís forthcoming UltraSparc 4 is actually two UltraSparc III chips integrated into a single piece of silicon. Intel will enter the multi-core market in 2005 with Montecito. Putting two processor cores on the same piece of silicon nearly doubles the performance of the chip, or the computer that houses it. Dual-core chips, however, cost less and take up less space in computers."<br /><br />Mmm...a dual-proc Smartphone. :D

11-05-2003, 09:20 PM
Mmm...a dual-proc Smartphone. :D
wow imagine a 64 processor cellphone / beowolf cluster 8O