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85% fewer transistors with new adaptive transistor tech


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A research group at Vienna University of Technology has invented a new form of transistor that has the potential to change the manufacturing of fabbing chips. 


The group developed a new adaptive transistor design using germanium (Ge) that can modify its configuration dynamically in response to the required workload. By adapting the connections and so avoiding the creation of separate circuits for the various instructions on a chip, this novel adaptive transistor design enables a decrease of up to 85 percent in the number of transistors required compared to current designs. Additionally, this results in decreased power consumption and generated temperatures, resulting in increased performance and frequency scaling. Professor Walter Weber explained the benefits of this novel adaptive transistor architecture as follows:


Arithmetic operations, which previously required 160 transistors, are possible with 24 transistors thanks to this greater adaptability. In this way, the speed, and energy efficiency of the circuits can also be significantly increased.







The technical parts of this are way over my head, but it sounds like it could bring some major performance gains down the road if this tech can be used at scale effectively. 

Edited by UltraMega



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