How to program unreliable chips
November 3, 2013A new language lets coders reason about the trade-off between fidelity of execution and power or time savings in the computers of the future.
Researchers demonstrate record-setting p-type transistor
January 3, 2013New design for a basic component of all computer chips boasts the highest ‘carrier mobility’ yet measured.
Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon’s dominance
December 10, 2012MIT researchers develop the smallest indium gallium arsenide transistor ever built.
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Simulating tomorrow’s chips
April 12, 2012A new system makes hardware models of multicore chips more efficient, easier to design and more reliable.
Chips as mini Internets
April 9, 2012The data-routing techniques that undergird the Internet could increase the efficiency of multicore chips while lowering their power requirements.
Testing unbuilt chips
March 9, 2012A new software-simulation system promises much more accurate evaluation of promising — but potentially fault-ridden — multicore-chip designs.
Microchips’ optical future
February 15, 2012To keep energy consumption under control, future chips may need to move data using light instead of electricity — and the technical expertise to build them may reside in the United States.
Research update: Sharpening the lines
December 14, 2011New advance could lead to even smaller features in the constant quest for more compact, faster microchips.
Important step toward computing with light
November 23, 2011Research at MIT produces long-sought component to allow complete optical circuits on silicon chips.
Building chips from collapsing nanopillars
August 31, 2011By turning a common problem in chip manufacture into an advantage, MIT researchers produce structures only 30 atoms wide.
The future of chip manufacturing
June 29, 2011MIT researchers show how to make e-beam lithography, commonly used to prototype computer chips, more practical as a mass-production technique.