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Intel and ARM are Exploring Self-Correction Schemes to Boost Processor Performance and Cut Power

Razor technology operates processors at the limits of speed and power by letting chips self-correct timing errors

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This story was corrected on 19 February 2008.

8 February 2008—A method for catching and correcting timing errors in microprocessors could lead to a boost in processor performance or improved efficiency, say two teams of researchers that presented their work at the IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), in San Francisco, this week.

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The Transistor at 75

The past, present, and future of the modern world’s most important invention

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A photo of a birthday cake with 75 written on it.
Lisa Sheehan

Seventy-five years is a long time. It’s so long that most of us don’t remember a time before the transistor, and long enough for many engineers to have devoted entire careers to its use and development. In honor of this most important of technological achievements, this issue’s package of articles explores the transistor’s historical journey and potential future.

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