IBM said on Friday that it has started using a new method of manufacturing to make microprocessors that consume less power. IBM said it combines three existing technologies used in chip manufacturing, to build its PowerPC 970FX microprocessor in its new East Fishkill, New York plant. With the new manufacturing process, the 64-bit chip, which can process vast amounts of computer memory compared with a standard 32-bit chip, can either run at faster speeds or use less power. The company has not gone into details yet, but it is obvious that you might see Speedstep-like technology in Apple’s notebooks soon.
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