[TriLUG] Linksys long in the tooth?
Neil L. Little
nllittle at embarqmail.com
Thu Jan 17 22:06:06 EST 2008
Read some stuff about a company down South Carolina whose idea is to put
"copper pillars" on the hot spots of a microprocessor chip. Then put
Peltier junctions on top of those and then transfer the thermal energy
down pins into the mother board. A motherboad with a heat sink on the
There are other forays off into the left field. Higher densities using
gallium arsenide. Electron Spin transistors (ooh! right out of an Eric
Even piezio electric nanopumps that pump coolant right through nano
pores in the substrate itself.
Jim Ray wrote:
> Beware of folks that use Cuisinart to fabricate semiconductors. They
> might use the rapid thermal anneal for their grilled cheese sandwich...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
> Behalf Of James Brigman
> Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 2:08 PM
> To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Linksys long in the tooth?
> Preach it brutha. You da man.
> But beware the equipment with the low-voltage, hi current power
> supplies! Beware! Beeee-waeeeerrrrrr!...
> On Wed, 2008-01-16 at 10:16 -0500, Jim Ray wrote:
>> I had one heck of a time chunking boron, phosphorous and silicon in my
> Cuisinart and coming out with a semiconductor yet seem to remember a
> threshold of 0.7 V due to semiconductor physics (nevermind is it a wave
> or particle). The trend I have seen is a lowering of the voltage such
> that the transistors do not go as far into saturation as they used to go
> years gone by when 5V was popular.
>> I suspect we will continue to see a lowering of the voltage,
> increasing of the speed and lowering of the power on a
> transistor-by-transistor basis.
>> Reliability, however, is determined more by statistics following
> semiconductor fabrication more so than voltage of a power supply.
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