High power consumption and short battery life have been the bane of mobile devices for as long as they’ve existed. But that might soon change with SuVolta PowerShrink platform. The transistor technology could help reduce power consumption on some of our most ubiquitous devices—smartphones, tablets, and notebook PCs.
Without getting too technical, SuVolta’s technology addresses the problem of “transistor variation” by reducing the variation in chip voltage for more efficient transmission, says Venture Beat’s Dean Takahashi. The company has already licensed the technology to Fujitsu Semiconductor. So when should consumers expect PowerShrink-ed technology to hit devices? Probably not in the immediate future: PowerShrink goes into production in 2012. But you can bet chip makers like Intel, which recently developed Tri-Gate, will be paying close attention.
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