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January 28, 2007

Hafnium Chips

Interesting little piece of news from Intel:

Intel announces processors built with hafnium in substitution/addition to silicon, touting it as the biggest breakthrough in 40 years. It'll be on their new "Penryn" chips this year.

There's also another "mystery metal" they're using in the new chips. I wonder what it could be. Any ideas?

(BTW, no, it's not worth trying to corner the hafnium market on the back of this.)

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Would scandium be useful in that situation?

Tim adds: I can always hope but I rather doubt it. Zr might work well though.

Posted by: james highamj | Jan 28, 2007 4:21:49 PM