|“The new growth area for chips now is the smartphone market. Apart from people who play video games, the demand for better and faster computers has waned. In the smartphone market, however, that demand is massive.” — Daniel Emery|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Ivy Bridge, the code name for Intel’s third generation of quad core processors. The Ivy Bridge processors employ 22-nm (nanometer) architecture, a drop of almost 1/3 relative to previous chips.
David Emery explains why there’s so much buzz about Ivy Bridge