Samsung and IBM Have Designed an Ultra-Efficient Semiconductor

Samsung and IBM have developed a prototype Vertical Transport Field Effect Transistor (VTFET) semiconductor chip.

This VTFET semiconductor is purportedly 85% more energy efficient than current semiconductors. In addition to energy efficiency, the VTFET allows for nearly double the overall performance of flat surface semiconductors.

This means that not only will a phone that incorporates a VTFET last for nearly ten times as long, but the threshold for performance specifications will be increased as well.

The utilization of this new chip-making strategy does not end at mobile phones, though. In fact, semiconductor chips are used in cars, household appliances, and even small objects that you wouldn’t think to have a chip in it, such as simple clocks. This power efficiency can reduce the consumption of electricity of electronics across the board, creating a more efficient future.