Peter Clarke, EETimes
1/23/2012 7:14 AM EST
LONDON – Venray Technology Ltd. (Dallas, Texas) has proposed building a small microprocessor on a DRAM process to save power.
The argument that cache transistors outnumber processor transistors on modern processors and therefore a superior design would result from a compromise on the processor and optimization of memory design by building logic in a DRAM process has been made in the past, but has not yet gained traction. It is something Micron Technology Inc. (Boise, Idaho) looked at early in 2000s.
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