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The Cooler the Better: New Directions in the Nomadic Age
April 2001 (vol. 34 no. 4)
pp. 38-42

In this historic view of the cool chip's impact on today's mobile lifestyle, the authors describe how the cool chip will play an integral role in building a better future society. The high-performance, reduced-power-consumption cool chip will inaugurate the nomadic age, leading to smaller and lighter electronic devices, with higher intelligence and lower cost. Emphasizing energy conservation in semiconductor devices, the authors assert that "the cooler the better" will become a catch phrase.

Cool-chip technological advances will break the language barrier. Hitachi has demonstrated a prototype portable-translation machine, which enables communication among people who speak different languages.

The advanced cool chip will play a crucial role in realizing Dick Tracy's watch, potentially the ultimate nomadic tool provided the price is affordable.

Combining communication networks and digital consumer products, based on cool chips, will provide temporal and spatial freedom and contribute to reducing urban congestion, pollution, and energy consumption.

Citation:
Tsugio Makimoto, Kazuhiko Eguchi, Mitsugu Yoneyama, "The Cooler the Better: New Directions in the Nomadic Age," Computer, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 38-42, April 2001, doi:10.1109/2.917535
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