Issue No.06 - November/December (2000 vol.20)
These days the concept of architecting, designing, and implementing microprocessors is moving from high-power, high-speed results to low-power and high-speed objectives in a multimedia era. Of course, any processor is toward the same objective even though it is not for multimedia mobile systems. Like general low-pollution world, energy is going to be kept as little as possible. However, it looks inconsistent that as the power consumption of microprocessors is reduced, their performance, especially processing speed, is increasing. Usually there would exist some trade-off between them. However, probably there might be ways to improve the technology for fabrication of low-power and high-speed chips. In reality recently many researches have started on this objective.
Tadao Nakamura, "Cool Chips III", IEEE Micro, vol.20, no. 6, pp. 83-84, November/December 2000, doi:10.1109/MM.2000.888713