Tiny ion pump sets new standard in cooling hot computer microchips Discussion at PhysOrgForum
Sunday, August 27, 2006
"University of Washington researchers have succeeded in building a cooling device tiny enough to fit on a computer chip that could work reliably and efficiently with the smallest microelectronic components." Yeah... so what does that mean? Well, basically these scientists have created a device that will use an electrical charge to creat a cooling air jet, right at the surface of a chip! Implications? Well, as technology advances, chips are likely become much smaller than they already are, and a drop in tempreture is not be expected. Rather the opposite, chips of the future will most likely run much hotter than those today... so this tiny device will provide cooling solution that is far more efficient than any fans or heatsinks of today. Read the full article @ physorg.