Power-Efficient Chip Ships

"A startup chip company is introducing a power-efficient processor it has been developing for three years, just as the market clamors for energy efficiency.

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P.A. Semi is offering a dual-core, 64-bit processor today that it claims uses only 5 watts to 13 watts of electricity running at 2GHz, making it 300 percent to 400 percent more power-efficient than comparable processors.

P.A. Semi is making its PA6T-1682M PWRficient processor available to companies that will test it for possible use as an embedded processor in networking equipment for telecommunications, military or aerospace customers, said Dan Dobberpuhl, co-founder and chief executive officer[...]"

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