Samsung Chips Will Get Faster and Easier on Your Battery in 2020

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Processor progress is harder to come by these days, but Samsung says it’ll build chips next year that will give you a bit more battery life or a little more speed. From a report: Through improvements charted by Moore’s Law, chip electronic components called transistors get steadily smaller. On Monday, Samsung said it’s taken the next step along the Moore’s Law path, shrinking a transistor measurement to 5 billionths of a meter — 5nm — from 7nm. To get some idea of just how teensy that is, about 2,000 would fit end to end across the width of a human hair. The new petite size means the Korean company will be able to add more electronic abilities to its chips.


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