Nick Tredennick is one of the industry’s most respected microchip designers. He designed the Motorola MC68000, which was used in Apple’s Macintosh computers and several other lines of workstations.
Now Tredennick is backing a new microchip technology that he says will “revolutionize the processor industry.”
The new design is a piece of silicon with actual, microscopic moving parts that allow these new chips to “easily perform the work of a hundred traditional microchips.” Imagine these new microchips as miniature turbines, motors, gears, moving mirrors, filters or sensors, all saving considerable amounts of energy, bandwidth and vast amounts of time.
“These new devices, called
— micro-electromechanical devices — are revolutionizing the microchip industry,” said Tredennick. “This is the first new concept in microchip design in three decades. I call it Dynamic Logic and it will cause changes in the microchip industry as profound as the invention itself.
The announcement of this new chip design will be delivered at the Dynamic Silicon Conference, which runs Jan. 22-24 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.