MANHASSET, N.Y. We conclude our count down of the top 5 technology stories of 2006 at EE Times.com.
Chip breakthroughs dominated the list, but applications also generated interest among readers, reflecting growing pressure to bring products to market sooner.
In our No. 1 story of 2006, Silicon Valley editor Mark LaPedus details a claim by IBM Corp. and the Georgia Institute of Technology that they broke the silicon speed record, thanks in part to a "frozen chip." IBM and Georgia Tech said that they demonstrated the first silicon-based chip capable of operating at frequencies above 500 GHz by cryogenically "freezing" the circuit to minus 451 degrees Fahrenheit.