Thanks to the minds working in the Intel Labs experimental lab, as part of the IDF 2011 event that the company is celebrating, a new technology called the Near Threshold Voltage Processor was presented which uses the code name Claremont and is said to revolutionize efficiency. energy on the chips that use it.

And it is that Claremont is based on circuits that require ultra-low voltages to operate, operating at the threshold of what a transistor needs just to turn on, managing to increase its power consumption when the chip is required. or run it with very little when there is low activity, handling numbers less than 10mW per CPU.

So in practice, the example was given that one of these processors can only work with the energy that a solar panel the size of a postage stamp can give it, which reflects how point it takes little and how effective it is. technology to reduce chip requirements.

From now on, Claremont will not be a product in itself, so we will not see any processors with this name, although it is intended to use everything that has been learned to apply it in other products related to the field of l ‘IT, so it wouldn’t be surprising that in a few years the next generations of Intel processors would have very low power consumption thanks to the work done today.

Source: Intel reveals ‘Claremont’ near-threshold voltage processor, another IDF design genius (video) (Engadget).