Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 28 Nov 2006.
We were just looking at this yesterday in semiconductor physics - very cool stuff, and the next five years are going to be exceedingly interesting as we approach the tunneling limit and everything starts going quantum...
As long as you have got ziggy quantum will not be a problem
were is the intel leaping girl?
lets see what will be the effects of this technology.
FFS, ive only just bought a C2D E6700, and now this, grrr, how annoying, oh well, another excuse to upgrade
But this will always be the way, computers move so fast that by the time u have bought the latest piece of kit theres something better that came out while yours wa sin the post lol
"Penryn" Who names these things? Can I name the next one? How about "Murgurfkinfleegan" (sounds kinda like swearing in German )
Sounds like welsh to me since I can't really remember much of my high school welsh I can't say what it means, other than I think there may be a place with the name.
Quite why a japanese group (who's R&D people work out of silicon valley?) is using a welsh word for a name .. well I'd be interested to know
And yes, definite one-upmanship there "don't buy theres! we'll have a better one in 6-12 months!"
Penryn is a town in cornwall, it's also a town in California, which I guess is more likely the origin. It's also the place name for about 1/3rd of welsh towns, villages, quarries, and rock types.
The Welsh word is actually spellt Penrhyn which translates to promontory, i.e. a peace of land sticking out to sea.
Sounds like an irishman swearing at kevin keegan
The best processor codename has already been used by Cyrix; "Jedi".
It's a new word to me and sounds odd as a town name (to me), but I suppose I have been to places with odder names.
Separate names with a comma.