Revolutionary microchip hailed as generational breakthrough, with the potential to upend defense technology

Aug. 12, 2020
The chip can drastically reduce energy consumption from earlier microchips to respond to a projected skyrocketing of global electricity use.

WASHINGTON – An energy-efficient microchip in development combines different types of processors into one chip and is expected to revolutionize commercial and defense technology, the advanced semiconductor’s inventor says. Bill Gertz at The Washington Times reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

12 Aug. 2020 -- Radoslav Danilak, a veteran Silicon Valley electrical engineer who has worked with the U.S. military and intelligence community, predicted that the chip, called Prodigy, will save billions of dollars for tech giants such as Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and Google.

In two to three years, Mr. Danilak said, the advanced microchip likely will be running aerial and underwater unmanned vehicles, providing power to the world’s fastest supercomputers and being deployed on cell towers to facilitate faster and more capable 5G internet and telecommunications infrastructure.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Richard Zahner is a career electronic intelligence specialist who headed signals intelligence at the National Security Agency and ended his career as Army deputy chief of staff for intelligence. He said the new microchip could help restore America’s technological edge through its power efficiency and other benefits.

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Military & Aerospace Electronics

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