Testosterone Chips: The End of an Era

Silicon Valley VCs are backing a new breed of engineer who make chips that are cheap and usable for the whole planetnot just speed junkies

The tech geek in me still gets excited when I read that Intel has developed a new chip that performs 1 trillion calculations per second (see BusinessWeek.com, 2/12/07, "Intel Builds the Fastest Chip Ever") or other big-headline semiconductor announcements that have appeared in recent weeks (see BusinessWeek.com, 2/15/07, "To Add Speed, Chipmakers Tune Structure").

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