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Fujitsu Develops Highly Reliable Gallium Nitride Transistors

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At the 2007 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Fujitsu Laboratories announced the development of a new technology that enables the transistors to operate at 200 degrees Celsius for more than one million hours – equivalent to over 100 years.

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I thought Gallium was extremely expensive, not to mention pretty rare.
    
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Great! This will open up a lot of new doors if it is cost-effective.
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Quote:
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I thought Gallium was extremely expensive, not to mention pretty rare.
It is

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Great! This will open up a lot of new doors if it is cost-effective.

It isn't


Easy come easy go eh?
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But wait there whats the metling point or the point when our HSF's start to deform due to heat lol
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they wont need heatsinks if they can handle those temps.
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they wont need heatsinks if they can handle those temps.
Yes they would. Otherwise, the heat won't be expelled and the thing would continue to heat up till it melted.
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Isn't this a waste of energy... ? I mean if transistors have a higher temperature resistance, then manufacturers won't care anymore of making energy efficient processors, based on temperature issues...

I don't want to have a world filled with PRESSC(H)OTT look alikes...
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Isn't this a waste of energy... ? I mean if transistors have a higher temperature resistance, then manufacturers won't care anymore of making energy efficient processors, based on temperature issues...

I don't want to have a world filled with PRESSC(H)OTT look alikes...
Well the technology in and of itself is not a waste of energy, however it may prompt chip manufacturers to make like you said hot chips.
    
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I would say this isnt a lost cause, because there are things in the world other than processors that this could benifit. It would be a good option for many new technologies to come, Wether it be a dishwasher or something dealing with nuclear components.
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