>Netbooks with a new kind of chip

5:53 AM


Tiny Netbooks leave little physical space for any added components, while brutal price competition means it's just as hard financially to convince PC makers they need something extra.

Still, that's what Safi Qureshey, who co-founded PC maker AST Research almost three decades ago, is trying to do.

His start-up, Quartics, is pitching a chip that would augment the PC's main processor and graphics card with a programmable chip for handling things like Flash movies and video conferencing.


What this guy is talking about has been talked about before - integrating graphics and processing in to one chip. No one's done it yet though and I hope this guy does, as this can quickly lead to laptops that are smaller and less power consuming.

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