Imagine a new material that could very well change the electronics industry forever! Well there is a substance that could, and it is called graphene. It is supposed to make faster chips than those with straight silicon. The prevalent problem with this material is that pretty much every attempt to make a chip with this substance has ended up breaking up the graphene. IBM has finally found a way to deposit the material on the chip! The chip that they tested is 10,000 times faster than previous attempts!
The resulting integrated circuit is about 10,000 times more powerful than previous parts, IBM claims. The test unit hasn't done more than send a text message so far, but it could lead to future wireless radios that are both faster and consume less power. If you eventually get a graphene-powered smartphone with great data speeds and a long battery life, you'll know who to thank.