Hitachi is closing
its hard drive plant in Mexico. Those Malaysian DVD sniffing dogs now have a
on its heads. IBM is all happy about its new
As we reported last year, Big Blue boffins at the company's Zurich Research
Lab discovered that if the upper surface of a chip's ceramic casing is etched
with a network of channels, the thermal paste applied to conductively connect
the chip to its cooling mechanism - heatsink, fan, whatever - spreads in a more
efficient manner. Or, as we say in the trade, it gets thinner.