Future Smartphones Might Be Made With Diamonds to Save Energy

By: Malika Renee Butss - Mar 9, 2016
References: fastcoexist
Future smartphones could possibly be made with a diamond-based interior to eliminate all the problems caused by silicon parts.

While the silicon computer chip made a revolutionary debut in 1961, it is failing to keep up with modern tech innovations. Though silicon chip helped transform the world, it doesn't work fairly well, especially when it comes to energy consumption. One start-up believes that lab-grown diamonds are the answer to the silicon energy crisis. After creating a diamond-based smartphone, the lab has reported that lab-grown diamonds eliminate 90% of the energy lost by silicon. Diamond-based chips also use 20% less water during production and eliminate the use of cooling fans and heat sinks.

With diamond-based parts, future smartphones and massive data centers are sure to see a major change in their power footprint.