While anyone working in a datacenter could readily enumerate the advantages of the improvements in microprocessor technology, a new study attempts to quantify the gains and assess the resulting macroeconomic impacts.

The report, titled “Semiconductor Technologies: The Potential to Revolutionize U.S. Energy Productivity” was published American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and credits improved semiconductors as the leading factor behind energy efficiency gains made in recent decades.

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