NEW YORK - The warning came first from a group of hobbyists who test the speeds of computer chips.
This year, the group discovered that Intel's newest microprocessor was running slower and hotter than its predecessor.
What they had stumbled on was a major threat to Intel's longstanding approach to dominating the semiconductor industry - relentlessly raising the clock speed of its chips.
Then, two weeks ago, Intel, the world's largest chip-maker, publicly acknowledged that it had hit a 'thermal wall' on its microprocessor line.
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