A start-up by the name of SuVolta has done what other manufacturers seemingly can't and created processors that consume less power than before. Licensing the technology to bigger companies, Fujitsu is already signed on as their first customer.
It's not just the design of the chips which has enabled SuVolta to make them more energy efficient. Somewhere within the actual process of making them, SuVolta has radically changed the process - though they are remaining close-lipped for now about the change.
If all goes well, Fujitsu will start creating chips using this technology next year. [Gigaom]