Nanotechnology the next big step in the chip market - by 2015

Posted on Thursday, Dec 29 2005 @ 22:58 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Nanotechnology will likely become mainstream around 2015, when chip makers have exchausted their ability to shrink the wires and switches that make up the current CPU and memory modules.
"In between 2003 and 2005 there has been a tipping point," said Philip J. Kuekes, a physics researcher in the quantum structures research initiative department at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, Calif. "All of the buzz is about nanotechnology."

As conventional transistors become no larger than a handful of molecules, strange behavior in the quantum realm comes into play, making it impossible to determine accurately the on or off states of the transistor.
Read on over at NY Times to learn more.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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