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IBM (IBM) scientists make a breakthrough in the use of carbon nanotubes for microchips, which...

IBM (IBM) scientists make a breakthrough in the use of carbon nanotubes for microchips, which could help manufacturers continue to meet "Moore's Law" - doubling the number of transistors that can be inserted on a single chip every 12-18 months. The technique should also allow for an increase in "clock speed," which has largely stalled. However, IBM probably won't perfect the use of the nanotubes until the end of the decade.
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  • Momintn
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    Once again, IBM is first in technology innovation. Many companies stand to benefit in the future from new chip design and it will be a big motivating factor in new product design in every industry. Many jobs in engineering will be created. And instead of just making chips smaller, they will be 5 times faster.
    30 Oct 2012, 11:48 AM Reply Like
  • artgon
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    As a retired IBM'er, I am always amazed at the quantity and quality of IBM innovations and patents. This is another example of IBM's applied engineering that advances the computing industry.

     

    Carry on Big Blue!
    30 Oct 2012, 02:15 PM Reply Like
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