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

|By:, SA News Editor

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.