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TSMC And MIT Research Team Claims Amazing 1nm Chip Fab Breakthrough

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"It was just earlier this month that IBM announced an incredible manufacturing breakthrough with its 2-nm manufacturing process that crammed 50 billion transistors into the size of a fingernail. While that's still a future-looking technology that hasn't made it into mass production (and thereby not a solution for our current chip shortage just yet), it's already being surpassed. The combined research brainpower at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have announced some big breakthroughs using non-silicon materials to make very tiny transistors (as small as 1nm)."




even  more than...'50 billion transistors into the size of a fingernail'   ...that should be 'fun' trying to cool for oc ?




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7 hours ago, UltraMega said:

.9mn or something like that perhaps. 


Perhaps, but I'm not sure how many people realize just how small 1nm actually is. For instance, per the National Nanotechnology Initiativea single gold atom is about a third of a nanometer in diameter. That said, considering the size of the particles that make up atoms (neutrons, protons, electrons), maybe one day even .9nm could become a possibility.


Just lending a bit more substance to the notions that while size may indeed really matter, your hands usually don't count (while they can be counted, it's your fingers which typically do the counting).

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