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    News - IDF 2010: Intel plans 15nm Atom

    Ultra-small chip-design hits the roadmap for future low-power processors.
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    Re: News - IDF 2010: Intel plans 15nm Atom

    At last! My Chemistry degree let me understand something in the real world!


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    Re: News - IDF 2010: Intel plans 15nm Atom

    As chips get smaller, quantum effects - specifically tunnelling, which essentially means that atoms have a chance of passing through materials - start to become much more of an issue.
    Every day I run full pelt at a wall in the hope that all of my atoms will successfully tunnel through the wall.

    I have yet to have any success.

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    Re: News - IDF 2010: Intel plans 15nm Atom

    ugh.. "Moore's law"... all Moore did was an observation. ****ing marketing people propagating bs

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    Re: News - IDF 2010: Intel plans 15nm Atom

    Its the electrons that would be doing the tunnelling, not the atoms. Bit of a bummer if your electrons start tunnelling across the insulator (i.e. potential barrier) between transistors and flip a bit that was off to on, etc.

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    Re: News - IDF 2010: Intel plans 15nm Atom

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    Its the electrons that would be doing the tunnelling, not the atoms. Bit of a bummer if your electrons start tunnelling across the insulator (i.e. potential barrier) between transistors and flip a bit that was off to on, etc.
    You are, of course, correct. I'm fairly sure atoms (not Atoms) can tunnel, it's just really, really unlikely.

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    Re: News - IDF 2010: Intel plans 15nm Atom

    Quote Originally Posted by BullDogg View Post
    You are, of course, correct. I'm fairly sure atoms (not Atoms) can tunnel, it's just really, really unlikely.
    I'm not at all certain that they could; in fact I'm very uncertain - lots of uncertainty.

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    Re: News - IDF 2010: Intel plans 15nm Atom

    interesting that rumours suggest a substantially updated core for 15nm atom, back to out-of-order perhaps?

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