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    News - Intel, Toshiba and Samsung to work together to shrink chips

    Chip giants will collaborate to develop technology for 10nm process by 2016.
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    Re: News - Intel, Toshiba and Samsung to work together to shrink chips

    20nm is absolutely tiny!

    That's only about 75 - 100 atoms, which if you consider their size, shows just HOW SMALL they really are.

    Any idea what they'll be starting to use instead of silicone? Or is that what this new "Partnership" is setting out to discover?

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    Re: News - Intel, Toshiba and Samsung to work together to shrink chips

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    20nm is absolutely tiny!

    That's only about 75 - 100 atoms, which if you consider their size, shows just HOW SMALL they really are.

    Any idea what they'll be starting to use instead of silicone? Or is that what this new "Partnership" is setting out to discover?
    They use bath sealant these days?!

    I expect the partnership will produce the sub-20 nm equivalent of the high-metal k gates currently used.

    Then after that it'll probably move towards photonic logic, which then might naturally lead towards some crazy quantum computing badness. Who knows. Certainly, they can't carry on as is for much longer. Also, there are some interesting new materials out there these days, such as graphene, which can be used to make transistors. Who knew you could win a Nobel prize by using some scotch tape and pencil lead, eh? Scotch tape is remarkably handy, I must say - did you know you can make x-rays with it as well?

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    Re: News - Intel, Toshiba and Samsung to work together to shrink chips

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    They use bath sealant these days?!

    I expect the partnership will produce the sub-20 nm equivalent of the high-metal k gates currently used.

    Then after that it'll probably move towards photonic logic, which then might naturally lead towards some crazy quantum computing badness. Who knows. Certainly, they can't carry on as is for much longer. Also, there are some interesting new materials out there these days, such as graphene, which can be used to make transistors. Who knew you could win a Nobel prize by using some scotch tape and pencil lead, eh? Scotch tape is remarkably handy, I must say - did you know you can make x-rays with it as well?
    I'm now expecting a step by step guide for doing that!

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    Re: News - Intel, Toshiba and Samsung to work together to shrink chips

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    I'm now expecting a step by step guide for doing that!
    Peel it off glass at about 3cm per second IIRC. Produces x-rays good enough to x-ray your hand with. Also produces a visible glow in a darkened room. Some dudes made a machine that used scotch tape to take x-rays:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/28/science/28xray.html

    It was in Nature a couple of years back also.

    Edit: Nope - you don't need the glass - you can just peel it off the spool and it produces x-rays just fine apparently. Pretty neat really.

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    Re: News - Intel, Toshiba and Samsung to work together to shrink chips

    transistors only a few hundred atoms big to scotch tape creating energy in a similar fashion to the sun... what a topic

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    Re: News - Intel, Toshiba and Samsung to work together to shrink chips

    I'm reassured that they only produce X-rays in a vacuum

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