Intel reports smallest conventional transistor

from the Mooreís-law-still-on-the-books dept.
A number of people spotted the news about this item: At a technical conference being held this weekend in Kyoto, Japan, a scientist for the Intel Corporation reported that the company had successfully made a handful of silicon transistors no more than 70 to 80 atoms wide and 3 atoms thick, using conventional chipmaking equipment. They are capable of switching on and off 1.5 trillion times a second, making them the world's fastest silicon transistor. News coverage can be found in:

The New York Times

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