Self-assembling Nanotechnology in Chip Manufacturing

Posted on May 14, 2007  Comments (4)

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the first-ever application of a breakthrough self-assembling nanotechnology to conventional chip manufacturing, borrowing a process from nature to build the next generation computer chips. The natural pattern-creating process that forms seashells, snowflakes, and enamel on teeth has been harnessed by IBM to form trillions of holes to create insulating vacuums around the miles of nano-scale wires packed next to each other inside each computer chip.

In chips running in IBM labs using the technique, the researchers have proven that the electrical signals on the chips can flow 35 percent faster, or the chips can consume 15 percent less energy compared to the most advanced chips using conventional techniques.

Via: IBM Airgap Microprocessors enabled by self assembly

4 Responses to “Self-assembling Nanotechnology in Chip Manufacturing”

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    September 2nd, 2007 @ 8:34 am

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  4. Anonymous
    October 26th, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    We hope that technology evolves faster and faster. We believe this is a first step to something bigger.

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