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[Engadget] IBM outs integrated circuit that's made from wafer-size graphene...

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"Lest you don't care what your circuits are made of, listen up: graphene's the thinnest electrical material, comprising just a single atomic layer. In addition to its electrical, thermal, mechanical, and optical properties, researchers dig it because it has the potential to be less expensive, more energy-efficient, and more compact than your garden-variety silicon."

http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/09/i...size-graphene/
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I love IBM.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wh-ATI View Post
I love IBM.
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Before anyone thinks it.... this is not a 10GHz CPU.
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Before anyone thinks it.... this is not a 10GHz CPU.
It is in fact an 11GHz one.
    
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Too late Ducky, I already done thunk it.

A single circuit is obviously a long way from a full CPU, but I wonder what could be done with the manufacturing tech were it applied to building CPUs. Could it be over 9,000 (MHz)?
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Too late Ducky, I already done thunk it.

A single circuit is obviously a long way from a full CPU, but I wonder what could be done with the manufacturing tech were it applied to building CPUs. Could it be over 9,000 (MHz)?
fixed and I love IBM.
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You see, this is why my dream job would be working for IBM.
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Good step forwards, surely it is only a matter of time now.

One thing about the article that annoys me though:

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a setup that consumes less space than a grain of salt.




Which one?

I hate these inexact comparisons, give us the numbers too so we can work it out for ourselves.
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This is quite innovative, I hope this or something else is on the way to replacing silicon since we are pretty much at it's limits.

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