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post #11 of 14
I suspect that graphene will lead us past the limit for a while, until we start making breakthroughs in quantum computing.

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Edited by gregory121295 - 7/22/11 at 10:35pm
post #12 of 14
i read somewhere it was 11nm after that electrons leak. although I'm sure Intel and AMD will invent some new technology that will bring it down to 1nm or less

Edit where are all the mods? that guy has spammed like 20 other threads and hasn't been banned yet?
Edited by philhalo66 - 7/22/11 at 10:20pm
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Helium, which I believe is the smallest atom, is just 0.1nm thick. After that, it would be impossible to get smaller
post #14 of 14
i believe once that 11nm barrier is hit. we will move onto a different material with a completely different fab process. just a guess. or they may work on more efficient ways to process wafers using less steps . where i work the process can take a week, sometimes longer to completely finish a batch of wafers
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