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HP touts new mold for the chip industry:)





WallBase
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Hewlett-Packard and Nanolithosolutions say they have a machine that will let semiconductor manufacturers produce chips sporting wires measuring a few atoms wide.

The machine is a system for imprint lithography. Imprint lithography sounds like what it is: A mold with an intricate pattern is pressed into a substrate, which creates a pattern. The grooves and channels created in the substrate are then filled with metal to make wires.


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psycosquirrel
Very interesting.

The only potential problem I see with miniaturization on this kind of scale is bridging. If the chip is fed any voltage above its rating, the current will easily arc over a few atoms and cause it to malfunction.
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