"FPGAs: Self-configuring array enables atomic-scale fabrication"
A next-generation configurable circuit architecture is being proposed by a group of designers at startup Cell Matrix Corp. The architecture goes beyond basic FPGAs by building arrays of "cells" rather than simply reconfigurable gates. Each cell has a small amount of logic and local memory and communicates with its nearest neighbor. The company is building small prototype chips based on the concept.
Story in EE Times: http://www.eet.com/at/news/OEG20020319S0029