Nanowire processors will pack more arithmetic and logic per square inch than conventional semiconductors, according to Harvard University. Look for nanoprocessors using bottom-up self-assembly techniques beyond the reach of traditional lithography within five years. R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog
Scanning electron microscopy image of a programmable nanowire nanoprocessor super-imposed on a schematic nanoprocessor circuit architecture.
Here is what my EETimes story says about nanoprocessors: Harvard University researchers recently demonstrated basic ALU [arithmetic-logic unit] functionality for silicon-germanium nanowire arrays in collaboration with Mitre Corp. The Harvard- Mitre nanowire arrays were billed as the world’s first programmable nanoprocessor...produced by the laboratory of Charles Liber at Harvard...
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