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News Forget light, carbon is the new silicon

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 21 Dec 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Doesn't seem scalable to me.
     
  3. DeXtmL

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    Ya, i have see this news yesterday on another site.
    Definitely it's a exciting technology, but all i see is that the carbon layer is just a tech lies in the way of transit our currently silicon base chip to future light based one. exactly, it's a interim chip manufacture technology and cannot replace the light driven chip.

    So, i don't think it's time for us to forget the light.
     
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    Call me crazy, but it would be nice that when this technology becomes mainstream, the chip factories could capture the carbon within the carbon dioxide to use as a raw material...

    Maybe, just maybe I'm being too crazy... :blush:
     
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    and considering that they are stamping carbon, this could make chips faster to make and cheaper.....
     
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    I think optic technology is probably too much of a radical change from what we have today with silicon chips. So from what I know, this carbon solution (by this I mean solution to a problem, not the scientific term) sounds like a nice transition phase to go in between, until engineers finally get the grip of making a CPU out of optics.
     
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    The New Intel Graphite CPU

    "Powered by the technology that brought you pencils!"

    :lol:
     
  9. Amon

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    This stuff isn't going to shatter to smithereens when dropped, will it?
     
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