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News Intel demonstrates first working 32nm chip

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 18 Sep 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    Glad to see Tim's putting my Canon 70-300 IS to good use - that's a nice shot :D Would love to know how many SRAMs per wafer - I want to calculate "billions of transistors per wafer" cos I'm sad like that
     
  3. Clocked

    Clocked Yar! It be drivin' me nuts...

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    Wow 32nm Already? Made me wonder when we are going to hit the limit for how small we can make em - will they eventually be built at the molecular level by nanobots?
     
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    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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  5. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    they must be so hard to design.. practicaly need a degree in quantum physics aswell as electronic engineering :| very high frequancy circuits are hard enough without the traces only nm apart and far thiner than a human hair. How long can we keep up this reduction in size?
     
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    p3n New Member

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    Pretty sure 45nm was 'impossible' a few years ago, its more chemical advances that allow these shrinking cores
     
  7. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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  8. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    One rare instance where something shrinking is good! :D
     
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    completemadness New Member

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    Probably not very functional when hes had his grubby hands all over it
     
  10. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    The smallest we could ever make cpus would be 3 atoms big (haha big)

    that is if we could even do that
     
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