There's a Big Problem With Silicon. What's Next?

Published on May 23, 2019
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Silicon transistors allowed computers to shrink from the size of houses to watches in a short time, but engineers are facing a problem: we’ve almost hit the limit on how small silicon transistors can get.

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Sources:

Personal interview with Dr. Eric Pop
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Molybdenite-3D-balls.png
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Intel_CPU_Core_i7_6700K_Skylake_perspective.jpg
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