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Is minimization of computer chips at its limit?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24049points) March 26th, 2023
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Also will better chips become bigger and bigger?

Or will we have sub-atomic transistors?

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Entropy's avatar

Quantum computing is coming. It’s just not ready for commercialization yet.

Dig_Dug's avatar

Currently, Intel is working on a chip that is 10 nanometers thick (a human hair is about 75,000 nanometers), their smallest chip yet. The chip will have full functionality, but it’s only the beginning of the story.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Dig_Dug I thought that the NM was just marketing, and was not related to transistor size? The marketing is for 20A angstroms currently. Sorry that I don’t have a link.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

3D chips are adding an extra dimension to chips.

RayaHope's avatar

I don’t know anything about this stuff but I wish I did so I could help. Hi RDG1, long time no see :)

Blackwater_Park's avatar

There is a size, heat and power consumption wall for silicon based computer chips.

Brian1946's avatar


”...Intel is working on a chip that is 10 nanometers thick….”

What’s the length and width of the chip?

Forever_Free's avatar

Not in your wildest dreams is it at it’s limit.
Moore’s Law. is not dead either. While chip densities are no longer doubling every two years (thus, Moore’s Law isn’t happening anymore by its strictest definition), Moore’s Law is still delivering exponential improvements, at a slower pace

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