Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > The Next Little Thing

February 5th, 2005

The Next Little Thing

Abstract:
But in the late afternoon, I'm suddenly jolted awake by a physical gadget straight out of the future—a working nanotech computer chip. One of the few long-term projects at HP Labs is a small nanochip fabrication setup that makes circuits one-third the size of the most advanced chips currently on the market.

The technology is simple to describe, if incredibly hard to produce. Instead of using light, HP's nano-imprint machine stamps the circuit design by squeezing a drop of liquid into a mold, then hardening it into a grooved circular disk. After that, it's chip manufacturing as usual—the grooves are filled with platinum to make wire circuits.

Source:
Slate

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Possible Futures

Supersonic waves may help electronics beat the heat May 18th, 2018

New blood test rapidly detects signs of pancreatic cancer May 17th, 2018

Disability Can Be a Superpower in Space Disabled astronauts offer unique solutions to emergencies in space May 17th, 2018

Deeper understanding of quantum chaos may be the key to quantum computers May 16th, 2018

Chip Technology

Supersonic waves may help electronics beat the heat May 18th, 2018

Deeper understanding of quantum chaos may be the key to quantum computers May 16th, 2018

Strain improves performance of atomically thin semiconductor material May 11th, 2018

A designer's toolkit for constructing complex nanoparticles May 5th, 2018

Memory Technology

A powerful laser breakthrough: Lehigh research team demonstrates terahertz semiconductor laser with record-high output power May 2nd, 2018

Researchers develop nanoparticle films for high-density data storage: April 3rd, 2018

Design approach developed for important new catalysts for energy conversion and storage: New method could aid in design of pharmaceuticals and optical and data storage materials March 21st, 2018

Unexpected effect could lead to lower-power memory, computing devices March 17th, 2018

Nanoelectronics

Supersonic waves may help electronics beat the heat May 18th, 2018

Strain improves performance of atomically thin semiconductor material May 11th, 2018

Nanoscale measurements 100x more precise, thanks to improved two-photon technique May 8th, 2018

Getting electrons to move in a semiconductor: Gallium oxide shows high electron mobility, making it promising for better and cheaper devices April 24th, 2018

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project