IBM Using DNA to Create Semiconductors Below 22nm

by admin August 17, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Microprocessors using DNA construction are ten years away

IBM is synonymous with performance in the supercomputing world. In fact, the company’s hardware is inside five of the top ten supercomputers in the world. IBM and other CPU makers are always looking to improve the technology behind the construction of microprocessors.

The latest research breakthrough from IBM was made in conjunction with the California Institute of Technology. The breakthrough uses DNA, the building blocks of the human body, as the starting point for microprocessors built at under 22nm size. The semiconductor industry is facing significant hurdles in developing lithographic construction processes for under 22nm construction. Research is also being done into incorporating carbon nanotubes or silicon nanowires into construction processes.

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