IBM touts chips made with self-assembly nanotechnology

Taylor, Colleen
May 2007
Electronic News;5/14/2007, Vol. 53 Issue 20, p3
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the Airgap microprocessor unveiled by International Business Machine (IBM) which has been applied with success to conventional chip manufacturing. The technique causes a vacuum, or airgap, to form between the copper wires on a computer chip, allowing electrical signals to flow faster, while consuming less electrical power. According to IBM, the new technology can be incorporated into any standard complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) manufacturing line.


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