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September 17, 2009

MIT Building Faster Processor

Antone Gonsalves

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a faster processor without having to shrink the size of its circuitry, a technique used by today’s chip makers. MIT’s advancement in chip-making, which involves combining two semiconductor materials into a single hybrid microchip, is important because today’s manufacturers will eventually hit a limit on how far they can shrink transistors on a microprocessor to boost performance and power efficiency.

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