• The new method, which relies on materials called carbon nanotubes, allows scientists to build the chip in three dimensions.
  • "The new 3D design has slashed the transit time between transistor and memory, and the resulting architecture can produce lightning-fast computing speeds up to 1,000 times faster than would otherwise be possible" said Max Shulaker, one of the designers of the chip.
  • Using the new architecture, the team has built a variety of sensor wafers that can detect everything from infrared light to particular chemicals in the environment. The next step is to scale the system further, to make even bigger, more complicated chips.

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