Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Berkeley Eggheads May Keep Moore's Law Going

By Chris Thompson
Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 9:59 AM

For the last few years, computer scientists have worried that Moore's Law, which stipulates that computer processing power doubles every 18 months, will soon run up against the reality of physics, as the limits of light wave diffraction finally stop chip features from from shrinking. But according to the UK Register, UC Berkeley scientists have created a photolithographic method to induce certain metals to emit a shorter wavelength, allowing techies to make more precise etchings in semiconductors and pack more features into a computer chip. Moore's Law lives!

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