Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2012 22:53 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "A group of researchers has fabricated a single-atom transistor by introducing one phosphorous atom into a silicon lattice. Through the use of a scanning tunnelling microscope and hydrogen-resist lithography, Martin Fuechsle et al. placed the phosphorous atom precisely between very thin silicon leads, allowing them to measure its electrical behavior. The results show clearly that we can read both the quantum transitions within the phosphorous atom and its transistor behavior. No smaller solid-state devices are possible, so systems of this type reveal the limit of Moore's law - the prediction about the miniaturization of technology - while pointing toward solid-state quantum computing devices."
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more doom and gloom..
by Brunis on Mon 20th Feb 2012 23:15 UTC
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yeh, the end of all things is near.. especially moore's law (it's not really a law is it?) i think every time we reach a new level of lithography process, some random tech ignorant thinks it's impossible to go any "further" and tries to predict the end of Moore's law. shurely it's the end now!

Brunis' Law - Every 18 months windows code size will double, effectively negating all hardware progress!

Edited 2012-02-20 23:20 UTC

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