The outer limits? What will happen when microprocessors reach 'silicon plateau'?

Nicholas Fearn
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Image by Colin Behrens from Pixabay
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Image by Colin Behrens from Pixabay

As copper and silicon-based CPUs reach their physical limits, what is in the pipeline that will keep compute power growing? Nic Fearn investigates

In recent years, the semiconductor industry has made great efforts in shrinking the size of circuits to pack more power into electronics. But at the 5nm mark, it's becoming increasingly difficult t...

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