Researchers Create Transistors for 'Ultimate Scaling' Beyond 10 nm

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cats_Paw

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with transistors so small, how is it that the electricity does not jump from one transistor to another randomly? (i mean, they have to be preaty close to each other, right?
 

tomfreak

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This may sound silly, but I am sticking to the mature technolgy that is just above the 10nm limit then wait a few years for my next upgrade cycle. 2011 socket 14nm/16nm broadwell-E should last 5-10yrs till next upgrade, by then this 'Ultimate Scaling' Beyond 10 nm should be matured enough.
 

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Actually this is occurring. We're really close to the limit of what can be done. Quantum tunneling is driving up the voltages required to run transistors and driving up heat. Along with a couple of other problems we're close to the point where currently technology can't be scaled down much more. Another 5 or 6 years and we'll something new to keep scaling down, or another technology all together.
 

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Dont forget people. As we make things smaller the voltage required is lower. 14nm i7 will be some where around .6v!
 

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Actually there's an inflection point that we've just about reached were the voltages will have to climb again, unless the design radically changes.
 

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like optical circuits
 
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