Cabon Nanotube Processors Breathe New Life Into Moore’s Law

[ad_1] A group of MIT researchers has built new microprocessors out of carbon nanotube that is faster and more energy-efficient than the silicon-based processors. The researchers have developed 16-bit microprocessors built out of 14,000 carbon nanotube transistors. In a paper published in Nature, the MIT team claims that the processes implemented in making the modern […]

Existing processors could get a boost from swapping silicon for carbon nanotubes

[ad_1] Big quote: “Hello, world! I am RV16X-NANO, made from CNTs,” reads the first message from the first program to run on a carbon nanotube (CNT) processor. Built by MIT physicists, Nano is eighty times larger than its predecessor at 14,702 carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNFETs), and it’s capable of running the 32-bit RISC-V instruction […]