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“The researchers said their technology could lead to computers that are thousands of times more powerful than those that exist today.”
IDG News Service 2/1/05
James Niccolai, IDG News Service, Paris Bureau
"HP claims molecular computing breakthrough"
Researchers at Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) have created a molecular-scale device that they say could one day replace the transistors used in today's computer chips.
In a paper to be published Tuesday in the Journal of Applied Physics, the three researchers from HP's Quantum Science Research Group describe how they created a tiny device that can perform one of the essential logic functions in computing devices that measure just nanometers across.
The technology could eventually be used to complement and even replace current transistors, which are expected to hit certain physical limits in the coming years that will prevent them from being made any smaller. The researchers said their technology could lead to computers that are thousands of times more powerful than those that exist today.