Tomorrow’s Nanotechnology, Today…

A prime example of future technologies happening today. Nanowelding
as described in the following article has great potential for extreme miniaturization.
The target systems and components would posess lower resistance and smaller
welds allowing more resistors into a smaller space. This would do wonders for
many components and peripherals, but of course the effect on CPU technologies
would depend much more on how well we can design ways to dissipate the heat
generated by higher frequencies and progressively smaller packages. Imagine
a quad core 7.5Ghz 128bit processor, manufactured with a 32nm process, on a
1cm squared die…
Thermal management will have a hard time keeping up with growth (miniaturization)
potential in the next few generations of processors. If you want to strike it
rich, make your next science project a wrist-watch sized phase-change cooling
device. The world will beat a path to your door.

A prime example of future technologies happening today. Nanowelding
as described in the following article has great potential for extreme miniaturization.
The target systems and components would posess lower resistance and smaller
welds allowing more resistors into a smaller space. This would do wonders for
many components and peripherals, but of course the effect on CPU technologies
would depend much more on how well we can design ways to dissipate the heat
generated by higher frequencies and progressively smaller packages. Imagine
a quad core 7.5Ghz 128bit processor, manufactured with a 32nm process, on a
1cm squared die…
Thermal management will have a hard time keeping up with growth (miniaturization)
potential in the next few generations of processors. If you want to strike it
rich, make your next science project a wrist-watch sized phase-change cooling
device. The world will beat a path to your door.
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