By Paul Boutin
One of the few long-term projects at HP Labs is a small nanochip fabrication setup that makes circuits one-third the size of the most advanced chips currently on the market. The technology is simple to describe, if incredibly hard to produce. It’s early to tell, but in 10 years, the tiny chip I could barely see under a microscope might replace the Pentium in your PC. It’s smaller. It’s smarter. It’s sexier. And most important in Silicon Valley these days, it’s cheaper.
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