Photos: Rethinking the future of chips

Imprint lithography is among the many emerging technologies that could extend the life of Moore's Law.

Rethinking the future of chips

In imprint lithography, a transparent template is used as a mold to create a circuit pattern in a silicon wafer.

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Rethinking the future of chips

Holes created through imprint lithography measure 60 nanometers in diameter. In current chips, the average feature size is 90 nanometers, while some of the smallest parts are 60 nanometers.

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Rethinking the future of chips

Thirty-nanometer L-shaped lines are created through imprint lithography.

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