MIT Boffins Create NanoTube RISC Processor

Those scientists at MIT have been very busy bees. With the world burning around us, they thought we’d need new technology to speed up the destruction. They’ve brought it to us in the form of a shiny new microprocessor.

The difference with this one is instead of using traditional silicone to create the transistors that make up the logic gates, they have used carbon nanotubes.

The nanotubes are small, which means miniaturisation of this type of processor can continue, a factor which is limiting current microprocessor design.

However, as the article goes on to explain, this design isn’t without its own implementation issues.

This is a fascinating insight into the potential future of microprocessors and well worth a read.

Source: 16-bit RISC-V processor made with carbon nanotubes