IBM brings carbon nanotube-based chips one step closer to reality

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Scientists at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. are making substantial progress on what is expected to be the successor to silicon-based microprocessors. Carbon nanotubes have been arranged on the surface of a silicon wafer to create...

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What about carbon nanotube-based chips for the consumer market? Will that occur? Isn't it expensive to manufacture?