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New 'FinFETS' Promising for Smaller Transistors, More Powerful Chips
November 10, 2009
Purdue University researchers are making progress in developing a new type of transistor that uses a fin-like structure instead of the conventional flat design, possibly enabling engineers to create faster and more compact circuits and computer chips.
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