Friday, May 29 2020, 23:18 pm
Computer architecture

Computer architecture

is now below 2nm thick, actually a crystal (SiO 2) consisting only of a few atomic layers (ca. 10-20). With this extreme miniaturization comes also extreme speed. A CMOSFET needs only in the order of hundreds of pico seconds or even less to switch. This allows the high frequencies of several GHz at which CPUs are clocked.