Re: NANO: Amazing, isn't it?

Eugene Leitl (
Thu, 30 Jan 1997 22:51:00 +0100 (MET)

On Thu, 30 Jan 1997, Ray Peck wrote:
> Even if all that comes out of this is an atom-beam lithography device
> to paint features on standard silicon, this would be pretty
> revolutionary. Think (say) 64 PowerPC 604-equivalents + 64 meg sram +
> 1 gig of DRAM on a chip for the same price as a Pentium today. That
> would sure help bootstrapping the rest of the future.

Beam writers are sure great for painting tiny structures. However,
they are quite unsuitable for mass production (SISD, not SIMD). I was
speculating on adorning STM tips or somesuch...