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Built for Speed: Novel transistor design spurns limits

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12:36pm, April 13, 2005

By restructuring a key part of a transistor, engineers in Illinois say that they have captured the world record for the speed at which such devices operate. More important, the new approach opens the door to much greater speeds, perhaps more than 10 times the rate of transistors in today's home computers, say the new transistor's developers.

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